Category: Travel

The best interior design books to buy if you love to travel

The best interior design books to buy if you love to travel

Searching for the best interior design books to add to your shelf? Or maybe give them to a special someone who cares about taste and beauty as much as you do? These travel-inspired tomes will offer plenty of inspiration to beginners and seasoned professionals alike. After all, is there a better way to chase away the pandemic gloom than indulging in a little wanderlust fantasy with a good book on your lap? The eye has to travel, as Diana Vreeland, the legendary Vogue editor used to say. This, at least for the time being, can happen mostly in our imagination. Here’s a list of the best interior design books, Dreams & Design-approved, mostly new releases that will likely spark your interest.

London art exhibitions summer 2021 Yayoi Kusama

7 must-see art exhibitions in London this summer 2021

Are you looking for information about the most interesting art exhibitions in London for summer 2021? Dreams & Design has asked Cristina Ricci, a London-based arts writer and curator, to name her favourite contemporary art shows happening this summer (tough choice!). I’m sure many of you can’t wait to travel again and finally be able to experience and communicate with art in person. Discover Cristina’s personal recommendations below. However, if you can’t make it to London, you can still follow @criview on Instagram for updates on art events and exhibitions.

Polin Museum history and architecture in Warsaw

POLIN Museum – history and architecture in Warsaw

POLIN Museum, also known as POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, is one of the must-see cultural institutions that you can’t miss when visiting Warsaw, Poland. It’s a testament to the city’s troubled past as much as a reflection of its future heralded by the works of modern architecture. In this post, I will talk about POLIN Museum’s exhibitions, the building and its architect. I will also share some practical tips to help you plan your visit. This museum offers a unique experience that bridges the gap between history, architecture and design. So it can be a great idea for your future trip!

William Wegman MASI Lugano exhibition

10 art and design exhibitions to see in Italy

Dark and cold months are a great time for introspection and germination of new ideas that will turn into new projects come spring. If you agree, check out this list of 10 most exciting art and design exhibitions in Italy, an all-year-round destination for art lovers.

Here I don’t mean only great masterpieces of the past, but also current exhibitions devoted to art, design, photography and architecture. Below you will find a Dreams & Design roundup of the most interesting events on show in various Italian cities between now and early 2020. 

10 most beautiful gardens in Europe Warsaw University Library Garden

10 most beautiful gardens to visit in Europe

Looking for amazing places to relax and admire greenery, when you’re out on summer vacation or a city break? Here’s a Dreams & Design curated list of the most beautiful gardens in Europe, which includes must-see botanical gems and historical landmarks in Italy, Spain, France, Denmark, Poland, Bulgaria and England. Visit them this summer or in the early autumn, before the weather becomes too cold and gloomy.

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia by Santiago Calatrava

Exploring modern Mediterranean architecture: La Muralla Roja and the City of Arts and Sciences

Gentle light, Mediterranean flora and deep blue sea can only enhance visual sensations triggered off by great works of architecture. My recent holiday in Spain gave me the chance to admire two landmarks of contemporary architecture – La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill and the City of Arts and Sciences by Santiago Calatrava. Read on if you need inspiration on things to see in Calpe and Valencia. There are already many guides on historical and culinary attractions of the area, but this post is about a feast for the eyes and hopefully, it will inspire your future trip to the region.

Bauhaus Dessau

Bauhaus 100 – books, architecture trips and exhibitions

This year we celebrate the centenary of the influential movement in architecture, art and design. One hundred years since its creation, the Bauhaus philosophy still defines what we consider modern and minimal and has significantly influenced our tastes in interiors, furniture and fashion. Here’s my selection of books, exhibitions and travel ideas that will give you a taste of Bauhaus 100 in 2019 and beyond. 

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