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Interacting with Art at ARTECHOUSE in Miami Beach

The desire to stimulate the senses is an instinct that defines us as humans and propels the creation of art. ARTECHOUSE in Miami Beach, Florida delivers a sensory experience through digital art, redefining the way we experience and appreciate art. The interactive museum asks visitors to touch, move, dance, blow and bodily interact to fully […]

Florida Southern College’s Collection of Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture

An Architecture Tourism Must-See Site On land that was once an orange grove in Central Florida, sits the world’s largest single-site collection of structures designed by famed modernist architect Frank Lloyd Wright. I recently toured Florida Southern College, a steward of Wright’s architectural legacy, where 13 buildings he designed comprise the majority of campus.  The story of […]

Innovative Design Find: The Two Way Chaise Lounge

I’m always on the lookout for innovative design finds and my latest discovery is the Two Way Chaise Lounge because it offers a better way to sunbathe. Invented by interior designer Kate Clarke, the Two Way Chaise Lounge is designed to raise up or down on either end so you can follow the sun’s rays […]

Design Hotel Debuts in Fort Lauderdale Capturing the Culture & Style of Boating Life

Tryp Maritime hotel in Fort Lauderdale Offers Authentic Accommodations for Design Tourists When a hotel captures the essence of the local culture and community through fixtures, furnishings, materials, art, amenities, and experiences, I call it a Design Hotel— authentic accommodations with a sense of place.   Wyndham recently opened the Tryp Maritime hotel in Fort […]

Destination Design: Miami Beach Art Basel

In this episode, The Design Tourist Karen LeBlanc travels to Miami Beach, Florida for Art Basel, a weeklong global arts gathering of artists, collectors, celebrities, models, moguls and more. Explore art and design at some of the best events on the packed arts calendar and learn why Miami is a must- see design destination. Among […]