Anyone that enjoys a cosy holiday with a touch of luxury will feel right at home at the NIDUM hotel in Tyrol thanks to its casual luxury concept. It’s clear as soon as you arrive that values are the top priority here, above all quality, so everyone will feel in safe hands – from the guests to the employees, and even the manager …

Nestled between the cascading mountains of the Sierra Madres and Mexico’s glittering Pacific, lies a new beachfront destination spanning 165 acres of Arcadian jungle and one mile stretch of pristine, untouched coastline. MUSA is for those who live in pursuit of their dreams, by those who dare to dream it. It’s more than a community; it’s an ever-evolving collaboration between cultures, disciplines and art forms that inspire better ways of living.

What is the right way to live? Everyone wants to be a King – balanced, calm and relaxed. But is that possible? The world is full of mice that gnaw at roots and toads that block the water to fountains. Our society is based on performance, so anyone that doesn’t work has no value. On top of that, there’s the irritating temptation of the world of commodities. But you don’t have to own everything in order to be considered successful or happy. If a fairy godmother were to appear and offer to grant three wishes, very few people would be able to decide which ones. Then there’s the constant angst-inducing news reports: coronavirus, war, climate change. Life is not easy. How much energy is expended just to find the best energy provider alone?

A design “grandmaster” was chosen by the Persian Gulf emirate to create an institution that celebrates its cultural heritage and landscape: the National Museum of Qatar in Doha. For this project, Pritzker prize-winner Jean Nouvel produced an avant-garde building inspired by the desert rose, an ornate formation of crystal clusters with overlapping discs primarily found in dry desert regions. And architect Koichi Takada continued this analogy with nature for the interior design of the gift shop.

Ken Mogi knows what makes people happy. Following his world best-selling book The Little Book of Ikigai, the Tokyo-based author has now written another entitled The Way of Nagomi about the Japanese path to harmony and zest for life. During our interview, the rock star among neuroscientists revealed why now’s the time to move over to the Far East lifestyle, how we could ensure greater well-being in everyday life and what he himself gains from balance…

Surprising, authentic, with its finger on the pulse – in the Linz boutique BLUMA, artistic ambience and stylish design meet fashionable zeitgeist. In harmony with the constantly changing aesthetics of the boutique – coordinated with the respective collections – Karin Hofecker and her daughter Mila create a unique shopping experience that conveys an inspiring attitude to life…

Furniture with personality, its own design signature and individual interior design concepts are must-haves in the contract sector. The Austrian hotel and contract furnishing company Symphonic by ADA produces special furniture with tailor-made concepts and offers its partners complete solutions with the highest level of comfort and in exclusive style. The conditions for this are optimal: as a wholly owned subsidiary of ADA Möbelwerke Holding AG, the largest upholstered furniture manufacturer in Austria, Symphonic by ADA can draw on decades of experience…