Travel

Summer, Sun, Desire: Hideaways for those longing for life

Travel has been called the longing for life. Here are two places that just might make that longing even more intense.

  • Text
    Wiebke Brauer
  • Photos
    Perry Graham / marufukuro

Just lovely

Brown’s Hotel, London

Paul Smith’s passion for interior design (and collecting) becomes apparent when you look at the British fashion designer’s stores. For a very intimate experience of this passion, you might want to stay at Brown’s Hotel the next time you’re in London – not in just any of the 115 rooms, but in the Sir Paul Smith Suite. The suite greets you with custom and vintage furniture, hand-selected artworks and designs from Paul Smith’s debut home collection. And should you have any change left over from your stay, you can shop the suite for individual items to take home with you.

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Gaming Heaven

Marufukuro Hotel, Kyōto

Nintendo was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi as a manufacturer of handmade playing cards all the way back in 1889. From 1933 to 1959, the company headquarters were located in a building that internationally renowned architect Tadao Ando recently converted into a hotel with eighteen guest rooms as well as a restaurant, bar, spa and gym. Ando took great pains to maintain the original spirit of the building, and in addition to numerous art deco elements, the hotel also features a library filled with original items from the Yamauchi family. The name Nintendo, by the way, is made up of three Japanese characters that roughly mean “trust”, “heaven” and “hall”. Nintendo itself translates the name to “leave luck to heaven”.

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Wiebke Brauer

Wiebke Brauer

Head of text ramp & Freelance author
After graduating from high school, Wiebke Brauer studied English and German as her first major with a focus on media culture. Interested in topics of all kinds and bird-free since 2016, as she says herself. With work for Spiegel Online, auto, motor und sport, Motor Klassik, Fuel and Stern, long a blog for the young and classic car site carsablanca.de - and more than fond of ramp magazine.

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