The Basic Marfa

Borderlands

On a windswept stretch of Texas desert re-envisioned as a minimalist art mecca, Further Marfa set out on an exploration of borderlands.
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is a traveling laboratory for experiential hospitality launched in 2017 by Design Hotels. We transform hotels across the globe into temporal hubs of thematic exploration.

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The Basic Marfa

Art and Anonymity

How the pioneering Mexico City-based platform Anónimo is shaking up the art-world status quo.
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Our Land is Full of Bones

Further speaks to design collective La Metropolitana about their first work of art, an installation that uses wood to evoke the devastation of Mexico’s drug wars.
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A Gallery for Turbulent Times

Since opening a decade ago, Pamela Echeverría’s Labor gallery has made waves in the booming Mexico City art world and beyond by highlighting provocative, research-basedwork that engages with current events.  

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Carlos Betancourt’s Future Eternal 

In his latest meditation on memory, beauty, and the passage of time, the influential mixed-media artist transforms illuminated Christmas tree toppers into magical vehicles of light, meaning, and ritual.

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Trunk Hotel

Urban Futures

Further brought a group of architects, hoteliers and place-makers to Tokyo to explore new ideas about urban living and the cities of tomorrow.
Be Anywhere Now

A nomadic approach to life and work is taking root in Japan. With his company InSitu, Yuta Oka is helping pioneer hotels, co-working, and co-living spaces that speak to a new hyper-mobile generation.

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A Monumental Legacy

Prolific Japanese architect Paul Noritaka Tange is helping to transform the built landscape of Asia, carrying on the work of his father, Kenzō Tange, one of the most significant architects of the 20th century.
Can breathing unlock trauma stored in the body?

Breathwork master Sascha Zeilinger teaches a form of active breathing that he believes holds a key to healing and wellbeing.

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The Radically Conscientious Cuisine of Kamilla Seidler

Named “Latin America’s Best Female Chef” for her pioneering take on Bolivian cuisine, the Noma-trained chef is bringing her progressive culinary philosophy back to her native Denmark.

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Songs from the Spirit World

From primordial chants to operatic loops, Japanese vocalist Hatis Noit combines the experimental with the ethereal to transcend the physical world and connect with our subconscious.
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Ancient Prayers for Modern Times

Further meets Persian-French opera singer Ariana Vafadari.

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Rethinking Food
(and Consciousness)

The director and curator of ibiza’s pioneering Amorevore festival discusses the state of the food industry, the future of agriculture, and the far-reaching effects of our eating habits.

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The Basic Marfa

A classic midcentury roadside hotel inspired by the Japanese philosophy of Ma—consciousness of space, structure, and balance.

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Timber Cove

The Expanding Artist

A group of rising musicians takes over a storied 1960s-era artists colony on California’s Sonoma Coast.
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The Liberation of
Jojo Abot

A first look at the experimental Ghanaian artist’s new visual EP.

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The Poet Society

Seven of today’s most exciting young poets gather at a historic literary salon.
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How do we design for a world in flux?

Design Hotels founder Claus Sendlinger on experimental hospitality and designing for mobile societies.

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Song of the Amazon

A Further-produced music video featuring Purity Ring, Empress Of, and indigenous musician Matsipaya Waura Txucarramãe highlights the plight of Brazil’s native peoples.

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Li Edelkoort predicts the future

The influential trend forecaster on spirituality, design, and the souls of shadows and pebbles.

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