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Contest Launched to Design the Ultimate Social Hotel

By SHANNON KELLY

Tokyo's Clasksa Hotel incorporates an art gallery, bookstore, dog-grooming salon and open-access workspace (Photo: brandon shigeta)

We’re so digitally focused these days that the “ultimate social hotel” might already have you thinking about a hotel plugged into Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. But here’s the shocker: online hotel guide Tablet has initiated an open call for ideas (via creative-idea-sourcing company Jovato) on building a hotel that fosters actual, physical human interaction between hotel guests and locals. (more…)

Sleepover: Free Spirit Spheres in Vancouver Island, British Colombia

The Melody Sphere - Free Spirit Spheres Photo: Free Spirit Spheres

You may have stayed in a tree house or maybe even a yurt in your lifetime. But have you ever stayed in a sphere? (more…)