Directions — The Magazine by Design Hotels™ (2021 Edition)

  • Rémy Dautin
  • Suvi Haering
  • M Ba
  • Agueda Trigo Valverde
  • Brand Lab
  • Daniel Hilz
  • Silvena Ivanova

Directions is our annual magazine that looks at movements in travel, art, design, food, and wellness, and how they affect the way we live and move around this planet. Featuring artists, thinkers, writers, photographers, illustrators, and designers, Directions explores a different theme in each issue, gathering the insights of varied voices from around the world into a vividly rich travel compendium.

This year’s issue “Odyssey” explores the central theme of Walking—something so universal and intimate at once—and invites a broad range of voices to take a conscious exploration of this simple act. There is something in the simplicity of walking that binds our collective imaginations and reveals adventures to come.
My Own Private Odyssey: For this collective odyssey, we asked a range of artists, writers, and designers from around the world to develop creative expressions resulting from walking near their home base—in whatever medium they chose
My Own Private Odyssey: For this collective odyssey, we asked a range of artists, writers, and designers from around the world to develop creative expressions resulting from walking near their home base—in whatever medium they chose
Pachamama’s Land: An extraordinary local journey through vertical archipelagos of high-altitude ecosystems, discovering ancient plant lore in Peru’s Sacred Valley.
The Good Traveler: Ten principles that are ten steps towards promadic traveling with a lighter, more careful footprin
So Far Away, So Near: An invitation to a nomadic settlement in Gansu province, comprising 230 families, 6,000 yak, and 20,000 sheep.
The Making of Patina Maldives: In the fragile tropical ecology of the Fari islands, Brazilian architects MK27 are seeking to connect inside to outside and nature to experience, with architecture and art.
Annual publication with 80.000 copies distributed globally

  • Contributors: Antonio Sorrentino, Carla Bragagnini, Charlotte Fos, Derek Fernandes, Elena Helfrecht, Estefania Loret de Mola, Foster Spragge, Janelle Zara, Jeewie Lee, Jini Reddy, Julian Knox, Linda Linko, Melissa Schriek, Monique Besten, Nico Krijno, Nikki McClarron, Octavio Barrera, Paula Troxler, Sofie Keller, Sunjoo Lee, Yoshinori Mizutani
  • Creative Team: Rémy Dautin, Vivian Nebelin, Inês Chambel
  • Creative Directors: Suvi Haering, Alexandra Bruns
  • Brand Director: Daniel Hilz
  • Executive Editor: Silvena Ivanova
  • Editor in Chief: Sophie Lovell
  • Editorial Director: Ksenia Starikova
  • Publisher: Design Hotels GmbH