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The XXXII Triennale di Milano is underway in Milan. CoolHunting’s Italy correspondent, Paolo Ferrarini reports on the «profound and frightening questions» provoked by the main show, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival. The show sounds like a tour de force of art and socio-political commentary. We have until August 31 to see for ourselves. — Pavia, CEO
The 79-room clever, no-nonsense Muji Hotel Ginza opened this week, and not a moment too soon, considering the dearth of cool, affordable, boutique-style hotels in Tokyo. In a genius move, the powerhouse company also launched the Muji passport, where you can earn travel miles for hotel stays by shopping at their stores. – Jeralyn, editorial director
Austin-based hotelier Liz Lambert is on the Second Life podcast this week, going deep on changing her career from a job in the district attorney’s office to running some of the world’s most Instagrammable hotels. – Berit, senior editor
Get this: For his latest project, the artist Christo will wrap the Arc de Triomphe in 270,000 square feet of blue recyclable polypropylene fabric. – Daniel, editor
Finland was just ranked the happiest country in the world for the second year in a row. Before you start Googling «relocating to Finland,» the country’s tourism board is launching «Rent a Finn,» a contest where eight winners will win a free summer trip to experience all that happiness and learn the Finnish way with a local guide. To make sure everyone feels the Finnish love whether they win or not, they also created a wellness quiz about how to become a happier person. – California, editorial intern
Talk about a grand prize: Airbnb is giving away a night at the Louvre, complete with drinks under the Mona Lisa, dinner alongside Venus de Milo, and a private concert in the apartment of Napoleon III. — Daniel
Gippy Plantation’s feed is my latest Instagram infatuation. Follow along for an up-close look at a historic (but thoroughly modern) property overhaul outside Charleston, South Carolina.– Berit
The Instagram feeding my wanderlust this week is @lepostcard with an endless scroll of crystal-blue ocean moments. — California
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