North America

Rimrock Heights \ Joshua Tree \ California

Perched on a rocky hill at the edge of Rimrock, the black sprawling home has expansive views of the impressive high desert terrain and an ever-changing sky. With a large enclosed pool and deck out front and a second enclosed deck in the back, there are multiple areas to enjoy the stunning landscape and surrounding valley. The main living area features an open-concept design with a kitchen, dining area, and multiple sitting areas, all of which enjoy unobstructed views. The 3 bedroom mid-century home also features a large games room with pool table, couches, sauna, 60" TV and 2 large glass garage doors that open directly to the back deck, creating the perfect place to relax and enjoy the indoor/outdoor living space.

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Koreatown Hot Spot \ The Line Hotel \ Los Angeles

Located in the heart of Koreatown, this 12 story Mid-Century building with its vibrant exterior and industrial chic interior set out to capture the 24 hour energy of its neighborhood. The modern rooms feature floor-to-ceiling views and are furnished with chairs upholstered with Mexican blankets, burlap poufs, marble and lacquer tables and other locally made objects. Onsite restaurants include 2 by Cult-favorite chef Roy Choi, POT, a hip-hop fueled take on Korean hot pot, and The Commissary, Choi’s veggie-centric restaurant housed in a stunning glass greenhouse that sits poolside. Morning coffee is best taken in the lobby at CaFe where you can peruse an expertly curated collection of locally designed jewelry, bags and home design pieces in the boutique, Poketo. At night, the only place to be is the uber-hip Break Room 86, an 80s themed bar with private karaoke rooms, arcade games, DJs and live music alongside throwback cocktails. If you are getting the vibe that this is a clubhouse for Ktown's burgeoning hip kid scene, then you're on the right track.

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Photos courtesy of The Line Hotel and contributors @welikebali

Homestead Modern No 1 \ Pioneertown, California

Located blocks from Pappy and Harriet's and 20 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, Homestead Modern No. 1 is a one bedroom home with adjacent one bedroom casita and trailer. The ultimate in modern design, this stunning steel and glass home features an open living/dining/kitchen area, large bedroom and airy bathroom with an indoor/outdoor shower. Furnished with high-end amenities and decor, it is sheer luxury living in the high desert.

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The Junipero \ Palm Springs, California

Sister property to The Amado, The Junipero is an exquisite 6 room boutique hotel, drawing its influence from Mediterranean architecture, a relaxed Moroccan lifestyle and Palm Springs Artistry. A true desert oasis of sheer whites and hues of blues, The Junipero has been beautifully renovated and carefully curated with natural and organic textiles, plush soft goods, high-quality furnishings, custom-built dining areas, and thoughtful and charming art. This Modern Spanish Colonial compound has a historic main house and 3 suites which all share a stunning new aquamarine pool and spa, a vast outdoor space featuring multiple sitting areas, a covered dining area for 12, as well as a custom built fire pit to revel in the spectacular views.

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Design Feature \ Joshua Tree Desert Escape

This lovely, minimal home has a raw industrial design that is big on glass, letting the surrounding environment be the feature in every room. It is the perfect place to unwind and get away from it all... you can find it here on airbnb.

The Greenwich Hotel / Penthouse

Teaming up with design guru Axel Vervoordt, co-owners Robert De Niro and Ira Drukier created something quite unusual with the newly opened penthouse suite in the Greenwich Hotel. Designed in the wabi spirit, it " invokes a feeling of silence and space in the middle of New York". The elements of a wabi-sabi space often appear simple or rustic and show signs of age; a reminder of the transience and imperfection of all things. Each piece, from a wooden door frame to a ceramic vase, must be carefully selected and artfully arranged in the wabi spirit.

The costs of achieving this kind of minimalism are eye-watering, and seemingly inconsistent with its mission of aesthetic humility. At $15,000 per night, I would have to agree.

The Amado / Palm Springs

Designed with the contemporary traveler in mind, Palm Spring's newest boutique accommodation has been thoughtfully restored to respect its original architectural lines while integrating all the modern details and amenities, creating a low-key elegance that is both timeless and unique. This desert chic sanctuary boasts five luxury suites nestled within a private courtyard with a heated pool, featuring six bedrooms and rents either as individual one and two bedroom suites or as a single property. Visit The Amado for more information and click here for more photos.