A new study shows frequent travelers are fairly pleased with their airline loyalty programs — but also don't entirely understand how those programs work. Would better understanding lead to more…

A new study shows frequent travelers are fairly pleased with their airline loyalty programs — but also don’t entirely understand how those programs work. Would better understanding lead to more or less satisfaction?
-Hannah Sampson

This week in hospitality, residents of an Airbnb-banded complex were taken aback upon discovering that their home would basically become a hotel. Homesharing's relentless expansion continues. -Sarah Enelow-Snyder

This week in hospitality, residents of an Airbnb-banded complex were taken aback upon discovering that their home would basically become a hotel. Homesharing’s relentless expansion continues.
-Sarah Enelow-Snyder

It's good news in the fight against climate disruption. Cruise ships, which devour fossil fuels, may someday shift some of their power needs to rechargeable battery power, trimming carbon emissions…

It’s good news in the fight against climate disruption. Cruise ships, which devour fossil fuels, may someday shift some of their power needs to rechargeable battery power, trimming carbon emissions along the way.
-Sean O’Neill

Design studio Davidpompa has revamped its showroom in Mexico City to include a rich collage of the local materials featured in its products, like big chunks of volcanic rock, weathered…

Design studio Davidpompa has revamped its showroom in Mexico City to include a rich collage of the local materials featured in its products, like big chunks of volcanic rock, weathered brass and copper rings, and decorative black clay. Read more

Chinese travelers are increasingly exploring rural areas within the country as domestic tourism soars. International destinations should pay attention to what China's travelers are doing at home to better understand…

Chinese travelers are increasingly exploring rural areas within the country as domestic tourism soars. International destinations should pay attention to what China’s travelers are doing at home to better understand how to appeal to them from afar.

-Hannah Sampson

Argentinian studio Bernardo Rosello Arquitectura has chosen all-white finishes for this home in Buenos Aires, which was designed for one person but will eventually be expanded to fit a family. Read…

House in El Maitén by Bernardo Rosello Arquitectura

Argentinian studio Bernardo Rosello Arquitectura has chosen all-white finishes for this home in Buenos Aires, which was designed for one person but will eventually be expanded to fit a family. Read more

This week in aviation, we took a closer look at what the recent stolen-plane incident means for airport security. In the cabin, passengers get their way with the overhead bins.…

This week in aviation, we took a closer look at what the recent stolen-plane incident means for airport security. In the cabin, passengers get their way with the overhead bins.
-Sarah Enelow-Snyder

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Japan's pizza vending machines, Detroit Design Month, "sextech" patents and more Detroit Design Festival Grows to Month-Long Extravaganza In 2015, Detroit was anointed as the first-ever UNESCO City of Design…

Japan’s pizza vending machines, Detroit Design Month, “sextech” patents and more Detroit Design Festival Grows to Month-Long Extravaganza In 2015, Detroit was anointed as the first-ever UNESCO City of Design in the United States. This honor pertains to their astounding past and the continued revitalization coursing through the Motor City as we speak. In celebration of the award and the abundant creative energy, Detroit Design Core …

10 buildings on stilts that raise the stakes

Some architects raise their buildings up on stilts for environmental reasons, while others are simply seeking the best views. Here are 10 of the most striking examples. Read more

Some architects raise their buildings up on stilts for environmental reasons, while others are simply seeking the best views. Here are 10 of the most striking examples. Read more

The decision to cancel or continue building Mexico City's new airport might be put to a national referendum in October, said President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. It's often problematic to…

The decision to cancel or continue building Mexico City’s new airport might be put to a national referendum in October, said President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. It’s often problematic to put an infrastructure project up for a popular vote, but this may be a special case.
-Sean O’Neill