Roundup of my favorite things this week.
Follow it, don’t judge it.
Rare is the story of a group making their live debut at a festival the magnitude of Coachella and rarer still is the story of a group that can fill that festival’s stage and have nearly every attendee sing along to songs that were released just two weeks prior. That is the story of Linus Eklow and Christian Karlsson’s Galantis, but it is a story in which everyone in the electronic sphere anxiously awaits the next chapter. With their first performance officially one for the books, these are the moments that made Galantis’live debut so special.
Hotel. La Semilla.
I know where I’ll be next January…
Hotel La Semilla is a labor of true love and passion. Located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, Mexico this intimate hotel is the love-child of Alexis Scharer and his wife, Angie Rodriguez. They both have a history in the hotel industry and after nine years, their dream to open their own establishment became a reality.
Hotel La Semilla is inspired by the Rough Luxe movement, as Alexis shares; “Rough Luxe embraces the imperfection created by the wear and tear of time. It’s authentic and unpretentious, reversing the past from the youthful perspective of the present.” Combining fresh white walls with furniture and details hand-selected from the flea markets around Mexico, results in a distinct interior which reflect Mexican heritage, whilst evoking a sense of comfort and homeliness.
Class. General Assembly + Nas.
Tech has a serious diversity problem — so General Assembly (GA), the New York City private vocational school for programming and engineering, is now opening an “Opportunity Fund” to give scholarships to women, veterans, African-Americans and Latinos. The first contributors to the fund are Google, Microsoft, Hirepurpose and, well, Nas.