Author(s): Wallpaper* Group
Wallpaper* City Guides present a tightly edited, discreetly packaged list of the best a location has to offer the design conscious traveller. Here is a precise, informative, insider's checklist of all you need to know about the world's most intoxicating cities. Whether you are staying for 48 hours or five days, visiting for business or a vacation, we've done the hard work for you, from finding the best restaurants, bars and hotels (including which rooms to request) to the most extraordinary stores and sites, and the most enticing architecture and design. Wallpaper* City Guides enable you to come away from your trip, however brief, with a real taste of the city's landscape and the satisfaction you've seen all that you should. In short, these guides act as a passport to the best the world has to offer.
'What's cool about Phaidon Press' Wallpaper City Guides is that they're small enough to fit in a purse or backpack, and colorful enough to find amidst all the other stuff crammed in there. What's even cooler is that they cut through all the regular travel-brochures and focus on the edgiest nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, gyms, spas and stores.' Sky-Delta Airlines, April 2007 'Ultra-stylish.' Time Magazine, November 2006 'Attractive and well-researched.' USA Today, October 2006 'No ordinary range of city guides - for the business traveller who wants to break free from their hotel - For anyone who relishes an alternative view of life' Royal Wings (Royal Jordanian Airlines in-flight magazine) September 2006 'Don't just paint the town, Wallpaper it.' Cara (Aer Lingus in-flight magazine), September 2006 'While the pocket-sized guides will look very slick lined up on a shelf, they're made for travelling.' Easyjet (in-flight magazine), October 2006 'Concise, informative manuals from people who've actually been there. They're refreshingly devoid of details on the nearest backpacker's hostel, too. And they look very pretty.' Esquire, December 2007 'Sophisticated but simple.' The New York Times, October 2006 'Sparkling images and convenient format' Frame (Netherlands), November 2006 'Small, stylish and beautifully illustrated, the Wallpaper* City Guides make everything else look old hat. ... The photographs and maps are superb.' The Sydney Magazine, October 2006 'For a different way to see a city, they're damn near indispensable.' Gay Times, April 2007
Wallpaper* City Guides are compiled by the magazine's travel experts, both by in-house editors, and correspondents who actually live in the highlighted cities, providing up-to-the-minute information.
Compiled by the magazine's travel experts and their extraordinary network of international correspondents, the guides are truly the insider's guide to each featured city. Both people who live there and the well-travelled editorial team of Wallpaper* have put their heads together to come up with a fascinating, efficient guide for the hip, urban traveller with his/her finger on the pulse. The Wallpaper* City Guides are especially useful for the weekend visitor and the business traveller. If you only have 24 hours to discover a city, each guide offers an exact hour-to-hour plan of what to see, eat, and purchase. For those travelling for more than a weekend, the guides even tell you what you could see for a day-trip outside the city. The first titles in the City Guides series were published in Fall 2006 as Wallpaper* magazine celebrated its 10th anniversary. For more than a decade, Wallpaper* has been the first to uncover and present enticingly the best in new design and urban travel spots from across the globe. The City Guides are the perfect way to present a decade of experience in one precisely edited guide.