July 18, 2024
YOWIE Is a Design Catalog within the Type of a Cozy, Colourful Resort
YOWIE Is a Design Catalog within the Type of a Cozy, Colourful Resort

If the 13-room YOWIE lodge was an individual, the vibrantly embellished Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, boutique lodge can be your multi-talented good friend. They at all times appear to be confidently carrying the good and most colourful matches whereas doing a little bit little bit of this with a little bit little bit of that exuding the identical welcoming, attainable, and most significantly, enjoyable perspective throughout the board.

YOWIE hotel shop and lobby with yellow counter display and black cone pendant lamp overhead

YOWIE lodge foyer and store

Launched by designer Shannon Maldonado because the hospitality arm of a trio of locations that embody YOWIE store and WIM cafe – each positioned across the nook alongside Philadelphia’s South Road neighborhood – YOWIE first emerged as “The Coolest Store in Philadelphia” (as proclaimed by Bon Appétit in 2019). The model has since advanced right into a lodge, formally opening final summer time along with an up to date and expanded storefront alongside the cafe.

Exterior of the YOWIE hotel in Philadelphia with man in shorts walking by. Yellow signage out front pointing toward hotel entrance, with yellow cafe seating nearby.

YOWIE at this time invitations company to partake in Ms. Maldonado’s colorfully curated collections of up to date artwork, design, and crafts. Items are sourced from associates, impartial artists, and well-known designers into one thing akin to a Pinterest board or your favourite IG design feed delivered to life. Imagined by Maldonado in collaboration with architects Canno Design and S2 Design, every of the lodge’s rooms are embellished with daring, graphic patterns, mixing classic and up to date items in a way that appears aspirational of their attainable simplicity.

Violet painted wall bedroom inside the YOWIE hotel, with small circular wood side table and blue lamp, and red-orange wall panels placed above the bed.

The Philadelphia native not solely needed to determine a nexus the place company might get pleasure from a spot to buy, eat, and sleep whereas staying inside the metropolis of Brotherly Love. Guests can even expertise “totally different neighborhoods and cultural areas throughout the town” beforehand not listed as a design vacation spot.

Green mosaic tile bathroom with blue ceramic soap dispenser and pink Shelfology shelf underneath a bathroom mirror.

Mosaic-tiled loos of various shade add to every of the rooms’ distinctive character and are accessorized with bubbly enjoyable ceramic cleaning soap dispensers sourced from Philadelphia’s Cloud 9 Clay.

The notion of attainability additionally performs prominently as a singular factor of the YOWIE visitor expertise – practically all the things inside every of the lodge’s rooms is shoppable, together with the glassware designed by Sophie Lou Jacobsen, shades by Elisa Johnson, and authentic works by Clyde Henry. Manufacturers comparable to Blu Dot, HAY, and Shelfology furnish the rooms playfully, with older components just like the “chubby classic couch” within the Suite 301 One Bed room King, interspersed to maintain the sensation this aspect of “staying at a design-loving good friend’s flat” slightly than a conventional lodge.

Detail shot of wall hung pendant light over small blue side table, alongside blue seating and modern bent metal side table inside the rooms of the YOWIE hotel.

YOWIE hotel small kitchenette with long red standing dining/kitchen island with red countertop.

The native vibes embody one-of-a-kind art work adorning most of the partitions, all sourced from Philly artists. Many of the lodge’s suites are additionally outfitted with small kitchens and cookware by Caraway Dwelling to ask the choice to dine in throughout a visitor’s keep (or get pleasure from leftovers as snacks), furthering the home-away-from residence expertise.

YOWIE hotel living space with sofa and long dining table with four dining chairs, pendant lamp overhead, wood floors underneath and two pane windows at the far wall.

Maldonado says hospitality was at all times a realm she envisioned for the YOWIE model to enterprise into. Initially the multihyphenate inventive imagined realizing these plans as a pop-up store inside one other current lodge. However within the technique of planning, Maldonado turned the thought of including a chunk into creating her personal puzzle. At the moment, YOWIE anchors a piece of Philadelphia as a nexus of native design, permitting company and locals alike to expertise the town’s inventive tradition firsthand… and possibly even return residence with a chunk of its historical past.

Side by side interior phptps of a YOWIE hotel room's blue tiled bathroom and small window-side seating space with two wood chairs and bright yellow table.

What: YOWIE Resort
The place: 226 South Road, Philadelphia, PA 19147
How a lot: From $140 per evening for two company
Design draw: The Middle for Structure and Design is inside strolling distance (or 12 minute taxi journey), and hosts the annual DesignPhiladelphia Competition. The Cloth Workshop Museum additionally close by inside the metropolis heart, with excursions and hands-on workshops hosted commonly. The Philadelphia Museum of Artwork and Rodin Museum are additional out, however require solely an affordable 15-minute taxi journey.
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Gregory Han is a Senior Editor at Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, mountain climbing, tide swimming pools, and highway journeys, a collection of his adventures and musings might be discovered at gregoryhan.com.