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Another New Trick for Google Glass — Now You Can Use It to Book a Hotel Room

IPads are so yesterday. Last Thursday, a self described geek named Rodney Loges tapped his Google Glass and became the first person in the world to book a hotel room using the wearable technology. Read more

Green Hotels: Two Organizations That Give New Life for Used Bars of Hotel Soap

Starwood's W Union Square: using eco-friendly soap.

Starwood’s W Union Square: using eco-friendly soap.

Full disclosure: I love hotel soaps and have been known to wrap up a gently used bar of Malin + Goetz or Miller Harris and take it home. But I don’t always and I’ve wondered – what happens to the hundreds of thousands of lightly used soaps and shampoos hotels collect each week? Read more

Cool Stuff From Nine Clever Artisans at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Design in bloom.

Design in bloom.

I love design shows, and this is one of my favorites. (Full disclosure: I moderated the show’s New York Times design seminars, but I’d love it anyway.) Read more