From Fast Company:
If you’re a member of the Loong Swim Club in Suzhou, China, taking your kids for a dip in the pool feels a little like stepping into Alice’s looking glass. Every inch of the 2,400 square foot space, designed by the Shanghai-based architecture firm X+Living, is designed to spur wonder: Over the pool itself, there are large lamps designed to look like water droplets hanging from above and, at times, the Club will allow a gentle mist to rise above the water, so swimmers feel like they are in some sort of fairy-tale lagoon.
Here in the United States, we’ve seen a rise in beautifully designed members-only spaces that are exclusive and expensive to join. Last month, I described the launch of The Wonder, a gorgeous children’s club that is backed by Marissa Mayer and Rebecca Minkoff. The Loong Swim Club suggests that the idea of high-end social clubs for the whole family is taking off worldwide.Read More