What's Your Dream Design Destination?

As I write this, my husband's on a resort island in British Columbia. There, he is learning the art of rammed earth building construction. It's a dream design destination for him and he's fulfilling it. Which has me daydreaming about my own design-focused travel:

Right now, as the thermometers topple 100 in my hometown, I'm dreaming of Finland. I would start by visiting the works of architect Alvar Aalto. I would also make a stop at the Arabia factory clearance store and Marimekko shops and fill my suitcases for the trip back home.

What about you? If you could travel anywhere to see any design work or learn any design-oriented trade, were would you go? Any plans to make that dream a reality? Or have you already? Let us know in the comments below! If there's lots of feedback, we'll compile the top design destinations and repost them here later this week.

Image: Old Arabia pottery factory, which is now Helsinki's Uiversity of Art and Design. Image by Flickr member zinjixmaggir, licensed for use under Creative Commons

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