The Deepest Mediterranean Blue

Designer Will Meyer on his travels to Dubai, Capri, and Casa Wabi.

Highly subjective takes on life’s most interesting experiences.

What was your most surreal travel experience?

While traveling to Dubai to meet a new client, I was forced to stay until I designed a Bali over-water resort for him. What was meant to be a two-hour meeting turned into a four-day design charrette. Basically, he held me hostage until I could design my way out!

What’s the best swimming spot you’ve ever been to?

Capri. I took a day trip to Capri while boating in Italy (my first visit there in my life). We approached a cave opening and I turned around to see my favorite house of all time — Villa Malaparte. There I had my dream swim between two of the most beautiful things I had ever seen, in the deepest blue Mediterranean water.

The best place to disappear?

Casa Wabi. When I visit, I go into a meditative experience hovering somewhere between architecture, art, and the serenity of being on a rustic beach in the middle of nowhere.

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Will Meyer

Will Meyer is the co-principal of Meyer Davis, an international design boutique. The studio has completed projects worldwide for unrivaled luxury brands such as 1 Hotels, Crown Hotels, Four Seasons, and Auberge Resorts Collection, in addition to restaurants and retail projects for the likes of Jean-Georges and Oscar de la Renta, as well as private residences for luminaries like Jenna Lyons and Jorge Pérez. Meyer and co-founder Gray Davis debuted their eponymous product company — William Gray — in 2020. Meyer resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hisham Akira Bharoocha Illustrator

Hisham Akira Bharoocha is a multimedia artist based in Brooklyn, New York, working across various mediums including large-scale murals, paintings, drawings, collages, audio/visual installations, and performances.


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