From a new eco resort in Mexico to a bold Scandinavian lamp, here are the things AFAR’s editors are excited about this summer.

1. ESCHER RADIANT LIGHT
The Danish label Nevvvorks debuted at this spring’s Stockholm Design Week. Its 12-sided pendant lamp by Thor Høy plays with light, color, and your mind. $775, nevvvorks.com

2. JASMINE AND FIRE
In her new memoir, AFAR contributor Salma Abdelnour transports readers to the cafés of Beirut, Lebanon, as she reconnects with her former home.

3. ENDÉMICO HOTEL
Camping goes modern at a 99-acre retreat above Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico. Kiva fireplaces spell Baja summer. From $200, www.grupohabita.mx

4. TOULOUSE-LAUTREC MUSEUM
In Albi, France, the largest collection of the artist’s work can now be appreciated in a renovated 13th-century palace. museetoulouselautrec.net

5. PENTAX K-01 CAMERA
Australian designer Marc Newson came up with durable rubber accents and a versatile lens mount for this compact SLR hybrid. $900, pentaximaging.com

MISSONI HOME NOCEDA POUF
The brand behind Kuwait’s new design hotel unveiled a summer home collection that inspires us even when we’re not traveling. $850, missonihome.com

Clockwise from top: courtesy of Nevvvorks, courtesy of the Crown Publishing Group, courtesy of Grupo Habita, courtesy of Pentax, Lordprice Collection/Alamy. This appeared in the May/June 2012 issue.