why is it that you know more about what’s happening on the other side of the world than what you know about the place across town? often, authentic, local knowledge is what we want the most, and localmind connects you to it anywhere, in real-time. localmind was recently acquired by airbnb, the perfect tool that lets your rent other people’s rooms or entire properties around the world instead of a hotel. the two platforms, airbnb and localmind, perfectly mach: they both provide a local’s perspective of a town, rather than the marketing driven  visions often found in hotel- and guidebooks. designboom travels a lot and whenever we need to work in a team, we try to book an apartment on airbnb. 

what is localmind?

localmind app and wish lists on airbnblenny rachitsky, beau haugh, and nelson gauthier, founders of localmind

localmind app and wish lists on airbnb(from left to right) nathan blecharczyk, brian chesky and joe gebbia from airbnb



a few days ago, designboom spoke to our long time friend, designer and db mart participant joe gebbia, co-founder of airbnb: ‘this summer AirBedAndBreakfast.com completely redesigned its site focusing on beautiful images and wish lists. but with localmind, airbnb can also build in a useful and social way of giving visitors who are looking to get off the beaten path an inside track on the best things to do, visit…’  

what are wish lists on airbnb?

localmind app and wish lists on airbnbthe localmind app is available here