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Monday
Jan132014

Monday getaway

Run away! Run Away! It's Monday. Let's keep the weekend going with a virtual getaway to the Hospedería Convento de La Parra in the Extremadura region of Spain. We could call it a retreat. It is a 17th century convent after all.

"Sorry. You are not going to find a television set here, not even a radio tuner. Only spaces for reading, a table for playing board games, corridors for reflection, cloisters that will bring back to you the smell of orange blossom, lime, wood, rest, peace, water and sun."

Aaaahhh! A heavenly cure for Mondayitis.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Beach house in an olive grove

The holidays are over and now I need a holiday to recup. Actually, I just need a holiday to get out of this godforsaken cold weather. I would be more than happy to visit this wonderful home by Spanish architect Toni Gironès Saderra. It is located on a hillside in Cadaqués, Girona, Spain, and has 15 olive trees on the property. The home is simple yet stunning, and while not much going on with the decor in these photos, my brain is on overdrive thinking of the possibilities. Yes, I could spend winters here. Easily. 

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Tuesday
Jan072014

Codo a Codo

It's neck and neck, side by side, elbow to elbow what I like more about this holiday home on the island of Menorca. The sleek, white contemporary lines or the organic, natural touches. Maybe how the two place off each other. The epitome of modern summer style. By Codo a Codo Arquitectura.

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Thursday
Dec122013

Barcelona lofts

It had been a while since we've heard from Rodrigo Hirsch of Spanish architecture and interior design firm Planell-Hirsch (post here), so I was excited when he emailed with photos of their latest projects - LOFTS! These are 2 lofts in the Poblenou District, Barcelona - presumably in the same building as they're pretty much identical. OMG - those windows! What a dream!!! I can't stop looking at those massive curtains. Interesting that the steel beams have been painted white - not sure I would have done that but they do blend in and keep things light. And I adore the Normann Copenhagen Bell lights over the enormous dining table (I was drooling over them when I paid a visit to my favourite shop a couple of weeks ago). Great job Rodrigo!

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Sunday
Dec082013

A light-filled loft

I have been dreaming of tearing down my house and rebuilding for a few years now. The only way I would give up that dream without any doubt would be if I could find an amazing loft or some sort of industrial or some random location (church?) that I could convert into a residential space. If this loft designed by Egue y Seta fell into my lap I would be packing up all my crap and moving in tomorrow. It is absolutely beautiful. I would tell you what I love about this space but that would be EVERYTHING. Via Micasa. (Another amazing home by Egue y Seta here)

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