Sunday, June 12, 2011

uxua casa.

this weekend wasn't as sunny as i'd hoped, but it allowed me to do a whole lot of lounging and relaxing. this hotel in brazil is one place i'd love to jet off to for an ultimate luxe vaca full of relaxing and lounging. the decor is rustic and minimal--very native and natural looking.

the Uxua Casa Hotel is set in an old fishing village on the southern coast of Brazil. the design was done by Wilbert Das and is certainly in keeping with the authentic history of the village--in fact, a lot of the furniture incorporates local pieces from old abandoned farmhouses, tree trunks, fishing boats, coconut shells and beyond...i love discovering new places to explore, especially when they have such rich design to appreciate

hope you had a relaxing weekend!


Friday, June 10, 2011

pools. part deux

sorry for the double post, i couldn't resist sharing just a few more that i came across in my inspiration files after i got home last night...hope you all are close to a pool, the ocean, or really any body of water this weekend!


Oscar de la Renta's Punta Cana Villa

Photos: 1. Helix by Deca Architecture via 2. Francois Halard's, Gardens and Exteriors 3. via Aubrey Road 4. via Habitually Chic 5. Francois Halard's, Gardens and Exteriors

Thursday, June 9, 2011


these past few days have been pretty hot, and without any AC working in my office i've found myself daydreaming about jumping into a refreshing pool for an instant cool-off. these are just a few that i wouldn't mind dipping into...

Dennis Basso's Pool

Northern CA

Chuck Close's Pool

Ellen Pompeo's Pool

Tuscan Villa

Photos: 1. Elle Decor 2. House & Home (photographer Stephanie Brandford) 3. Elle Decor 4. Architectural Digest (architect Howard Backen) 5. & 6. Elle Decor 7. House & Home (photographer Martin Tessler) 8. Architectural Digest (architect Robert Brannen)