Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Funky Chairs

I actually saw these chairs last year at the Feria Puro Diseño (Buenos Aires Design Fair), but while I was looking for something else I ran into this photo! I love the colors and shapes. They are a creation of Manifesto home and office design. Where would you put one?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Pretty Space



























































































Part of my job is to travel and visit interesting hotels in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay (I know, isn't that fun?) - where I usually stay for a few days, and also to visit homes that I would like to include in our portfolio of Prime Properties.
Although, of course, I'm always eager to experience the entire home or hotel, lately, I've been obsessing about a room which I sometimes think deserves a little more attention - the bathroom. Yes, I think I've become a bathroom snob. I love beautiful, spacious bathrooms! In fact, on a priority list the bathroom is right up there with a nice walk-in closet.
Some of the latest trends I've seen in bathrooms include the Mirror TV & PC which I recently saw at Algodon Mansion, (quite interesting gadget) and the Swarovski-Studded bath tub which is also something, but perhaps today's bathroom trends are not only about technology and diamond baths. As with any other place in the house, this space should also have a spirit!! no? the lighting and views, colors, comfort, materials, art work and textures all contribute to making the bathroom a charming and pretty space.

Photographed: El Colibrí, La Teta y La Luna, Mio, Casa Calma

Sunday, January 24, 2010

In Mendoza, Art & Environmental commitment






















Familia Zuccardi's
Cava de Arte is currently presenting “Tierra” (Earth), the latest work by Mendocinean artist, Fernando Jereb. The show is an invitation to become aware of - and perhaps reflect upon - crucial issues such as the impact of global warming and the earth's natural resources crisis.

Fernando Jereb has presented his work in several cities of Argentina, Chile, México and Spain and has obtained many prizes in our country as well as in Europe.

In his work, nature is presented in it's various manifestations, showing a particular concern on climate change, and the importance of finding a balance between our needs, what the earth gives us, gratitude and care.

-> When? Now!! it's only until Februray 2010, every day, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
-> Where ? La Cava de Arte de Casa del Visitante - Ruta Provincial 33, km 7,5, Maipú, Mendoza.

About la Cava del Arte: Since 2004, la Cava de Arte de Casa del Visitante dedicates a large space for the exposition of Mendocienan art, providing local, upcoming artists the opportunity to present their work to people from all over the world.

More than 50.000 people visit Casa del visitante per year to enjoy it's wide range of offers in wine, art and gastronomy. Thumbs up!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hats on in Punta del Este



























































I think we're all aware of the damages the sun can cause to our skin - specially in the Southern Hemisphere. So before heading to the beach, don't forget to get a hat !


Photo courtesy: LNR.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Exhibitions


For this new edition of Art in the Auditorium (subsequent to its presentation on March of 2009), Fundación PROA has embarked again in a collaborative project organized by the Whitechapel Gallery, featuring artists such as Charly Nijensohn.

Nijensohn's last video creates an experience that points to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and the environment by global commercial interests.

Charly Nijensohn lives and works in Berlin.

- > When? 21 January - 18 April 2010
- > Where? Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires / Whitechapel Gallery, London.


Image from Artrabbit

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Summer in the city

















Jardín Botánico, Buenos Aires.


Buenos Aires is one of the few cities in the world, aside from Paris and Madrid, where half the people take a month or two off from work. This turns the city which is usually chaotic and loud, into a calm and glorious sauna.

It is steaming hot and attractive like magic.

During January and February the city is completely yours. No crowds, no lines. You can cruise through BA without the annoying traffic, show up at your favorite restaurants with no reservations, go to Malba museum and have a delightful lunch, go to the gardens of Duhau for a chilled rosé, go shopping, grab a bike and glide through the green parks of Palermo, hang out by the pool, read, people-watch at a sidewalk cafe. The city is clean, quiet, uneventful, and beautiful.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


















Sorry I've been away for a little bit, I was on a short beach break in Jose Ignacio. I wish you a great 2010, with much love! thanks for always visiting! xo