Cape Cod’s Secret Artist Enclave
Before Cape Cod became, well, Cape Cod, it was known for its isolated beaches, rolling sand dunes, picturesque New England fishing towns, and bohemian, "anything goes" attitude: basically, the perfect backdrop for a gang of young, self-taught architects inspired by European design to play around with form and space unnoticed by the establishment. The result is a collection of almost one-hundred examples of early modern design dating from the 1930s to the 1970s, tucked on the wooded back shore of Wellfleet on the Outer Cape. It is here, within the boundaries of Cape Cod National Seashore, where you will find summer homes that meld the philosophy of modernism with the practicality of New England.
11 YEARS of Verana – Hotel & Spa, Mexico
VERANA is celebrating 11 years of simple luxury in the jungle.
As a Thank You, Verana is commemorating the occasion with very special rates on the original 6 houses for the months of November and December 2011. Check out the anniversary rates for the listed houses below and get a little background history about how it all started or CONTACT US.
Wright For Sale
Frank Lloyd Wright is the most famous American architect of the 20th century. The influence of his ideas regarding the integration of architecture with the natural environment, revolutionary in their day, are still being felt in contemporary architectural trends. At the time of his death, Wright counted 500 single family homes, skyscrapers, and museums among his accomplishments. Not bad for a boy from Wisconsin with no formal training in architecture!
Though many of Wright’s most well-known buildings are public spaces, such as Guggenheim Museum, Wright was also a prodigious residential architect. The landscape of the United States is still dotted with Wright homes in varying states of preservation. Occasionally these homes come up for sale, giving design lovers an opportunity to own a piece of American design history and serve as custodians of Wright’s legacy for future generations of architects.
Here’s a list of 5 of our favorite Wright Homes currently on the market, and a few for rent, as well.
We recently welcomed Mykonos Villa into our collection, a wonderful modern rental on the mythical Greek island of Mykonos. The truly 4-bedroom stunning villa is carved into a hillside on the southeast side of the island, giving guests the impression of floating over the Aegean sea and amazing views of nearby islands. The salt-water pool has been named one of the sexist in the world by Conde Nast Traveller. If you’re already sold on a Greek holiday, click here to view more details about Mykonos Villa. For everyone else, read on for a short guide to the Greek island of Mykonos. We hope it inspires you to start packing!
Work on Safari
However you make your living is where your talent lies. - Ernest Hemingway
If you're looking for an alternative to your usual summer vacation plans, consider the island of Corsica. The unique topography, rich cultural history, beautiful landscapes, and lively coastal towns of Corsica offer plenty of opportunity to relax, refresh, and revitalize in a place that truly has earned its nickname of "L'Île de Beauté" – Isle of Beauty. This guide will give you all the information you need to start planning a Corsican getaway.
A New Class of Camper
Pictured above is the latest innovation in classy folding campers for chic nomads. Does the camper’s design remind you of anything?
A Moveable Pod
Are we looking at the future of travel? British budget hotel company Travelodge have been hard at work on a prototype of a mobile hotel room for the last few years. The current incarnation is called the Travelpod and it’s pictured above. It’s a 6m-long clear polycarbonate box designed to be transported by truck to outdoor music festivals and major sporting events. How convenient is that?
Introducing Kaweah Falls
The latest addition to the Boutique Homes collection of vacation rentals for incurably stylish nomads is the architecturally stunning Kaweah Falls. Designed in 1947 by architect Frank Robert, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright’s, the house is built on the spot where a fresh mountain flume joins the Kaweah River.
The prime location makes for some interesting design features. Let’s take a tour.
Offbeat Hotels and Vintage Vacation Spots For Retromaniacs
A roadside motel with a neon sign. A trailer park in the middle of nowhere, full of old-fashioned Airstreams and colorful campers. A recycled camping ground with teepees instead of tents. Where many travelers would've once kept driving past these relics in search of more modern lodgings, chic nomads of today make a point of seeking out such retro gems. What's the appeal? Unique, unusual, and a little bit trashy, a vintage motel or rental is more than just a place to stay – it's like a little time capsule that you can sleep in.
This special vintage edition dispatch will take you through some of the chicest properties in the Boutique Homes collection – and the first one is a trailer park.