As design becomes uber global, one often feels that anything foreign can be gotten at home, imported instantly via web sites.
Designers and architects and merchants and realtors ply their talent and wares to us whilst we sit comfortably behind the computer screen.
I love to travel to see how other people live, and nothing will ever replace the thrill of seeing things in person.
I love South America, but have only been to a couple of large cities in Colombia and Argentina and Brazil.
I was looking at some saved images of a house in Colombia that was featured in Veranda HERE.
A beautiful 250 year old house near the sea, that has been decorated in a contemporary way.
South Americans are masters of this mixing of the very old with the very new.
I could see myself reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez whilst swaying in one of these hammocks.
A friend sent me Gabo's farewell letter HERE
It is well worth taking the time to read this and see this lovely presentation.
El maestro is ill and has announced his retirement from the public world HERE.