LIVING WHITE ON WHITE

LIVING WHITE ON WHITE
White might be simple, but never dull.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

LUXURIOUS ECO-FRIENDLY SPACES



HANGAROA ECO VILLAGE & SPA IN EASTER ISLAND, CHILE

Whether you’re in search of an urban adventure or a tropical getaway, satisfy your wanderlust in eco-friendly style.

    SIX SENSES CON DAO IN CON SON ISLAND, VIETNAM
 (and  photo of bedroom below)


It’s been some time now since going green at hotels and restaurants meant getting grungy. Today, palapa-roofed eco-lodges have ceded much of their environmentally friendly ground to luxe retreats created by top designers. And while token gestures like a recycling bin under the desk might have once been enough, today’s green-thinking jet-setters demand much more rigorous eco bona fides. Some of these enhancements—rainwater catchment systems, say—are invisible to guests (as well they should be). But others not only improve the hotel’s or restaurant’s environmental impact, they go a long way toward improving the guest experience, too. These are some of my favorite picks from Architectural Digest.
 SAFFIRE-FREYCINET

 Conceived by design partners Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku as an ode to haute couture, the white-on-white space at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
    Twenty Five Lusk, San Francisco
      Brushstroke, New York hired Japanese design firm Super Potato to mastermind it's refit. Featuring natural stone, reclaimed timber, and salvaged steel, the restaurant finds its focal point in the bar area, where a wall fashioned from 25,000 irregularly stacked books, pages facing outward, gives the impression of richly textured wood parquet.


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