Pinterest and Instagram need to fuse into one. Looking through my photo gallery on my phone it’s just a series of screenshots I’ve snapped while trolling insta—everything from places I want to visit, to insane homes across the world, to interior design I love love.
As this is all filling up the old iCloud (just had to open the wallet for a storage upgrade, only a few months in) I thought I’d consolidate my inspirational finds into one place.
Let’s start with travel.
Really posted too much text in that caption, but I guess that’s useful info for later. I saw this and couldn’t believe it was in ENGLAND. It looks like an ocean view you’d find in Spain. Or Florida. Or the Hamptons (I imagine). Anyway, saving this for my next trip to the UK (maybe I can find it on AirBnb?)
I met this travel TV show host in Winnipeg back in 2014, he (Rico?) and this (I think) Brazilian lady (another travel writer I’ll mention next) were (I think) friends and they were nice enough to make conversation with me, the awkward stranger on my own in the hotel’s guest floor dinette (I was hiding there fuelling up between awkward tourism appointments, my first big assignment as a tourism communications specialist). Anyway, totally lovely guy and I started following his Instagram as he travels all over the world and takes crazy photos I’m still not sure are his. Regardless, wherever this weavy, river cliff path is, I want to check it out. (Translated it seems to be Lake Brienz in Switzerland.)
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Thought this was a—to get a bit Australian—gnarly photo of the Bondi to Coogee Coast Walk. Follow Mari on Instagram at @maricampos, she is ALWAYS on the road. Lucky Brazilian.
I have got to get my butt to Florida. I was charmed by this charming, white house, but the photo of the sandy beaches and post-card-perfect, crystal clear blue-green water she posted next to it in her feed just made my heart hurt with jealous travel pangs!
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So the @d.signers feed on insta is filled with gaspy shots of stunning homes with crazy views and multi-million-dollar architecture, but I saw this snap from Barcelona and got really excited because I’ve actually been in this building, Casa Batllo. It’s probably the most surreal structure I’ve ever seen with my own eyes—it’s like Alice in Wonderland meets the world of Dr. Seuss. And Antoni Gaudi designed it back in 1904/1905! There aren’t any square structures, lines or window frames and there’s this middle courtyard part that opens up to the sky where he’s put a blue ombre on the walls. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. I really want to go back and check out the big church he did that was under construction while we were visiting.
Speaking of, here’s another from @d.signers. Tree hotel?! We need these in Canada, obviously. Need to find out what it looks like inside… UPDATE: I found a link to the whole project here and I’m disappointed to see that inside it looks like a simple plywood box. Minimal and Scandinavian-cool yes, but I would have loved there to be bigger windows so you could get more of that I’m-in-the-forest-canopy type of feeling.
The kind of house where I would hide to read and think. Spotted on @elegantlife. Follow my friend for more inspiration! Project: Till House Design by WRM Arquitectos The location is a coastline of cliffs, 10 kilometers long and 200 metres high where buildings have never existed. People from this zone have always harvested “cochayuyo” (Chilean seaweed) and seafood. Access to the beach is made by difficult paths which take a long time to go. The house is located on a special point of the #cliff. There are fractions to the west, east and north of the house, generating a island situation. The house was projected in a 3,2 meters x 3,2 meters wooden modules where all the skeleton (beans and columns) are visible. The whole skeleton is impregnated with carbolineum (black color) and the cladding of the walls in dark brown. The interiors were worked with white walls and ceilings. The floor is made of wood. The construction was considered in a simple way, only with local wood and labor. Follow @designwanted [+78k] to see the most wanted design on Instagram!
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They’ve got the right idea over there in Chile. Again, call it a long shot, but I’m going to search for this one on AirBnb when the time comes.