A Week of Paradise at the W Hotel on Vieques Island

Outdoor lounge area, which overlooks the ocean (Carnival Daybed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso)

Vieques the island is not only a home of beautiful natural attractions, it is also home to a man made one. The W Hotels chain has historically been more of a pretender to the throne of great design than being actual great design. The W Retreat and Spa on Vieques Island throws the previous thought out the window

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Surface Alive

VICTORIAN TUB CHAIR IN LEATHER

I have a small obsession with three-dimensional forms created from one-dimensional materials – I posted about Tomas Rivas before and his full-figured rosettes and columns carved onto walls and created from the drywall’s paper liner and gypsum plaster. I was delighted to find another example of this type of art displayed on furniture and other pieces by Helen Amy Murray

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