May 8, 2017

Cuba: Design Journal #9 Hotel Santa Clara Libre 💫 The seafoam green concrete of this 10 story, modernist high-rise, built in 1953, radiates across the adjacent palm-lined Parque Vidal, in the centre of Santa Clara. 

With a small, traditional bar perched on the fenced i...

May 8, 2017

Cuba: Design Journal #8 Cayo Coco 💫 this stunning island is separated from mainland Cuba by a causeway and with 14 miles of breathtaking beaches Cayo Coco is a real life John Miller painting, with brush strokes of lapis blue, cerulean and turquoise. If ever you needed...

May 8, 2017

Cuba: Design Journal #7 Hotel Saratoga, Havana 💫 perched on the corner of Old Havana, a UNESCO world heritage site, overlooking the Capitolio building's staggering dome, it is clear to see why Saratoga has often been voted Havana's most luxury hotel. Originally built...

May 8, 2017

Cuba: Design Journal #6 Farmacia, Santa Clara 💫

A step inside a national pharmacy is a real insight into everyday Cuban life. The retro decor, clashing colours, Cuban flags, handwritten receipts and long lines of locals seems a world away from the sterile pharmacies fo...

May 8, 2017

Cuba: Design Journal #5 58 Calle Libertad, Havana 💫 Staying in casa particuliares, many of which are now listed on Air Bnb after US restrictions were lifted, is the best way to see some of the most unique Cuban design inspiration. In our final stop, in the incredible...

May 8, 2017

Cuba: Design Journal #4 Amarillo Inn, Santa Clara 💫 Some of the most inspiring interior design in Cuba is in the form of the locals' casas, from the bold colours to tile work to retro furniture. Amarillo Inn is a casa turned guesthouse and was a joy to visit due to th...

May 8, 2017

Cuba: Design Journal #3 Cafe Bohemia, Old Havana 💫Tucked away under one of the striking arches of the 18th century Palacio de la Casa del Conde de Lombillo, on the beautiful Plaza Vieja, you will find the courtyard of Cafe Bohemia 💙 a gorgeous combination of Art Deco...

May 8, 2017

Cuba: Design Journal #2 Bacardi Building, Havana 💫Edificio Bacardi, Havana, is a stunning example of Art Deco architecture and design. A wealth of enamelled motifs, gold detailing, elaborate mirrors and beautiful geometric symmetry shine in the Bacardi building. Built...

May 8, 2017

Cuba: Design Journal #1 Hotel Sevilla, Havana 💫The historic Hotel Sevilla in Havana honours the Moorish architecture popular across Cuba. Pretty mediopuntos - half moon, stained glass windows which became popular in the mid 18th century - line the entrance of the faca...

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