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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Living in Argentina

The most delicious book came in the mail yesterday to Casa de Cox - Taschen's Living in Argentina. Filled with images of sumptuous Art Deco apartment buildings, bohemian ranches, and dazzling city lofts, this book is for anyone who appreciates collected environments over highly-styled interiors.










[Taschen's Living in Argentina]

27 comments:

hmstrjam said...

I had pictured glowing rocks and fire rimmed bubbling pits of lava guarded by a red man with horns and a tail, oh wait a minute that's hell! Somehow I got the two confused...

The Down East Dilettante said...

'Collected environments'. Definitely entering my lexicon. Explains well a lot of what I like best.

These are yummy indeed. Those murals just have so much pre-war chic mojo going on...

david john said...

i need this book!

Paul Anater said...

The more I hear about Argentina the more I realize I need to go there. Thanks for posting this.

sherri said...

all of that looks perfect. except that wall papered room would make me have an epileptic fit. and i'm not epileptic. the rest of it is perfection. i might need that book myself. thanks for the eye candy.

sherri said...

and I just bought it. can't wait to peruse up close.

Raina Cox said...

Sherri - I think you'll really like it! No single style or design is featured. Just a little bit of every kind of loveliness.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Dude, you're killing me here!
Was just about to publish a post on the gaucho mystique -- estancias included, when blogger image upload timed out on me.
The Argentines have got it goin' ON in the style department, I tellya. God luv 'em.

Cheers, Alcira

thenerochronicles.blogspot.com

Coté Provence said...

I've dreaming of visiting Buenos Aires !

nkp said...

"Collected environments"=my favorite kind.

David said...

The loggia in that last shot, it's perfect.

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Stunningly gorgeous - thanks for sharing!

Jamie Herzlinger

Edith Hope said...

Dear Raina, This looks exactly my kind of book. I love the eclectic mix of the interiors - so much more interesting than the highly styled minimalist rooms one tires of seeing.

Petra Voegtle said...

Raina, i just love these kinds of books - they send you off dreaming...and wanting to travelling again...

susieq said...

Love this line and this style: "collected environments over highly-styled interiors"

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

wowza - and here I sit, in Chattanooga...

mypoliticalexile said...

FYI, most of these featured properties are hotels/commercial estancias so you can enjoy these interior first hand. Having lived here for almost 7 years now, I would have to agree that that aesthetic is a unique one. A bit rustic with deep Italian design influences but always elegant.

Alexis L., The Studioist said...

Photo 2 is. the. business.

my favorite and my best said...

i have flipped through this at the barnes and borders.
it is jaw dropping.

design traveller said...

oh wow, is this wallpaper on the third photo? or is it a mural? looks amazing!

Michelle said...

Wowzas. So stunning. If I lived there, it would be in one of those large stone manors with horses...sigh. I wish.

Visual Vamp said...

Have this book and love it.
And of course we love Argentina, and go once a year to Buenos Aires to dance tango.
Thanks for sharing.
xo xo

dovecotedecor said...

I liked the phrase collected interiors. I had the luxury of speaking with Bobby McAlpine over an impromptu dinner. You can't build a house until you know yourself, and the same things goes for collections. I don't think I've ever really known myself, but I do like the same things over and over and over, so my stuff comes together. Beautiful post.
Best,
Liz

Jill said...

I want a pic of polo players!

romina said...

Iam assisting to a university in Argentina and it is really facinating! I recommend to come to this country to visit it. Anyway i would like to get that book to keep for ever.

Raina Cox said...

design traveller - Neither, they are frescoes! YUM.

romina - Hello to you and welcome to this deliciousness!

Charlotta Ward said...

Hello and Happy 2011!

I remembered you did this post last year and having just read (and nearly licked the pages of) the book I wanted to pop in and say 'hi'.

Hope you had a great holiday and that the new year has kicked off fabulously.

xx Charlotta