sydney dream

Hello readers! Today we’re celebrating two beautiful things. Firstly, The Adamant Chic’s 100th post! Thank you for reading and sharing. May we have many more 100’s come our way :) The second beautiful thing for today is this gorgeous home. Katon Redgen Mathieson from Sydney, Australia  do a stellar job in remodeling and refurbishing this … Continue reading

south african bliss

This is what a real getaway looks like people. In their own words: “Babylonstoren is a Cape Dutch farm with vineyards and orchards surrounded by the dramatic mountains of the Drakenstein Valley. It has an exceptionally well–preserved werf dating from 1690. A fruit and vegetable garden of botanical diversity supplies a remarkable restaurant. Guests staying at an exclusive … Continue reading

montréal: 3 days, 3 destinations

We were in the lovely city of Montreal for just under three days, and we surely fell in love! Amidst our busy schedule of visiting fabulous restaurants, fun bars, and plenty of browsing through great furniture shops, we also managed to visit 3 great spots that we highly recommend to our fellow architecture lovers. 1. … Continue reading

bolshoi theatre reopens!!

The enormous renovation and restoration of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre is finally done, and after six years the theatre will finally reopen, tonight!! The massive project sought to bring the theatre back to its glorious days of the czars, i.e.  foundation reinforced, stages rebuilt, acoustics recovered and every inch of the gold leaf replaced. Catherine the Great had … Continue reading

acido dorado adorns the desert

Who doesn’t like gold? I was mesmerized by this house in Joshua Tree National Park, by architect Robert Stone. Everything is dipped in gold inside and outside this trippy abode. Eeeeverything. 3 different tones of gold automotive paint, to be exact. Stone built this house (and it’s black counterpart “Rosa Muerta”–must see!) for desert enthusiasts … Continue reading

hidden treasure — casa malaparte, capri

I recently found out about this very special house that sits on the southeastern coast of the Isle of Capri. Casa Malaparte was commissioned by journalist Curzio Malaparte and started construction in 1937 (!!). The architect was modernist (and briefly rationalist) Adalberto Libera. The house sits 32 m above the coastline, overlooking the coast of Salerno. … Continue reading

former yugoslavia: elegant and cool

I can’t deal with how beautiful this hotel is in the old city center of Belgrade. Square Nine Hotel is the first 5-star hotel to open in Belgrade in more than a decade, but oh, what a place. From the building itself, to the public areas, to the rooms, I love it all! The work … Continue reading

teeny tiny on the coast of uruguay

Sometimes don’t you just feel like going back to basics? So basic that you might give up the city for a remote location and electricity for candles? This teeny house in Cabo Polonio, Uruguay does just that. The owner fell in love with the small house by the sea, and insisted on buying it from … Continue reading

living in amazonian lushness

Today I’d like to focus on the exterior, rather than the interior of this residence. Pedro Useche’s house in Sao Paulo makes me nostalgic about living in South America and being surrounded by tropical gardens that never go through seasonal changes. You’re living in a lush Ferngully-like magical world where stuff just grows and grows … Continue reading

hotel condesa, mexico d.f.

This lovely little hotel in Mexico’s capital makes me swoon with its interior courtyard. The odd triangular shape lined by  brise-soleil gives the building a very unique look, which I imagine is a pleasantly unexpected surprise for visitors, especially in contrast with the neoclassical facade of the building.               … Continue reading