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I seriously wish I could live in a place like this, though cement floors wouldn’t cut it in a Boston winter. Home Hotel in Buenos Aires combined all of my favorite things. It was modern, airy, and bright, yet charming and cozy. For more info on the area of Palermo, Buenos Aires, see the fabulous city guide that Design Sponge published here.

Dan and I were lucky enough to be able to take a trip to South America, which I have always dreamed of doing. We got back last week (which means many more Argentina posts to come ;)). Here is the first, about an area we visited north of Buenos Aires called the Tigre Delta. The Tigre Delta is an area of waterways where people live and work entirely on the water. There are no roads, cars, or stores, and things like groceries get delivered by boat. It is populated by people who have lived there for generations, and other people have moved there as caretakers because they believe in the delta and want to preserve the ecology of the region. We spent a beautiful day with Ralph, a native Swiss who has moved to the Delta, and Michelle, a native Argentinian who has moved to the region, learning about the life and environment there. (And if you ever happen to be in Buenos Aires, I highly recommend taking a day trip there and doing their tour: http://delta-unplugged.com.ar/index-en.html)

I love bright, modern spaces with clean lines and lots of greenery. These are a glimpse from a guesthouse I have stayed at in Dublin called Number 31. Number 31 was designed by the famous Irish architect Sam Stephenson, and was his home in the 50s and 60s. I love the walls! That ceiling! Those windows! And the overgrowth outside? Just heavenly.