Saturday, January 30, 2016

Book Review: Tropical Living: Dream Houses at Exotic Places

Tropical Living: Dream Houses at Exotic Places by Manuela Roth
Published by Braun
 
The colder it becomes here in New York, the more I dream of being able to enjoy warm, tropical breezes. The more snow I have to shovel, drive in, and barrel through (dogs in tow), the more I dream of those tropical breezes being available to me 24/7. I'm sure I'm not the only one, right? And that's what great design books with rich photography can do for us! If you can't afford a house in the islands, a villa on the sea, or even a plane ticket to the tropics - you can take a photographic journey through house after beautiful house, locale after gorgeous locale, and live - if but for just a moment - in the fantasy of having a dream house in an exotic place.
 
Tropical Living: Dream Houses at Exotic Places by Manuela Roth does that and more, with stunning photography of homes of all types in places from Miami to the Seychelles. With every page you dot the globe, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, the French West Indies, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, and more. Let's take a little journey, shall we?
 
Photo Credit: Hiroyuki Oki; Architecture Credit: MM++ Architects
Location: Mui Ne, Vietnam from Tropical Living: Dream Houses at Exotic Places

Photo Credit: Leonardo Finotti; Architecture Credit: Bernardes+Jacobsen Arquitetura
Location: Guaruja, Sao Paulo, Brazil from Tropical Living: Dream Houses at Exotic Places

Photo Credit: Adam Letch; Architecture Credit: SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: Cape Town, South Africa from Tropical Living: Dream Houses at Exotic Places
 
Photo Credit: Wison Tungthunya; Architecture Credit: Department of Architecture
Location: Bangplee, Samutprakarn, Thailand from Tropical Living: Dream Houses at Exotic Places
 
Photo Credit: Andrew Howard c/o Wilderness Safaris;
Architecture Credit: Silvio Rech, Lesley Carstens
Location: North Island, Seychells from Tropical Living: Dream Houses at Exotic Places
 
Photo Credit: Adam Letch; Architecture Credit: SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: Cape Town, South Africa from Tropical Living: Dream Houses at Exotic Places

 
These photos illustrate the epitome of laid-back living: basking in the sun, enjoying the tranquil ambience, in a word: paradise. Every home, or home away from home, whether on the water, in the forest, or faceted firmly in an urban metropolis, is an inspiration for interior design lovers and, in my opinion, should definitely be on your watch list. Take a closer look, and order your copy of Tropical Living: Dream Houses at Exotic Places via the amazon link below:

 

1 comment:

  1. How spanking these photographs . Mind blowing to see these .

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