A Sweet Vacation Idyll on Formentera
A rustic trellis of slim reeds effectively shades a patio on the dreamy Spanish island of Formentera.
Sofa cushions atop a stone bench have been shaped to accommodate a rustic tree trunk post that helps support the roof.
The casually insouciant dwelling is the getaway spot for the fashion designer Consuelo Castiglioni.
He is the creator of the equally relaxed fashion house Marni.
The very haphazardly put-together home looks extremely unlikely to have lasted this long, and yet somehow it has.
The result of this slapdash and yet enduring environment sends a subtle message.
Relax – everything just kind of works out in the end.
The designers sensibility can be seen in the naively disarming simplicity of this bed construction and the unpretentious sheets and pillows.
The house preserves ancient traditions of hand shaped and whitewashed walls in the somnolent paradise.
Softly shaped walls create a slow-moving atmosphere of calm and relaxation.
Just how thick the traditional walls are can be seen in this tiny square window – a foot or more thick – part of the soporific effect.
The casual building has that sense of myth only to be found on an island in the Mediterrranean.
Altogether the perfect place to just fall asleep in the sun…