water fountains

How do you feel about water fountains? I really like outdoor fountains, especially when I come across beautiful ones like these. I’m totally sold on stone minimalistic outdoor fountains. Not only are they great sound barriers but I simply love the sound of falling water.

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Love this vessel/bowl fountain. via DTI

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However, I am not too sure about indoor water fountains. I know they are supposed to be great feng shui wise and I have seen them look great in some spaces, hotels, restaurants etc,  But what about having one in your home?  Would the sound getting annoying after a while?

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Like this slate wall fountain?

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Or this copper fountain?

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or this simple yet elegant one? fountain4

I could see this one on an entryway wall.

These wall fountains look nice and are reasonably priced but I would prefer to use them in offices or small boutiques. What are your thoughts on indoor water fountains? Yeah or neigh?

images: DTI, Coco+Kelley and watergifts

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Buenos Aires – mini design guide

Buenos Aires is a lovely city! I could spend a lot of time there. French architecture, dog walkers, cafe con crema, dulce de leche, bife de chorizo, art, fashion, tango, design..I could go on.. instead I put together a mini-guide to design shopping, good eats, and more.. Hope you find it useful.

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getting around: BA is fairly walkable but you will need to hop on the subway {subte} or a taxi to go between neighborhoods. Taxis are relatively inexpensive.

EAT + DRINK

Did anyone say Parilla {grill}? Delish!

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minga; costa rica 4528. tel:4833 5775. website

las huazas. website

lo de paka; congreso 2011. tel: 4701-3857 {we loved this neighborhood grill and ate there twice}

don bar. website

miranda; costa rica 5602 esq. Fitz Roy. tel: 4771-4255

dada cafe; san martín 941. tel:4314 4787

Night clubs in BA generally open late {1-2am}  and are in full swing till about 7-8am. We went to Pacha and Crobar. For tango lovers, I recommend the Armenia cultural society in Palermo. You might find this link helpful.

tip: Keep in mind Portenos eat dinner pretty late, 9-1030 pm. We used this online guide to scout restaurants

SEE + DO

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malba museo
recoleta cemetery
casa rosada
san telmo {oldest barrio in Buenos Aires, PLENTY of independent art galleries}
PROA
la boca – el caminito
polo match
soccer {La Boca stadium}

SHOP BA

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buenos aires design; Recoleta

Shops in Palermo

Speciality

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Fashion + Accessories

garcon garcia
jasmine chabar
objecto
Peter Kent
ezequielt
las oreiro
min agostino
nadine zlotogora
teran
lamerceria; armenia 1609. tel: 4831.8558
van domselaar; honduras 4802, palermo. tel:4832.5176
sathya; cabello 3849. tel: 4804.7935

Home + Office Design

augustina cerato
blvd
elementos argentinos
raval warehouse
interiorzate
manifesto
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luz portena; goritti 4656. tel:4831.7178

tip:  If you reside out of Argentina, look for the tax free sign in some shops. You get your tax back at the airport.

ps: I will keep adding to this list.

STAY

Palermo, Belgrano + Recoleta neighborhoods. BA apartments for rent.

AROUND BA

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Colonia, Uruguay. Take a day trip to Colonia, Uruguay. We took a buquebus rapid boat and it took about an hour and a-half each way. We had plans to go to Tigre and Iguazu Falls but decided to spend more time in BA and leave those for next time.

images: MDH + PDH. dogwalker pic from here