PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAMES MERRELL
I love this fun, literal take on an ocean inspired powder bath, which looks as if it hopped straight out of the "Little Mermaid" with its capiz shell wallcovering tiles from Maya Romanoff (through Donghia), antique mirrored chest from Aidan Gray Home, shell sconces and mirror from Currey & Co. (all through interior designers) and a huge natural clam shell made into a sink.Vieques, Puerto Rico
Off of the already small island of Puerto Rico there is another small island that has been basically deserted forever-Vieques-and only used when the US military practiced training there, accessible by ferry or plane only. The military has since moved out and now the island has experienced a surge in tourism, being voted #1 Caribbean island by Travel & Leisure magazine and will opening up the only resort style W Hotel available March 25. This is already on my list for 2010! Here's a sneak peek below...
Here lives tiny micro-organisms in the water that glow in the evening. Take a kayak out and throw yourself in the water and then get out - your body is glowing like Neytiri from "Avatar".