If you’re looking for a vacation with equal parts adventure and relaxation, then look no further than a stay at Sumaq. The only five-star hotel in Peru, this luxury hotel is as close to the Machu Picchu Archeological Park as you can get, walking distance to all its rivers, valleys, cliffs, mountains and waterfalls.
Sumaq also prides itself in co-existing non-destructively with the neighboring communities and the environment. The hotel’s sustainability efforts have been certified by the Rainforest Alliance.
If you’ve ever seen my apartment, you know that I have piles of books and no good place to put them. Yes, I have my favorites (a.k.a. the spines of which I want company to see and be impressed…) in a bookshelf in the living room but I certainly need more creative ways of displaying the other books I have underneath a coffee table, and in shelfs in the bedroom and bathroom. The decor and design blog, Architizer, recently featured awesome chairs that doubled as shelfs for book lovers. Check out some of my favorites, like the Bibliochaise by Nobody & Co. pictured above.
In his new photo book, Vertical Horizon, photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze has captured the density of Honk Kong from the ground up. While images of Hong Kong’s crowded skyline are common enough, Jacquet-Lagreze’s abstract take on the city’s elongated architecture from a worm’s eye perspective give the urban landscape a new sense of awe.