With two floors complete with the works of contemporary artists, this massive gallery just outside of the Wynwood area offers a respite from the buzzing Miami lifestyle. With a free entry and various art and technology programs for kids of all ages, De La Cruz Collection is the prime example of an art institution that encourages the local community to take an active interest in the arts.
I found out about Fi’lia while looking online for a laid-back restaurant serving quality comfort food. The soon to open locale is the newest culinary venture of iconic Miami chef Michael Schwartz and it’s housed in the newly built SLS Hotel in Brickell.
The stores in the Design District Palm Court and its surroundings demand their own kind of attention since each of them is designed by a celebrated architect. Yet, I still find the main buildings to be worthy of just as much attention as the facades of Dior, Louis Vuitton and Marni. Sometimes you just have to stop and look up. You will discover a few new details that you might have missed the first time around.
What first attracted me to Isay Weinfeld’s architectural designs was his ability to blend the indoor and outdoor settings into one. The Brazilian architect is famously known for his spacious and modern houses nestled along the quiet and tropical streets of his native Brazil. The Santa Amaro house is one of such houses. Located in a residential area in São Paulo, the Santa Amaro house is the perfect example of a home that provides shelter and privacy while at the same letting the outdoor gardens and trees take part of the daily life of the owners.
If like me, you can’t let go of the beauty found in the architecture from earlier periods, yet you feel drawn to the innovative design of today’s cutting edge designers, then this latest project by the Parisian architecture firm GCG Architectes will be your cup of tea. Images via GCG Architectes.