Hidden amongst the lush valleys, rolling humps, bumps and peaks of Europe are our rural gems that echo unmistakable village vogue created by local heroes. Villas, quaint houses and rustic boltholes bring a mature, sophisticated bunch into the second of our series, Green & Tonic – The House Mix.
Moscow & Goldegg am See (a small lakeside hamlet in Austria) are worlds apart, but when the crew of the infamous Street & Graffiti artists ZUK CLUB moved into Der Seehof Hotel, they created another dimension to the meaning of show kitchen, I guess in the words of Jona Lewie; “You’ll always find me in the kitchen at parties”.
This cute, remote line-up of our places under the rubric of Wild Thing, conjures Mother Nature into a neat little edit of 6 boltholes, some far afield, other close to home, each a topographical mirror of their terrain and sitting oh so snug to the landscapes, you could easily miss them.
Just offside of downtown Stockholm is the little design oasis Hotel Skeppsholmen – a cool waterside retreat that has just the right amount of modernist touches married with Swedish heritage.