In the heart of the mythical Elqui Valley in Pisco, surrounded by the Andes Mountains, 500km north of Santiago in central Chile, lies a magical place that allows for star-spangled dreams beneath the clear pure sky. Combining stargazing and specialized astronomic tours with night-time horseback riding, meditation and even tarot readings, Elqui Domos is a hotel quite like no other.
It was completed in 2005 to fulfil its owners’ desire to observe and enjoy the grandeur of the one of the world’s most star-filled skies. It is one of only seven astronomic hotels around the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, offering breathtaking views of the magic skies draped over the Elqui Valley (the valley is renowned for its sharp, clear skies, as it happens to sit under one of the clearest atmospheres in the world). The lack of rain and pleasant weather all year round set the perfect conditions for astronomic tourism, where guests can gather to enjoy a unique chance to liaise with the stars.
Illustrations by Loui Jover
Coupled is a series of prints depicting a somewhat complicated relationship between two (or more) objects by Safwat Saleem
The Geo - Cornwall, UK
A completely unusual accommodation in the middle of nature, The Geo Ekopod is one of the most exciting and sustainable ways to explore England’s rugged Bodmin Moor. This white bubble with stylish modern design is equipped with all the necessary amenities, from en-suite kitchen and bathroom to Wood burning stove and chic locally made furniture, in order to offer you the ideal luxury camping vacation away from the city’s hustle and bustle.