Icon is one of the world's leading architecture and design magazines. Every month they interview the most exciting architects and designers in the world.
For their July 2018 number they feature my home and we talk about my philosophy of design. They write
“Cuevas talent to discover the primordial and the essential is enhanced by combining found objects, one of a kind pieces and his own creations. They come together to form an expression of refined simplicity.”
And they are totally right!
We would like to call it the Summer of Love. Can XIc´s feature has been liked over 10000 times by AD Architectural Digest readers all over. We love all of them back!
I was very fortunate to collaborate my savoury recipes to this beautiful project . Farmacy Kitchen is a collection of recipes designed for a conscious way of life. Available on Amazon right now.
'Farmacy food is what we have all been waiting for. Great tasting healthy food for an optimum mind and body means a better planet for us and the creatures we share it with' - Stella McCartney
I had the honour of collaborating with @IbizaBohemiaTheBook. Created and styled by @renukashyap. Written by @mynameismayaboyd. Published by @assoulineand featuring 4 of my interiors, an interview and a portrait.
This is the house that changed my life forever. A very simple dwelling over 400 years old, at once deceptively simple and extraordinarily elegant. Nothing about its walls and configuration was changed. Every piece of furniture in it a found object or a hand made one of a kind, each painstakingly chosen or designed by me to represent my idea of modern living.
A Brutalist contemporary given the once over inspired by Brazilian Mid Century with a wild foliage leit motif, a bright color palette and street art.
One of my first comissions, this apartment was first published by Italian publisihing house Gribaudo in Gay Interiors - Inspiration Interiors . Several images of the shoot were reprinted in Spain´s Casa Viva
Check out this interview by White Magazine titled The House Whisperer. Very nicely summarizes my philosophy for living.
My own personal escape. Every year I escape to the Karoo desert for a week´s worth of the physical challenges of desert living in order to enjoy the encounter of over 10,000 people in celebration. For the 2018 edition we amped up our commitment by creating a plant based camp.
We enjoyed delicious plant based food surrounded by the desert. At night, we chased the full moon and the stars. From soup to nuts. we explored what it means to live in balance with nature.
In Condé Nast Traveller´s Feature titled A Love Letter to Ibiza the writer perfectly captures my ethos that the architecture is only a part of the living relationship between man and nature- with food and physical&spiritual wellness the other two.
Thanks Condé Nast!
Architectural designer Charlie Luxton explores Ibiza and visits some astonishing homes including our beloved Can Xic, where he featured its contemporary interiors amongst its timeless setting. Video to follow soon!
An abandoned basement lacking light and plagued by humidity is transformed into a personal media room through a palette of greys, natural wood, sage and sky blue/amber accents. Every piece of furniture was custom designed in order to crete the perfect oasis- sheltered and light filled.
American Vogue writes -
Of the world’s famed famed bohemian destinations, perhaps none has held an aura of mystical appeal quite as long as Ibiza. As far back as the 1920s, the jagged little paradise in the middle of the Mediterranean was a haven for creatives. Today, Ibiza is still a magnetic escape, one that is as known for its chic aesthetics and hedonistic nightlife as it is for the steady stream of free souls who arrive each summer on its cerulean shores—some of whom can’t resist making the island their forever home...
The article is illustrated with images of my work. Thanks Vogue!
We just love a before and after. Sometimes it is hard to imagine how a work site could turn into a fantastic room. Eventually, it always does.
Everything here was recycled, rescued and repurposed. The rare wood table was re purposed after being rescued from previous abuse. It was sanded to a smooth finish and now looks resplendent accompanied by Swedish MidCentury chairs caned with strips of recycled plastic and a cool charcoal dyed raffia lamp shade. The Maya mirror in the back is my creation in clear and amber glass.