Here at Clever, we’re all about finding the good stuff—unexpected decorating ideas, day-brightening accents and furnishings, news you need to know—and then delivering that info directly to you. Here’s a roundup of five things that stopped us in our tracks this week that we wanted to be sure you don’t miss.
A New Spa Pool We Are Dying to Visit Architect Flaviano Capriotti’s update to the Faloria Mountain Spa Resort in Italy includes a new spa with an indoor pool like none other. First of all, it’s semi-Olympic in size and covered in gorgeous turquoise tile. Then there are the curtained-off alcoves clad in larch wood surrounding it, which look like the coziest place to chill for a few hours. Oh, and that’s stone from the nearby Dolomites on the walls. So, who wants to fund our vacation? faloriasparesort.com
The Statement Fabric in Caroline Z Hurley’s New Collection Would you cover a sofa in the designer’s new Naked Ladies fabric, featuring—you guessed it—illustrations of naked ladies? After seeing that exact furnishing at Caroline Z Hurley’s Architectural Digest Design Show booth, we can tell you confidently that we would. carolinezhurley.com
You Could Sleep Inside the Louvre Pyramid for a Night Airbnb and the Louvre are hosting an epic contest where one winner (plus a guest) will get the chance to sleep under the museum’s famous glass pyramid—and in a mini-pyramid “tent” at that! As if that wasn’t enough, the sleepover will also include a private tour of the museum with an art historian, featuring special experiences like “an intimate acoustic concert in Napoleon III’s lavish chambers.” Hurry up and enter! (You’ve got till April 12.) airbnb.com
A Composting Guide for Newbies Eco-lifestyle blogger Erin Rhoads answers Food52’s most pressing questions about composting, including “Why compost in the first place?” and “Any common mistakes I should know about?” food52.com
A New-to-Us Material That Reminds Us of Terrazzo Sasha Burchuk, founder of New Age Design Studio in Portland, recently introduced us via Instagram to a new stone she’s obsessed with: porphyry. It’s apparently solidified lava or magma laced with chunks of crystal, and one red-hued variety was beloved by the Romans, according to The New York Review of Books. Sasha says she’s spotted it while visiting Idaho’s Sawtooth Range, and we’re definitely jealous. instagram.com