Category Archives: Colombian Design

Agua Hotel Baru


The Agua hotel located on Baru Island near Cartagena in Colombia is one of the best in the Caribbean. The hotel offers accommodation in spacious 100m2 bungalows that mix the luxury with local and traditional materials like the vende aguja straw from Cordoba state and the Macana palm.
Each bungalow has a private pool, bathrooms with exterior gardens and an amazing panoramic view of the Rosario Islands National Park.

The hotel features a social area of 300 square meters where you can find a sitting spot and a bar. On the second level, there is the meeting room, the dining room and a terrace overlooking the bay. All this is surrounded with a white sand area ideal for sun bathing and a marina.


Ruven Afanador


Ruven Afanador is the Colombian photographer with the most international success and recognition. Born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, Ruven now lives in New York City where he works as a fashion and celebrities photographer. He has produced work for Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire Magazines among many others, and has published various books such as Torero and Sombra.

Ruven Afanador photography is mysterious and conceptual. His work had been showcased in many galleries and exhibits in both New York and Colombia like FotoMuseo and the Throckmolton Fine Art Inc. Some of his most famous images can be purchased on-line at

Carolina Herrera Bogota


Carolina Herrera, one of the most recognized latin designers, opened her first store in Bogota, Colombia inside exclusive El Retiro Shopping Mall. The space, which follow carefully the design standars of other Carolina Herrera stores around the world such as New York or Paris, is one of the most exclusive stores ever opened in Bogota, and is part of a growing group of international luxury brands which also entered Colombia´s market in recent years. Some of the brands with new stores in Colombia are: Hugo Boss, Zara, Custo Barcelona, Bulgari, Ermenegildo Zegna, Louis Vuitton, Keneth Cole, Swarovski, Mango, Paul & Shark and Loewe.

Photos: © Numa Studio


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