Take Me Away: Mio Buenos Aires

Hello, gorgeous. I spotted this bathtub on the Tumblr Trendy Traveler yesterday, and was immediately curious to learn more. After a bit of hunting, I tracked down the source — the stunning Mio hotel in Buenos Aires. Brace yourself and hide your passport. You’re going to want to jet down to Argentina on the double.

Get more Mio (and find out how those amazing bathtubs are made from whole tree trunks) right after the jump.


The wood on the doors used throughout the hotel is made from old French wine barrels. You can see the markings from wine on many of the slats!

But those bathtubs. THE BATHTUBS. They’re made of dead trees, and hand carved by Mario Dasso. He carves them on the spot when he finds the right tree. It’s insane. You can see a video about it here (the narration was kind of funny, but you will be wowed by Mario’s work!)

Buenos Aires, anyone?

{Image Credits: Tree Hugger; Mio Buenos Aires}


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  1. 2.14.12
    Molly said:

    INSANE. I want/need one of those tubs in my life someday. love the mix of natural + modern in this hotel… Let’s go!?!

  2. 2.14.12

    Just saw that beautiful tub on Pinterest yesterday! Thanks so much for tracking it down and sharing the source.

  3. 2.14.12

    Oh wow! I think I want to travel there for that tub alone! What a gorgeous hotel. Great find!

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Victoria! Hope you’re having a great day :)

  4. 2.14.12
    viv said:

    Holy! I want to go there now!

  5. 2.14.12
    Bettina said:

    Wow, this place is amazing! That bathtub is insane!

  6. 2.14.12
    Lisa said:

    Ummm, when’s the next flight?!

  7. 2.15.12

    Holy Moly. I’ve been considering studying abroad in Buenos Aires in the Fall. Perhaps I’ll just bring that baby back with me ;)

  8. 2.15.12
    Alexa said:

    Wow. I want one of those in my house. P.S. Loved Buenos Aires…we stayed at the Home Hotel, which was also pretty rad. :)

  9. 2.15.12
    TheNOW said:

    AGHGHH!!! I want to live in that hotel room!!!! So breathtaking!!!! xoxo elizabeth

  10. 2.15.12
    Ly said:

    Wow that tub is amazing. The whole hotel is amazing.


  11. 2.17.12
    Audrey said:

    Just got back from spending a year in Buenos Aires and could not believe it when I saw your Bs.As. post! It is one of my favorite cities in the world with an energy that you won’t find in any city in the US…NYC included!