A real cliff hanger



I am a sucker for any home on the Pacific Coast, but think this Big Sur "calming retreat" featured in Architectural Digest in 2004 is simply beautiful. The fantastic cliffside, view of the north across the western elevation and craftsmanship truly embodies "California Dreaming."

The other image (also from Architectural Digest) is not only death-defying but calming at the same time. How did designer Linda Garland create this giant "baby cradle" in Ubud on Bali? I think the river would lull me to sleep very easily.