Gallery: Dreamy Panchoran Retreat is made from old telephone poles and ...

Who do David Bowie, Richard Branson and Mick Jagger call when they need decorating advice? Why interior designer Linda Garland, of course. But despite Garland's decidedly posh aesthetic and clientele, her true passion is located in the rustic bamboo and coconut forests of Bali, at a place called the Panchoran Retreat. Garland designed the pristine getaway, which is characterized by its fantasy villas, sparkling waterfalls and sumptuous organic gardens, with sustainability in mind, using both the bamboo that grows wild in the area as well as old telephone poles purchased from the local government.

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  1. lazyreader May 6, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Guilt-free. Some of the worst things are guilt free. Is it guilt free when Leonardo DiCaprio buys carbon credits to offset his private jet. Why not just fly commercial like everyone else. The irrational fear of AIDS that stifles guilt-free enjoyment of sex may prove more destructive in the long run than the AIDS virus itself. Sociopaths are guilt-free and unconnected to constraints that a conscience provides. Their are really two types of Guilt-free. Guilt-free as in “I don’t give a shit” and Guilt-free as in “Theirs no real harm in what I’m doing so why should I worry”. One is unconscious while the other is analytical.

    Not to go out of ones way. But what’s the environmental cost of just getting there to begin with. Then of course you have to bring the food in, provide hot water, laundry and cooking. Tourists are eventually gonna get bored and gonna want to ride around in ATV’s or off-road vehicles. They will demand various luxuries and so forth and all those things have to be shipped in to an otherwise remote location.

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