Posts Tagged ‘Mexican’

found and lost on tumblr

Friday, November 11th, 2011

The photo above has been reblogged on tumblr 296 times. According to its tags it was taken in Istanbul. You’re lucky to find out even that much on tumblr, even if you follow the chain of rebloggings back to the original posting. I guess that’s why they call it tumblr. Don’t even get me started.

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Fix up an old street for 3000 dollars

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

The Mexico City government gave Omelette, an interior and industrial design group, the equivalent of US $3000 to renew Calle Regina, a rundown old street of little shops and restaurants in the city’s downtown. “The renovation of 23 popular restaurants and stores on Mexico City’s historic Regina Street.

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Patio chair of rebar and planks

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Outdoor chairs made very simply from welded rebar and wooden planks. The little folding perch is clever too. If you’re from DF and you know the name of this designer, please remind me. The studio is at Chihuahua 78, between Cordoba and Merida.

UPDATE: Thanks, Alejandro: the designer is Hector Galvan and the company is Omelette.

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Parking garage, Mexico City

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Just a cement parking garage, but look how much care has been taken with the design of the concrete forms used for this building, and also with the lettering. Though clearly someone felt the subtle sign was a little too subtle for business.

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Luis Barragán – Casa Eduardo Prieto Lopez

Monday, May 17th, 2010

These photos of architect Luis Barragán’s Casa Eduardo Prieto Lopez were taken by pov_steve on Flickr. The house was built in 1950 and is part of the Jardines del Pedregal neighbourhood designed by Barragán for a lava-covered site in Mexico City. This is effectively a subdivision; why do the two countries north of Mexico do this so much more badly?

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Luis Barragán House

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

This is the Mexico City house and studio of Luis Barragán, considered by many to be the foremost Mexican architect of the 20th century. Built in 1948, the house was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004 and is now a museum. We weren’t allowed to take photographs, which is unfortunate because the photos provided by the museum’s website give an inadequate and even somewhat false impression of the house’s quite amazing interior.

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