Posts Tagged ‘mexico’

Teotihuacan

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

The remains of Teotihuacan, an ancient city about half an hour’s drive outside present-date Mexico City. At its peak around 500 AD, Teotihuacan had a population exceeding that of Rome. Its engineering was sophisticated and included an ingenious sewage system, heated stone baths, gravity fed water and many other innovations.

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Omelette, Hotel Básico

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

From Mexican design firm Omelette: “Mexico’s culture has been sculpted by its prolific natural world and its blessing/curse of petroleum.  Hotel Básico is an exploration of these twin mothers and their vastly undervalued aesthetics. Its furniture and finishes are not new, novel additions to the world, but reconfigurations of that which exists.  

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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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Taller Flora, by Carla Fernández

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Carla Fernández is a Mexico City fashion designer working with traditional Mexican styles and textiles in an unconventional way. I saw her studio on May 1 – photos at bottom. If you’re interested in the use of traditional textiles in fashion, it’s worth downloading her pdf book.

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Ingenious plastic bottle recycling bin, Chapultepec Park

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

This bin calls out to your empty plastic bottle, in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park.

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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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