Mexico City: Day 2
My second day of design tourism in Mexico City was as good as the first, in no small part because I had what may have been the best meal of my life at the restaurant Pujol. Chef Enrique Olvera treated us to a dizzying array of courses all paired with a wine, beer, tequila, cocktail, or mescal. If I picked up any bug at all in Mexico it was gout. Delicious. Have a look at the slideshow to see ceramics, furniture, food, hotels, and me eating crickets. All photos were taken by the wonderfully talented Gabriela Prado.
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- Gallery owner Hilario Galguera escorts us through Mexico City, walking the line of life and death, problem and promise.
Eje 1, a birch plywood side table by José Antonio Gurrola, is part of the very cool collection from Pirwi, a Mexico City-based manufacturer dedicated to sustainable processes and good, quality design. The line was just recently launched in the US and is sold here exclusively through Kirk, a gallery in Austin, Texas. www.kirkgallery.com
- On Thursday I headed down to Mexico City for four days of sheer design tourism. Things got underway that night with a molecular gastronomy feast the Polanco restaurant Oca. Parsley foam, man.
- My fourth and final day in Mexico City was a real treat: the perfect blend of making a few new friends and finally clapping eyes on a building that feels like an old pal.
- My third day of Mexico City design tourism was one fraught with camera woes.
- Our second full day of design was as inspiring as the first, as we headed to Parque Lincoln to view the work of emerging designers, the Siqueiros gallery for an exhibition, and Casa Luis Barragán to…
- Grupo Habita is known for its high-design Mexican hotels, but the firm's new hostel Downtown Beds, near Mexico City's main plaza, offers a radical sense of style for the budget traveler.
- If you've been following my tweets, you'll know that I've been in Mexico City for the last several days taking the lay of the design landscape. It's fertile down here, let me tell you.