Collection by Aaron Britt

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.

We had breakfast at the St. Regis Hotel, designs by Cesar Pelli, on one of Mexico City's main drags, Paseo de Reforma.
Fruit, fruit endless fruit for breakfast.
Reforma has a number of pretty traffic circles. This one has a sculpture of the goddess Diana.
Our first stop was at Ceramica, a ceramics studio in the Coyoacan neighborhood.
Alberto's studio is totally open to the elements.
Here's a mess of pots waiting to be fired.
Alberto's daughter is also a designer of pottery.
One of the leading lights of Mexican industrial design Horacio Duran died last year.
After our visit to Ceramica we stopped into a bustling market in Coyoacan for a small bite.
Here is a bunch of us sampling some very salty crickets.
Next up was a quick visit to the Habita Hotel, part of the same group that contains the lovely Condesa DF that we saw...
The split-level roof deck was splendid. And the views of the city, which I'm taking in here, are pretty stellar too.
Love the packaging on the bottles of mescal the Habita freely hands out.
Here's the new home of the Mexican design brand Pirwi.
I loved these chairs by Luis Mercado.
These shelves were designed by Ian Ortega, who told me that he likes a modular system and imagines these interacting on...
Here's a glimpse of the building into which Pirwi moved.
Our next stop was the gallery ADN in Polanco.
Here Aaron Able of Apartment Therapy chats with Paulina who owns ADN with her husband Paulo.