Architecture + Design

Top 10 cityhomeDESIGN Picks: Mexico Inspired

4/13/2017 | cityhomeDESIGN

1. House of Pedro Reyes: How he managed to create a space that feels both emblematic and casual and where you live with the art rather than look at it.  

2. Copal Incense: This is thee smell of Tulum, the holy sap used ritualistically. We shove as much of this stuff as we can into our carry-ons on the way home.

3. Art by Abraham Cruzvillegas: A nods to ritual with modern materials. We aim for the same in our designs, really--a layering of tradition to create spaces that feel like sanctuaries.

4. Architecture by Luis Barragan: In true mexican fashion, this is modernism dipped in color. Preeminent in the 40s, 50s, and 60s, Luis was incomparable in his scale, drama, color, and the play of light shade and line. Poetic in its simplicity. Look him up.

5. Haciendas: Spanish Colonial Homes of the US and Mexico: Flip through these pages and you'll soon find yourself online purchasing your next flight.

6. Frida Kahlo photograph: Because we’ll always be inspired by women who take risks.

7. Chair by Don Shoemaker: The father of Mexican modernism. We love anyone who doesn’t shy away from things that look used and weathered.

8. Circular custom rug: Because every room needs a vintage break from its clean lines. We love modern, but we don’t love sterile.

9. Art deco doors of Mexico City: Cheers to the 40s and hats off to the country that can pair pastels with Brutalism and come out with something greater than the sum of its parts.

10. Glazed terracotta tile: This stuff is rich, saturated, and beaming with vibrant colors in all shapes and sizes. 

Similar Posts

We like to share new stories, and it seems you like to read 'em. Here are some more we think you'll like:
Return to all Stories
Architecture + Design
Architect Profile | Lloyd Architects
4/1/2021 | Editeam
Lloyd Architects’ importance to this city’s design community is difficult to overstate, as many of SLC’s finest spaces—both residential and commercial—are the product of this fine firm. whether designing coffee shops, sustainable farms, or modern homes, Warren Lloyd and his team approach each pro...
Read More
Kerri Fukui
Architecture + Design
South Temple Walking Tour | 15 Top Stops
3/25/2021 | Editeam
We might be in for a chilly afternoon or two, but Spring has officially left the shipping facility and is en route to its destination...and it’s our COLLECTIVE’s belief that this surplus of sunshine could not come soon enough. For those looking to get outside and bask in the Vitamin D...
Read More
Kerri Fukui
Architecture + Design
Our Top 9 Rural Retreats
3/8/2021 | Katie Bald
Lately, any day that's 50°+ sends us into a dizzy daydream about sun-soaked summer road trips, so we've been scouring our archives for ideas on where we'll head just as soon as we're able. Our requirements are simple: good food, good tunes, good views, and solitude...
Read More

Newsletter

Success! We'll get you on the list in short order! You can expect all future Friday mornings to be something of a dream...
a fresh dose of city culture, new listings, and top-shelf design will land squarely on your virtual doorstep.

We need to talk.

It'll be fun. You've got questions, and we can't wait to answer them. Don't hold back--getting down to brass tacks is kind of our thing...


Done. That was probably an excellent question, and we're ready to help. Hang tight...someone at cityhomeCOLLECTIVE will get back to you in a flash.