Week of May 4, 2020 – Cinco de Mayo

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week

In the age of globalization, the exodus of music, art, and other cultural foundations flow across borders with ease. A thriving example of this is seen through the annual celebration of Mexico’s triumph over French forces in the 19th century Battle of Puebla, more commonly known as Cinco de Mayo. From the nearly 2 centuries that have followed, the traditional Mexican celebrations of parades and feasts have evolved internationally while maintaining their rich cultural roots and history. Check out this week’s Top 5 Design Blog for some design inspiration from south of the border. Feliz Cinco de Mayo

1.  Colores y Texturas de la Ciudad de México

AD100 Designer Rodman Primack Reveals his Mexico City Residence, Architectural Digest

Located in the sprawling metropolis of Mexico City, Rodman Primack’s apartment is outfitted with several eye-catching items that come together to tell a larger story. Browse through to see how Primack has blended an array of vibrant colors and textures that’ll leave you inspired to start your next design project.

2. Indoor and Outdoor Living Reimagined

A Concrete House in Mexico City Surrounded by Gardens, Design Milk

This fresh Mexican residence effortlessly blends the concepts of indoor and outdoor living through its open floorplan, large windows, and emphasis on lush foliage. The grey tones from the concrete foundation offer subtle support for the modern décor found throughout the home. Check it out for more!

3. The Indigenous Influence

This Expansive Beachside Home on Mexico’s Pacific Coast Puts a Modern Spin on Tradition, dwell

With its high ceilings, thatched roofs, and decorative backsplashes, this Mexican Palapa showcases the circular evolution of design by including aspects first seen in rich civilizations of the Aztec and Maya. Check out more of this estate and you’ll be ready to book your next Mexican vacation right away.

4. Out of Sight, In for Design

Amenzcua transforms cave into subterranean addition for Mexico City dwelling, Dezeen

Created for the purpose of having an “habitable, enduring and mutable” space, this add-on to a Mexico City residence truly reinvents the term – renovation. Its use of the natural earth through the convex ceilings and limestone walls offers a sort of comfort that isn’t easily manufactured. Take a look through to find some innovative design inspiration.

5. Ranch Living

See Inside an Idyllic Retreat in Northern Mexico, Elle Decor

Mexico’s northern regions have drawn global recognition for their stylistically unique manufacturing and design process of terra cotta tile. This paired with the robust life of vaqueros, or ranchers, provides minute, yet colorful detail to laborious lives they live. Browse through more of this distinctive ranch for a glimpse of life in Northern Mexico.


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