June 18, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Have you ever wondered about the underground music scene in Mexico City? This featured video depicts a day in the life of a group of adolescent DJs who specialize in mixing reggaeton and cumbia to create cumbiation.
It is a little funny to note the correlation between the boys arrogance (they stroll in a limo at the beginning, come on!) and how they are mostly ignored by the city’s public.
Although shunned by the mainstream, these boys have many fans (mostly female) who will dutifully dance in admiration to the interesting mix!
Today’s lesson: Follow your dreams, no matter what.
June 13, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Every month, we will be highlighting one of our most beloved products.
Today’s feature is our Rosa Blankets. Hand-made by our artisan Meliton, each blanket comes in either pink, blue, or creme running parallel with a solid creme color with tiny knots created for a distinct, visible pattern.
Currently, the blue and white stripe and the solid creme are in stock.
To order one of our Rosa Blankets, visit our online shop!
April 15, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Meet Macario and his lovely 11 year old daugter Alondra.
He is one of the representative leaders of his community Protrero de Palimita in Nayarit, where we are making the beautiful, brightly colored pillows which you can buy here.
Macario specializes in beading (remember those beautiful beaded necklaces we had a few months back?) and thread painting, we don’t sell those but I have a few pieces of his work in my own personal collection. I’ll have to take some pics and get them up here.
We’re planning a number of exciting community project with him in addition to continually creating new and exciting
collaborations with their artisans.
March 17, 2013 § 1 Comment
Samples of our long-awaited embroidery pieces have arrived!
We’re using modern embroidery designs on our classic wool blankets and pillows to give them a POP of some bright summer colors that we’ve been craving.
We’ll have these in stock starting next month in lots of bright color variations with exciting one of a kind modern designs.
Let me know what you think, what colors are YOU craving now?
March 13, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Mano de Santo
Hand-carved (with a pocket knife!) aromatic cedar hands and heart.
Incredibly beautiful just as they are or hang them on a wall. Coming soon, feet to match ♥
Buy them here in our shop
March 11, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I recently saw a brilliant exhibition at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City on the artist/muse relationship between Mexican poet/artist/muse Nahui Olin and her lover the eccentric Mexican artist/dreamer/imaginary city builder Dr. Atl.
She was a modern woman quite ahead of her time. Her painting is quirky and naive and I adore the exaggeration of her huge alien green eyes along with the sense of humor she emits.
She’s having fun, isn’t she just fabulous?!
Take me to your leader
Kinda looks like Mia Farrow here, no?
the eyes have it!
Can please have your headdress collection?