2013 ended with us finally opening our beautiful gem of a store in Malinalco Mexico! It feels so wonderful to be able to have the entirety of our line in a real, physical space, the Mexchic world is so much richer for it! We … Continue reading
We’re donating 5% of purchases the ENTIRE month of October to Mexican charity El Proyecto Rincon if you check out using the code DOMINO in our new shop!! http://shop.mexchic.co/
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Some wonderful articles have been coming out of the NYT recently on how Mexico is ripe and ready for taking over the world (well, kind of ) It made me happy and proud, to the point of being a little teary eyed, to read this most recent article. Take a moment to take in this one, it will surprise (Mexico City is considered more exciting than Paris?) and excite (culinary tours!) and perhaps inspire a trip here- you’ll never want to leave, we promise!
Mexchic’s arrow head motif throw pillow and blanket can add a bit of spark into an intentionally sparsely decorated room
hang out under palm trees and roast marshmallows in front of giant beach bonfires. buy tunic tops to play in and accessorize with bikini, bottoms only and little leather thong sandals. let your hair down and sip coco locos all … Continue reading
I had been looking for someone to knot macramé ‘puntas’ on the fringe of our new blankets for a while and was recommended to meet Everista, an octogenarian widow who lives around the corner from us in a traditional 1 room adobe casita. I went there today with the intention of casually meeting her to chat for about 15 min to see if she’d like to work with us on a few projects and I ended up staying instead for 3 hours. Fascinated, I stayed glued to the side of her bed where we both sat, listening to incredible stories of old Mexico: She grew up in the mountains, surviving on mostly on gorditas de haba (grilled tacos of fava bean paste) and the occasional deer or wild boar her father would bring home from a hunt. Kerosine lamps would light the early mornings to make tortillas and grind coffee and the nights when the women would macrame rebozo fringe. She said her family was lucky, her father had a knack for the hunt and did not abuse them or drink too much. Everista is a warrior woman to the core and is so smart, funny and open, and eager to share stories of her past. She lives only with a grey cat named Gris. Her kitchen is in a separate cabaña made of wood, it has a little table where she eats, a wood burning stove, a teeny charcoal grill called an ‘anafre’ and a huge volcanic stone ‘metate’ to grind corn and coffee. She also has constant work, basically whenever she wants it, and with being such an expert at macrame, women from all over this area go to her to knot their rebozos. A complicated rebozo fringe can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 1 month to complete.
She will be working with Mexchic to knot macrame fringe on some of our blankets and we could not be more excited and proud to have her working with us!
Lake Bell’s fabulous NY pad is seeping with eclectic punches from around the world. Get the look with with Mexchic’s Huichol Jaguar Heads, hand woven Ikat blankets or hand embroidered pillows.
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.
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.