Modern Minimalism + Historical Opulence at Mexico City’s Círculo Mexicano

An oasis within CDMX's bustling Centro Histórico neighborhood

Located opposite the stunning Catedral Metropolitana in CDMX’s downtown Centro Histórico neighborhood, Grupo Habita‘s 25-room Círculo Mexicano (which opened in 2020) combines 19th-century architecture with minimalist modern design, creating an effortless feeling of juxtaposition. The building (once home to renowned photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo) has been expertly renovated by architecture firm Ambrosi | Etchegaray‘s Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriele Etchegaray, who successfully play with light, tonality …

Discover Design + Craft Treasures Within The Ever-Growing Homo Faber Guide

While the event is postponed, enthusiasts can explore its comprehensive website and app

In 2018, the inaugural Homo Faber exhibition (organized by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship) represented a fundamental step in celebrating the culture of high craftsmanship. The Venice event (which overlapped with the Venice Architecture Biennale) drew 62,500 international visitors to admire 900+ stunning objects, live demonstrations, discussions and more—all of which had been selected to represent the best of European craftsmanship. The second edition …

The Carnegie Museum of Art’s “Locally Sourced” Exhibition Spotlights Pittsburgh’s Growing Artisan Industry

Talented, independent designers and makers working in traditional mediums and emerging categories

Hosted in the Charity Randall Gallery through 27 March 2022, The Carnegie Museum of Art‘s Locally Sourced exhibition showcases the talents of a new group of independent, Pittsburgh-based makers and designers. Not only do these producers possess a mastery of their given medium, they also have a knack for business. Specifically, they’ve transformed their respective cottage crafts into formidable, money-earning operations. Exhibition organizer and curatorial assistant …