Cooperatives Are Helping Preserve Traditional Mezcal Production

Within the rising mezcal market, producers of the spirit are struggling to meet the booming demand while maintaining traditional methods that prioritize sustainability, small batches, rotational agave-growing and selective harvesting. With the increase of industrialized methods, many makers have sacrificed sustainability to keep up, leading to deforested hillsides and disappearing rare agave species. In an effort to help mezcaleros (producers of mezcal) stay in business, …

Hiroko Takeda’s 3D Textiles

The Brooklyn artist's structural woven works now on display at Colony co-op

Since 2010, Hiroko Takeda has helmed an eponymous design studio that produces artistically superior textiles for the home and beyond. More than just furnishings, her works are often stand-alone art pieces hailing from a rich imagination and desire to explore. While Takeda has predominantly specialized in site-specific works done in collaboration with architects and interior designers from around the globe, she’s also lent her talents …