Handcrafted Jaguar-undi Bags

Vibrant textiles sourced from across Latin and South America beautifully unite through a common thread

At this year’s Pitch Night, we got hands-on with the bags of Jaguar-undi—a family-run start-up that sources traditional textiles from various regions across the Americas (Latin and South) and stitches them together into unique handcrafted bags. Their aim isn’t just to create quality accessories, they also want to demonstrate how symbolically beautiful it can be when the disparate fabrics from multiple heritages unite. Federika Tovar, …

New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America

Over 75 artists unite for a first-of-its-kind group exhibition at MAD Museum

In a first-ever comprehensive look stateside, NYC’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is getting ready to launch “New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America on 4 November 2014. The exhibition showcases the work of over 75 artists who have pushed the boundaries in their respective industries since 2000. The show follows on the heels of what weve been observing as …

American Trade Hotel, Panama

Ace Hotel's creative team joins forces with Commune and local developers for a restoration project in the country's oldest neighborhood

Panama City is a place of contrasts and connections. Glass towers jut out of the city’s peripheral coastline, the thick Central American jungle on one side and a burgeoning cosmopolitan metropolis on the other. The development of new housing and retail space can’t seem to keep up with the supply of labor and materials. Everything is under construction, yet the pace of life isn’t rushed. …