SMART: San Miguel Art Festival

Artists and gallery owners from Mexico and beyond meet up in San Miguel de Allende to celebrate art, creativity and innovation

The art-filled public spaces of Hotel Matilda provided the central hub for the recent SMART San Miguel Art festival. The boutique hotel and passion project of art collector Harold “Spook” Stream can be directly linked to his family’s love of art and Mexico. As a young girl, Stream’s mother Matilda often traveled to Mexico to visit her aunt’s friends Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. The …

Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Five

Our latest shipment delivers a handmade Huichol disc celebrating the traditional Mexican art and craft

Our Quarterly Co subscribers know we love to work with artists and are very inspired by our travels. CHQ05, just hitting mailboxes, celebrates Huichol, a traditional Mexican art and craft using small colorful beads to decorate clothing, instruments, animal figures, skulls, and other items in traditional motifs including rain, butterflies, eagles, and the sun. The art is part mystical, part religious, very connected to the …

Jules Basement

Drawing designers and creatives alike, a new intimate bar illuminates Mexico City

by Carissa Wodehouse Though Mexico City is known for its size, a growing local creative class and influx of world travelers are carving out first-rate gathering spots in its nooks and crannies. Jules Basement, a speakeasy tucked under an unassuming taco restaurant in the high-end Polanco neighborhood, feels like an appropriate place for these conversations. Mexican designers, artists, and foodies are turning traditional creations, such …