Biblioteca Vasconcelos

by Laura Neilson Mexico City's recently reopened Biblioteca Vasconcelos is an outstanding example of a contemporary digital-age library, not to mention a significant display of Mexico's modern architectural movement. The $100 million undertaking was designed by Mexican architect Alberto Kalach, who beat out more than 500 other proposals from worldwide firms with his concept of the library as the "great ark" of knowledge. Dedicated to …

DFC Mexico City: Treasures from the Mushi Mushi Collection

Tony Moxham and Mauricio Paniagua, the duo behind DFC Mexico City, recently returned from an exotic trip to the People's Republic of Mushi Mushi. At last week's New York International Gift Fair, they exhibited a most quirky series of objects, inspired by their travels to this fantastical land. Here's what Tony had to say about the Treasures from the Mushi Mushi Collection: "The idea of …

Architectural Clothes: Interview with designer Nahum Villasana

by Ezra Natalia A normal work day for Nahum Villasana, the man behind Architectural Clothes, lately includes waking up before six in the morning to make it to his day job teaching English at an elementary school in Mexicali, Mexico. After the school day ends at three, he goes back to his house to start working on clothing designs. He often knocks off at around …