Salvor Kiosk: Mexico

Salvor Kiosk, a New York-based concept store, always keeps things interesting with their rotating selection of goods sourced from foreign lands. Their past collections of objects from Sweden and Japan are delightful, straightforward objects, functioning as antidotes to over-design. The latest crop from Mexico includes a variety of inexpensive functional objects, like this notebook, set of erasers and box of rubber-bands, which all bear Salvor's …

American Apparel Mexico City

American Apparel threw a flea market-themed pre-party for its first Mexican shop last month on Mexico City's Masaryk Street (their take on the Champs-Elysees). The event launched a campaign by the Mexican photographer Napoleón Habeica who produced a series of images with the distinct American Apparel "everyday sexy" vernacular that make even me blush. (The one pictured here is the least naughty of the bunch.) …

Fernando Romero at Ras

Mexican architect Fernando Romero, the 35-year old founder of the Laboratorio de La Ciudad De México, well-known for designing the Casa Da Música in Portugal while working for Rem Koolhaas' OMA, and who this year founded the firm, LAR, is the subject of an exhibit opening today at Ras, the gallery/bookstore in Barcelona's El Raval. A forthcoming book, titled Translations, is due out this September …