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Friday, May 27, 2022
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Combined with its unbeatable location and beautiful surroundings, it is no surprise that Santa Lucía has become one of Mérida’s most iconic parks.
Many of us gravitate toward beginner-friendly plants and often remain on that level. But if you’re looking to embark into a leafier, more colorful world, it may be time you moved on to ‘level two.’
Here are some nearby shops to make your tabletop pop.
Zaida and Orlando have been creating narrative-heavy spaces in Mérida since 2015. With an important emphasis on public spaces, they have recycled iconic spaces of the city into new forms of living.
The Yucatán Peninsula is known around the world for the quality of its honey, produced by the 17 bee species that live in the Peninsula. Among them is the Melipona Beecheii bee, dubbed "the sacred Mayan bee."
Most backyards in Mérida are open spaces, meaning furniture is exposed to the elements, such as the sun and the rain. These are some of the most important conditions to consider when choosing a new lounge set.
"La Casa en el Árbol"– House in a tree, sits at the heart of Yaxkukul, a municipality in the interior of Yucatán. It is a retreat house for the owner, whose family lived for many years on those very grounds. The project draws inspiration from a “solar”, a traditional country Mayan house.
La Peninsular mosaic factory has been in business since the seventies. For over 50 years now, they've offered artisanal mosaics crafted in their centro workshop. Today, they have over 100 designs from which to choose from, and their designs have travelled all around the globe.
At roughly 165 kilometers from Mérida, Espita is slowly becoming a popular tourist destination for people looking to experience the wonders of colonial Yucatán.
Décima is a Yucatecan brand creating artworks from thread. Through an algorithm, they translate digitized portraits into a series of lines which then serve as a basic template.
For a year and a half, Arkilätt has been designing, remodeling, and building in Mérida, Yucatán. Their emphasis is in restoration, and lighting design.
In Mérida, construction permits are different depending on the area in which you’re building. As the Centro Histórico is one of the most popular neighborhoods for newcomers, there are some technical — and legal considerations to keep in mind.
The Parque Morelos, now mainly known as Parque de la Madre - mother’s park, shelters a replica of Charles Lenoir’s sculpture “Maternite.” 
Our new magazine with ideas and inspiration for living here, is available by subscription, but a limited number of copies have also been distributed around Yucatán for free.
Ensamble Artesano works with over 2,700 artisans in 18 states, creating over 15,000 pieces in lacquer, woodwork, loom, metalwork, ceramics, weaving, and embroidery. 
As young architecture students eager to prove themselves, Ángel Sánchez and Javier Alonso wanted to create a platform that would bring the architectural world of Yucatán together. This intention created the radio show "Más que Arquitectura."
Many of us saw Robert when he appeared as a house hunter on TV. Now he's making a name for himself as a rising star in local real estate.
When developing in Progreso, and some other inland areas, in addition to the building permit provided by the state, you will need to start an assessment by SEMARNAT.
Cobalto es Azul is a Social Media project headed by Pedro Castro, a young architect focused on documenting Mérida's unique architecture.
An artist’s Centro retreat embraces neutral colors and clear refreshing water.
In Yucatán, bugs are abundant, varied, and a tad frightening. Yet they are not all dangerous and are sometimes even desirable house guests.
Ser Eterno has developed the skill of visualizing spaces and pieces of furniture together, long before restoration has even begun.
One block off the Gulf, but still close enough to catch the breezes — and the sand — Casa Mareto was built in 1950 and was owned by the same family until now.
Andrea and Ana Cristina met during college and have recently joined forces in Elán- their Architecture and furniture design studio.