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Marcelo Chic Runway Offers More Joy and Exuberance for the New...

Mérida fashion designer Marcelo López continues to evoke fantasy and glamour in his Spring/Summer 2024 collection. His runway show last week, at newly opened Marcelo...

Introducing Yucatán Magazine’s (Re)Design Issue

Hola! I’m taking over Lee Steele’s spot here as guest editor to introduce the new look of Yucatán Magazine, a collaboration between Mr. Steele...

‘Mexican’: Paying tribute to the country’s diverse design heritage

Around the time Newell Turner parted ways with a prominent New York City magazine publisher, he started working on a hefty book that would...

Serenity now: A tranquil home embraces what’s outside, says designer Josefina...

This morning in Josefina Larraín Lagos’ own home, which she designed with architect husband Salvador Reyes, serenity would be a struggle for most people. Men...

Minimalist Interior Design Ideas and How to Make Them Work

Many design ideas and techniques are available nowadays to beautify the interiors of a space surrounded by four walls. However, the most mesmerizing concept...

Carlos de la Barrera — international experience and local expertise

Architect Carlos de la Barrera is well known in Mérida for projects that blur the line between interior and exterior and challenge established ways of doing things locally. 

Bringing new life to antique furniture in Mérida’s north

Juan Pablo Titore has long loved bringing life back to vintage furniture through the art of restoration

A little design wisdom from Jorge Gastelum and Inspira tu Estilo

Over the past few years, Jorge has become an inspiration to scores of people in Mexico and abroad.

Two women from Yucatán win at nationwide facemask design competition

Two young women from Yucatán took second and third place at a national facemask design competition called "Por todos, úsalo bien." The contest was organized...

Praise and backlash for indigenous actress Yalitza Aparicio

As Oscar night approaches, the 'Roma' star is dressed by Yucatecan designer David Salomón.

Merida woman re-envisions Mexican textiles with a fashionable startup company

A young woman from Merida has put her design talent and business skills to work to promote Mexico's distinctly beautiful textiles.

Henry Ponce is 1st to renovate Merida’s Fiesta Americana since it...

The hotel zone's Porfirian granddaddy was a little stuck in time. The owners hired a Merida-born designer to correct that.

10th Showcase of Homes reveals the creativity in Mérida’s Centro Histórico

The fusion between the modern and the antique, and colonial and eclectic, were on full public view at one of Fundación BAI's most anticipated fundraisers.

Architectural Digest celebrates artist’s ‘vibrant dream house’ in Mérida

Cuban-American artist Jorge Pardo and his colorful Centro home are featured in Architectural Digest, one of the most respected shelter magazines in the U.S. 

Mexico goes for gold with Día de Muertos ski outfits

The Olympics' flag ceremony is over, but the parade of notable costumes is still on if Mexico's ski delegation has anything to say about it.

Interior designers’ Mérida projects revealed in BAI’s 9th Showcase of Homes

Two interior designers' homes, part of this year's Showcase of Homes tour, exhibit contrasting responses to living in the tropics.

Matador’s 9 best rooms to stay in Yucatán

Matador Network has listed its nine favorite guest rooms in Yucatán. Who did they leave out?

Cool Danish Modern styles are in harmony with Yucatán’s tropical homes

Since Nordika's design showroom came to town, the romance of tropical Mexico has played well with the venerable, cool beauties from Denmark.

Young designer wins Mérida logo contest

A 25-year-old designer from the municipality of Tixkokob won the city logo contest in advance of Mérida's Cultural Capital celebration.

Panel talk: Designing a dream life in Mexico

Amid the flash and flair of one of the most prestigious design fairs in the U.S., one session will discuss escaping to a more tranquil existence — in Mexico.

Book preview: Design inspiration from Mérida and beyond

Annie Kelly and Tim Street-Porter's next book focuses on cutting-edge residential design on the Yucatán Peninsula. Here is an excerpt.

Mid-century modern blends with colonial Mérida

Robert Holtby and Emile Romain let their strong preference for clean, crisp design follow them from Vancouver to Mérida.
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