What Barbie looks like without make-up

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Monday 15 April 2013

We’ve all seen the pap’ vie to capture celebs au naturel. Mexican artist Eddi Aguirre has gone that one step further to show us what precious, perfect Barbie would look like without her cake face.

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La Pelicula: a film about narco trafficking in Tijuana

Franck Deron Reader Find

By Franck Deron in New Film on Friday 5 April 2013

In 2012 my friend set out to make a narco trafficking movie in Tijuana, Mexico. Little did he know that during the pre-production process he’d become engulfed in an infernal spirale. What follows is a movie that blurs the line between reality and fiction, life and fantasy. Checo Rubio pursued his passion for filmmaking further […]

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Sleek Mexican Taqueria at San Pedro, just outside Monterrey

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Thursday 21 March 2013

Step into most Mexican taquerías and sophisticated is not the first word that comes to mind. Delicious? More often than not. But taquerías are indoor/ outdoor spaces where the smell of pork roasting on a spit and plastic cups of hotter-than-thou salsas count as ambience. Taquería Canalla in San Pedro, just outside Monterrey, is looking […]

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Women with money in Mexico: a photo series by Daniela Rossell

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By Eugenia Viti in New Photography on Wednesday 6 February 2013

Starting in 1994 Rossell, the daughter of a member of the PRI Mexico’s ruling party, started photographing women with money in Mexico. She says she started with family members and moved onto friends of friends. She explains that these women were easy to photograph and already had this ‘role’ in mind that they would play in the photos, which are objectifying to the women, but at the same time draw the eye and are beautiful to look at.

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Casa del Agua in Mexico

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Tuesday 22 January 2013

I have lived in and loved Mexico City. It’s a thrilling metropolis, underrated completely and with energy and imagination unlike any other. But when in Mexico, you don’t drink the water. It’s one of those ‘rules’. And that is precisely part of what makes Casa del Agua – literally house of water – so intriguing. Ironic even. The water at this Mexico City boutique is bottled, of course. Rainwater is collected through a teak patio and garden then filtered and purified on site a thousand different ways (including running over stones with the words “love,” “respect” and “gratitude”) until it reaches its “highest potential.”

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Coqui Coqui Tulum: luxury beachfront hotel in Mexico

This Island Life Contributor

By This Island Life in Cool Travel on Friday 18 January 2013

Set on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico, Coqui Coqui Tulum is a boutique beachfront hotel that has us itching to skip the border. With seven rooms, a small shop and a perfumerie, the hotel has an exclusive vibe that surprisingly isn’t reflected in its price. A quick look on Mr & Mrs Smith tells us that rooms start at just $200. The property has been designed with its environment in mind. Cream-coloured stone allows the hotel to blend in amongst ancient Mayan ruins, lush tropical palms, clear aqua water and white powdery sand. So when do we leave?

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Revealing photo series: The Car Poolers in Mexico

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Saturday 12 January 2013

Alejandro Cartagena’s photo series, entitled The Car Poolers in Mexico, depicts the daily life of workers living in Monterrey. This revealing series shows a side of a society that often goes unlooked. Cartagena’s photographs won the 2012 International Street Photography Award, and they were recently on display at the Kopeikin Gallery in Miami.

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Dog poop turned into free Wifi in Mexico

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 27 April 2012

Ok, so the headline is a little, erm, out there, but let’s face it, the idea is even more shocking. Terra, a Mexican internet company, have turned to their advertising agency, DDB Mexico, to create a nose-turning campaign whereby dog owners are rewarded for putting their pets’ waste into a box in a park in exchange for access to free Wifi. The bag is weighed in the box and the corresponding weight is converted into free Wifi time. No shit! Indeed.

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Just In Case: an apocalypse survival kit

Samantha Dalrymple Reader Find

By Samantha Dalrymple in New Products on Tuesday 24 April 2012

Created by MENOSUNOCEROUNO, an advertising, branding, and digital agency based in Mexico, Just In Case is an end-of-the-world survival kit that contains necessities needed to make us feel better, just in case the world does decides to end. From dark chocolate laced with cinnamon that’s covered in sugar, to basic water, this wonderfully modern designed and crafted kit is a sure must have. Just in case.

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Rogelio Manzo’s Ghostly Personas

Kate Farrall Reader Find

By Kate Farrall in New Art on Wednesday 8 February 2012

Northern Californian Rogelio Manzo’s translucent images see through the people he creates. Brushstrokes show ghostly movement while the paint simultaneously disfigures the images. Each layer, like years in time, leaves an indelible mark on the visage of that persona. This layering and slow, meaty disintegration, speaks to a commonality of humankind. The images are futuristic yet past tense and conjure a modern day Dorian Gray. We are given a glimpse of the future. In it, an undeniable beauty of the decay.

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Del Maguey: a 100 percent agave mezcal

Aaron Pfenning of Rewards Reader Find

By Aaron Pfenning of Rewards in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 6 August 2011

Del Maguey is made in remote parts of Oaxaca, Mexico, and only in limited quantities. There are just a handful of villages that produce this 100 percent agave mezcal, and each is named after the village from which it comes. Del Maguey also happens to be the only mezcal that is certified organic. Find it, […]

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Beautiful interior design by Carlos Herrera

Contributions Reader Find

By Carlos Herrera in Architecture on Thursday 19 May 2011

These corporative interiors have been designed by Carlos Herrera (a Mexican-Canadian designer), the owner of Habitat Innovation Designs in Toronto. He combines practical clean lines and a unique contemporary style in work that is commendably ecologically friendly.

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Tom Chambers

Contributions Reader Find

By Eve Politanoff in New Photography on Friday 25 March 2011

Take an enchanting journey in the Mexican countryside with Dreaming in Reverse, a beautiful series of photomontages by American artist, Tom Chambers.

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Delectable Chocolate the Mayan Way

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 22 January 2011

Delectable chocolate. Such is the Mayan and Nahuatl English translation of the word Ki-xocolatl. It’s also — not coincidentally, of course — the name of a stellar bean-to-bar Mexican-based chocolate collection. The result of years of partnership between a Belgian husband and wife chocolatier team, and Mexican cocoa producers hailing from Chiapas and Tabasco, Ki’xocolatl is a solid marriage of top notch Mexican ingredients and a dash of European techniques.

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Jason de Caires Taylor’s Underwater Scuplture

Francis Andrews Reader Find

By Francis Andrews in New Trends on Tuesday 13 July 2010

Sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor is about to deploy an army of some 200 cement men and women to the bottom of Mexico’s Museum of Underwater Art in attempt to create a vast and surreal reef. Mexico’s marine take on the Terracotta Army, perhaps?

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