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STYLE
Handcrafted Jaguar-undi Bags
At this year's Pitch Night, we got hands-on with the bags of Jaguar-undi—a family-run start-up that sources traditional textiles from various regions across the Americas (Latin and South) and stitches them together into unique handcrafted bags. Their...
CULTURE
New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America
In a first-ever comprehensive look stateside, NYC's Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is getting ready to launch "New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America” on 4 November 2014. The exhibition showcases the work of over...
TRAVEL
American Trade Hotel, Panama
Panama City is a place of contrasts and connections. Glass towers jut out of the city's peripheral coastline, the thick Central American jungle on one side and a burgeoning cosmopolitan metropolis on the other. The development of new housing and...
DESIGN
Tegu Tints
Like the originals, Tegu makes their new line of colorful building blocks using sustainably harvested tropical hardwood, reflecting the Honduras-based toy company's commitment to creating imaginative projects while giving back to the community. Tints...
CULTURE
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...
CULTURE
100 Minutes Of Havana
If the Sharks and the Jets had been armed with paintbrushes, they may have ended up in a battle like 100 Minutes Of Havana, an art duel at Village Underground that pits two teams of acclaimed artists against each other in race to see who can create...
FOOD-DRINK
Guanni After the Fire Chocolates
After losing her home and business in the October 2007 fires, San Diego-based chocolatier Mariella Balbi of Guanni Chocolates created the "After the Fire" collection featuring exotic flavors from her native Peru. Made from organic cacao...
CULTURE
Latinbeat Film Festival 2007
From the crossover successes of Mexican power trio Alfonso Cuarón (Y tu Mamá También), Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros), and Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth), to the first film produced...
DESIGN
hoLAnda 2005
It might seem like the current focus of everyone's attention is on Art Basel, but across the Atlantic, the second bi-annual exhibition of Latin American design, hoLAnda, runs through 4 December in Amsterdam. Held in the restored Posthoorn church...
CULTURE
Luis Pons
Four years ago, Luis Pons was farming and tending to his cows in Venezuela's Amazon jungle. Forced from the country due to political strife, these days the architect leads quite a different life as the principal owner and designer of his preeminent...
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