A breakfast set fit for the mountainside
When product designer Francisco Jaramillo of Fango Studio began to experiment with different natural glazes and pigments in his ceramics, he realized that ingredients like milk and corn husk secreted different oils that sealed his products beautifully.
His breakfast set recalls the traditional Colombian “breakfast on the mountain” from the Antioquia region, with pieces that correspond to the meal’s four principal elements: arepa (a traditional corn flour tortilla), eggs, milk, and fruit and flowers. Each object is hand-sculpted in ceramic and glazed with elements recalling the vessel’s contents, resulting in rare textures.
In this way, the milk bottle is finished with a glaze made from milk while the arepa tray uses a corn husk in its mixture and the flower and fruit tray is interposed with the same burlap bag used to transport these goods in the field. facebook.com/fangostudio
Starting next Wednesday, Medellín Design Week will celebrate its fifth edition, bringing with it workshops, conferences, meetings between the creative and business sectors and a jet-black gallery exhibition with pieces from more than twenty studios from Colombia and beyond.
It’s a trend many have wished were on its way out, but alas, it seems the infamous “millennial pink” is here to stay. The dusty hue has made appearances all over the design scene, from social media and printed materials, to clothing and furniture. And it’s not surprising why— this hue of pink has long been thought to have a relaxing effect, and today it represents a genderless, androgynous neutral, breaking stereotypes of pink as an exclusively feminine tone.
Masquespacio’s latest project comprises the creation of a concept store for Cuadernos Rubio, a traditional Spanish brand that produces educational tools like text books and workbooks, resulting in a recreational and interactive experience center in the heart of Valencia, Spain.
As individuals and organizations we share interests and challenges. Collaboration allows us to make the most of who we are and what we have at our disposal. If this makes so much sense in theory, why is it so difficult in practice?
After four days exploring the fashion trends of the Latin American region, fighting our way through crowds of crazed Colombian fashionistas, and exploring the thoughtful creative process of the Colombian fashion designer, the 30th edition of Colombia Fashion Week finally came to a close yesterday, connecting 475 brands with 11,800 buyers, 12% international and 88% local— once again proving why Colombiamoda is the premiere platform for seeking out the best of Colombian fashion design. Here are our highlights from the last two days of the fair.
The first day of Colombiamoda was jam-packed with the designer lineup of our dreams, including a few of our favorites which we will go into more detail about below. Highlights include none other than the mesmerizing talent of local favorite Andrés Pajón, Carlo Carrisoza and Pink Filosofy from Cali, Beatriz Camacho bringing in the warm weather from the coast— plus two smaller brands that we love, Juan de Dios and Religare. To follow are key points on each collection.
Lining the halls of one of Medellin’s oldest government buildings— now the Palacio de la Cultura, hundreds of well-heeled Colombians waited in balmy patience for fashion designer Johanna Ortiz’s much-anticipated fashion show opening the 30th edition of Colombia Fashion Week. Coming five years after Johanna’s last Colombiamoda appearance, the show heralded a return of the fashion giant to the runways of her home country’s biggest fashion event after a five-year hiatus.
Colombia Fashion Week – or Colombiamoda—begins next week (July 23-25) in Medellin with a much-awaited inaugural runway show by fashion giant Johanna Ortiz at the Palacio de la Cultura. This year’s Colombiamoda aims to grant greater importance to the end consumer, presenting more than 20 runway shows and a commercial exhibition featuring nearly 570 exhibiting brands, plus new initiatives like the Concept Market and Colombiamoda Digital that seek to connect the digital world with the physical, for the first time allowing for the purchase of finished products at the fair.
Mexican designer José Bermúdez and Juan Carlos Franco of Colombian studio Vrokka created Fauna, an artisanal collection that aims to spread awareness about the current risks to Latin America’s biodiversity. By abstracting the essential form of three endangered species from Mexico, Colombia and other parts of Latin America, Fauna acts as a tribute to the region’s extinct and at-risk animals.
The new list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, has been announced, and for the firs time ever, a Colombian restaurant has been included. Since opening her flagship restaurant, Leo, chef Leonor Espinosa has had a great influence on Colombian cuisine and in 2017 she won the title of Latin America’s Best Female Chef. A pioneer in the local movement to promote Colombian cuisine by showcasing its rarest and most unknown ingredients, Leo is the female equivalent of Peru’s Gaston Acurio.