Sunday, 22 November 2009

Sky Gardens

The owners of this apartment block in Mexico DF have taken vertical gardening to a new level. Really nice to see in a city full of cars, ozone and concrete....

Seat on the Street

This is cool. A tiled bench with a garden built into the back. Seen on the street in Condessa, DF. Mexico.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Recycled Vertical Garden

The Mexicans are a resourceful nation, here is another great example. This vertical garden not only made a great fence, but the plastic bottle containers filled with soil stack perfectly and the gaps allow small plants and mosses to grow. Ingenious.

Tree in a bench

This tree provided shade and greenery to an otherwise basic concrete bench. The street had these lining either pavement on a 100m stretch. Street Smart.

Stylish paintjob in Guadalahara

This bakers had a really fresh clean feel in a ritzy suburb of Guadalahara, Mexico.

Stunning Bathroom Fittings from Mexico

The mexican company Helvex produces high quality, durable bathroom fixtures and fittings. They come in traditional and contemporary designs. Would be great in the UK.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The worlds most comfortable bed

This is it.
Insane comfort and contouring of the body.
Delivers maxium support whilst being springy for fun. Get them cheaper at

Monday, 9 November 2009

Outdoor Garden Innovation

We bumped into this urban garden in old Mexico City.
They had turned a paved area into a oasis of green by filling shallow pots with grass for seating, water and pond life. Everyone, young and old was enjoying the experience.
Most interesting of all was the recycling of oil drums into homes for giant bamboo.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Mexico: the wooden balcony and garage

Modern Mexican designers love using grilles, wooden slats and straight lines to give their homes a fresh clean feel.

I really like this example near Chapultepec Park in central Mexico City, the wood adds a softness to the concrete.

Making an entrance, Mexico City

Great way to advertise a business and get people stopping in the street.

This restaurant put out the red carpet to customers valet parking. Taken in Condesa, Mexico City in November 09.