Another summer that goes by and another crazy, busy fall that is upon us. While a lot of people mourn the end of the summer right on Labor Day, I'm actually celebrating that we still have about 20 more days of summer plus a whole new season coming up. And what better way to celebrate than with a colorful tablescape and outdoor arrangement mixing some old and new Mexican items, some of which I happened to have stored in my basement, some others recently acquired at DFC.
For those of you that don't know DFC, well, you should. DFC is a company based in Mexico City that produces all of its design objects using local artisans. They create the cheekiest, wittiest and coolest renditions of traditional Mexican crafts. Like the green totem above, made of fiberglass and resembling the ones that the Aztecs erected during their empire more than six centuries ago. Also, the plates that DFC designs and produces are the perfect mix between innovative design, irony and brilliance. The "MexICON" series, show the portraits of relevant Mexican pop figures from the 80's heyday, like soap opera stars Andres Garcia and Veronica Castro. I mixed all of this cool objects, with a more traditional Otomi hand embroidered tablecloth (made by the indians who live in the Central Altiplano in Mexico), a hand-made Mexican glass vase and just to break the all-Mexican theme, a wonderful centerpiece by the amazing Gaetano Pesce whose pieces are prominently shown in my book.