[Reyes silk pillow cover.]
Thanks to a collaboration with Mexican-born-and-raised designer and illustrator, Paulina Reyes, elements of West Elm's summer 2013 collection have a distinctly Latin flair. On a series of new pillows, the stylized birds and branches of old Mexican craftwork are reinterpreted by U.S.-based Reyes with a loose painterly quality that is quintessentially her, but also evokes the handpainted Talavera ceramics she grew up with.
[Jar with Iron Collar (Chocolatero), ca. 1700, Puebla, tin-enameled earthenware. The Met's collection.]
[Double Gourd-Shaped Bottle (Botellón), late 17th century, Puebla, tin-enameled earthenware. The Met's collection.]
Obviously Mexican style -- past and present -- is on my mind because the previously mentioned event, Dialogos: Contemporary Mexican Design, will take place at the High this Thursday evening. Again, admission is free but tickets are required. If the presentation inspires you to see Frida & Diego, the museum galleries will remain open after the panel discussion until 10 p.m.