Greater Mexico City has almost 22 million residents, the largest urban park in Latin America, approximately 170 museums, and a food scene as diverse and captivating as its terroir. NUVO has rounded up the best places to sleep, eat, and explore.
Thandiwe Muriu captures her experience as an African woman through photographs that appear psychedelic, almost dizzying in their intricate details. This series is Muriu’s vision of what liberated beauty looks like and challenges Kenya’s societal beauty constructs.
Reynold Rodriguez doesn’t remember most of his dreams. Yet somehow they find their way into his visual stories through a process the designer describes as “transforming the intangible.”
Crossing generations and cultures, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s influence runs deep. As an artist, activist, and entrepreneur, he is memorialized in the minds of many. Now over 200 never-before and rarely seen pieces of Basquiat’s art, artifacts, and ephemera are being exhibited in Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure©.
Released at Paris Design Week this past March, Theoreme Editions Collection 02 comprises objects and furniture curated by Parisian creatives David Giroire and Jérôme Bazzocchi. This newest collection focuses on the tangible exchange between technical design and the imagination, creating a dialogue between modern art and functionality.
Lake Como, a well-known destination of ethereal appeal, has captured the attention of present-day celebrities and English romantic poets alike. To experience the natural magnificence of Lake Como, head to the village of Pigra to visit Villa Peduzzi. Built in 1909, the five-level villa has been fully restored by Italian architect Andrea Meirana.
With recent editorial features in Vogue and Nylon, Antoine Manning’s apparel brand Homage Year is on the come up. Launched in 2021, the Ova Manifestation and Mini Ova bags have already made their way to the shelves of Saks Fifth Avenue, been worn by artists like Tierra Whack, and been praised as the new “it” bag by Essence magazine.
With such gross amounts of clothing ending up in landfills every year, DUER’s intention is to make longer-lasting materials in styles that lean classic more than trendy.
No matter your reason for an après-ski engagement, it might help to know what the professionals are pouring this winter. Luckily, NUVO has you covered with three après-ski drink recipes to try before ski season is over.
Situated on the Left Bank in Paris’s Saint Germain District, Hotel des Académies et des Arts brings all the charm of a Belle Époque atelier to a stylish boutique hotel.
The all-inclusive retreat-style hotel is designed to disconnect guests from their regularly scheduled programming and reconnect them to natural rhythms.
From October 31 to November 2, the city of Oaxaca becomes a jubilant scene to celebrate Día de los Muertos. Live music blares, ornate fashion is worn, painted faces reveal calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), while marigold flowers choke the sprawling altars set with photographs and saints.
Skylights, winding concrete stairways, and unexpectedly placed window frames that bathe the bedrooms in the serene afternoon light give the circular interior a sense of whimsy.
What sets Martínez apart is his effort to disrupt the problematic food systems that have left out the voices of the farmers. He focuses on sustainable practices that include minimizing food waste, sourcing ingredients seasonally, and employing indigenous and local growers.
The artistic hospitality is paralleled, if not exceeded, by the vibrant food scene, which visitors should dive into—mouth first.
Helle Mardahl’s lavish glassware is a whimsical twist on the more traditional (and stagnant) table setting.
“My inspiration or my way of creating comes from a merger, both Africa and Europe,” Emaga says.
Monte Uzulu, one of the newest boutique hotels to hit the state of Oaxaca sets itself apart with mindful precautions taken during development to create a sustainable jungle retreat only five minutes’ walking distance from the glittering Pacific Ocean.
3-D visualization is 2020’s version of trompe l’oeil, a technique used to trick the viewer by using points of view and imagery that makes a flat image appear three-dimensional.
Teeming with vibrant marine life, the geometric sculptures moored to the sea floor allowed swimmers, scuba divers, and snorkellers to swim through the artwork suspended in nature.