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Diario in Mexico City: An Industrial Designer Reimagines South of the Border Craft

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Diario in Mexico City: An Industrial Designer Reimagines South of the Border Craft

March 15, 2017

Founded in 2013 by industrial designer Moisés Hernández with the aim of reimagining everyday Mexican objects for a design-savvy audience, Diario is our new obsession. Check out the Stories first—11 journal entries about makers and their crafts—before you navigate to its Shop. It’s a fitting hierarchy for the brand, while retaining devotion to age-old craft.

Photography courtesy of Diario.

these gradient tequila cups (\$30 for a set of four) have a black con 9
Above: These Gradient Tequila Cups ($30 for a set of four) have a black confetti pattern and solid black rim on a white enamel base. Also available as a Tumblers and Coffee Cups, stay tuned for a more colorful version, coming soon. N.B. The enamel line is currently sold out but can be preordered.
made by a pair of brothers using foot pedal looms in oaxaca, mexico, the&# 10
Above: Made by a pair of brothers using foot-pedal looms in Oaxaca, Mexico, the Gradient Blue Tablecloth is $109.
diario commissioned half and half placemats from the same weavers; they&am 11
Above: Diario commissioned Half and Half Placemats from the same weavers; they’re available in nine colors, including the red and white shown here; $16 each.
napkin rings made by a third generation silversmith in the city of taxco &# 12
Above: Napkin rings made by a third-generation silversmith in the city of Taxco “bring the language of jewelry to the table.” A single Napkin Ring O is $109.
made in the style of a pre hispanic comal griddle, this flat service plateis co 13
Above: Made in the style of a pre-Hispanic comal griddle, this Flat Service Plateis composed of red clay shaped with hands and primitive tools—corncobs for rolling the clay and stones for a final polish. A single plate is $40; Diario also offers a Water Glass and Bowls. N.B. The clay collection is currently sold out but can be preordered.
this pine trivet is made in chiapas, mexico, of hand rolled pine leaves ti 14
Above: This Pine Trivet is made in Chiapas, Mexico, of hand-rolled pine leaves tied with colorful cotton string; $13 each.
la purísima has been making hand dipped candles in downtown mexico city si 15
Above: La Purísima has been making hand-dipped candles in downtown Mexico City since 1907. A Bicolor Candle Set of two pink-red and two yellow-orange candles is $20. (They’re also available in Pink-Purple and Green-Blue.)
this everyday tote bag is woven out of palm leaves in a women&#8\2\17;s cra 16
Above: This everyday tote bag is woven out of palm leaves in a women’s craft cooperative in Guerrero, Mexico. The Palm Bag with Copper Handle is $92.

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