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“Home away from home: How Contramar’s Gabriela Cámara creates restaurants for community, conversation and the best f*ucking seafood of your life. (Probably.)
When you walk into one of Gabriela Cámara’s restaurants, you’re at home. Even if you’ve never been there. Contramar and Entremar are bustling with energy, and movement, as waiters weave around the tables and each other, bringing you the best seafood and definitely a michelada or two, or three. Stay a while. That’s the point. … Continue reading Comumunity
Javier Senosiain: In conversation with Mexico’s most whimsical architect
One of the most prominent architects in Mexico, and one of the most imaginative, Javier Senosiain has been creating organic spaces for the last 35 years. In an exploration through the psyche, from our first home in our mother’s belly to the surroundings we occupy for the rest of our lives, he observes the effects and how we can utilize our earliest knowledge to inform our interactions with our homes, and our selves.
Meet one of the women changing the future of filmmaking
Don’t put Leslie Montero in a box. She won’t fit there. When she steps behind the camera, she steps into herself. Following in the footsteps of her father, it only took a glimpse into his world when she was younger to know that she wanted to be a part of it; and not just be part of it, but to help shape it.
LGBT+ Sessions: Celebrating pride and keeping the conversation moving in the midst of a pandemic
When the pandemic started, and everything around us began to be cancelled or closed, Rob Cubero and his fellow founders of LGBT+ Sessions sought new ways to bring people together. And they did. An honest and open digital platform, LGBT+ Sessions is a place where people gather to celebrate sexuality, diversity and inclusion through stories, performance and conversation. It’s a place for people to share, to express, and to simply BE. Be themselves. One of the most basic human rights, and one that LGBT+ Sessions celebrates loudly.
Manolo González on the key to never working again
Manolo González' advice for chasing your dream job? Just go for it. Whatever it is, and whatever that looks like. Or to be specific, if you’re him, throw out your industrial engineering degree, quit your job as a risk assessment consultant, and decide to pursue production design. Which he did, and now does. Because “once you do what you love, you won’t work again ever.”
Elly’s: Where New York Meets Mexico
Andres Herran and Elizabeth Fraser transformed a 1930s Bauhaus-style house into not just a restaurant, but an experience. One where New York and Mexico come together, and everyone else comes to meet the mingling worlds to share Mediterranean-ish meals. Have a drink (their wine list is excellent), order everything off the locally-sourced menu (honestly, everything), and until you do that, listen to what Andres and Elly have to say about who they are, what they’re doing and where they’re going.
MÉRIDA: Experience the Caribbean regional style rooted in culture and tradition
In the Yucatán Peninsula, the vibrant state capital of Mérida bursts with color. Not just of the folklore of the region, but of the culture. Pink waters, sprawling haciendas, jungle cenotes and rich textures are just a handful of unique experiences found in the colonial city. (And Merida can't be mentioned without also bringing up Cochinita Pibil. Which if you haven't had, book the next ticket out. Even if you have... book the next ticket out.)
How do you make worlds like Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma come to life on screen? Hire the Gamboa Brothers.
“Let’s just have fun and get shit done.” And they do. Working with people like Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu, the Gamboa Brothers are a group (or family, as they’ll tell you) of set designers that merge all of their individual skills to bring visions of all scale to life. One of those visions-turned-reality? Academy Award winning film Roma. Give them a challenge. They’ll take it.
Returning to the Earth: How a 2000 year old farming practice is still a solution for today
As the world around us changes -- at times rapidly, sometimes slowly – what are the lessons we take from these times? At the core of it, is the power of the Earth. How we interact with it, how we use it, how we forget it. Forget its power. The Aztecs relied on it, working with the environment around them to create floating gardens called chinampas, where they would farm and harvest their crops. 2000 years later, and the chinampas can still be found today in Mexico City, their produce and products helping to feed the community and supplying the best restaurants in the city.
Talking mezcal with Toro Sánchez
If you know Mexico, you probably know mezcal. If you don’t know mezcal, you should probably know Toro Sánchez. You can find him in the Riviera Maya doing mezcal tastings between Playa de Carmen, Cancun and Tulum, sharing his vast knowledge of the flavors and history from the “Tree of Wonders”. Until you meet him though, here is all you need to know for now: there are 5 main species of agave plants used for mezcal, though mezcal can be made from any of the 150 species native to Mexico. Which means, mezcal is incredibly diverse. Espadín is the most common, exposing floral and fruitier notes, with the more rare Tobalá showing up typically with earthier and smokier tones. Start there. The rest you'll learn through experience. Just don’t forget to kiss it.
Habitant is much more than the work we do,
It is our vision on how to promote and celebrate our community.
To achieve a more empathetic, emotional and current communication, we believe that quality and innovation go hand in hand with diversity as a starting point in the creation of commercial pieces. We cannot think of this industry from a past that does not represent us and we seek to be part of something bigger and more exciting than usual.
As a company we have always had a very high representation of women, but looking to the future, we value concrete action more than words, for which, we will donate 1% of each project carried out by Habitant to Tümu, an online education agenda for girls in 10 to 18 years in Mexico. We participate in the global platform Free the Work, which has been the first to speak and have an agenda for the representation of gender and diversity in the industry.
If you want to know more about these platforms, please do not hesitate to ask any member of our team.