Many thanks to our friends at C Magazine for the shoutout in their March issue.
"Modern Mexican design is underexposed, unique, well-made and full of history," says L.A. native Emily Fox, founder of Materia, an online shop stocked with a curation of handmade and vintage goods from emerging designers on both sides of the border. Fusing midcentury functionalism with organic materials, the range is rich with finds like hand-embroidered blankets, speckled ceramic pitchers and silver egg-shaped salt shakers. "I keep colors neutral and select natural textures because, to me, it's the through line of great design," Fox says. Each item is also perfectly suited for a West Coast abode. "We're so tied geographically and culturally," she adds. "Discovering this design feels like reuniting with a long lost stylish sibling."
The images included highlight objects by Pawena Studio and Mexchic. Plus, favorite vintage and market items.