Saturday, January 31, 2015


Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.

The Versatility of Marsala

  • Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
  • Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great go-to color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.
  • Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors
  • An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.

Friday, January 30, 2015


Located in the beautiful Lafayette Design District in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico is the home and studio of Diaz Morales. The extraordinary modernist architecture setting from the 1940s in the beautiful Lafayette Design District in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico serves as the perfect backdrop for Alfonso Cadena’s new concept restaurant “Hueso”. The restaurant name originates from the Spanish word “Bone”. 
The design approach takes the title literally, integrating architectural details, graphics and a design approach which plays up the skeletal ideaThe design approach for the building began with a creation of a double skin. The exterior of the building is covered in artisanal handmade ceramic tiles reminiscent of stitching and sewing patterns, protecting the inside layer which becomes more organic and full of texture. Inspired by the Darwinian vision and the name of the restaurant itself, the inside skin is covered with over 10,000 collected bones from animals and plants mounted on timber blocks. These were mixed with objects and cooking tools, all of which were assembled by urban visual artists.
The off-white colour palette and a collection of aluminium cast bones hang on the interior walls, while the exposed kitchen becomes a display for the guests – the bar is the only partition between the culinary artists and the main table.