A Londoner’s musings on design in everyday Colombian life
Brayan Mendez is an friend of us. He is also a brilliant painter.
He has an original technic in some of his work, which is to paint the background first. It can take 20 layers or more to achieve what he wants. Imagine with oil, the time he can spend waiting for it to dry. And after that, he thinks about a subject.
I really like Brayan’s work not only for its obvious talent but also because it has a strong Colombian side.
Thanks very much Brayan to show us around. That was lovely.
If you are interested to view more of Brayan’s work, please drop him some lines at his email: firstname.lastname@example.org. There as so many more things to see!
Very new activity, Estefania’s designs are really cute. I like the pattern of the fish she is using everywhere.
La Papeleria DZDC
Another nice stand was the one of La Papeleria DZDC which also has a shop very close to the Virrey: Calle 92 11a-06. They also do personalized stationery.
More information about them: Website.
I will start presenting some of the artist of Las puertas del cielo.
El zorro Mañoso
I liked a lot this couple’s work because I thought they were very coherents with their different products. And liked the colours too.
Las puertas del cielo is a festival located Carrera 1 Calle 68, around a church, whose main goal is to show the work of independant designers. It happened last weekend but I will let you know when they organise a new one.
From tomorrow, I will show you the work of designers who were there.
More information about Las puertas del cielo in there.
Last week, one of my friend called Cecile was organising a private sale at her flat. Lovely canvas, independant designers, and a lot more!
Thanks so much Cecile to give the opportunity to all those people to show their work! Hope you will do another one next year!
If you are interesed to know anything about those artists/designers, please send me an email.
It’s the 100th article of Monita. I’ve been in Bogotá for more than 9 months now and it is all going so fast! I’m really happy about doing this blog, not only to show the beautiful things of Colombia to the rest of the world but also Monita in Bogotá allowed me to meet a lot of amazing and creative people and discover the city/country with another eye. I’m also glad that it helped my own creativity and gave me access to a lot of projects.
I wanted to do something special for this post.
Pachamama Forest has opened a new brand of clothing. With only one thing in mind: make people participate to the project. The first product we’ve been working on with Mario is a baby body. When someone buys a body, Pachamama is planting a tree in the Pachamama project and delivers a tree certificate. Hopefully, we will have bodies in bigger quantity by July. You will then be able to buy them online.
The body is still a test and I may change a little my design and illustration but the idea is here.
W I N * O N E * B O D Y
Monita in Bogotá is giving away one body with its tree certificate.
SIMPLE: you just need to comment on this post to let us know why you would like to have this body and what do you think about the project. The give away starts today the 7th of June and will end the 15th of June 2013.
INFO: Comments can be in any languages.
You can participate from everywhere in the world and it will be sent to you for free.
For your information, the anteater is living in the llanos, where Pachamama has its project. By helping the biodiversity in this region, we help those species to survive.
Pachamama webiste in here.
We already have two lucky babies…