Exploring Mexico City has been on my to-do list for quite some time, so when a friend asked me to join him I was more than ready. It was perfect timing since Mexico City is having its major moment right now.
Once maligned for its crime and air pollution Mexico City is cleaning up its act. Revamped public spaces are springing back to life, the culinary scene is exploding and a cultural renaissance is flourishing. With the recent makeovers it unexpectedly feels fresh. Its massive range of art and architecture, featuring pre-Hispanic structures juxtaposed with contemporary 21st century works and an expanding design scene all play a part in transforming Mexico City into the hot destination.
At an early age I set out to see the world, and while having already visited over 50 countries, I feel that my journey is just beginning. For me, travel and design go hand in hand. Whether seeking out great shops in trendy neighborhoods or exploring the architectural environment around me, discovering design inspiration everywhere I go enriches me to transform a client’s needs and desires into into their dream home.
Mike Howard is an award-winning designer specializing in kitchens, baths and small space design.