Now more than ever, one of our favorite ways to create a moment of calm is by lighting an intoxicating candle or earthy incense stick. It helps set the mood for whatever we choose to do next, whether it’s meditate, read, or even just take a few minutes to breathe. This simple ritual isn’t a wellness gimmick though, it actually dates back to antiquity, when ancient Romans would light incense to ward off illness, superstitions, and misfortunes. It’s an interesting curiosity, and one of many that author and design historian (and writer for Design Milk!) Amy Azzarito covers in her
Casa Teo is a minimalist boutique hotel created by famed Mexican restaurateur Enrique Olvera of Pujol. The space is situated above the former location of Pujol, which previously encompassed the production kitchen and private dining room for the restaurant.
The space is meant to encourage creativity and connectivity to a city vibrant with history and culture. It is to no surprise that the kitchen occupies most of the interior, serving as not only a dining area, but a communal space to host workshops and conversations. Guests can experience local cuisine first hand through the in-house chef, formerly of Pujol.