Cool Hunting 2009
Top hoteliers reveal the best new design discoveries in London, Texas, New York City, Buenos Aires & Mexico City.
"Every exhibition the gallery produces is a source of inspiration," says Couturier. "It has a top selection of the best contemporary Mexican artists. Some of my new favorites are Carlos Amorales, Dr. Lakra, Jonathan Hernández, and Miguel Calderón—all are young and have a great future."
The city's huge Sunday flea market is a grab bag of anything and everything you can think of: plastic robots, clay masks, tacos. "It has all sorts of items from all sorts of times and sources, and qualifies as one of the best in the world," says Couturier.
Museo de Arte Popular
Revillagigedo 11, Centro Histórico, 011-52/55-5510-2201, map.df.gob.mx, tickets $3
Yautepec 126-B, Condesa, 011-52/55-5286-1343, usanaco.com
Juan Salvador Agraz 37, Santa Fé, 011-52/55-5257-1300, hoteldistritocapital.com, from $130
Casa Luis Barragán
General Francisco Ramírez 14, Daniel Garza, 011-52/55-5515-4908, casaluisbarragan.org, tickets $9
Gobernador Rafael Rebollar, San Miguel Chapultepec, 011-52/55-5256-2408, kurimanzutto.com
República de Honduras, between República de Chile and Allende, Centro