Cool Hunting 2009

Top hoteliers reveal the best new design discoveries in London, Texas, New York City, Buenos Aires & Mexico City.

Kurimanzutto gallery
"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."

La Lagunilla
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.

ADDRESS BOOK
Museo de Arte Popular
Revillagigedo 11, Centro Histórico, 011-52/55-5510-2201, map.df.gob.mx, tickets $3

Naco Miscelánea
Yautepec 126-B, Condesa, 011-52/55-5286-1343, usanaco.com

Distrito Capital
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

Kurimanzutto
Gobernador Rafael Rebollar, San Miguel Chapultepec, 011-52/55-5256-2408, kurimanzutto.com

La Lagunilla
República de Honduras, between República de Chile and Allende, Centro

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