In a city like San Antonio, it's easy to see the rich cultural influence Mexico has throughout the history of Texas and the Southwest. But learning more about Mexico's burgeoning contemporary design scene seems increasingly difficult to do amid polarizing political rhetoric.
That's what makes Pearl's newest pop-up a must-hit event this holiday season. Nave Coyote offers a collection of goods from Guadalajara, the hometown of curator/designer Isabel Moncada. Together with fellow designer Peter Glassford, the duo brings a "vibrant collection of fashion, jewelry, leather goods, tabletop designs, furniture, and lighting items that vary from practical to extravagant" to their pop-up shops.
In addition to being Moncada's birthplace, Guadalajara is also home base for Glassford Moncada, a "design alliance and workshop with a Tex-Mex perspective" the pair began in 2016.
This unique pop-up was curated especially for the San Antonio audience and will take over the Pearl's Diehlman Building beginning November 29 through January 10. This is the third temporary shop to takeover the building since chef Andrew Weissmann closed his landmark Il Signo restaurant in 2018.
Nave Coyote is currently teasing some of the limited-edition items its bringing to San Antonio on social media. Among the goodies local shoppers will find are wild, one-of-kind Taller Lu’um lighting fixtures; chic Casilda Mut womenswear; and whimsical ceramics from Soda Escombro.
In celebration of its Alamo City debut, Nave Coyote will also host a series of special in-store events beginning on November 29 with an opening reception. Nave Coyote will also host an artists' talk on December 4 and a Cuata Jewelry trunk show on December 7, among other events.