Category Archive: Design



Los Trompos

Video: A kaleidoscope of colors engenders play in everyone as Los Trompos debuts at Discovery Green

Discovery Green was awash with vibrant, beautiful hues as the public received Los Trompos (Spinning Tops) with the intended outcome: A community that — similar to the 20 spinning structures that nodded to the popular street toy and traditional Mexican weaving traditions — represented the true colors of Houston’s diversity, coming together for community, laughter and play. Because,…

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Los Trompos

Public Art Install

Video: It doesn’t take long before people of all ages are tempted by colorful, innocent play

Not even one hour had passed before a few passersby were intrigued by the vibrant colors that awash the Sarofim Picnic Lawn at Discovery Green®. As soon as Weingarten Art Group’s hired installers began unwrapping the first component of Mexico City designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena’s Los Trompos, curious walkers were tempted by exactly what the structures…

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Los Trompos

Inside Los Trompos

These five fascinating facts about Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena will surprise you

Creative personalities have fascinating journeys. Whether they make a conscious decision to follow an artistic path or whether their development is best described as an organic and serendipitous series of events that leads to the creative field, those who work in this expressive industry have strong philosophies that represent their upbringing and the people who influenced them….

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Los Trompos

Take this public art installation for a spin: Mexican designers debut at Discovery Green

Discovery Green will host a joyful interactive art installation by internationally acclaimed Mexico City designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. Los Trompos or “the spinning tops” will be showcased from Nov. 14, 2015-March 22, 2016. The elements of the colorful large-scale installation take their form from the common toy. A special opening celebration featuring music, dance, food…

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