I first visited the Metropolitan Museum of Manila in the mid-1980s. We went to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank) on a field trip, but I didn’t want to watch coins being minted. They gave us a choice of going to the bank or the museum—I chose the museum instead, and even if IContinue reading “Museum Girl: KisMet”
Let’s take a second look at the famous art and design destination in Pasay.
A quick home tour of a designer’s 86sqm small condo unit project
I’m taking a one-day break from design babble to talk about how ordinary folks are represented in lifestyle articles. I’m sure you have your fill of “fave-celebrity-doing-normal-things” viral posts, but when a call for a lifestyle or inspirational article about people like you and me are brought up, the editors sometimes get a knee-jerk reactionContinue reading “An Honest Post”
Behold, a Filipino-designed electric fan that is unusual and elegant
While visiting designer Willie Garcia at her JunkNot Concept Store opening last February, I couldn’t help but notice how fun and quirky Selah Pods Hotel was. For starters, it strives to be an eco-friendly hotel (this is the main reason Willie chose it for her showroom), as its main public area opens to an airy,Continue reading “Pod Living in Pasay”
Interior designer Willie Garcia is the purveyor of all things upcycled, and her main vision in life is to have a zero-waste world.
My father and two brothers studied at the University of Santo Tomas (UST). They used to share memories that were alien to me, such as eating sandwiches from a magical vending machine, and perching on the brise soleil of the Engineering Building. And then I asked them a question that left them stumped: Have youContinue reading “Cabinet of Curiosities: UST Museum”
Almost every local interior designer I know has bought or sourced from Triboa Bay Living, a local brand of beautifully designed, contemporary furniture pieces and accessories. So it was quite a treat to photograph their factory for the Manila FAME Touchpoint website (more on that later). A bit of trivia: I only found out, belatedlyContinue reading “Triboa Bay Tour”
If I could live in a museum, I would. I will go there to drown out the noise from the world, and avoid people I do not want to hear and see.