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”
Monthly Archives: June 2020
Revisiting the Charms of 2680 FB Harrison
Let’s take a second look at the famous art and design destination in Pasay.
First Home Tour: 86sqm Condo
A quick home tour of a designer’s 86sqm small condo unit project
An Honest Post
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”
I’m a Fan
Behold, a Filipino-designed electric fan that is unusual and elegant
Pod Living in Pasay
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”
JunkNot Concept Store: Trash is Treasure
Interior designer Willie Garcia is the purveyor of all things upcycled, and her main vision in life is to have a zero-waste world.
Cabinet of Curiosities: UST Museum
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”
Triboa Bay Tour
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”
Museum Girl (a series): Ayala Museum
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.