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Prayers and hard work, said Dimples Romana, enabled her to purchase her "halfway home."
Prayers and hard work, said Dimples Romana, enabled her to purchase her "halfway home."Dimples and husband Boyet Ahmee bought the property while the actress was doing the hit afternoon series Kadenang Ginto on ABS-CBN.Today’s milestone ???????? offering this blessing to my Papa in heaven ...
 
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#SupportLocal.
It’s been almost six months (time flies) since quarantine began and thousands if not millions of workers were introduced to the new normal: working from home. At first, it sounded like a dream. You get to save money from commuting and eating ...
 
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Bigger is not always better
When it comes to building your dream home, bigger is not always better. All that empty space with nothing to occupy it or no one to share it with doesn't exactly spell “dream home.” Sometimes, the house of your dreams is a ...
 
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From residential to commercial projects, these architects are changing the world by creating a better and brighter environment.
Key Projects: Rustan's Our Very Own and the Malacañang Premier GuesthouseFirm: Asuncion-Berenguer, Inc. Key Projects: Solenad, Discovery Shores Boracay Spa, De La Salle University’s Henry Sy, Sr. HallFirm: Larawan Ink Key Projects: Wildflour, Purple Yam, Pink's Hotdogs, Mighty Quinn's, Farmacy, and Islas PinasKey Projects: Casa RocesFirm: Buensalido + Architects Key ...
 
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Makes you wish you were a student here.
For most students, the school library is an important place to expand their knowledge. It's where they go for additional readings, assignments, and research for thesis. Other libraries even give access to online journals that open doors to an abundance of information. ...
 
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It was inspired by Filipinos’ passion for basketball.
Long before the NBA was born on August 3, 1949, basketball was already the unofficial national sport of the Philippines. Filipinos had been balling since 1910. At the time, it was only women who played the sport. Filipino women played basketball in ...
 
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First step: Marie Kondo the rules.
Since Alessandro Michelle took over Gucci five years ago, the Italian fashion label has taken us on a wild ride to a sepia-colored world inhabited by romantic artistes who dress like the vibe-iest (and genderless) grandparents in town—pussy-bows on shirts, big bug sunglasses ...
 
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With almost 7,000 followers, the account is growing by the day.
Brutalist architecture isn't enjoyed by all. Historically, it's been criticized as harsh and abstract. An Instagram account with the name Brutalist Pilipinas, however, hopes to capture another side of it—especially since we pretty much live our lives amongst so many such structures in ...
 
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An expat and a photographer learn to live in harmony in this light-drenched North Syquia unit. 
They couldn’t have been more different: One likes order and light—lots of it—while the other revels in darkness and chaos. But inside one of North Syquia’s spacious apartments, two housemates find common ground. The housemates—a German expat working with an international NGO and a ...
 
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Here's a closer look at the Gregoria II, a collab between Ito Kish and Filip + Inna.
Great furniture collaborations are hard to come by, so we jump at almost everything that combines our love of design and cool collabs. The latest is designer Ito Kish's partnership with Filip + Inna, the clothing label that's known for using indigenous materials."For ...
 
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Dance artist Jose Jay Cruz creates spaces that immortalize space and time.
If the pieces in Jose Jay Cruz’s apartment look familiar to you, it is probably because you’ve seen them before in the home of the late Jacques Van Den Huevel, as featured in top (and now defunct) local design magazines.Top Story: Why Texas ...
 
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Who else misses Friendster right now?
We might joke about it now, but Friendster is looking more appealing given how toxic Facebook has become. With the abundance of imposter accounts and toxic news feeds, it’s not uncommon anymore to take Facebook breaks and deactivate for a couple of ...
 
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Quarantine is more bearable if you're surrounded by a giant palm tree and Syquia’s tight-knit community.
It took two years for Dorelyn Jose, a well-traveled international development worker, to finish decorating her new home at the storied North Syquia Apartments. But it was all worth it, she would soon realize. Not long after the last potted plant was ...
 
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Your posterior deserves something soft and supportive.
The community quarantine has been extended yet again, this time all the way until the end of May. We will, however, continue working from home in the foreseeable future, which means the beanbag chair that we used to love so much isn't going ...
 
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It preserves the original glory of the building.
Most of us have a mental image of what a fast food restaurant looks like: hard linoleum tables and even harder chairs, soda-stained floors, bright lights that give you a headache as soon as you finish your value meal. It's always refreshing ...
 
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Urban environments, the prime hubs for disease outbreaks, must emphasize sustainability and decrease waste and pollution.
“The coronavirus will change how cities function,” says Charmaine Chan, design editor of the South China Morning Post. “I hope it makes them more resilient places.”Chan spoke with a panel of industry experts in a recent webinar moderated by Catherine Feliciano-Chon, founder of communications ...
 
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Expert tips for work-from-home spaces.
“People used to think of working from home as a cute idea, something that millennials were very into,” says award-winning Filipino architect JJ Acuna, founder of JJA Bespoke Architecture. “As designers, we may be asked by our clients, whether it’s a developer ...
 
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An American in Manila builds a gentleman’s space filled with his many passions.
Moving into a new home is always exciting; the smell of fresh paint, an empty space waiting to be decorated, the sense of a fresh start. On the other hand, the logistics involved can be a nightmare. More so when there’s a ...
 
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High fashion turned home furniture.
There’s a new showroom in town, and it’s bringing the best of fashion furniture to the Philippines. Sovrano is Living Innovations’ latest and most luxurious showroom, featuring pieces from three iconic Italian fashion houses: Armani/Casa, Bottega Veneta, and Fendi Casa.Sovrano is giving ...
 
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The space is masterfully transformed by its new Italian tenant, but the influence of the cultural artist can still be felt in the details.
Barely an hour into his first day back in Manila, Italian Luca Bombeccari found himself walking along McKinley Road—barefoot—with his friend, the late Carlos Celdran trailing behind. He couldn’t remember the exact date, but it was around the first week of January 2018 for ...
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