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Carlo Calma does rats and cities

CALMA’S 65-piece manifesto of the city and its artifacts
took seven months to finish with Pampanga artisans.
On the right corner is Jia Estrella’s toilet art.

Imagine it’s the 22nd millennium. An excavation uncovers vestiges of a city in the early 21st century, including its master plan.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

When is furniture an investment?

THE COLLAR Sofa with
lacquered swivel table

As the home becomes more and more a retreat from stressful environment, furniture designers are creating sofas that foster family bonding.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Agnes Locsin’s ‘Bulak’: Cycles of the season in beautiful ballet

LIKE a tree expanding, Biag Gaongen hoists Krisbelle Palicbar. Right: intertwined like vines. PHOTOS BY JOJO MAMANGUN

Every work of choreographer Agnes Locsin is always highly anticipated. Her work is noted for its intense imagery and the breathtaking bravura of her dancers. Yet, despite her cult status and impressive body of work, she has to strive, like most artists, to get patronage and support.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Where to bring the kids–long ziplines, koi ponds, puzzle mansion, mini zoo

JINGGOY and Mutya ask their kids to identify
the colors and shapes on Keith Harring’s
puzzlemural at the PuzzleMansion.

Sculptor-designer Jinggoy Buensuceso and wife-“mompreneur” Mutya (Crisostomo) believe that the best way to develop their children, Mayumi, 4, and Malaya, 2, is to bring them on excursions to the world of nature and animals.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Philippine Fashion Week: It’s now less about spectacle, more about relevance

graphic Tshirt
ready to go

Against all odds and naysayers, Joey Espino is pushing through with Philippine Fashion Week (PFW).

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »