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How Ed Calma creates dialogue between space and environment

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POSITIONING.  The seaters are angled toward the glassy corner of the room and out toward the scenery

Architect Ed Calma has become synonymous with minimalism. His design revolves around geometry, nature, void spaces and materials.   One of his talked-about designs is in Lipa, Batangas. The house was owned by actor Aga Muhlach’s mother and is now owned by an oncologist.   On a hilly, one-hectare property facing Taal Volcano and the [...]

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pop Art, French décor, corpulent Mona Lisas–Delphine Delorme’s crazy cornucopia

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RED AND VIOLET. Touches of red and violet in Delorme’s paintings, collage and
modular sofa lend drama to the living room.On the other hand, the weathered finishes of the recycled table, vintage cabinet and old TV set tone down the bright colors. ROMAIN RIVIERRE

Decorating at the turn of the 21st century has been characterized by an emphasis on mixing diverse eras and cultures and juxtaposing disparate styles.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dita Sandico Ong’s ‘banaca’ is the new eco-chic

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Once used to make common products such as slippers and ropes, the abaca is repurposed into a luxury eco textile.

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Their dream house is an ‘open’ house

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Decorating their home in a Cebu subdivision, businessman Hervé Lampert, 36, and his Cebuana wife Marites “Tess” Gonzales, 40, live up to the precepts of Dedon, the global outdoor furniture company which the Frenchman runs.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

From fantasy to business viability–15 Years of Philippine Fashion Week

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Philippine Fashion Week (PFW) has reached its 15th year, following the two-season timetable implemented by its foreign counterparts. That’s a triumph, considering the ever-rising costs of producing a fashion show.

Posted: May 18th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

The baroness’ art of good entertaining

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The French political and military leader ate on this tablecloth in the 18th century when he conquered the Papal States of Italy.  Photo by Bobot Meru

IN 1797, Napoleon Bonaparte, after crossing the Papal States in his Italian campaign, reached Ancona, a port and trading city in northeastern Italy. Seeing the troops, the marquis of the Palazzo Trionfi ran to his fortress called the Rocca Priora on the city border. He then opened fire with two outdated cannons.

Posted: October 9th, 2011 in Cocoon Magazine,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Maymay Liechtenstein enchants with dinner inspired by Ballet Philippines’ Encantada

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The dining room, furnished with Gabriel Barredo sculpture, has that wow appeal. Huge phaelenopses evoke the theme dinner inspired by Ballet Philippines’ revival of ‘Encantada.’ Photo by Bobot Meru

FOUR HOURS before the dinner, art patron and entrepreneur Kathleen Liechtenstein, “Maymay” to friends, was fashioning logs from Valrhona dark chocolate. That would be the dessert of her theme dinner for Ballet Philippines (BP) which was set to announce its forthcoming season with its opener, the revival of Agnes Locsin’s Encantada. Written by Al Santos, the story is about an enchantress who protects the forest, and how man suffers from his crime of savaging nature.

Posted: October 9th, 2011 in Cocoon Magazine,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ito Kish creates his own single’s pad

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At first look, the condo unit of design consultant/entrepreneur Margarito “Ito” Kish is the exemplary single man’s pad – contemporary, sleek, and obviously tidied up by a help. It has custom-made furniture, piped-in music, and art. Beyond function and purpose, however, it could be mistaken for an extension of his showroom, Kish. Furniture is clustered [...]

Posted: July 19th, 2011 in Cocoon Magazine,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Healing the world–and the heart–through dance

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Every time I end my one-woman dance-theater show, I, this solitary figure, stand upstage held up by loop of thin rope. Slowly I am hoisted, usually with the set as part of my costume. There’s nothing to it, just a mere elevation from the ground, no fancy flying maneuvers. The flight is held long enough [...]

Posted: June 20th, 2011 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fashion Week unveils Louie Mamengo’s last collection

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THE LATE couturier Louie Mamengo will always be remembered for his construction, prodigious beadwork, and penchant for black and couture fabrics, used in the most artfully restrained manner. His signature was the figure-flattering black gown, encrusted with rhinestones and other dazzlers. When he was in the terminal stage of lung cancer, he told his former [...]

Posted: May 13th, 2011 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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