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Electrical connectors, industrial hardware turned into bags, jewelry

CEBU designer Doro Barandino. JON UNSON

It was while studying architecture that Doro Barandino nurtured a love for design. But in the ’90s, after graduating from school, he felt there wasn’t much happening in architecture in his hometown in Cebu. This made him shift to product design.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Latest Stories | Read More »

Hotel by the bay gets a $5-million facelift–without losing that Locsin touch


Sofitel Philippine Plaza recently unveiled its newly refurbished Grand Plaza Ballroom, the last in a series of major projects to “elevate” its facilities and make them on par with the Sofitel chain’s “level of luxury” the world over.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Ernest de Leon Escaler becomes 1st Filipino to receive Order of the Star of Italy

ESCALER walks the
talk of the Ateneo
motto, “To be aman
for others

Ensconced in the Population Center Foundation building is the elegant office of entrepreneur, producer, art patron and investment banker Ernest de Leon Escaler.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Major exhibit on Philippine churches to open in Madrid


Historical memory and appreciation are rare traits in a fast-changing, outward-looking world.   In the case of Spain, today’s generation, like those from countries with a colonial past, has less knowledge and verve about the people their countries had subjugated. Former colonials, including Filipinos, are not exempt from knowing less about their own relationship to […]

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Two Roxas Triangle is launched with J. Antonio Mendoza’s design

MENDOZA’S transitional style–a mixture of the traditional
and contemporary–appeals to buyers of all tastes and ages.

What is the ultimate in condominium luxury? Amenities and services aside, it is space imbued with quiet elegance, subdued colors and organic textures, says architect and interior designer J. Antonio Mendoza.

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »