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Young Asean artists tackle consumerism in Escolta exhibit

ASEP Topan, Issay Rodriguez,
Kulay Labitigan, Joseph
Gabriel and Katherine Nuñez. PHOTOS BY LESTER G. BABIERA

Young artists from four Southeast Asian countries take ordinary objects for an extraordinary artistic exploration in the exhibition “Objection,” until Oct. 14 at 98B Collaboratory’s Pan Project Space in Escolta, Manila.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Auf Wiedersehen to plastic at Berlin’s no-packaging store

A journalist walks past a shelf with herbs in glass containers at the "Original Unverpackt OU" (originally unpacked) shop during a press preview in Berlin, September 11, 2014.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Clutching their preserve jars, Tupperware boxes and cloth shopping bags, Berliners can now buy their groceries package-free in a “precycling” first for the environmentally switched-on city.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Consumerism leads to cultural transformation


In its report “State of the World 2013,” Worldwatch Institute asks: “Is Sustainability Still Possible?”

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

How SM combines mainstream media and social media to make a splash

AMBASSADOR Harry Thomas (seated) and Ben Chan (third from right) with guests Mons Romulo, Korina Sanchez Roxas, Willie Revillame,Dingdong Dantes, Richard Gomez, John Estrada and Mithi Aquino. At right, Chan’s garden all set for the dinner of select friends. INQSnap this page to view more photos! PHOTO BY MIGUEL PASTOR AND THELMA SAN JUAN

Over dinner last week, we finally got the full story on how Rajo Laurel and friends got to hook up with Sarah Jessica Parker when the style icon visited Manila a month ago for the SM Aura Premier opening and to do the SM Love to Shop campaign.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Preference for ‘pretty’ produce contributes to $1-trillion annual loss


At a recent meeting of the United Nations Environment Program (Unep) at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, hundreds of high-ranking government officials dined on food rejected by supermarkets in the United Kingdom because it was not pretty enough for their customers.

Posted: April 17th, 2013 in Columns,Food | Read More »