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Dina Bonnevie promotes ‘abel Iloco’

KNOWN for its durability and intricately
woven designs, abel is one of the few surviving traditional crafts in
the North.

As a child growing up in his home province of Ilocos Sur, Gov. Deogracias Victor Savellano early on became aware of the beauty of Ilocano tradition and craftsmanship.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Smiles Beyond Borders’: Negros arts and crafts trade fair to benefit calamity-ravaged Visayas


The resilience of the Visayan people in the face of one calamity after the other will be highlighted in the 29th Negros Trade Fair starting today, Sept. 24, till the 28th at the Glorietta Activity Center in Ayala, Makati City. The fair, one of the longest trade fairs in the country, is aptly titled “Smiles […]

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Arts and crafts redux

THE LIFESTYLE setting features antique pillow racks, a golden retriever lamp, an ancient Chinese emperor and empress, bookends, a Manchu emperor and empress, Sylvester the cat, the dama juana glass jar and a large Buddha hand.

There is something comforting about displaying objects from the past. Not only do they evoke nostalgia or a yearning for crafts that no longer exist, but they also lend timelessness to a home décor.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Export-quality products, designs on display at Manila FAME

The 59th edition of Manila FAME, a biannual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, eco-sustainability and artisanship in Philippine products, will take center stage at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, on March 14-17.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Artisan’s fair promises well-made, curated items

GABY de laMerced of Vinyl on Vinyl makes upright figures, paintings of shoes on wooden chopping boards and pencil drawings on vinyl records.

The three-day exhibit and sale of museum-quality Philippine arts and crafts (Aug. 23-25) is still over a month away, but the excitement at an exclusive briefing recently for MaARTe 2013 was palpable.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »