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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 »

Thread ‘n’ paper


Twenty-nine-year-old Mikko Sumulong of I Try DIY grew up in a crafty home. Her mom loved making crafts, and it was only natural for Mikko to follow in her mom’s footsteps.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »