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Cobonpue brings nature’s splendor to Japanese dining

AKIRA Makati transports diners to a magical corner of Japan during autumn, as envisioned by one of the country’s leading designers.

Taking inspiration from an imaginary forest clearing in some magical corner of Japan, leading designer Kenneth Cobonpue has shown again his brilliance in designing space with the opening of Akira Japanese restaurant in Makati.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Armani-designed high-rise: Height of tasteful condo luxury in Makati

ARMANI’S neutral colors echo his philosophy on the home as a sanctuary for
the body and spirit.

Italian fashion great Giorgio Armani, whose name is synonymous with minimalism and understated elegance, is making an imprint in the Philippines.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

From Chatuchak to Scandinavia, Kish goes in search of design inspiration

TROPICAL-INSPIRED wallpaper by Contemporary complements Kish Filipino inspired designs such as Basilisa hanging lamps; Rodolfo console; bronze Lola ceramic vases and bowl with wood pattern; and Santamaria stool. The alabaster vases and convex mirror add a modern touch.

When designer-entrepreneur Ito Kish was starting his home store in 2000, he would fly to Chatuchak, Thailand’s largest public market, to source his merchandise. Likewise, other Filipino entrepreneurs would also buy home accessories for their stores.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

‘The Best of Cocoon’: ‘The age of mass production is over’


As Filipinos become more open to modernist forms of architecture, their preference for mass-produced furniture and accent pieces is beginning to wane.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

The enchantment is in the details

BLACK evening dress with sweetheart neckline, sequined details and tulle train

Twenty-three-year-old Brit Romero from De La Salle-College of St. Benilde is a determined fashion designer who wants nothing more than to pursue her dream.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »