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Cebuanos welcome Rockwell

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DIGITAL rendition of 3.2-hectare 32 Sanson by Rockwell, with five clusters of five-story condo buildings, subterranean roads. Seventy percent of the area is devoted to landscaped garden. PHOTOS BY THELMA SIOSON SAN JUAN

Now that Rockwell has unveiled its high-end residential property in Cebu last Thursday, it should be interesting to see if the affluent but very cost-conscious Cebuano is finally ready to embrace condo living—stylish but condo space nonetheless. And—no less than in a spot that had been visited twice by Mother Teresa.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Smart oven has preprogrammed recipes

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The Smart Oven has a Slim Fry function that allows you to fry food the
healthier way.

The future is here. Home appliances just got smarter. No longer are they mere machines whose sole purpose is to help people with their daily rituals. The innovative minds behind Samsung Electronics have come up with units that are so smart they almost do the thinking for their users.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A tale of two (stray) kitties

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THE AUTHOR (center) and partner Richard pose for a photo tomark Simba’s turnover to the new family that came to adopt him and give hima new home.

Is that yours?” I asked the grandmother who lived downstairs from us, pointing to the small cat that sat near us. “No, I thought she was yours. Well, we can just give her to the garbage men tomorrow morning. They’d know what to do with her.”

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DIY cocktail bunnies


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Kick the cuteness factor up a notch this Easter with cute cocktail bunnies. Add that decorative touch to your hors d’oeuvres or cut fruit with fuzzy “bunny” toothpicks.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Kindergarten stress

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I wanted to argue but had to grudgingly bow to authority. The school principal had just asserted her bullheadedness in requiring my son, PJ, who topped his kindergarten class, to deliver a speech on graduation day.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Designers say Asian Modern is over

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At the Philippine Furniture International Show (PFIS), exhibitors met the challenge to remain creative yet viable despite stiff competition from China and other markets.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Don’t hide Easter eggs, show them off


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For those with family and friends they want to impress—and who doesn’t?—here’s an idea for Easter.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Former college basketball star brings his game to the furniture business

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Varenna kitchens come with optional Subzero and Siemens appliances. PHOTOS BY ALANAH TORRALBA

There’s Italian furniture, and then there’s Poliform. These high-end modular home pieces from the Italian company, known for its flexible configurations, have found their way to some of the country’s most exclusive addresses.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Controversial book on pregnancy not as revolutionary as expected


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I remember my first pregnancy and my then pregnancy bible, “What To Expect When You’re Expecting.” I read it from cover to cover, earmarked pages and even brought it along with me during visits to my ob-gyn to discuss issues I wanted clarified. I found it absolutely amazing because it covered everything I was going through and answered every question I had, even before I could think about it.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Foldable ‘Butterfly House’ to shelter the ‘Yolanda’ homeless

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GINA Aboitiz, Efren Peñaflorida, Royal Pineda,Maricis Zobel and project director Benny Lagos at the Mind Museum launch

One hundred seventeen days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” sheltering the homeless remains a problem. Just launched at Mind Museum was the Butterfly House, a low-cost, foldable, steel-framed system that can be stretched out into a liveable structure.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Parenting | Read More »

Tuason clan’s style arbiter has artisanal finds

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DOODY Tuason on her store’s merchandise: “Being authentic means getting as close to the source and this execution as we can.”

Most pricey silverware is now produced with a single rap from a machine. In contrast, a hand-wrought champagne bucket from a discreet workshop in Italy entails over a thousand hammer strikes from a craftsman.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

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