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Architect Manny Miñana builds a neo-‘bahay-na-bato’ in Sta. Elena

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THE SECOND-FLOOR living room is surrounded by louver windows, screen panels, and tempered glass doors, which slide open to allow the panoramic view outside to wrap the vast room. PHOTOS BY PATRICK UY

Taking elements of vernacular architecture, like wide overhanging eaves, pitched roofs, raised pile foundations and local building materials such as wood and stone, the country’s best architects started a trend in the 1970s.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Turn clothes hangers into shoe hangers


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Organizing your closet is always a challenge especially if you have limited space. Shoes and flip-flops pile up and gather dust on the floor.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Helping ourselves


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Sustainable development that provides for today’s basic needs, while assuring that future generations have enough for themselves, cannot be achieved by relying on government alone.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Like the grace of a ballerina

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Like bonsai, ikebana is an art of arranging plants and flowers that has long been practiced in Japan. Filipino ikebana enthusiasts say it is “an ancient and highly creative art of flower arrangement that dates back to the 13th century.”

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

From design accent to cultural heritage

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NATIONAL Artist Arturo Luz’s special collection; proceeds of the sale of these
carpets will help “Yolanda” victims.

The most lavish handmade carpets in Balmoral Castle, one of the homes of the British royal family, as well as in the palaces of the sultan of Brunei and of Middle East sheikhs, are made in the Philippines. Prized for the artistry, enduring quality and refinement of its carpets, the brand originally known as Tai Ping Luxury Carpets is rebranding itself as Pamana.

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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