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Young artists depict comforts of home

ISSAY Rodriguez, Joseph Gabriel and Jezzel Wee

Young artists Joseph Gabriel, Issay Rodriguez and Jezzel Wee reflect on their lives after graduating from college in the exhibit “Point B,” at Altro Mondo gallery in Greenbelt 5.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Dynamic couple redefine provincial living

BUENSUCESO home is a cluster of boxy sculptures linked by bridgeway, painted in black, which to the sculptor denotes kinetic energy.

A house painted in black should be easy to spot, but visitors to Jinggoy and Mutya Buensuceso’s new home in Cavite, will have to keep their eyes open or they’ll drive right by it.

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Get hooked on old forks

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METAL forks mounted as wall hooks

“Boring” is never a good description to hear about one’s home. If you’ve got a little time on your hands (a few minutes after work for around a week will do), you’ll find that “hooking up” with this project might just be the next big thing your friends will be scrambling to imitate. It’s also a great gift to make for birthdays or for Christmas.

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nikki Coseteng: Living stylishly amid heirloom pieces

LOUNGING in Budji Layug’s living-room set, educator and collector Nikki Coseteng favors wood because it establishes an intimate connection with space.

For several decades, Anna Dominique “Nikki” Coseteng was a leading lawmaker, advocate of women’s issues, media personality and art gallery proprietor.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A burst of summer for your table

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ALTERNATE centerpieces on a long table runner

Usher summer into your home by bringing in some garden freshness and breathing new life into your table. You can start by realizing there’s more than meets the eye while shopping for produce in the supermarket. Also give another look at the things you have and use in your kitchen.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Now, they’re designing furniture and accessories for the ‘millennials’

OLIVIA D’Aboville’s t’nalak lighting fixtures by Tadeco. PHOTOS BY NELSON MATAWARAN

Trend is a dangerous word,” declared James Booth, project director of the recent Manila FAME (Furnishings and Apparel Manufacturers’ Exchange).

Posted: March 27th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Isabel Preysler graces opening of luxe European home furnishings showroom in Manila


A follow-up to the trés successful showroom opening of Porcelanosa Grupo in Manila, dahlings, was another impressive celebration held to welcome its stunning brand ambassador, Isabel Preysler Boyer.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Columns | Read More »

Oh, those fabulous homes


It was so warm that evening, dahlings, but that did not stop our town’s alta sociedad from dashing to McKinley Road for that in-demand magazine, Philippine Tatler, which hosted a trés exclusive happening of Tatler’s Homes Volume 3, held in a gorgeous residence that was a perfect foil to the mind-boggling homes shown on large Bang and Olufsen screens.

Posted: May 25th, 2012 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

How to display bric a brac in your home

REPETITION Repeating visual elements such as line, color, shape, texture and image unifies an arrangement as well as creates a rhythm. The clear vases with Thai grass and wild ginger emphasize the length of the marble-top table.

Whenever Interior designer Sigvard “Jigs” Adefuin visits a home, he can’t help but notice the visual faux pas committed by the inhabitants. Like, placing a floor lamp in a corner; displaying lamp shades with plastic covers; or leaving the lampshade closures exposed.

Posted: April 11th, 2012 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Chavit Singson has soft elegant style (would you believe?)

THE BAR, made of kamagong, narra and slate chips teamed with Moroso bar stools, on the roof deck is in a faux rock gazebo made of fiberglass. The surfaces are made of renewable materials. Droplights by Stelz.

Since Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson loves to entertain, practically his entire home—the gold-clad nine-story Torre del Baluarte—is devoted to public space.

Posted: February 22nd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lighten up your lampshades

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Here is how you can reinvent or update the look of any room by adding a little flair to a lampshade. If you’re tired of the ordinary white or plain-colored lampshade, redesign it by adding decals to the surface of the shade. This is an easy way to give new life to your room.

Posted: January 11th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

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