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Go natural when cleaning your home


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The next time you clean your house, try to do it without causing much harm to the environment.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

‘Orange-you-glad’ table brighteners


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WITH a little creativity and imagination, orange peel may be transformed into “flower” centerpieces.

Here’s a fragrant and pretty craft for your table—orange peel flowers.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Designer Lilianna Manahan chosen for prestigious home fair

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Young product designer Lilianna Manahan has been chosen as one of the “Rising Asian Talents” who will be featured in the first Maison et Objet Asia interior design trade show in Singapore next month. But she almost missed the opportunity.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Bale mi’– ‘my house’

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OLD wood, capiz windows, callado tracery are showcased in the parlor. STANLEY ONG

Ditta Sandico’s grandparents Manuel Sandico and Pilar Hizon built the house in 1927. In this house, Ditta’s father, Fernando Hizon Sandico, came into the world. Fernando was the fifth in a happy brood of eight children, with Mayorico, Pergentino, Benito, Luz, Caridad, Orosia and Donatila.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pan-Asian home houses contemporary designs as well

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CREATIVITY in their genes: Gigi Eala and Baby Valencia by her paintings and
collection of antique bamboo containers

Giselle “Gigi” Eala was 15 years old and spending a holiday in the Philippines from school break in Hong Kong, when the bike she was riding along a street in Ayala Alabang got its wheels entangled with a cable from a Meralco truck.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

2014 trends: Color is back–people putting recession behind them

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KELLER table with grommets or nailhead trim

Known for giving classic furniture a twist, Ethan Allen is adding quirkiness to its design vocabulary.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Pallet bed


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If you’re looking for a bed that’s out of the ordinary but within your budget, you might want to consider this pallet bed.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Artist couple creates a black-and-white home–inspired by Coco Chanel’s romance

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In the film “Coco and Igor,” which depicts the rumored romance between French couturier Coco Chanel and Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, the couple consummate their passion amid the black-and-white interiors of Chanel’s house in the outskirts of Paris.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tweaking twigs for a centerpiece


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FOR A MINIMALIST centerpiece, fill several glass containers with uncooked white rice. Carefully prop a number of twigs into the rice and arrange the glass containers in a row.

When all the riotous colors of summer start getting to you, turn to the pristine and the simple for your table centerpiece or grouping. The stark contrast of dark and light, in this case, the dark twigs against the white rice, is an easy match for most color schemes. Inexpensive and elegant can go hand in hand with this project.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

A fun way to give

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When the holiday season approaches, chances are you’ll be cramming your shopping and there’s no time to look around, so you end up giving something generic that says, “I just grabbed the first thing I saw.”

Posted: September 7th, 2012 in 2BU | Read More »

Bacteria-fighting, energy-conserving, fully digital–new gadgets for the modern home

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DAPHNE Oseña-Paez checking out the Samsung Digital Refrigerator

Samsung recently tapped four celebrity moms to demonstrate the efficiency of a new line of digital home appliances—vacuum cleaner, digital refrigerator and microwave, and digital airconditioner. Moms on-call for Samsung duties are Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, model, columnist, teacher; Tessa Prieto-Valdes, columnist, philanthropist, events host; Daphne Oseña-Paez, TV host, philanthropist, advocate of children’s health and welfare; and Amanda Griffin, model and VJ.

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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