The White House’s go-to company for fine china is finally in the Philippines. Pennsylvania-based Lenox recently joined the long list of distinguished home brands exclusively carried by Rustan’s.
Every young couple dreams of having a big house with a driveway that gives one a sense of arrival and a backyard where kids can romp. But given the urban congestion and rising prices of real estate, narrow homes on narrow lot sizes have become the norm.
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.
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.
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.
Known for giving classic furniture a twist, Ethan Allen is adding quirkiness to its design vocabulary.