Sunday, April 13, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Can you guess what’s highlighted in my calendar this weekend? Yes as you may have guessed already, I’m going to attend the Philippines International Furniture Shows (PIFS) at the SMX Convention Center. The event will be held from March 14-17. I’m really excited to see how forthcoming our local designers are when it comes to furniture design. It will be good to know that we can already engage in the internationally competitive market.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Whenever it’s my turn to tinker around in the kitchen, I always take command of the smaller wood chopping board that we have. Not only is wood better at keeping bacteria at bay, it also lasts longer. These vegetable cutouts from birch wood will be a cute addition to any kitchen especially if you like to have kids helping out. The vege_table cutting boards were designed by Alessandra Baldereschi.
Friday, January 3, 2014
Okay let me explain myself. My favorite color is orchid, so I’m more than ecstatic to learn that for this year (2014), Pantone has announced that the Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid. See it in all its glory below.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
2013 had come and gone and as we welcome the New Year, we get to say goodbye to past design trends and we’re about to welcome new ones. Isn’t it exciting? From what we’ve seen in the past year, we’re still gearing towards sustainability and we’ll probably see more and more green designs in the market.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
The exhibit was dubbed Design Elementals which was inspired by the key elements of nature – Earth, Air, Fire, Wood, Water and Metal. The group was headed by Mr. Jie Pambid who is also the current Assistant Dean of PSID and Dean of Student Affairs. I had the pleasure of being his student during one of my design review classes for the board exam. He made learning about the history of Interior Design so much more fun. Mr. Pambid had a hand in the selection of the designers for this exhibit.
Mark Perez took the hard form of metals as his inspiration for his industrial wilderness vignette. He favored the use of hard and soft metals to create a whimsical and modern look.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
While browsing through my inbox this afternoon, I happen to glance at the Etsy newsletter that I’ve just received and I just can’t take my eyes off these tea light lanterns.
Friday, November 8, 2013
When those Dyson Bladeless Fans hit the market, they couldn’t believe there was such a thing. I couldn’t even believe that they were efficient in cooling. Enter the Aero Sphere, the fan with the honeycomb design. Now that one has a very unique design too.
Here’s an idea for a concept lamp that was designed by Teng Shao. I was at a lamp store yesterday and I wish I had seen one lamp like this. It is one of those rare lamps that is not only commendable when it came to design but also to functionality as well.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Here’s another cool find. Koket has launched its gem table lamp which will be perfect placed on top of a console table at an entry porch. I think its most stunning feature is the emerald gem that it has right in the middle.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
It never ceases to amaze me just how much you can do with Lego bricks and talented Lego designers like Jamie Berard. Here’s their latest that was showcased at the BrickCon in Seattle. A beautiful and extremely detailed Lego Parisian Restaurant.