Philippine International Furniture Show 2014

Check out what's trending in Philippine Furniture Design from the PIFS 2014.

Carry On Portable Stool

Check out the Carry On Portable Stool.

Vege_Table Cutting Board

The Vege_Table Cutting board can inject fun and quirkyness into the kitchen.

Adorable Tea Light Candles

These adorable tea light candles can beautify a bare mantle.

Featured interior: 100% Chocolate Cafe

Fix your chocolate cravings at the 100% Chocolate Cafe.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Philippine International Furniture Show 2014

It’s always exciting and inspiring to see what’s trending in the local furniture industry.  So when I got the invite to attend the Philippine International Furniture Show, I jumped at the chance. It had been so long when I have been exposed to local talent. I wanted to see if we could compete with designers from around the world.PIFS-Creating-Spaces

Melon Mandarin Cushions

The sun is blazing hot outside and for some, summer is that time of the year when it’s cool to be outdoors. If you have a well-kept garden that you can hang out in to entertain friends or just have some “me” time on a lazy afternoon, these melon mandarin cushions made by Link Outdoor Fabrics are perfect.

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Macaron Lamp

Whoever thought that combining such simple materials can gain you pretty results. Well, that was my impression of The Macaron Lamp which was designed by Silvia CeƱal Idarreta. The lamp is made of simple wood and lace.

The Slap It Wall Lamp

Have you ever thought of adding something fun and quirky (or k!nky) in your room? When I saw these lights, I was so amused at the concept. Here’s how you light it up. You can either squeeze the butt cheeks or slap it. The Slap It Wall Lamp is the brainchild of Joseph Begley and are available for purchase in his website.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Upcoming Philippines International Furniture Show (PIFS)

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

Vege_Table Cutting Boards

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

2014 Color of the Year is Pantone’s Radiant Orchid

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

Welcome 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. word-quotes

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Design Elementals featuring BLIMS Fine Furniture

Since I graduated from studying interior design, BLIMS Fine Furniture had been a brand known in the furniture industry as one of the best in helping designers to realize their interior concepts and spaces. It is only fitting then that BLIMS Fine Furniture turns to interior designers in a collaboration to introduce and launch their newest collection. To help showcase the best of their new items, they’ve tapped the designing talents of selected designers from the PSID Alumni Association.
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.blims-fine-furniture

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Adorable Tea Light Lanterns from Christmas Cards

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

The Aero Sphere Fan

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.


The Capsule Bedside Lamp

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

Gem Table Lamp

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

Coco Blu Stone One-Piece Freestanding Tub

If you’re lucky enough to have a spacious bathroom that can have a freestanding tub, then this might be a good choice.

Carry On Portable Stool

Of all the stool designs I’ve seen so far, this by far is the most adorable design I’ve seen. Maybe it’s also because it has a cool selection of colors available. The Carry On portable stool was created by Swedish product designer Mattias Stenberg.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Lego’s Parisian Restaurant

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.

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