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  • Design Focus

    Food for Her Soul

    Tina Fernandez can easily engage you in a three-hour conversation about art, but she only needs a few minutes for you to understand its real value. The celebrated gallerist gets real about the local art community and industry—and her real role in it

    15/09/2121
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    They are Going with the Flow

    For surfer architects Nikki Dela Paz-Libarnes and Buji Libarnes, responding to the many changes in life—from moving out of the city to starting a family—means keeping things simple, cutting through the noise, and making space for what matters

    8/09/2121
  • Design Focus

    Zarate Manila’s Cheque Bench in Best of MOM September 2021

    One of the brand’s designs have made it to the Maison & Objet and More best-of-the-best shortlist. Designer Jim Zarate Torres explains how the Cheque Bench came to be

    2/09/2121
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    Figurative Objects

    If there’s one thing that will never go out of style, it’s the human form

    2/09/2121
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    Mindanao Fashion Designer Launches Home Collection

    Celebrated Davao brand NIñOFRANCO creates their own line of home products woven from local tradition and culture

    2/09/2121
  • Design Focus

    The New Menswear

    Homegrown fashion brands are redefining menswear must-haves with easy, transitional looks that are timeless and pragmatic, and with a force of personality

    25/08/2121
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    Best Footwear Forward

    When unpredictable times call for unpredictable measures, local shoe designers don't scrimp on creativity and go big on imagination

    16/08/2121
  • Design Focus

    Pinoy Fashion Stories

    A look into the rich collection of accessories inspired by Filipino folklore, tales, and culture on FAME+

    9/08/2121
  • Design Focus

    Designing Products for Today’s Home

    For 13 brands participating in NY Now Digital Market, Rachelle Dagñalan helped design products for creating sanctuary spaces at home—for living, work, recreation, and rest

    9/08/2121
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    Celebrating Filipino in Any Kind of Place

    Rita Nazareno and Gabby Lichauco collaborate with seven homegrown brands for NY Now, creating a collection that shows an infusion of local culture and aesthetics, a contemporary thrust for traditional materials, and “new ways of living”

    9/08/2121
  • Design Focus

    Wherever He Goes, Fashion Fans Follow

    Tracing the roots and unconventional journey of Lesley Mobo, “London's best Pinoy export,” the designer who dresses socialites but is hardly ever at parties, who’s made a name for himself in the global fashion scene yet still prefers to work closer to home

    30/07/2121
  • Design Focus

    How Design Is Redefining the Future of Shared Spaces

    The pandemic may have negatively affected the way we interact with communal spaces, but purposeful design can change all that

    22/07/2121
  • Design Focus

    Welcome the New Mediterranean

    A more modern take on this classic home design forgoes the columns and heavily carved doors—and favors elevated indoor-outdoor living

    22/07/2121
  • Design Focus

    New Resort Style: Warmer, Safer, More Mindful

    These 7 post-pandemic hospitality trends are not only design-forward, but sustainable, hygienic, and innovative

    14/07/2121
  • Design Focus

    A Show of Devotion

    These Philippine manufacturers dedicate their time and skill making religious objects, shining a light on both the Filipino faith and craftsmanship

    6/07/2121
  • Design Focus

    Taking Philippine Design A Step Further

    Under the umbrella Design Philippines, local home and furniture brands showcase a must-see online collective at Maison & Objet and More

    26/06/2121
  • Design Focus

    Interwoven Accents for Relaxed Spaces

    Today’s stay-at-home lifestyle needs decorative pieces with organic warmth

    25/06/2121
  • Design Focus

    Light of the Home

    What better way to present your lighting collection than in your own house? The Venzons give us a home tour

    18/06/2121
  • Design Focus

    Connecting Passion with Purpose

    Hindy Weber advocates for a more holistic and conscious approach to living, and she’s ready to take on the challenges that come with it

    8/06/2121
  • Design Focus

    Desktop Accessories for WFH Ease

    Simplicity, form, and function go hand-in-hand with these home office organizers and essentials

    2/06/2121
  • PHX TOKYO

    Getting in line to get ahead

    PHx Tokyo consultant Jason Lee Coates of H3O Fashion Bureau gives practical advice on creating a look book and line sheet, which are essential selling tools in the fashion industry.

    2/06/2121
  • Design Focus

    Showcasing the Best of Contemporary Filipino Design

    Kindred Design Collective brings Filipino design and craftsmanship to the fore at Maison & Objet and More’s digital fair.

    31/05/2121
  • Design Focus

    Flora, Fauna, and Fashion

    Elevate everyday looks with fashion accessories inspired by nature, the tropics, and the wild

    31/05/2121
  • Design Focus

    Creating a Space for Children in Our Homes

    Distance learning essentials and go-and-grow pieces for your little ones

    26/05/2121
  • Design Focus

    Create Your Own Cocoon

    These little extras will make your home really feel like one

    17/05/2121
  • Design Focus

    10 Filipino Instagram Accounts to Follow for Design Inspiration

    Make your scrolling more worthwhile by getting inspo on product styling, graphic design, architecture, and more from these homegrown IG feeds

    12/05/2121
  • Design Focus

    The Banig, Reimagined in Design

    This traditional Filipino woven mat gets a modern revamp in accessories and décor

    10/05/2121
  • Design Focus

    Beyond the Glaze: Pottery Trends for 2021

    Pottery and ceramics go beyond the primitive, and into the avant-garde

    4/05/2121
  • Design Focus

    Concrete Jungle

    Explore the great outdoors indoors with these decorative animal figures

    4/05/2121
  • Design Focus

    Color You Happy

    Blinding brights are the perfect antidote to an in-a-pandemic world

    28/04/2121
  • Design Focus

    Perfectly Imperfect

    Handmade, tactile pieces to add warmth and soul to your home

    14/04/2121
  • Design Focus

    Cottagecore Concepts

    From comfy fashion to cozy furniture, here are easy, breezy ways to turn your cottagecore dreams into reality

    6/04/2121
  • Design Focus

    A Home Aesthetic to Calm the Mind

    Products inspired by Japanese minimalism and infused with Scandinavian cool functionality are just what we need in this new normal

    31/03/2121
  • Design Focus

    Reimagining Your Dining Room

    With the dining room gaining more mileage these days, we think it’s time to hit refresh

    26/03/2121
  • Design Focus

    On a Path of Beautiful Destruction

    Jel Suarez talks about her art of deconstructing and decontextualizing found materials and recalls the experiences she’s gathered in her journey, connecting what seems to figure in a creative path she was meant to take all along

    16/03/2121
  • Design Focus

    The French Touch

    Key pieces to add to your home for a hint of je ne sais quoi

    16/03/2121
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    Stylish Sustainability

    Eco-friendly finds for your home and wardrobe

    5/03/2121
  • Design Focus

    Premium Craftsmanship, Iconic Design

    Exquisite furniture pieces that leave you in awe

    4/03/2121
  • Design Focus

    An Editing Eye, a Global Perspective

    An early exposure to the best of what the world can offer has sharpened Kissa Castañeda's instinct for good design

    4/03/2121
  • Design Focus

    Mudroom Essentials for New Normal Homes

    These days, entrances don’t have to be grand, they just have to be safe

    4/03/2121
  • Design Focus

    Furniture Trends: Let’s Take it Outdoors

    All the pieces to see when decorating in the New Normal forces us to step outside and enjoy the sun

    4/03/2121
  • Design Trends

    What to Expect for Design in 2021?

    Not surprisingly, lessons from 2020 are informing designs for the new year

    3/03/2121
  • Design Focus

    The Art of Outdoor Living

    Furniture and decorative accessories to cultivate an outdoor escape in your home

    26/02/2121
  • Design Focus

    Creative Art Pieces that Tell a Story

    Curate your home and workspace with these statement-making finds

    17/02/2121
  • Design Focus

    Form-and-Function Pieces for Your Organizing Needs

    Decluttering to clear your home-slash-work space—or your headspace? These pieces will make organizing a work of art

    16/02/2121
  • Design Focus

    Design Solutions for New-Generation Work Spaces

    The challenge of remote work setups? Making space, setting boundaries, and finding time for productivity and rest.

    15/02/2121
  • Design Focus

    Unexpected Gifts, Fascinating Finds, and More

    When it comes to sourcing the most gift-worthy pieces, it's the thought—the element of surprise, quirky style, and innovative design—that counts

    8/02/2121
  • Design Focus

    Transformative Trends for Your Home

    One key trendy piece can make all the difference in changing the look and feel of your home

    8/02/2121
  • DESIGN COMMUNE

    To come to fruition

    Collaborative projects spanning the fashion, home decor and furnishings, as well as lighting sectors.

    18/10/2020
  • A Lifestyle Journey

    The Beauty of Slow Living

    Social entrepreneurs who adhere to the principles of slow living share their basic tenets and how these come alive in their creations.

    14/10/2020
  • If You’ve Been Constantly Doing The Hustle

    Stepping Back

    The methodical downshift to a slower, more focused way of living may be just what we all need.

    14/10/2020
  • Hello, Stay Safe

    On the Bright Side

    These cheeky face masks offer protection as well as a dose of quirky personality.

    13/10/2020
  • Baybayin

    Reviving the Icons of the Past

    Reviving the Icons of the Past

    12/10/2020
  • Home Decor

    Design Styles Collide in these Cool Collabs

    Design Styles Collide in these Cool Collabs

    12/10/2020
  • In this Together

    The PH Design Community’s Unyielding Team Spirit

    13 homegrown design and manufacturing companies to take part in the event for its online edition

    12/10/2020

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