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These badass Star Wars Furniture are calling you on the path of the Dark Side.
We adult nerds love geeking out without being too obvious about it. We'll jump at any chance to incorporate some fandom into our lives without compromising the integrity of our fortresses of solitude. Jump away, because Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue's high-end Star Wars furniture collection ...
 
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Wooden razors and bamboo bikes are just some of the sustainable brands made for the eco-conscious man.
Local sustainable brands have joined the green movement aiming to address the global plastic crisis, because, in case you haven’t heard, the planet is dying.The Philippines, one of the biggest contributors to the plastic pollution of the ocean, produces up to 1.88 ...
 
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A peek into the beehive reveals a chic environment that's straight of a minimalist's dream.
These days, it’s a lot easier to have things delivered straight to your door. There’s little to no need for you to get all dressed up and brave the Metro’s traffic to grab some food or shop for essentials, and Honestbee’s simple ...
 
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Something to be proud of
Here’s some good news that will make fellow Filipinos proud: Lexus has announced the six Lexus Design Award finalists for 2019, and one of them is a Filipino architecture graduate from Saint Louis University in Baguio City, Philippines. Yes! The fellow went to school where our editor-in-chief ...
 
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The young art director shares the inspiration behind the "More Fun in the Philippines" campaign's new font.
When the Department of Tourism (DOT) relaunched the “More Fun in the Philippines” campaign last February 18, one of the most apparent changes is the new typeface featured in the ad materials.Unlike the first campaign in 2012 that used the sans serif ...
 
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SoFA Design Institute’s recent symposium raised important questions regarding the future of design.
“I don’t think it’s unrelated,” Tobi told me when I asked him about how he went from taking English Literature to studying Architecture for his Master’s. “Design is predicated on stories, and designing something is about telling stories and what they mean.” ...
 
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He designed everything from the LRT-1 stations to the Coconut Palace.
After receiving a unified nomination for National Artist in 2016, Filipino Architect Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa has recently been conferred the National Artist award for Architecture by President Rodrigo Duterte. The long-overdue honor comes a year after Mañosa: Beyond Architecture, a series of exhibits on his ...
 
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What's your favorite beautiful Pinoy house or building? Nominate it and its designer can win a prize!
Have you ever driven past a building on your way to work and marveled at its overall design? Or have you visited a friend’s house and were impressed by its unique, Filipino-inspired interiors?If those designs have made an impression on you, then ...
 
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Leave your prejudices at the stylish trash bin by the entrance, thanks.
Most of the men and women who land on Esquire Philippines' covers are multitalented hyphenates whose images may be found on everything from magazine pages and movie screens to billboards and TV ads. That's just a given. Not every day, however, will ...
 
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Better offices, better public servants? Here's to hoping.
The Senate of the Philippines is finally moving out of their Pasay rental and into a stylish new home in Taguig. Since 1997, the Upper House has been renting a building from the Government Services Insurance System (GSIS) along Roxas Boulevard.Proposals for a ...
 
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Very charming for a tech giant.
The big takeaway today at the public opening of its brand-spanking-new Facebook Philippines office was that Filipinos were #1 in the world when it comes to time spent on social media. That naturally means, said John Rubio, Facebook Philippines' new-ish country director, that ...
 
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See to appreciate.
These days, Destileria Limtuaco, the country's oldest distillery, is best known for the Philippine craft spirits, especially the popular Manille Liqueur de Calamansi. When the current company president, Olivia Limpe-Aw, took the reins, she brought her particular eye for detail to the table, ...
 
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Take a dip...then a photo.
Ah, summer. Though in our year-round tropical climes it's perfectly acceptable to hit the beach absolutely anytime, there's really nothing like the charm of the season to get you in the mood for a swim. Your feed's also starting to itch for ...
 
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The youths from the Escuella Taller de Filipinas Foundation are incredible.
We think that Millennials prefer the latest trends, the hippest cafes, and new-fangled technology (most of the time, though, this is true). But this special foundation focuses on teaching Millennials to protect and help rebuild Philippine heritage sites. The Escuella Taller de ...
 
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Anthony Francisco worked on the concept art for the Dora Milaje in Black Panther, Loki, and Baby Groot.
Black Panther has been immensely popular since it hit theaters, not just for its celebration of African culture, but also its portrayal of strong female characters. The Dora Milaje are so beloved that last week, a Buzzfeed article about the warriors’ costumes went ...
 
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Did anyone say "upcycle"?
It’s easy to think Manila doesn’t need any more malls. Why can’t we have more parks and open spaces, the way other cities around the world do? Well, a bunch of professionals from New York noticed the same thing, and that’s why ...
 
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Shipping containers have become pretty popular as building material.
Over the past couple of years, there’s been a worldwide trend of converting container vans into all kinds of structures. Architects and designers have been engaged in a heated debate over whether container vans make good prefab material. Advocates say they’re cost-efficient, ...
 
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Boracay is still Boracay, but this new hotel reimagines what else our most popular tourist destination could be.
Here’s a hotel that shouldn't make sense. First of all, the second of two Hue Hotels and Resorts is in Boracay—still the country’s top tourist destination, and whose relatively tiny 10.32sq.km. is already crowded with tourist accommodations.It’s not a beachfront property, either. Located right at the ...
 
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The genius is in the details.
A basketball jersey is a basketball jersey—unless you're Pinoy, in which case a basketball jersey is also everything from workout clothes to resort wear (but, you know, to paraphrase Nike: Don't do it). If you're a designer working on a billion-dollar account for the ...
 
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Tokyo-based design firm LIFT upgraded even the other sections.
While we tend to raise eyebrows over most things local especially when it comes to air travel, it seems that Philippine Airlines is set to change preconceived notions with beautiful new cabin designs for their Airbus A330-300.The country's flag carrier hired Tokyo-based ...
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