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Habitat now in Manila

I wrote about the opening of a new home and furniture store that I just know you will go crazy for in yesterday’s Manila Bulletin Lifestyle issue. OF COURSE I FORGOT TO BUY A COPY FOR MYSELF, AND OF COURSE I WAS NOT ABLE TO PROMOTE IT. Luckily, the story’s online. 😉 Check it out here: http://www.mb.com.ph/home-bound/

And while you’re at it, scroll down to see more photos from the store. I spent almost two hours just combing through each section, trying to see if there was anything I desperately needed at home. The prices aren’t as cheap as, say, department store items, but the quality looks excellent and the designs timeless and elegant. Mundi Ocampo, an old college blockmate and now Habitat Manila’s marketing manager, even told me about some designs that were over four decades old. Now those are things one can definitely spend on—when you know that it will last through the test of time.

Anyway enough talk, I’ve said more than enough over at Manila Bulletin Lifestyle. For now, pictures.

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Welcome! Habitat Manila is on the third floor of Abenson Global City, 28th and 4th streets in BGC.

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Chairs! I love chairs!
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I am saving up for this extendable table—it’s the right size for our tiny dining room.
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I don’t have space anymore for new plates, glassware, and other dining stuff, but I sure spent a lot of my time here.
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Drool-worthy kitchenware
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It’s Oscar the Grouch’s “habitat”!
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Lampshades in every shape and size imaginable
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Bath items
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Floor mats and throws
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Real Living’s Tom Castaneda definitely had a blast going through this shelf (apparently he loves everything candles!)
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The throw pillows were a bit limited, in my opinion, but they also had another shelf with pink, red, and orange designs
What a beautiful foresty chair! (Said with White Chicks flair)
What a beautiful foresty chair! (Said with White Chicks flair)
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My friend’s husband calls this the “things” section—that place that attracts women to buy from the most, most of which end up collecting dust at home hahaha.
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They had a small corner for kids stuff, but each item in it was hard to pass up.
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Well well, lucky kids zipping around in roadsters.
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Cutie toy trains
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Of course this caught my eye. But still way over Santa’s gift budget!
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Faux plants, vases, scents—and when I passed this section, my nose immediately picked up the fleur de sel candle’s delicious scent.

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Office supplies—the better to organize the home office with, my dear.
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Their art frames section is impressively varied—from metal to wood to acrylic frames, and with matting boards to boot.
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I couldn’t buy a lot as I was working with a budget, but I’m pretty happy with these!
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