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Cutout cabinet handles

For a studio unit I worked on in Cebu, I designed this white media cabinet (and the upper kitchen cabinets in the background) to have cutout cabinet handles.  Cutouts or notches used as handles or drawer pulls are common in either Scandinavian or midcentury modern design. Because of the simplicity in aesthetic, functionality, and production,… Continue reading Cutout cabinet handles

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Have date night at home

I produced and styled a story for Manila Bulletin Lifestyle about how to beat V-day traffic by holding date night at home. You can still go out and grab yourselves a copy for home date night tips (waiting for an online version of the story to come out), but here are some shots and outtakes from… Continue reading Have date night at home

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An “industrial cafe” style home office

Just sharing pics of an old project of mine! Client: Newspaper editor and owner of a PR firm Space: Roofdeck that was turned into an enclosed home office space Style preference: Since he and his team often work out of the office--either in fast food restaurants or cafés--he wanted his home office to have the… Continue reading An “industrial cafe” style home office

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Here, there, almost everywhere…

This week, I completed a renovation project, started another reno project, bagged a new client, and am joining a bazaar for the weekend. (Not to mention that the little Hawaiian restaurant we opened some months ago will begin lunch operations this Saturday!) I feel tired, to say the least—a fulfilled kind of tired. But more… Continue reading Here, there, almost everywhere…

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Today’s Task: Rearrange Furniture

Alternatively titled, "Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel." I went to my client's condo today to see what could be done about her furniture layout conundrum. You see we had initially planned a bookcase-surrounded TV cabinet. With a budget and space constraints in mind, we bought two bookcases and a square cubby… Continue reading Today’s Task: Rearrange Furniture

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My picks for a contemporary Scandinavian home

Been working on a project where my client requested for super-clean, dust-proof, easy-to-maintain interiors. Since I have been favoring Scandinavian design lately, I recommended we go for a contemporary Scandinavian look—its palette of warm neutrals and bright and airy aesthetic are perfect for the kind of lifestyle and environment he wants to live in. Luckily, his condo's finishes already… Continue reading My picks for a contemporary Scandinavian home

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How to Repaint & Reupholster Your Store-Bought Dining Set

We sold off our old, rectangular, Wengge-finish, 4-seater dining set last week, and as soon as that set was loaded onto our buyer's pickup truck, I couldn't help but breathe a sigh of relief.   For years, I've lived with that dining set (inherited from our in-laws' house) knowing that it was just too, well,… Continue reading How to Repaint & Reupholster Your Store-Bought Dining Set

Yummy Eats 2015 The Coffee Cart by Cafepino
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Designing a coffee cart for a coffee mix brand

HUH. So I wrote this entry a week ago, and forgot to publish it. TYPICAL ME. Anyway, here goes. ------------- A coffee cart isn't exactly a home project, but I love the way this project turned out so much that I want to share this here. Besides, I'd like to think that I was able to use… Continue reading Designing a coffee cart for a coffee mix brand