home inspo

 Why I Absolutely Love Tulip Tables 

Or alternately, a sad tale of the ever-elusive Saarinen table. I remember back in oh, say, '05, when I was young and poor (still am), I saw a Saarinen repro table in thrift street Bangkal in Makati, of all places. It was being sold for P6k too. My rent then was much bigger than my… Continue reading  Why I Absolutely Love Tulip Tables 

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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

do it yourself, my works

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

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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:… Continue reading Habitat now in Manila

do it yourself

How to make tape art over old appliances

Got really old, sad-looking appliances at home? No budget to buy newer, better appliances? Need a quick and easy DIY project to do something...anything about it? If you answered yes, yes, and yes to the questions above, then this is the post for you. Last week, while staring at our laundry area and racking my brain for… Continue reading How to make tape art over old appliances