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My favorite design books {part 1}

As a lit major in college, I always relished in receiving book lists from my professors. Book lists only meant one thing: (book) SHOPPING! Whether it was hunting for inexpensive hardbound copies in book sales or the latest, nicest editions in the big bookstores, book shopping gave me such a thrill. And as soon as… Continue reading My favorite design books {part 1}

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home inspo, my works

House tour!

I just realized while thinking of what to post today that I haven't made a proper house tour since I started this blog. So here's my attempt at showing you some of the rooms in our townhouse. The bedrooms are pretty small since the lot area is only around 53 square meters, but we do… Continue reading House tour!

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1 reading corner, 2 ways

Hi everyone. Well, I can't seem to post regularly on my blog now, can I? My sincerest apologies for this. Been going through some, um, things, in life lately, so this had to take a backseat. Anyway. Moving on. We spent the weekend over at my parents. I love (1,000,000x) spending the night at my parents.… Continue reading 1 reading corner, 2 ways

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Making our very own raised-bed roofdeck garden

When I moved out from our over 500-sqm house in the suburbs and into a four-storey, all-concrete townhouse with my own family, one of the things that I dearly missed was having a garden. My childhood bedroom window used to face the west, and outside was a backyard populated by a large santol tree, an… Continue reading Making our very own raised-bed roofdeck garden

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Pulling off an outdoor father’s day breakfast picnic

Belated Happy Dads' Day to all the fathers, single parents, and guardians out there! To celebrate my hubby's second year as a Papa to our babycat, I pulled off a surprise breakfast picnic for him on our roofdeck. We are both such fans of picnics for its (seemingly) carefree vibe and (seemingly) easy prep and… Continue reading Pulling off an outdoor father’s day breakfast picnic

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The many ways you can make your bed

How do you make your bed? This is ours. Almost everything about the way I fix up my own house now comes from my mom, and making my bed was something she taught me well. While our bed doesn't exactly look hotel-glam or showroom-worthy, this is how I've been fixing my bed since I was a kid.… Continue reading The many ways you can make your bed

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West Elm is now in Manila!

Pardon for this late post, but I'm sure you've all heard it by now: Brooklyn-born home brand West Elm is finally in the Philippines—and it's their very first store in Asia! Imagine that? I guess that says a lot about the market here...more and more people are getting into making their homes and personal spaces more… Continue reading West Elm is now in Manila!

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Styling my friend’s home office and makeup studio

Apart from just being a work-from-home mom, I also style interiors on the side. I still handle a couple of pages in the magazine title I used to work with (that's Cosmopolitan Philippines), particularly the section called "At Your Place," where we shoot and feature real Cosmo girls' living spaces and get decorating tips from them. For the April… Continue reading Styling my friend’s home office and makeup studio