25 Apr 2013
in Design, Movies, Other Events Tags: Animahenasyon, animation, movies, University of the Philippines Diliman, UP Film Center
If you are:
1. Near University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, you may wanna catch the following, which are on for the rest of the month of April,
2. A fan of animation and would like to support Filipino animators,
head over to the UP Film Center for these:
17 Nov 2012
in Design, Entrepreneurship, Friends and their Interests, Other Events Tags: Agos Pilipinas, ArteSana, Global Pinoy Bazaar, Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012, Palamuti by PJ Valenciano, Pitaka, Pitaka Your Lifestyle Billfold, Punchdrunk Panda, Rockwell Tent, Travel Essentials, Yabang Pinoy
Every year, I make it a point to go to the Global Pinoy Bazaar, held every second week of November at the Rockwell Tent Makati, and showcases Filipino products made with 100% Filipino love and pride. “At Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012″ seems like such a boring blog title when it really should be more aptly titled “Lia Goes to the Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012 (And Has A Field Day)”. Indeed, my annual visit to the Global Pinoy Bazaar has documented my journey of motherhood. From being a harassed new mother to a harassed full-fledged mother to a toddler, Global Pinoy Bazaar has seen it through. When I used to buy baby clothes and toys, and things for myself like clothing, shoes, accessories, bags, and make-up, my purchases this year were for toddlers alone. My toddler was too caught up with so many things that we didn’t get to stay long enough to look at other things, much more buy any. Lia wanted to know the names of everything we saw, “What’s this?” “What’s that?” and she wanted to check out things I didn’t want to check out and she wasn’t interested in the things I wanted to look at – except if it was food. We got hungry from all the taste testing we did.
After going around all the booths quickly, Lia and I went back to the booths we liked. Lia absolutely loved this booth selling felt finger puppets and funky hats. She entertained other shoppers while there.
This row had all the booths selling items for kids, which weren’t a lot, and right next to it was the booth of “Likhang ArteSana“, and they had books, journals and other crafts items.
I was told by the owner who was manning the booth that their items are also being sold at Powerbooks. How I love the items at Powerbooks!
Likhang ArteSana, Inc.
17 P.Gomez St. Pasig City
Lia fell in love with the “Fun Artivity Book” and though I thought it was a bit complicated for her age, she didn’t want to let go of it anymore, so we brought her one.
07 Nov 2012
in Design, Entrepreneurship, Friends and their Interests, Other Events Tags: Agos Pilipinas, barabags, Global Pinoy Bazaar, Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012, Kikayism, Palamuti, Palamuti by PJ Valenciano, Pitaka, Pitaka Lifestyle Billfold, Punchdrunk Panda, Travel Essentials, Yabang Pinoy
PHMADE PRODUCTS WORTH BUYING FOR
The Yabang Pinoy Filipino Pride movement celebrates its 8th year by celebrating PHmade products worth buying, at the 8th Global Pinoy Bazaar on November 10-11 at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City.
Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012 will feature a lineup of brands and products made with 100 percent Filipino Love and Pride: in ladies’, men’s, and children’s apparel, accessories, jewelry, bags and shoes, beachwear, travel accessories, home décor, home and wellness products, as well as Filipino art and design.
I absolutely love Global Pinoy Bazaar. I have been actively promoting and participating in it since 2009 with the exception of 2011 when I was based in Naga City and busy with the bar.
Check out the blogs:
A Day at the Global Pinoy Bazaar (2009)
What You Missed at the Global Pinoy Bazaar 2010
Here are my favorite local brands:
Yabang Pinoy Home Brand: Agos Pilipinas
‘Agos Pilipinas is a brand fit for the active yet laidback philosophy of the eager outdoor addict. Agos brings out the passion for the tropilokal spots through its shirts, sandos, barabags and rashguards. Agos is more than just a label. Its the outdoor instinct. It’s a lifestyle.’
I first saw their booth at the Global Pinoy Bazaar 2009 and bought myself a CamSur wallet. I also wanted their surfing shirts and rash guards and absolutely loved their barabags! I bought two barabags from them – that we use to carry our snorkel and fins about. I blogged about the barabags here but the photos are missing because they were embedded from their Facebook account. Note to self: download and have own copies of photos so they don’t go missing. My barabag is by the way stuck at our house in Pili, Cam Sur because I brought my stuff there earlier this year when I was planning to go see and swim with the Butandings of Sorsogon. They have new stuff this weekend and I’m raring to check them out.
Yabang Pinoy Home Brand: Punchdrunk Panda
They are a team of Filipinos that ‘funkifies’ the world with passionate, like-minded people through functional graphic-designed products and happiness-inducing events.
Now, Punchdrunk Panda carries ladies’ and men’s footwear, camera straps and other fun stuff.
I have their Paper Cranes laptop sleeve. And its my mac’s best friend. Photo below was taken at Pukka Bar, El Nido, Palawan last July. (Click here for the blog.)
15 Aug 2012
in Design, Entrepreneurship, Friends and their Interests Tags: Ana Janer Locsin, design, entrepreneurship, Filipino culture, Global Pinoy, iPad sleeve, passport holder, Pitaka, Yabang Pinoy
One Bikolano artist and entrepreneur that I fervently support is Ana Janer Locsin, the woman behind Pitaka: Your Lifestyle Billfold. I met her for the first time at a restobar in Katipunan Avenue for a little meeting about her products and only then did I find out that we went to the same high school, she was with the same batch as my sister and that we share a lot of common friends.
I am immensely proud of her.
After seeing her products, I suggested she join the Global Pinoy Bazaar held annually at the Rockwell Tent by Yabang Pinoy advocates, another Filipino project I am very passionate about. I was joyous at the news that her products were sold out at the bazaar and that afterwards, she participated in more bazaars with similar success.
I have some of her pitakas and I use them wherever I go. They are sturdy, they are colorful, and they have really nice designs that show Filipino culture.
PiTAKA prides itself with Pinoy ad hoc designs inspired by everyday Pinoy culture which is evident in its designs.
Pitaka wallets are made from outdoor tarpaulin, with custom and pre-made designs. It measures approximately 3 x 5 inches where you can store personal i.d.’s, coins, and even a small mobile phone. Aside from its durable material, the PiTAKA Lifestyle prides itself with Pinoy quirky designs inspired by everyday Pinoy culture which is evident in its designs.
The PiTAKA wallets are also intended for corporate giveaways and event souvenirs as the wallets can be “custom-made”. For corporate giveaways, the PiTAKA team can have the company’s logo and other elements to be used for marketing promotions and/or corporate branding.
PiTAKA wallets are also open to both online resellers, individual representatives and physical stores. Costing for these group is slightly different.
Pitaka started out with 3×5 wallets.
26 Jun 2012
in Design Tags: design, Historia da Arte, inspiration, Meow, news, technology, The Visual News
Image above is taken from The Visual News – a website I absolutely adore!
About Visual News
Welcome to Visual News, a place where you can find daily visual inspiration from around the world. We’re an adventurous and socially aware group that believes the planet we live on is one of continual beauty and curiosities, so each day we strive to bring you some of the most interesting stories in art, design, technology and people.
As a collaborative project of Column Five Media, we are strong advocates of the union between data and design, and continually searching for new ways to express the world around us in visually beautiful and easily understandable ways.
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22 Jun 2012
in Design Tags: Bicol, Camarines Sur, Naga City, tattoo, tattoo festival
Stay tuned for more details!
21 Jun 2012
in Design Tags: Alunsina, arts and crafts, arts and crafts fair, Bungalow 300, design, furniture, gallery, handmade arts, Hey Kessy, Junk Studio, Merry Macarons, Obra Paduding, Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects Gallery, Sinag
I’ve been following this gallery on Facebook for a while now because their stuff is simply amazing! They have the kind of things I would want to decorate my home with!
We take salvaged materials and everyday objects and make something functional, beautiful or whimsical out of them. Resurrection carries furniture, home accessories, toys, bags, jewelry and other surprising pieces
Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects Gallery
10A Alabama St., Quezon City, Philippines
Contact details: 0918.924.0580 / 0908.862.9300 / 0917.535.4028
How to get there:
From Dona Hemady, cross E Rodriguez Ave, the road will turn into Alabama St. Or from Tomas Morato, turn right into E Rodriguez , first street on the right is Alabama St. Landmark is Tri-Place hotel at the corner of Alabama St. and E Rodriguez Ave.
From June 23 until July 21, 2012, Bungalow 300 is holding a TRUNK SHOW on these awesome furniture from Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects. On this show, one will find unique, one of a kind furniture and objects made of reclaimed and repurposed materials that is truly the mark of the gallery.
Bungalow 300 is a concept store in the south of Manila, Philippines specializing in vintage modern furniture and objects, that does pop-up showrooms twice a year. Now with a lovely home-base studio in Alabang, clients can view Bungalow 300′s own line of furniture and accessories, all year-round!
18 Feb 2012
in Design Tags: hugging, Lia, love hugs, MOMents, salt and pepper shaker set, Wanelo
I’m dead bored as dead bored as can be so these past days I have been going through Stumbleupon, Pinterest, YouTube, 8tracks and Wanelo. My Facebook wall has been flooded with status updates, videos, links and images.
I absolutely love Wanelo (Find unique products and stores you’ve never heard of) and here are just some of the items that ended up on my FB wall with my various comments.
Tree of Knowledge Custom Bookcase on Etsy
Whatever Wall Clock
06 Sep 2011
in Design Tags: design, Lemon Design, typography
06 Sep 2011
in Design Tags: coffee, Creative Caffeine, creativity, design, Smashing Magazine
This post is inspired by Amrei Dizon’s Creative Caffeine here but incidentally, I was just going through a Smashing Magazine‘s post….