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!
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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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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!
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….
30 May 2011
in Design Tags: art, design, furniture, gallery, Resurrection, Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects Gallery
These are the kinds of objects I would want to populate my home (or Wharf Galley) with. These are the kinds of objects I would like to do if only I had and could find the time and energy – but since I’m spread too thin as it is, it thrills me to find a gallery, or a group of people, who does the same thing – and the results are just fantastic!
Custom order entertainment console made from old cabinets, doors demolished from client's apartment
26 Apr 2011
in Design, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe Tags: art, artists, Bicol, Camarines Sur, design, doodle, Doodle Project, Naga, Wharf Galley
Details, to follow!!! *excited much*
08 Jul 2010
in Design Tags: design, Flow, magazine, OctoberEighty Publications
All 6 issues of Flow Magazine can be had now at the awesome, fantastic, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping price of P1,200. Or so I was told. Avail at Art Asia or email email@example.com
21 Nov 2009
in Design, Entrepreneurship Tags: design, Global Pinoy Bazaar, handicrafts, Indie Art and Brown Label, products, Yabang Pinoy
Indie Art & Brown Label was the very first booth we got to at the Global Pinoy Bazaar. I just went absolutely nuts. I loved everything about this shop. From the CD boxes to the pencil boxes to the journals, stationery, stickers and even the pins!
CD boxes at P350
Book boxes at P250
Hand carry pencil boxes at P180
Blank Note Cards with Envelopes Set of 3, PHP 125
12 PCS I love Tree Note Cards for PHP 170
(Clicking on the photos will bring you straight to the Indie & Brown Label site at blogspot.)
I was just about to take out my wallet to make a purchase of whatever but then.. I saw this!
Waiiiiit! I have this! I bought it at Powerbooks Bonifacio High Street December last year. I made it into my own baby journal.
I went home and looked for it in my book shelf. And here it is..
I am so proud of myself! Sure I never got to finish the journal because we moved, I traveled for a bit so on and so forth.. But it was really wonderful to rediscover that journal. It made me sooo happy.
Here are the wonderful illustrations found within this beautiful journal.
MDM Journal Book Project
Here are some photos I took myself.
Children’s Journal Book Project…
The MDM Design & Journal Book aims to support and sustain the “Yamang Isip – Children’s Journal Book Project;” designed as a simple, innovative means to engage individuals, particularly Filipino children, in creative writing and illustration to develop their compositional skills and enhance their imagination!
A unique book which features graphed, lined and blank sketch pages traditionally used by writers and illustrators constructed with the highest quality to last a lifetime.
-MDM Design 2008
Who wouldn’t love this journal?
Click here to read more on the The Journal with Creative License.
Click here to read more about the label that is Indie Art & Brown.
About the Label
…And wow!!! Another reason to make my way back and again and again to Cubao Expo: the lifestyle and design store that is Heima.
Heima Store at Cubao Expo
Click here to go to visit the Heima Store website.