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Pomp, circumstance & artistry
by Christian Espiritu - December 3, 2005 - 12:00am
The glass, steel and shimmering granite floors that permeate the Syjuco manse tempt onlookers to classify it as having a very industrial design sensibility. While the lady of the house welcomed us to see the entire...
Pockets of simplicity
by Christian Espiritu - March 12, 2005 - 12:00am
The annual garden shows hosted by the Ayala Alabang Garden Club are events awaited with bated breath not only by the residents of the village but by the neighboring enclaves surrounding it, too. It is much awaited...
The no-nonsense INNO
by Christian Espiritu - October 13, 2004 - 12:00am
If there’s one word to describe Inno Sotto, it is "sophisticated." This he again proved last night at the end of the 52-piece collection he displayed to a exclusive audience numbering only 350, including...
TALKING DESIGN
by Christian Espiritu - August 21, 2004 - 12:00am
Merging fashion with architecture That architecture, interiors and fashion are first cousins have been proven by a man barely in his 40s. His name is Francisco Espiritu Carlos. Before her early passing, his mom...
Out of New York, into Africa & Asia
by Christian Espiritu - August 7, 2004 - 12:00am
In everyday life we all thrive on change. It may be a cliché, but it could not be truer in one’s personal environment especially his private interiors. Truth to tell, an additional accessory, say, a lamp...
AAGC celebrates 11 years
by Christian Espiritu - February 22, 2004 - 12:00am
The Narra Park in Ayala Alabang had a super festive air when the Ayala Alabang Garden Club (AAGC) celebrated its 11th year recently. For the occasion, the Club held a garden show which will be hard to beat ever....
AAGC celebrates 11 years
by Christian Espiritu - February 21, 2004 - 12:00am
The Narra Park in Ayala Alabang had a super festive air when the Ayala Alabang Garden Club (AAGC) celebrated its 11th year recently. For the occasion, the Club held a garden show which will be hard to beat ever....
Eclectic home with a touch of the past
by Christian Espiritu - September 27, 2003 - 12:00am
It has been said many times before that young minds are like parched sponges, absorbing anything and everything that comes their way. This belief was affirmed when we visited the home of a young and energetic ...
A taste of the Orient
by Christian Espiritu - February 2, 2002 - 12:00am
People leave their mark in the house where they once lived. This is the case in a newly reinvented house, once belonging to Digna Rosales. I knew Digna rather well during my couturing days. I remember her for her...
A getaway with a horseful of stories to tell
by Christian Espiritu - January 19, 2002 - 12:00am
Having their cake and eating it, too, is a concession only the privileged few get to enjoy. Hardworking men or women, at some point in their careers, reward themselves with expensive toys. But some guys get even...
All white is all right, says designer Junior Makapugay
by Christian Espiritu - January 5, 2002 - 12:00am
One only has to browse the latest issues of locally published design magazines to discover that there’s a silent underground movement among the proponents of home design. The Eighties saw the proliferation of...
And Zen there were Archie and Anna Castillo
by Christian Espiritu - December 29, 2001 - 12:00am
As we leave 2001, design-wise let’s focus on a simple house devoid of useless clutter and enveloped in Zen-like sensibilities. May its divine simplicity remind our readers that in this decade, everyone should...
10 Tables & Trees for Christmas
by Christian Espiritu - December 22, 2001 - 12:00am
Christmas as I remember it was a season when my mother would pick one from her brood of seven to handcraft a lantern to hang by our window. I was always given that task. She would remind me that the lantern is...
Bachelor’s pad by the bay
by Christian Espiritu - December 15, 2001 - 12:00am
The dwelling place of a man who loves life and lives it to the max but prefers to live in peace and quiet has been the latest subject of Talking Design. Aside from his bosom buddy, an established anesthesiologist,...
Alan and Marissa Sycip’s Island hideaway
by Christian Espiritu - December 8, 2001 - 12:00am
To get away from it all, the more blessed ones drive to getaways, rented or owned, whenever their busy schedules allow it. Some build to their heart’s content while others simply buy shares or memberships...
Zen scenes from the home of Edwin & Jecelyn Gumila
by Christian Espiritu - December 1, 2001 - 12:00am
Two heads are better than one, we are often told. I have been somewhat skeptical about this, but my latest Talking Design foray has somehow assured me that, yes, whoever said that couldn’t be more accurate....
HOME SWEET CONDO FOR MIKE & MONETTE MAPA
by Christian Espiritu - November 24, 2001 - 12:00am
Swank condominium units are mostly contemporary in design. Since they have limited areas, maximum attention and care is paid to the configuration so the desired room requirements are met. Their designers and planners...
Manny And Cynthia Villar: A Heart For Art
by Christian Espiritu - November 10, 2001 - 12:00am
The rise of Senator Manny Villar in the political firmament is one for the books. At some point, I remember his think tank people painting him as a rags-to-riches kind of a wonder boy. From very humble beginnings,...
Gracious Suburban Living
by Christian Espiritu - October 27, 2001 - 12:00am
Zeroing in on the right type of interiors for you, dear readers, is a task you surely will not envy. The shooting and writing part is usually a breeze and almost always, quite pleasurable. Luckily for me, the homeowners...
Two young couples, two personal styles
by Christian Espiritu - October 20, 2001 - 12:00am
A young person’s breeding or upbringing inescapably manifests itself in the manner he lives his grownup life. One very clear example of this is the way he or she fixes his or her home once he or she goes independently...
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