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Balay ni Tana Dicang: A heritage powerhouse of industry, art and culture in negros
by Ricky Toledo - March 21, 2020 - 12:00am
A century before women’s liberation and #MeToo there was Enrica Alunan Lizares, a sugar baroness to be reckoned with among male titans in the thriving island of Negros, known for its vast wealth and the resulting...
Will there be ‘revenge dancing’ for Alice Reyes in ‘rama, hari’?
by Ricky Toledo - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
There’s nothing quite like it. Rama, Hari, a 1980 masterpiece of Philippine musical dance theater, is no doubt one of Ballet Philippines’ most beloved and enduring works, a fitting finale to the 50th...
How to make interiors bloom
by Ricky Toledo - February 29, 2020 - 12:00am
When your home needs a pick-me-up or you want to give it that festive air that will make it more conducive for a celebration there’s nothing like flowers to bring joy and exuberance to interiors.
Mindful and engaged interiors for the new decade
by Ricky Toledo - February 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Mindfulness is a pervading theme as seen in directions for home interiors and design, from biophilic design to multi-use spaces, with authenticity and sustainability for decorating the home.
Philippine designers are on trend for fashion 2020
by Ricky Toledo - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Now that it’s 2020, you surely want a clear vision of how to dress this year.
What inspired the immaculately horrific art of Francis Bacon?
by Ricky Toledo - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Francis Bacon said in an interview: ‘My paintings are a lot less violent than me. Perhaps if my childhood had been happier, I would have painted bouquets of flowers.’
A Romantic Victorian Christmas
by Ricky Toledo - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
For pure romance and elegance, nothing beats the Victorian Era.
Revisiting Mary Quant, The designer who challenged Paris and made fashion fun
by Ricky Toledo - November 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Ayoung Brit presenting her collection in Paris, the center of fashion and couture, in 1963? Quite preposterous, as the Brits themselves would say.
Stella Abrera & American Ballet Theatre in an emotional homecoming to manila
by Ricky Toledo - November 11, 2019 - 12:00am
With all the buzz about the return of internationally acclaimed ballerina Stella Abrera and the American Ballet Theatre to Manila, what many may not have known was that this group of dancers from New York included...
Blahniks: From ‘Sex and the City’ to the Wallace Collection
by Ricky Toledo - October 30, 2019 - 12:00am
‘It’s a great way for people to discover the Wallace, to see the many artistic disciplines found in the museum through fashion, inspired by one of the greatest fashion minds.’
The back story of fashion
by Ricky Toledo - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Rita d’Acosta Lydig’s entrance at the Met Opera gala opening, or any opening for that matter, was always highly anticipated because she was known for introducing the latest fashions before anyone.
It’s art living at Maison & Objet Paris
by Ricky Toledo - October 4, 2019 - 8:11pm
Art Living highlights the importance of artistic influences as a way of creating elegance and uniqueness by exploring three aspects of the trend: modern living, sculptural living and soft living.
The Pure, The Artisanal & The Collaborative
by Ricky Toledo - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
In the huge and busy design market that is Maison & Objet in Paris, a purity of line stands out and this was what the Design Philippines pavilion achieved at the recent edition of the premier show with its theme,...
Tables that reflect our passions
by Ricky Toledo - August 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The empty table is the loneliest thing. Look at what you have and find a thread that runs through your favorite pieces. It may be related to where you found it or what it reminds you of — maybe a vacation,...
Karl Lagerfeld had a sharp tongue, a subversive eye & a great work ethic
by Ricky Toledo - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
It seemed like he would never die.
Accessories loom large in 2019
by Ricky Toledo - February 20, 2019 - 12:00am
If your handbag cannot pass as hand luggage at airport security, you’re definitely on-trend for 2019.
Dressing for 2019: Nostalgia, Femininity and Liberation
by Ricky Toledo - February 6, 2019 - 12:00am
With yellow vest protesters fomenting riots that had boutiques building protective walls and shoppers scampering away from their favorite haunts on rue St. Honoré and Place Vendôme, the symbolic epicenters...
The Gilded (But Lonely) Life of Baron Ferdinand Rothschild
by Ricky Toledo - December 22, 2018 - 12:00am
No expense was spared in making the house luxurious, delighting guests like Queen Victoria and Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales who stayed for the Baron’s Saturday to Monday parties.
Dalí joies: Jewels that express convictions
by Ricky Toledo - December 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Over a million tourists visit Figueres, Spain each year, mainly to see the spectacle of Salvador Dalí’s Theatre and Museum, housing the single largest and most diverse collection of works and curiosities...
‘Tis the season for abundance
by Ricky Toledo - November 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Less is not more at this time of the year — it just appears too austere and joyless. It’s the perfect time of year to go overboard, when nothing succeeds like excess.
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