Between design & dreams with Guilio Cappellini
by Igan D’Bayan - November 17, 2012 - 12:00am
Does a good design make us dream?
Bengy Toda and those hills like green elephants
by Igan D’Bayan - October 13, 2012 - 12:00am
I just had to tell photographer Benigno “Bengy” Toda III — with white beard and burly hunter-like physique — that he reminds me of Ernest Hemingway.
Cool, Calma & collected
by Igan D’Bayan - May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
Their story begins thusly.
Reverso of fortune
by Igan D’Bayan - November 30, 2011 - 12:00am
Why turn your back on time? Are you an erstwhile member of Pink Floyd, which has a cache of songs about how one fritters and wastes the offhand hours of the day?
Going Symbian, ringing Belles and other mobile tales
by Igan D’Bayan - September 7, 2011 - 12:00am
No, no. It’s not the mysterious blue cocktail that’s making us all feel giddy tonight inside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in lovely, balmy HK.
Audemartian chronicles
by Igan D’Bayan - July 20, 2011 - 12:00am
See this guy, LeBron James,” motions Oliviero Bottinelli, Audemars Piguet (AP) managing director for Asia, towards a page of the AP catalog in my hand.
Caffeine jolt jam
by Igan D’Bayan - June 4, 2011 - 12:00am
Coffee. Art.
League of extraordinary music men
by Igan D’Bayan - May 4, 2011 - 12:00am
I am biased.
D&D Custom Guitars: Tones of home
by Igan D’Bayan - October 3, 2010 - 12:00am
This machine kills fascists.
Zylo rocks to the future
by Igan D’Bayan - September 19, 2010 - 12:00am
It started off just like any other day.
My Place and yours
by Igan D’Bayan - June 26, 2010 - 12:00am
Let me reconstruct my consumerist history last month. The reissued “Exile on Main Street” with songs dug from the vaults by Mick Jagger and mythic references to Sophia Loren — check.
Raise a glass for the malt of the earth
by Igan D’Bayan - June 3, 2010 - 12:00am
Believe me, I resisted. Didn’t want to turn this article into a love letter written on the label of a San Miguel beer bottle (preferably with a silver felt-tip pen, or with a razorblade).
Of caprices, conductors and Uto Ughi
by Igan D’Bayan - June 2, 2010 - 12:00am
Those hands, those fingers.  I see them now grappling with tempura bits (he loves how the dish is served at Sofitel’s Spiral) and gesturing to stress a point (about that ineffably lovely creature called...
The way to Go
by Igan D’Bayan - May 20, 2010 - 12:00am
Traveling is like playing poker: you never know what hand you’re going to be dealt. Well, in most cases. Sometimes you find yourself in most unfamiliar territory: Struer in Denmark or Rotterdam in the Netherlands...
Cafeccino: The newest hotspot
by Igan D’Bayan - April 8, 2010 - 12:00am
Yes, we do need a dose of caffeine every now and then to jolt us from our clockwork world. Nothing like a steaming cup of cappuccino to slowly sip like a Zen master while the world around us tumble into place.
Dead ends & black transmissions
by Igan D’Bayan - March 12, 2010 - 12:00am
If I were someone straight out of a William Blake poem, I’d say blame it on the greenish, hellish absinthe visions. But since I am no one worth obsessing about (or worth a think or two), I just have to say...
This is not about Khavn dela Cruz
by Igan D’Bayan - February 5, 2010 - 12:00am
This is not an article about Khavn dela Cruz. This is more of a meditation about the independent Filipino filmmaker whose specialty is presenting the gloriousness of gore, as well as the goriness of ordinary ex...
'Cats'-scratch fever in Adelaide
by Igan D’Bayan - January 29, 2010 - 12:00am
She leads me to the wig room. Downstairs past the dressing rooms with green doors where the “Kittens” and “Cats” are cradled — putting on furry costumes, applying the whiskery makeup,...
Omnia presence
by Igan D’Bayan - December 27, 2009 - 12:00am
My first one was this brick of a machine. Something as cumbersome as the black monolith in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. That’s an exaggeration, of course, but you get the drift.
Ronald Ventura's adventures in skinny-dipping
by Igan D’Bayan - December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
A meandering preamble this way comes.From mid-September to the twilight of October of this year, Filipino artist Ronald Ventura mounted his first one-man show in New York.
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