Holiday finds at 10a Alabama Arts&Crafts Fair

Olie Olie

Haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet? Don’t panic—just drop by the 10a Alabama Arts&Crafts Fair this weekend! 10a Alabama is our go-to place for charming, handcrafted finds by local artists, and you’re bound to discover great gift ideas that won’t burn a hole in your wallet. Today and tomorrow (November […] Read more »

Anthill Pop-Up and 10a Alabama Fair

Anthill Pop-Up

August is off to a fab start with two exciting events! If you’ve been lusting after Cebuano brand Anthill’s fab fashion pieces, they’ll be in Manila this weekend! Drop by their pop-up shop at Zenutrients, 52 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig, today through Sunday from 10 AM-8 PM. (Pick up […] Read more »

Handmade Finds at 10a Alabama Arts & Crafts Fair


It’s the 10a Alabama fair this weekend! If you’ve been following this blog (and especially our Instagram account @thehappylab), you must know by now that we always get giddy about the 10a Alabama Arts & Crafts Fair. Held about every quarter at an aptly retro bungalow in Quezon City, it’s […] Read more »

Typography Exhibit/Event at 10a Alabama

Type Kita

Looking for something fab and fun to do this weekend? Check out Type Kita at 10a Alabama! Here are the deets!   Shares crafter, event organizer, and passionate typography advocate Maan Agsalud, “Typography is a form of art that is very much a prevalent part of our day-to-day lives. Everywhere […] Read more »

Arts & Crafts Fair at 10A Alabama

10A poster

I’m a sucker for flea markets, arts&crafts bazaars, and basically any place where I can source vintage finds, handmade crafts, and bargain butingtings. Luckily, I live near 10A Alabama (you can find Alabama Street along E. Rodriguez Avenue, close to where it intersects with Tomas Morato), where arts&crafts fairs are […] Read more »

Owl Fever


There is bird flu going around in the Philippines. I’m talking about our recent obsession with owls, of course! A few years ago, it was all about oversized owl pendants, and just as I thought interest was waning, the fixation on these nocturnal creatures seems to have returned with a […] Read more »

Stationery Haul at Art in The Park

Rainy Day

I love the idea of Art in The Park—spearheaded by the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, this annual “affordable art fair” features paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, and a smattering of arts&crafts by both big-name and indie artists, with nothing over P30k. Held at Salcedo Park in Makati, it’s always fun […] Read more »

Takatak Project: All The Pretty Horses

Flat Florals, Spring 2013

Have you heard of the Takatak Project? When I was looking for bright props for a fashion shoot, our friend Mary Velmonte’s pretty papier mâché horses popped into my head! So I borrowed some takas from their new Spring 2013 collection—aren’t they adorable? But what exactly are takas? Read more »