Paper Love

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Paper lovers! Journal hoarders! Indie art enthusiasts! Check out some of the wonderful finds at this weekend’s 10aAlabama Handmade Arts & Crafts fair, open till 7 PM tonight! Seen here: stationery sets by @swathe.manila, handmade grid journals by @wedthursfran at the @speculiars booth, postcard art by @nikkiradan , potheads/succulents by […] Read more »

H&M Opens in Manila (squee!)

Your holiday uniform: a fuzzy pastel sweater, a flippy skirt, chunky heels, and sparkly bling!

Are you ready, Manila? After years of speculation and months of official anticipation, the phenomenally popular Swedish retail brand H&M is finally launching at the SM Mega Fashion Hall tomorrow, October 17! Doors open at 9 AM and gift cards await early birds (up to P6k worth for the first 200 […] Read more »

Cute Stationery at Caboodle Box

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I think it drives Hubby nuts when he needs to write a quick business-y note and can’t seem to find regular black pens or blank paper or cat-free Post-Its in this house. Sorry, honey… being surrounded by cute stickers, notebooks, colored pens, and pretty paper just makes me feel all […] Read more »

Wear Your Pinoy Pride

Proudly Filipino

Lately, I’ve been making a valiant effort to rein in my shopping tendencies (much to the hubby’s relief), but I have such a soft spot for unique, pretty finds, especially if they have an interesting back story, showcase local weaves/artistry, and are proudly made in the Philippines. When you know […] Read more »

Couch Potato Companions

Katha Issue #01

Saturday mornings are sacred. While the hubby catches up on sleep, I quietly pad downstairs to catch up on my book debt. Sinking into the living room couch, sunlight on the paperback in hand, and with a cat or two curled up at my feet, this is my weekend happy […] Read more »

Arts & Crafts Fair at 10A Alabama

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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 »

Accessory of the Day: Owl Pin

Dulcetfig

  This little guy hitched a ride on my denim jacket today, adding a whimsical touch to my casual Sunday get-up. I swear it made me smile all day just knowing it was there. I found this carved wood owl pin a couple of years ago at the charming Dulcetfig […] Read more »

Owl Fever

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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 »

Wishy WASHI

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If you’ve won a contest on miss-match, you’ve probably noticed that we use washi tape* any chance we get–to wrap your prizes, seal a letter, or even embellish a plain envelope. What can I say? We love washi! *Japanese decorative masking tape usually made with rice paper. We love how […] Read more »