Review: Erin Condren Life Planner


I am a paper planner junkie (see my 2014 planner round up). I know this because I have been trolling the Erin Condren Life Planners all over the Internet for the last three years. #sorrynotsorry Living in Manila however, doesn’t make this behemoth of a planner easily accessible. Plus, it is priced […] Read more »

Paper Love


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 »

Travels with Filip + Inna collection by Studio Roxas

Studio Roxas

I’ve always been a fan of Isabel (AKA Pepper) Roxas’ wonderfully whimsical children’s illustrations, so when she told me that she was collaborating with Len Cabili of cult favorite “heritage chic” fashion label Filip + Inna, imagine all the hearts exploding in my thought bubble!   Presenting, the Travels with […] Read more »

Artist Series: Arlene Sy


I love how Arlene Sy’s dreamy watercolor illustrations mirror her career in bloom. A former art director for a local publishing company, she quit her day job to pursue her dream to become a full-time artist four years ago. She quickly became a favorite of brides-to-be for romantic custom wedding […] Read more »

Cute Stationery at Caboodle Box


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 »

Insta Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Elena Bautista

Looking for a gift for Mom, godmother, the mother of your kids, mother of your cats (ehem ehem), or yourself? (Go ahead, you deserve it, Supermom!) Instagram has revolutionized the way we shop—it’s great for quickly discovering great finds without even leaving the house, though we can literally go broke […] 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 »

Paper Products We Love

Rajo + National Book Store

Fellow stationery junkies, unite! Here’s a quickie round-up of paper products we’re loving now: Wrap Star Winter, este, Christmas is coming—are you ready with your wrappers? This year, I’m throwing these cuties into the mix: pretty (not necessarily holiday-themed) patterns and quirky-cool Scandanavian-style prints, to make the gift-wrapping sessions even […] 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 »

Typo Haul


On my recent trip to Australia, what I was most looking forward to shopping-wise was a stop at Typo, one of the shops under the Cotton On group. Typo is host to some of the cutest, tongue-in-cheek stationery and décor items I’ve seen—and at super affordable prices too. Here’s a quick […] Read more »