February 19, 2015

QUICK WEEKEND HIKE TO TAI PING SHAN

Back with no agenda, it really is all about finding the calm in the chaos.
Despite the fact that the city is usually ridiculed like the Gobi when it comes to arts and culture, there are in fact places where you can breathe art and savour culture in the city.
Fast forward. I’m skipping Art Basel this year for Maison Objet and I promise to update Buddha regularly. Stay tuned and yes, Gong Xi Fa Cai! 

December 22, 2014

BENCH SPOTTING: NITTY GRITTY

Look beyond the bold orange graphic square.
Known for its iconic white storefront bench and distinct collection of flawlessly curated fashion and accessories from brands such as Common Projects, A.P.C., Adam Kimmel, Visvim, Gitman Vintage, Isabel Marant and Nanimica, Nitty Gritty is a must-go when you’re looking for exclusive fashion for men or women in Stockholm.
Since opening its doors in 1991,it has been a venue for spotting stylish locals who appreciate smart basics that’s far away from trendy.  

Five out of a hundred stood out. Check out who else were spotted at NittyGritty

Christopher Bastin, head of design at GANT Rugger
Johan Svensson,  Web Designer  and Gustaf Wikander, doctor from Stockholm.
Mattia , 29 from Milan
John , Marketing Director at Mackintosh

December 17, 2014

HOLD ON AS I DROOL WHILE FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGES OF THE WALLPAPER* CITY GUIDE MANILA

Southeast Asia’s underrated capital and most progressive art and design hub is slowly paving its way to becoming a regional and  international design destination.
Fast forward, we’re finally on the map, thanks to The Wallpaper* City Guide Manila.
Carefully written and curated by Cheryl Tiu and Kissa Castañeda-McDermott,  it packs 65 beautifully shot photos and recommendations on our city in 103 pages, from art and design to dining.
Whether he/she has a week or 24 hours in the city, this perfect travel companion cover landmark buildings like the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), towering Discovery PRIMEA, design centers like Avellana Gallery (A11) in Pasay for a dose of Filipino contemporary art, and the best shops to buy items unique to Manila, like FIRMA in Paranaque.
And who said Manila’s all about selfies and hour long traffic? Think Sau Paolo.

October 14, 2014

INSTAGRAM AND OOTD's - BECAUSE GETTING DRESSED IS A RITUAL

(Because details are meant to be subtle. They should be noticed and not gawked at - Zac Posen. Follow me on Instagram)
Sometimes, something as superficial as picking a good outfit will actually have profound repercussion on your well being.  Believe me, getting dress is a ritual.