Blue Carreon’s Manila Digs

Though a little too curated for my taste, I can’t help but admire some of the details of designer Blue Carreon’s place in Manila. Love the wall paint, overall texture and colonial details, an ode to the complicated historic past of the Philippines. Thanks, Lonny Mag for such a lovely and refreshing feature… Photos via

Philippine Gold Exhibit – Pre-Colonial Life in the Land

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the “Philippine Gold” exhibit at Asia Society New York. It’s a wonderful showcase of life in the Philippines before the Spaniards colonized the country in 1521 and stayed on for roughly another 400 years. In particular, the highlights of the exhibit focused on the intricate and masterful …

The Other Side of Paradise — Philippines and Haiyan

All throughout this weekend I saw numerous heart-breaking images of the destruction left behind by super typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda in the Philippines).  On Sunday, when I heard about the initial death toll count of 10,000 in one city alone, I was in shock and dismayed.  How can Mother Nature be so cruel? …