Listd ep. 1 – The Recap
Jun04

Listd ep. 1 – The Recap

Taas Noo Filipino has always stood at the heart of Illustrado Magazine’s goals and core foundations. Enter LISTD by Illustrado, hosted by Paolo Benitez where we find the Filipino voice from around the globe. LISTD by Illustrado is a platform dedicated to finding and uplifting indie Filipino artists and talents from across the world. Having launched just recently, Listd is a live facebook talk show that features various artists from...

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Artist Spotlight: Nowhere Birds
Jan17

Artist Spotlight: Nowhere Birds

Nowhere Birds is a Dubai based independent folk music duo. Composed of Jules Suarez and Mitchiko Bagayna, the pair are well known for their intimate style of playing and harmonizing. While both of them do Vocals, Jules’ specializes in the Guitar, whereas Mitchiko plays the Glockenspiel and Melodica.     The duo came together after a spontaneous jam session at a party in 2015. With their newfound chemistry (and the help of...

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Artist Spotlight: Karen Henson Jones – Author & Inspirational Speaker
Oct17

Artist Spotlight: Karen Henson Jones – Author & Inspirational Speaker

Author & Inspirational Speaker: Karen Henson Jones Photographer: Jay Buen Make up: Tina Henson-Ngkaion   Filipino-American Karen Henson Jones was on the conventional corporate path to success when her life was rocked by a cardiac event, at the age of 30.  Encountering a near-death experience and being touched by a miracle, she has since endeavored to share the spiritual lessons she has learned on her journey to recovery and...

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Artist Spotlight: Buhay Mendoza
Sep13

Artist Spotlight: Buhay Mendoza

  Visual artist Buhay Mendoza considers his art pop surrealist – a genre he loves for its playfulness and how it “signifies freedom and tickles creativity.”  According to him, his chosen specialty also allows his to maximize his strength as an artist.  Over and above that, Buhay says she considers art as his religion which gives him the sanity to appreciate all his blessings and makes him feel closer to God. For him, art is life,...

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Artist Spotlight: Jun Cambel
Sep04

Artist Spotlight: Jun Cambel

Jun Cambel Visual Artist     Contemporary artist Jun Cambel grew up in the heart of the city, Manila. He views art as a tool to raise people’s environmental awareness. He often applies mixtures of paints and industrial materials to create multiple layers with pronounced textures. He sometimes combines found objects and realistic rendering to give the canvas an extra dimension. He worked in CM Ltd and Edipresse Media for...

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Designing Filipino: The Indigenous Architecture of Francisco “Bobby” Manosa
Aug06

Designing Filipino: The Indigenous Architecture of Francisco “Bobby” Manosa

“Three factors make an authentic Filipino architecture,” says award-winning Filipino architect Francisco ‘Bobby’ Mañosa, “Filipino values, Philippine climate and the use of indigenous materials. The point is not to rebuild the bahay kubo and bahay na bato – their time had come and gone – but to learn from them. What is the essence of indigenous architecture? What makes it uniquely Filipino? And how does an architect build modern...

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