Illustragrammers: Hannah Magsayo, Benj Ramos, Gelo Santos and Michael Emlano
Aug24

Illustragrammers: Hannah Magsayo, Benj Ramos, Gelo Santos and Michael Emlano

Itching to book a ticket somewhere but don’t know exactly where to go? Here are some photos from our favorite travelers that can help unleash the wanderlust in you.   When it comes to vacations and trips, this rule applies: “If it’s not on social media, it didn’t happen.” You’re going to be taking pictures of the places and yourself, so of course, the framing has to be good.  And if you’re putting the images online, they...

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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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Artist Spotlight: Franklin Caña Valencia
Aug02

Artist Spotlight: Franklin Caña Valencia

Franklin Caña Valencia Painter     Franklin Caña Valencia who is known for his distinctive style referred to by his colleagues as “Cañaism,” didn’t expect that he would take to painting like a fish to water.  Originally a graphic designer, he was coaxed into the art via his brother, under the providential wing of the esteemed Saturday Group of artists led by the likes of the legendary Mauro “Malang” Santos.  Since then, he...

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Filipino Bloggers: Marga Esquivel, Kerwin King, Cher Lui Pio, Rodel Flordeliz
Jun21

Filipino Bloggers: Marga Esquivel, Kerwin King, Cher Lui Pio, Rodel Flordeliz

Marga Esquivel @marga_esq   This NYC based Filipina model came on the rise when she booked shows for Gucci and Chanel. She also shot a lookbook for Marc Jacobs and Nasty Gal. Her minimalist-tomboy look got us double-tapping on Instagram. She is definitely a #GirlBoss in her own right!           Kerwin King @kerwinking   Apart from being a social media influencer, this boy from Manila is also an actor, singer...

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Almost Filipino: Sohini Datta
May02

Almost Filipino: Sohini Datta

Sohini Datta Originally from Kolkata, India. Almost Pinay! Almost Filipino, All Awesome!   HOW ARE YOU RELATED TO FILIPINOS? The first time I ever met a Filipino was when I started living with one. Danabelle is her name and all things creative is her game. She has been a very strong force in my life, from helping me build Ctrl.Alt.Dxb from scratch to feeding me Filipino sausages during a breakup. A lot of me wouldn’t function without...

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