Home and garden

Northern and Southern Living : Old and friendly community magazines get a new and upbeat look

April 9, 2014 | 12:53 am | By Melissa G. Bagamasbad | Lifestyle Section,

The free community magazines now come in a smaller but more stylish package.

GREEN LIVING | Going beyond Earth Hour

March 31, 2014 | 3:09 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Romsanne Ortiguero and Teddy Pelaez | Lifestyle Section,

Simple practices such as turning off the light, carpooling, reusing plastic bags help promote sustainable living.

WORLDBEX 2014 expo builds awareness on stronger structures

March 17, 2014 | 9:19 am | By Joyce Reyes-Aguila | Lifestyle Section,

The latest trends in home building and construction materials were the focus of this yearly industry expo.

SCG introduces water-resistant, termite-free Smartwood for more sustainable homes

March 17, 2014 | 8:59 am | By Joyce Reyes-Aguila | Lifestyle Section,

A substitute to fiber cement, SCG’s new product is weather resistant and can be used for various ceilings, floors, and walls.

From the ravages of Typhoon Yolanda, the Butterfly House emerges

March 16, 2014 | 5:33 pm | Text and photos by AC Dimatatac | Lifestyle Section,

A foldable, steel-framed system that can be stretched out into a livable structure maybe the solution to more sustainable housing solutions in disaster-stricken communities.

Innovative and eco-friendly furniture shine at the Philippines International Furniture Show

March 16, 2014 | 9:44 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by AC Dimatatac | Lifestyle Section,

Furniture manufacturers gather in a show to prove why the Philippines is gaining recognition worldwide for its designs, sustainable innovations, and craftsmanship.

From a foldable house to Cobonpue’s ‘Circus’ pieces: 10 design ideas at the 59th Manila FAME

March 16, 2014 | 8:38 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by AC Dimatatac and Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

Take a look at the best of Philippine craftsmanship at the biggest lifestyle and design exhibition in the region, ongoing from March 14 to 17.

PLDT’s TVolution: Not just for watching the news but for social networking, too

February 4, 2014 | 2:54 pm | Text by Melissa G. Bagamasbad | Photos by Teddy Pelaez | Lifestyle Section,

This little gadget now makes it possible for you to check out your various multimedia needs: from TV, games, music, to your Facebook and YouTube accounts.

Keep calm, it’s just household chores—here’s how the Dutch do it with style

January 23, 2014 | 3:45 pm | Text by Joyce Reyes Aguila | Photos by Teddy Pelaez | Lifestyle Section,

Brabantia, the famous Dutch company that has been making well-designed home items and organizers since 1919, opens its first store in the Philippines.

PHOTOS | It’s ‘ice month’ in Benguet—so cold, it’s frosting

January 11, 2014 | 11:59 pm | Text by Arthur L. Allad-iw | Photos by Gladys T. Maximo | Lifestyle Section,

In the highly elevated areas of the Cordillera region, the temperature is freezing at night ‘til early morning. This frosting or ‘andap’ season will last till February.

ATTENTION, DESIGN STUDENTS | Search on for 2014 Electrolux Design Lab global contest

January 6, 2014 | 5:26 pm | Lifestyle Section,

Got a vision for the future household? Then submit your idea to this prestigious worldwide design competition and get a paid internship at an Electrolux global design center.

UAP Architects suggest ‘resilient housing’ and ‘strong panic structures’ for disaster preparation

November 27, 2013 | 3:09 pm | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

Lego-like housing that can turn into a permanent home and a sports complex that can withstand a super typhoon or earthquake—top architects figure out concrete solutions post-Typhoon Yolanda.

17th Festival of the Trees: With creative and generous hands come great art, color, and whimsy

November 5, 2013 | 1:41 pm | Text by Melissa G. Bagamasbad | Photos by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section,

Beautiful and elegant holiday trees will once again be auctioned off by the Makati Garden Club for a good cause.

10 must-sees at the 58th Manila FAME

October 19, 2013 | 1:50 pm | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero| Photos by Teddy Pelaez| Lifestyle Section,

Now on its third decade, the country’s premier trade show spotlight globally competitive Filipino-made and designed furniture, furnishings, holiday decors, and fashion.

Manila FAME draws int’l buyers with best of the Philippine’s design and craftsmanship

October 17, 2013 | 12:47 pm | Lifestyle Section, | Photos courtesy of Manila FAME

‘Green crafts,’ stylish furniture pieces by rising design stars, and a Christmas village are the highlight of this season’s fair ongoing from October 17 to 20 at the SMX Convention Center.

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