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PSID goes green

The Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) Advanced Class of 2008 mounts its graduation exhibit dubbed “E.A.R.T.H (Environmental Applications, Research, and Trends in Habitat) Designs, PSID goes Green” for the month of October, at the Athena Building, Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City.

Serene Pleasures by Margaux Estrella, Melissa Sue Floro, Mazie Lynn Po

Serene Pleasures by Margaux Estrella, Melissa Sue Floro, Mazie Lynn Po

Mounted in cooperation with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Eastwood City, ”E.A.R.T.H. Designs” celebrates PSID’s 41st anniversary with an exhibit addressing environmental concerns in 21 masterfully-designed and executed interior spaces that strike a chord in today’s global scene.

Couch Potato by Vanessa Caisip, Alexi Chua, Ma. Elizabeth Constantino, Maylyn Cruz, Renz Jillian Tan

Couch Potato by Vanessa Caisip, Alexi Chua, Ma. Elizabeth Constantino, Maylyn Cruz, Renz Jillian Tan

“Climate change is a global concern, translating its major influence on contemporary design and current trends,” explains PSID professor Jie Pambid. “The month-long exhibit focuses on creative approaches to sustainable interior design, showcased in four different habitat settings: High Rise Haven, The Blissful Burbs, Sea Sanctuaries, and Peaceful Peaks.”

Pop Earth by Aermaen Anne Balosa, Melissa Enriquez, Ji-Hye Lee, Katherine Kaye Reyes, Odessa Angela Sepacio

Pop Earth by Aermaen Anne Balosa, Melissa Enriquez, Ji-Hye Lee, Katherine Kaye Reyes, Odessa Angela Sepacio

PSID has always been known for its innovative, groundbreaking, pioneering, and original exhibits. This year’s graduating batch rises to the challenge with “E.A.R.T.H. Designs,” another highly anticipated show of talent and creativity – standards that make the PSID graduates a viable force in the academe and the industry, and their exhibits a must – see!

Preparing for your holiday parties can be effortless with our lifestyle workshops for the month of October.

Entertain with international flair… tapas, antipasto and contemporary maki.

A picture perfect holiday spread. Enjoy cooking for loved ones this holiday season with ease and style.

Holiday entertaining made stress-free with a global repertoire.

Workshop starts at 3PM.

To register please contact:
Makati 817-8007 or 813-3739 local 269
Shangri-la Plaza 633-4636 local 401 or 417

29th Manila International Book Fair

Mark your calendars! From the 12th to 16th of September, 300 exhibitors from all over the Philippines and all over the world will converge at the SMX Convention Center for the 29th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF).

With the theme “Words without Borders,” the MIBF celebrates the power of literature to cross the boundaries of time, place, and culture. MIBF showcases the largest and most varied collection of literature, textbooks, educational supplements, general references, religious and inspirational titles, self-help books, management books, Filipiniana, coffee table books, popular novels, children’s books, art books, graphic novels, rare and hard-to-find titles, magazines, audio and e-books, multimedia, teaching supplies and services, publishers’ technology, and travel materials.

The 29th Manila International Book Fair is organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. in partnership with Asian Communicators, Inc., Book Development Association of the Philippines, Philippine Booksellers Association, Inc., and Publishers Representatives Organization of the Philippines. For details, call 890-0661 or 896-0682, log on to, or e-mail

Rustan’s Annual Summer Sale


Daughtry live in Manila!

Chris Daughtry of American Idol fame will be playing live in Manila! Tickets for the July 29 concert are now available at Eastwood Information Center and all Ticketnet outlets. Ticket prices range from P650 to P5775.

Earth Day Jam tonight

The annual Earth Day Jam will start at 7PM tonight at Tomas Morato in Quezon City. The street will be closed to traffic and two stages will be set up – Fire-Air and Earth-Water – so that audience can enjoy music from over 20 bands performing for free. Tents will also be set up around the area to promote environmental awareness and issues. Check out the round up of artists playing at the event from GMA News

Starbucks goes green, takes P40 off for tumbler users

Starbucks stores all over the Metro will be taking off P40.00 from the price of your hot or cold drink if you bring along your tumbler today. This is in part of their commitment for World Earth Day because by bringing in your tumbler, Starbucks can reduce the amount of disposable cups that inevitably end up in dump sites every day.
Starbucks Promo

Dell Launches Consumer Brand in the Philippines

Dell Capoeira

Apple what?

Last Thursday in Prince of Jaipur at The Fort, Dell Philippines launched its award-winning XPS and Inspiron laptop computer systems for the consumer segment.

And what an arrival it was! In a dazzling display of colors and artistry – featuring a stunning glow-in-the-dark pantomime performance and an enthralling capoeira number – Dell offered possible in-store buyers a vibrant peek of the beauty and power of its Consumer Brands. “Experience Inspiration,” went the tagline.

Dell Mime Hands

For the first time in the Philippines, Dell will be making available through retail partners the award-winning XPS M1330 and the Inspiron 1420 laptops, as well as the Inspiron 530 and slim-build 530s desktops. These were on display during the launch, and then later raffled off to lucky guests, which of course did not include me.

In a statement, Dell Philippines Country Manager Barry Bunyi said: “This is an important initiative for Dell and a great way for us to connect with the Philippine customers we may not have reached in the past. We have had strong success in the corporate segment and the time is right for us to allow the general populace to experience what Dell has to offer.”

For more information, visit, or to communicate directly with Dell via a variety of online channels, go to To get Dell news direct, visit



Photos by Nykko Santos.

Ozine Fest 2008

Anime enthusiasts gathered in SM Megamall’s Megatrade Hall for O-zine Fest 2008 last weekend. I only went there on Saturday but there were a lot of people. It was a very colorful event, so to speak. And it was amusing to see twins of cosplays. For example, there were two guys cosplaying as Naruto and they were posing for a photo-op. There were also two Haruhis from the anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. I also saw someone cosplay Card Captor Sakura, with a small Kero-chan on her shoulder! See the evidence:

Card Captor Sakura & Kero-chan

There were other activities for those who were interested in games like fish-scooping, drawing, eating contests (Whoopee!) and there was something similar to sumo wrestling but the participants had to be in poring costumes, which was quite amusing to watch.


It’s really fun watching people who are having lots of fun with friends and fellow fans! I just wish that there’d be a better layout so that the merchandise area wouldn’t be as congested as it was during the day my friends and I went there.

Through Australian Eyes

Pissedpoet Henry Bateman is holding his “Through Australian Eyes” exhibit at the One Workshop Gallery. The exhibit opened last March 4, and will be open to the public until April 4th.

From the Press Release:

Living in the Philippines has been an eye opening experience for Australian
artist/photographer Henry Bateman. For the last 3 years he has been a resident
of the Island Nation and its influence has seen his work expand in ways he
never imagined possible.

“There are aspects of Filipino life that stand in stark contrast to an
Australian lifestyle,” Bateman said. “With my work I have tried to capture
not only the physical differences but also the cultural differences that the
Filipino lifestyle imposes on Australian sensibilities,” he added.

A painter who embraced digital photography 8 years ago, Bateman manipulates his
digitally captured photographs on his computer to delve below the composition of
the recorded moment. From each of his photographs he builds a new image that
explores the underlying motivation that caused the shutter to be pressed when
it was. “It is a journey in which the image dictates what directions to
take,” Bateman said. “My major contribution is knowing when a destination
has been reached,” he added.

“Through Australian Eyes” will be Bateman’s 14th exhibition, but his
first in the Philippines. His work has been shown in Australia and the US with
the most recent being a solo exhibition at The Australian National University
in September last year.

One Workshop Gallery
2241 Don Chino Roces Ave, corner Sabio St, Makati City

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