Triple burst: sunflower and Chinese bamboo

When I decided on this flower arrangement thing, the whole idea was to use materials that I won't have to buy. You know, make use of what we have in the garden, and flowers and foliage growing wild in the neighborhood. For … [Read more...]


Passing it off as ikebana

Last Sunday, we went to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" wedding and the table centerpieces had me gaping. Wildflowers. Violet and white. No vase. The flowers and leaves were stuck in a block of molded sand covered with moss. … [Read more...]


How to dim the light with style

We moved the furniture around again. What used to be the dining room which overlooks the garden is now the family room. Since it is adjacent to the kitchen, when the door of the room is ajar and the pendant lights over the … [Read more...]


Capiz window panes for Asian houses

Say capiz and the first thing that comes to most people's mind is the aswang -- that winged monster that eats fetuses in Philippine folklore. According to stories, there are many in Capiz, a province in Western Visayas. Capiz … [Read more...]