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 ... »


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 ... »


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 ... »


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 ... »


Paintings, frames and easels

A few years ago, a girl friend visited her younger brother's new house and told us about the ornamental mirrors on the floor. Okay, I grew up with mirrors on the wall, at eye ... »

The new dining room

We wanted to achieve three things when we decided to relocate the dining room:1. Maximize natural light which I so need for taking food photos;2. Declutter (some say it ... »