International jewelry fair sa Hong Kong

by Be-Blogger Pilipinas on: Febrero 24th, 2012

 

Nagkataong dinaraos ang Hong Kong International Jewellery Show nang bumisita ako dito para sa aking trabaho. Pumunta ako noong huling Linggo.

 

 

Buti na lang at nakapagrehistro ako online kaya di ko na kinailangang magbayad ng entrance fee.

 

 

Plano ko sanang libuting ang buong fair sa loob lamang ng ilang oras, pero medyo nalula ako sa layout: halos limang palapag ang lawak at dami ng mga booth. Galing sa iba’t ibang bansa ang mga nagtitinda: mula Switzerland, US, at South Africa hanggang Thailand, Japan, at Brazil.

 

 

Hindi ako pinayagang kumuha ng letrato sa marami sa mga booth, pero heto ang ilang nakabibighaning larawan mula sa guidebook. Itong eskultura ng Tsinong mandirigma ay gawa sa korales.

 

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 Ang banal at makamundo ayon kay Joyce Makitalo

by Be-Blogger Pilipinas on: Octubre 20th, 2011

 

Naging malaking inspirasyon para kay Joyce Makitalo ang mga kayamanan at mamahaling kagamitan sa Kremlin para sa kanyang pinaka bagong koleksyong pinamagatang “Non-Saint”.

 

 

Isinalin niya ang kanyang pagkamangha para sa karangyaan ng mga taga-simbahan at gumawa siya ng mga kuwintas, singsing, clutch, at kalis para sa karaniwang tao.

 

 

Bahagi ng estetika ni Joyce, na isang pintor at graphic artist, ang paghahalo ng malalaking bato sa tela at sa tansong tinubog sa ginto.

 

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 Miadore x Seven Barretto x Fadal

by Be-Blogger Pilipinas on: Junio 30th, 2011

 

Ang ibig sabihing ng Fadal ay Fashion Designers Alliance Manila. Ang kapisanang Fadal ay kasalukuyang binubuo nina: Jaz Cerezo, Levenson Rodriguez, Lizanne Cua, Gerswin Qua, Cheetah Rivera, Karl Leuterio, Mike Magallanes, Ulysses King, Jilla Sara, Noelle Llave, Nico Agustin, Dave Ocampo, Mark Tamayo, Cherry Veric, at Clint Catalan.

 

 

Kagabi lang ay nagdaos ng event ang mga designer ng Fadal sa Bonifacio High Street na nagpatampok sa Miadore, mga accessories ni Yekky Balingit, at ang photography ni Seven Barretto.

 

 

 

Sa bawat photo ni Seven, ibinabagay ang mga kuwintas, brooch, at iba pang alahas sa mga likha ng mga designer ng Fadal.

 

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 Meet you at the Sunday market

by United Blogs of Benetton on: Mayo 18th, 2010

Every Sunday, the parking lot of Legaspi Park (in Legaspi Village, Makati) gets filled with stalls that sell almost every imaginable thing. I’ve been there several times already, am familiar with most of the items, but I still get lost since I find myself absorbed with all the colors, smells, and textures of the weekly market.


It is a meeting place of large scale concessionaires, traditional cottage industry businesses, eco-activists, mom-and-pop store owners, florists, bible school evangelists, orphanage benefits, artists, and collectors. And that is just one half of the populace.


These sellers get to know as regulars not just the residents of the surrounding villages, but people who have just come from early-morning marathons, dog lovers, families, groups of friends who pass by before going to the mall, churchgoers, foodies, and fellow members of creative communities.


I usually go before lunch, with friends or family. Though it is not hard to be immediately drawn to the Spanish, French, and Filipino dishes served – not to mention the fresh seafood and produce that can be brought home for personalized recipes – my first stop is always the dry goods section.


There I find leather articles like bags and sandals, antiques, exotic jewelry with beads and stones from Cambodia to Tibet, trinkets, and lucky charms. For homebodies, there are organic soaps, scents, and fragrances, jars, vases, wind chimes, and other sundry things.

Mostly I look for interesting items, such as ethnic figurines made by the tribes of the northern Cordillera provinces. These are sold with foreboding ritual statues used for harvests and burials.


Of course, once I wander into the wine selections and bottled mushroom and fish, my stomach would be grumbling. I would then head to either the pasta stalls for puttanesca or to the Spanish section for lengua. Especially during the dry season, no meal would be complete without ice-cold sugarcane juice or shakes and smoothies from the wide variety of fruits available.


If I would decide to browse again after lunch, I would conclude my visit with dessert, which ranges from baklava pastries to sweet rice cakes (steamed peanuts if I just want something to nibble on).

El Bosquejo

 
 

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