Bench x Daphne Home Scents x Dimensione
Enjoy a new stylish way of filling your home with fragrance with the Daphne Home Scents collection. The reed diffuser is an alternative home fragrance which is effective safe, easy to use and at the same time lasts long.
Just yesterday, Daphne Oseña-Paez, together with Bench, launched her line of home fragrances at Dimensione, Bonifacio Global High Street. Being an interior design student, this was an event I didn’t want to miss. Anything related to home furnishings or accessories and I’m there!
Photos above were provided by Bench.
See those lovely chairs? Well, those are Daphne’s first range of chairs which debuts at Dimensione. Nostalgia is the word that played a big role in her collection. The Daphne chairs are made of farmed mahogany wood and come in a variety of colors. I love the slated legs and the oval back. Simple yet indeed a statement piece. A must-have for every girl!
The tea party that afternoon was lovely. Patterns and ornaments added great touches to the table setting and worked well with the ambiance. Hosting the event was none other than Raymond Gutierrez.
Petit fours, chocolate, coffee, tea and other refreshments were served at every table. Mmmm! Delicious! I wanted to stay there all day!
I sat with my friend Miko, who I didn’t get to take a decent photo of thanks to my prime lens. Plus, I made two new friends.
Angel. She won the Daphne chair being raffled off. Congrats again!
Macarons anyone? That’s Jacob and his smile. He’s awesome for getting us another bowl of macarons! Nyahaha!
I guess those are all the photos I took. Here’s a quick outfit shot.
It really does smell like homemade lemon tart! It retails for only Php348 available at Dimensione stores and selected Bench stores nationwide.
Thank you to Bench and Lawrence C. for inviting me to the event! Looking forward to more!
I wanted something vintage, a bit classy and eclectic. I collected a few stuff around the house and bought stuff here and there. I posted a before and after photo of this before. Way before. HAHA Click here if you must see it. Can you spot the difference?
I’m so excited for my interior design career!
Jak En Poy
Jak En Poy: Bato, gunting, papel, atbp.
An Interior Design Exhibit of Sustainable Proportions
September 24 - Beside Kotse Network, SM North Edsa
The Annual PSID exhibit! A few of my classmates and I volunteered to assist in PSID’s Alumni Night. One of the privileges we get in return was to be able to view the exhibit before it is opened up to the public. Then the other privileges would have to be seeing the alumni, the experience, oh and FREE FOOD!
Here’s what I wore that night. Oh, and cool chairs, huh?
We were in charge of arranging and sorting out the raffle prizes that night. OMG. You cannot believe what they gave out as raffle prizes! All items were sponsored! Ethan Allan, BLIMS, PSID Alumni, renowned artists, Penaso and Bienvenido, and so much more! Raffled off furniture, decorative items, etc. But only alumni & graduates were part of the raffle though. Darn. Oh well. This is actually the FIRST EVER Alumni Association gathering.
The theme revolves around the use of traditional Filipino materials. Each group was given a certain type of material to use for their room. Also, the exhibit was divided into sections and these huge words served as indicators.
Excited? Well here they are! I’d like to keep you guys more curious about the rest of the rooms so I’m not showing you all of them. The exhibit will be open for public viewing starting October 1 and up until October 31. I seriously urge everyone to drop by and take a look at all the great rooms! These photos are a personal selection of my favorite ones! Booth titles found under each photo.
De Hierro Pavo Real
Glass with Class
Le Boudoir Rose
Three to Tango
Gorgeous ladies behind this glamorous bathroom. Spotted: RALEENE
Out of the Box
Bamboozled - Btw, these are two portait photos next to each other
The man behind Primitive Revival, Aivan Magno, spotted at his booth.
That’s all for now. You HAVE TO see the other rooms for yourself! This is actually my ultimate favorite PSID exhibit out of all the ones I’ve seen each year since 2008. Every room was just so appealing and attractive. There was not one room in there I didn’t like.
Sipped on some Spy wine cooler the rest of the night. Very refreshing feminine drinks!
Color Me Green
Design with conscience.
August 6, 2011 - Interior Zone exhibit hall, SM City North Edsa
A couple of my classmates and I attended the first of the four lecture series, I.D Your Home: Decorating from a Design Perspective
Today’s seminar is entitled Color Me Green, a seminar on Sustainable Design by IDr. Marcelo Alonzo.
He shared with us the 4 R’s.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. REBUY.
You might already be familiar with the first three, so I’ll tell you about the last one. Marcelo explains that rebuy is one of the R’s we should consider. To rebuy is to buy things that have already been used. For example, buying empty wine bottles to accessorize your room or make a chandelier such as this one.
PaperStone countertops are widely used because of their sustainability. It’s made from 50% post-consumer water and recycled paper and 100% post-consumer waste. They come in different sizes, colors and fibers.
Terratex fabrics is another example. It is 100% post-consumer polyester made out of largely recycled plastic soda bottles. It conserves the use of petroleum resources.
He also shared with us two design trends for 2011
[ 1 ] Rebirth. “Rise of the Lacavore” This trend explains that like the idea of the lacavore, which is to eat within a 100-mile radius from where you live, you should use resources that are within a 100-mile radius from where you are designing. In short, use local resources. This way, you get to help economically and advocate the use of local products.
[ 2 ] Wabi Sabi. The Japanese art of finding beauty in simplicity, the ordinary and in the imperfections. I just love this philosophy. It’s one of the trends I would probably really get into.
In conclusion, he leaves us with the 3 D’s.
Decide. Design. Devise.
Decide the purpose and the materials you will use.
Design using post-consumer products as much as possible or something locally available.
Devise a way to create something that would have been trashed into a beautiful conversation piece.
Sustainability isn’t just about design. It’s about taking into consideration the effects of all our actions. It starts within us.
I leave you with some innovative, sustainable furniture pieces which I found really lovely and interesting. Note that sustainable pieces weren’t meant to be used all throughout your home, but rather as accent pieces or conversation pieces.
The next seminars will be held these upcoming Saturdays.
August 13- Accessorizing
August 20 - Table Setting and Themed Table Arrangement
August 27 - Flower Arrangement and Foliage Styling
Same venue. Interior Zone, SM City North Edsa. 1PM Registration. Lasts about an hour. You get a certificate of participation afterwards. Definitely educational and it’s all for FREE!
Passed by this really cute store in Interior Zone. Only got to take a couple of shots cause it was prohibited. Haha. I’m stubborn that way.
* Speaking of green design, I can’t wait for PSID’s next exhibit - Jak En Poy: Bato, papel, atbp. All about SUSTAINABILITY. Can’t wait! For updates, follow me on Twitter: misspopquiz
For our Elements and Principles of Design class, each group had to present a table setting applying all the lessons we’ve learned. Our group chose Pirates of the Caribbean as our inspiration and worked from there!
Me mateys and I got the perfect grade of 100! We’ve struck the mother-load!