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OUT AND ABOUT: LETTERS OUT LOUD, poetry reading 

A few weeks ago, I came from a quick poetry reading session in Moonleaf Katipunan sponsored by Candymag. It was easy for me to say yes when I was called to cover it the day itself because I was around the area. I went by for a few rounds of poetry and enjoyed being around people I’ve never met but are also fans of literature.

I was really iffy about staying because the small tea place was getting really crowded and it was as if everyone knew each other. When Marla kicked it off with a short reading from a Summit published book, I felt really humbled by the fact that the speakers for the day would all be sharing bits of heir private lives, and I’m very fond of being around different personalities, I like hearing stories from different backgrounds and most of all, I like poetry. 

Overall, it was a pretty unique experience but it won’t be long until you get to join us. The event is a dry run of what is to happen in different colleges and universities. Hopefully they drop by somewhere along Taft for a South session. :)

(c) Gobble Art, Puke Art

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Out and About: Heima x IdKids

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 aI’m proud to say that I am one of the first few people to arrive at the launch of Heima x IdKids last Thursday, November 29 at Heima LRI Design Plaza. Heima is known for candy-colored modern furniture and has become a haven for people like me who swear on Pantone and eat colors for breakfast. They’re fond of collaborating with different artists, the most recent of which is with Ava Paguyo (Stockholm St.) as seen here.

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BABEL, Building A Better Edifice Leisurely

I was lucky enough to catch IdKids duo Nice Buenaventura and Owel Alvero fresh and ready for photo-ops with their display of what appears to be sets of wooden blocks and cabin-shaped lamps. That night, interaction was key— if you didn’t mess them up, they wouldn’t have served their purpose. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what they were so I humbly asked Nice what they were intended for and she pointed out to a list of suggested uses. I guess they were prepared for questions such as that.

Stack them up like the Babel tower, use them as abstract displays. Whatever you make of it is your midday crisis.

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I got in on the whole process of production: The blocks came in a set of 4 different shapes from the Heima factory which were sent for painting, each one uniquely hand-painted by Nice using the (spoiler alert) colors of Heima’s next collection. They were then sent back for polishing and distribution to Heima. I’m honestly fascinated by the history of the collaboration because knowing it made me appreciate the collaborative effort even more. 

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Skala, Icelandic for “cabin”

Joana Jotojot tells me that Nice is fond of cabins. The lamp’s lit part is actually inverted— the light normally passes through the windows but in this lamp, the windows are opaque. This is another form of whatever goes, same way with the unidentified ways of using the geometric wooden shapes of BABEL. I’m impressed with the concept and the whole idea of endless possibilities, and I’m glad that I’ll be more free to express my appreciation for art starting with this post; I can’t think of anything more worthy.

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Heima is possibly my go-to place for everything artsy. I’m really happy that this collaboration is in time for my blog reformat. I look forward to more Heima collaborations and IdKids exhibits. No one knows what Idkids can come up with and that’s the good thing about their art— simple yet complex, literal in form butmetaphorical in purpose.

Get in touch with IdKids:

http://idkids.ph/
http://twitter.com/IdKids_ph
http://idkids.tumblr.com/
nice@idkids.ph • owel@idkids.ph

Visit Heima:

www.heimastore.com

inquire@heimastore.com
Unit 229 LRI Design Plaza
210 Nicanor Garcia St. (Reposo)
Brgy. Bel-Air II Philippines 1209

Business hours are from 10AM to 6PM

(c) Gobble Art, Puke Art

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Out and About: Nail It! X Everywhere We Shoot X Heima
What a wicked Friday that was with Everywhere We Shoot. I can’t even begin to say how happy I am with each shot’s turnout. Heima definitely gave the shoot more life— can’t wait to have a bit of Heima in each Nail It! branch. Thanks again to the video girls Phoebe and Bella, Ryan and Garovs, and Joana for Heima Makati. I leave you with a shot of Ryan and Garovs during their interview. 
(c) Fashion Firewoman

Out and About: Nail It! X Everywhere We Shoot X Heima

What a wicked Friday that was with Everywhere We Shoot. I can’t even begin to say how happy I am with each shot’s turnout. Heima definitely gave the shoot more life— can’t wait to have a bit of Heima in each Nail It! branch. Thanks again to the video girls Phoebe and Bella, Ryan and Garovs, and Joana for Heima Makati. I leave you with a shot of Ryan and Garovs during their interview. 

(c) Fashion Firewoman

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Out and About: Yves Rocher Trinoma
Any girl would want to live in French botanical brand Yves Rocher’s store. I’ll be writing about my visit and all my favorite products as soon as I finish my academic papers. In the meantime, lust over these affordable shower gels and lotions. The photo also gives you an idea on their price points, so run to their newest branch in Trinoma now. :)
(c) Fashion Firewoman

Out and About: Yves Rocher Trinoma

Any girl would want to live in French botanical brand Yves Rocher’s store. I’ll be writing about my visit and all my favorite products as soon as I finish my academic papers. In the meantime, lust over these affordable shower gels and lotions. The photo also gives you an idea on their price points, so run to their newest branch in Trinoma now. :)

(c) Fashion Firewoman

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Out and About: Nail It! Affordable Luxury Summer 2012 Behind The Scenes

See Nail It!’s first attempt in an advertising campaign for summer. This video contains outtakes and stories behind the concept. This was shot in UP Diliman and Nail It! Rosa Alvero.

Special thanks to:
Trunk Show (http://trunkshowmanila.com)
UP- Junior Marketing Association (http://www.facebook.com/UPJuniorMarketingAssociation)

Music:
We Are Young by Fun. feat. Janelle Monae
We do not own the music used in the video

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