I’ve been in a tizzy these past two weeks, hence no entries, my bad. But I’ve been inundated with a lot of work-related things, so (to quote my friend Jeff Isidro), “I’m going to cut myself some slacks.” Hehe. But I’ve been seeing lotsa interesting stuff recently, so here’s a sampler:
Philippine hardwoods by way of Scandinavia courtesy of Gastrochef. Our own hardwoods get a stylish boost via clean, functional Scand design. Check out the grooved cutting board and spice trays:
Laminated capiz accessories from sculptor Jinggoy Buensuceso of Indigoy. I like the fact that instead of doing the usual square capiz chips, he’d crush it and laminate it into amorphic, organic forms. Best of all, Indigoy develops these pieces with the people in Samal, Bataan.
I was amazed by the new Samsung LED Full HD TVs. The TV itself is only about an inch thick! Aside from its high def features, it has a Medi@2.0 Content Library where you can load cooking demos, games, exercise videos, even a “virtual art gallery”of paintings that will flash on screen, almost like a real painting.
And finally, my fave, the Sun Jar lamp at new store Heima. This mason-shaped jar is actually an LED light. You set it out in the sun to charge it, and light it up at night. It’s a cool, eco-friendly thing to have.
Gastrochef is available at Dimensione, Bonifacio High Street. Contact Indigoy at (047)451-2541, email email@example.com. Check out Samsung at www.samsung.com.ph. Heima is located at Cubao X, Marikina Shoe Expo, Cubao.