• INTERVIEWS,  Lokal

    Simple Sentiments – Summer Hobby to Full Time Macramé

    If I were to launch my very own business, it would surely be out of something that makes me happy. I can only imagine the challenges of keeping a business alive and if I don’t love what I’m doing one hundred percent, then I don’t see any point in starting in the first place.  This week’s featured shop is yet another proof of a business born from the love of the craft – and if you’ve been frequenting Instagram lately, you may already be familiar with that thing called macramé. Well, Franz del Rosario didn’t plan to be in the macramé business, but what began as a summer hobby turned out…

  • handmade soy candle by SaanSaan
    INTERVIEWS,  Lokal

    Saan Saan Candles – Light Fueled by Wander

    It must be wonderful to be able to start up a business that connects with the things you love. I am not an entrepreneur but I think it is safe to say that one common denominator amongst small businesses focused on craftsmanship and environmental sustainability is passion. After all, starting a business in itself is both a risk and a challenge, and when you choose to be an ethical, eco-conscious brand then expect challenges to be greater yet the rewards more meaningful. On Lokal, Mark, creator of Saan Saan shares with us how launching the brand allows him the freedom to run his own business while doing the things he…

  • Craftsmith Living concept store
    INTERVIEWS,  Lokal

    Craftsmith Living – Simple, Honest, Down-to-Earth Design

    Craftsmith Living is a local concept store in Salcedo Village, Makati, featuring a collection of homewares and artisanal objects that celebrate craftsmanship and slow living. Founded by Mia De Lara & Kitty Bunag, the store is also a venue for workshops or collaborations with other creatives and organizations that share their vision. “We’d like to think of Craftsmith as our playground – a space where we create freely – unbound by rules, where we share, collaborate and ultimately make a difference in the lives of those around us as well as organizations both environmental and humanitarian who are aligned with our philosophy.” – Mia & Kitty I discovered Craftsmith Living through Instagram,…