• 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,…

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    VINTAGE

    Vintage Clothes – 8 Chic Reasons to Buy and Wear Them

    I confess! I like shopping for vintage clothing and I love wearing them. I can spend hours, patiently rummaging through racks and piles of old clothes, in search for great finds. And when I find great items at a cheap price, I’m in a frenzy. Do you love wearing vintage too? Well, there are many good reasons why you should buy and wear vintage or preloved clothes. Vintage clothing. . .   1. Never goes out of style. Classic styles never fade away despite the coming and going of trends. Also, trends tend to repeat over the years so a certain style never completely disappears. Have you seen what’s on…

  • INTERVIEWS,  SHOPS INTL

    Shop Feature: The Shabby Chic Cottage

    I am a big fan of the “shabby chic” styling, and this week I am happy to interview Gina, the owner of The Shabby Chic Cottage on Etsy. Let’s get to know how she got started in the business and managed to be a success. What’s the inspiration behind your shop’s name? I love cottage style, and my blog began before my shop, and it was the name that I chose for my blog. How old is your shop? nearly 9 months old. It seems like just yesterday I opened – it’s a whirlwind! What inspired you to start your own home business? My blog readers. I started my blog to share…