Monthly Archives: January 2014

Fort San Pedro

Fort San Pedro

 Wrapping up the short weekend away, I sneakily managed to squeeze in another historical visit to the Fort San Pedro. The fort was the first Spanish settlement and early construction began in 1565.Entering the grand wooden doors and walking into their inner courtyard. We stepped into a time lapse of  of what it was like(…)

Lapu-Lapu

Lapu-Lapu

 Every trip for me has to have the essence of history, after our wonderful seafood feast by the bay. We went for a quick stroll where the historical ‘Battle of Mactan’ took place, here the Portugese explorer and conquistador Ferdinand Magellan arrived in the Philippines in the service of Spain. The encounter resulted in a battle with the(…)

Atelier Mendini, Milano

Atelier Mendini, Milano

 http://www.ateliermendini.it/One of the greatest highlights for me about being in design was meeting Alessandro Mendini.  Amazed on his hospitality, the introduction to his atelier in Milan was non other than perfect.We ran through an alphabetical order of his designs and even caught a Magis Proust in the process before completion which I believe was for(…)