Art + Design



DesignEightFiveTwo transforms two 20-year old office flats into a spacious home for three

Flat19 by DesignEightFiveTwo (DEFT) is an industrial-inspired residential Hong Kong project that invites natural light in


Return to Lemuria: Strengthening a people’s sense of identity through folk art

Visual artist William Gaudinez combines images of Filipinos in history, myth, folklore, and narratives in three-dimensional collages in Alay sa Lemuria


Arturo Luz and the language of Philippine Modernism

Arturo Luz's consistency as an artist originated from his discipline as a designer, and the fullness of an artist’s life well lived


Abstracting the countryside: Andrew de Guzman depicts Filipino sensibilities in ‘Melange’

Melange by Andrew de Guzman shows the possibilities of ‘indigenizing’ abstraction to suit the sensibilities and experiences of Filipinos living in the modernizing countryside


The National Museum celebrates its 119th Foundation Day with a 360 virtual tour

The 360 virtual tour of the National Museum of Fine Arts features nine galleries that trace the stories of Philippine art and culture


LOOK: Filipino artists’ self-portraits from the Paulino Que Collection

Art patron Paulino Que owns a collection of about a hundred Filipino self-portraits that ranks as one of the most significant in the country


LOOK: Historical landmarks featured at the Intramuros virtual Halloween tour

Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, San Agustin Church, Plaza San Luis, and the Aduana Building will visually narrate dark historical stories within the walls


St. Joseph’s College: A treasure trove of faith and art

An insider's view into the St. Joseph’s College campus, whose unassuming façade disguises the architectural and art treasures within


ARKIASIA subs heavy metal with lightweight materials for New Order Bar

ARKIASIA utilized thin plywood, AAC blocks, and phenolic boards in the interior design of the New Order Bar to achieve its industrial motif


Heritage travel from home: 5 virtual heritage tours to explore amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

These virtual trips down the memory lanes of Vigan, Intramuros, Pampanga, Baler, and Mindoro Occidental demonstrate hope for Philippine heritage despite the quarantine


Keeping creativity flowing while staying at home in isolation

An interview with award-winning furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue on staying inspired and on top of his business during the pandemic


IN PHOTOS: DesignEightFiveTwo (DEFT) recommends study and work space schemes to adjust to the new normal

Hong Kong-based design studio DEFT shares design ideas for productive home areas to assist students and employees in everyday remote work and practice