Sunday, June 24, 2012

Skylight and Butterflies.

Just a quick post about what I've seen today. I went to the mall, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, along with my mom and niece to stroll. We happened to drop by the Atrium on the 5th floor and I got the urge to take pictures of the skylight and the hanging paper butterflies. I thought the compulsion came really late as I've been seeing these things for many times whenever I pass by that area.

Atrium skylight.

Hanging paper butterflies.

Probably, there was something about this day. Maybe inspiration just struck me.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mi Sueno's Stunning Promise.

The great thing about going to one of the best beaches in the world during the low season?

Aside from having a more wonderful-experience-because-of-the-less-number-of-tourists vacation, you get to relax peacefully because-there's-plenty-of-better-hotels-to-stay-at for a low price!

But I don't want to sound like an advertising junkie here. I just want to share my experience with this lovely apartment we (with my sister and her boyfriend) stayed in Boracay Island the other weekend. Perhaps, it was the best weekend of my life. I got to scratch "To go to Boracay!" off my lifetime wish list. But I do want to go back there someday. Anyhow, this is my first (so-called) design review.

Photo by Why did I forget to take a photo of the whole place from oustide?
This is the Mi Sueno Apartments. It's situated on a sort of remote hill of Brgy. Bulabog. It cost us P3000 per night to get two rooms, indeed a very good deal. I failed to get a picture of the entrance but it has this very elevated cemented stairs, with uneven difference in the height between each step that put our patience and stamina to the test. According to the site, the architecture was built to European specifications with Euro/Asian looks.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Design Idea: Young. Reversible. elbisreveR.

By the time I was done with my first chair, I thought I should begin my quest in creating more functional furniture. Inspired by the cramped (and expensive!) home spaces that are sprawling in the metro, I have here my version of a reversible chair.

What I had in mind was simple - a chair that I can flip with the arm rests, painted with two different colors, becoming the legs, and turn it over back to its early look. I believe this can be convenient for anyone who wants a chair with two looks but takes up the same amount of space.

The only sketch I made for the idea.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Design Idea: Gypsum.

As promised, I'll be sharing my furniture concept designs right here, every now and then. Mentioning again that I finally managed to bring myself back to blogging, I'm glad that these experiments, as I like to call them, found their home. So after my graduation from the CAD weekend class in early February, I began to design furniture and it went to become my passionate hobby. As of now, I have designed three chairs and one table, all virtually stored in my portfolio.

I named my first chair The Gypsum Chair for the reason that I used a gypsum wood as the material for the seat and seat back.  For the stile and legs, I used metallic and glossy black and red colors respectively. But before I present the final design, here is the Gypsum Chair design in my early sketch.