Saturday, December 15, 2012

Blue & Green: From Beach to City

A bit obsessed about blue & green color combinations nowadays.  Is it a mix that was bound to be popular because in the middle of our everyday stress, it happens to be the color of our sea, sky & everything serene in between?

Infinity pool in a Thailand villa.  

a resort somewhere in Bali

A blue & green longboard I used in Siargao July 2012.
photo by Charlie Gomez  

and now to unload the images from my mind:
interiors, fashion, & the little details everywhere. 

patterns & shades to inspire

my fave style icon Anna dello Russo
(alongside Kelly Wearstler, Jenna Lyons, & Gwyneth Paltrow!)

from VT Interiors

paint swatches at the Grupo Santamaria office

Speaking of Jenna Lyons, I quote:
(screenshot from J.Crew)

Hear, hear!

That zigzag pattern above was used for a chair in one of my projects. 
Along with a padded wall, I put it in a dressing room for a young mom & wife in the Philippine South. 
Quite a gracious lady, this one (both the chair & the client).  
Chair by Heima

A wreath I saw at Shangri-la Mall in Pasig. 
Elegant holiday decor in metallic blues & greens. 

more random images on my mind:
blue & green at very chic beach houses 

 this is what they call a 1.5 seater armchair-- somewhere in between a 1 and a 2-seater.  
A verrry comfy size to lounge in!

the stud detail on that white ottoman...I love it.  

who wouldn't love a turquoise beaded droplight? 
This could very well be an ideal chandelier-by-the-sea *wink* :-)

Blue & Green at the city apartment...

Mabley Handler Interior Design

and I imagine someone like HER lives here. 
I love the hunter green jacket!
via Habitually Chic

My desk at the office a few months ago.
I was experimenting with a blue, green & mustard color scheme for a restaurant. 

Speaking of the color mustard, this was taken at One Workshop Gallery at LRI Design Plaza 3 days ago.  Mustard walls went well with the beach photos taken by my friend Spencer Ty.  I was checking it that day if it the prints were dry already (By the way, try printing your iPhone photos on canvas & have it on stretch frames). Soooo cool! 

via Habitually Chic & Stockholm Street Style

my blue & green Brown Belly bed jacket

Of course there are other colors that make me happy.  It's not just green & blue (although they are my all time favorites!).

For now, these are recurring color schemes in my interiors...inspired by nature, the cosmopolitan Manila life, other designers' work, and what the awesome universe keeps bringing me everyday.  Like this place. 

photo by Charlie Gomez, Siargao 2012. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sunday Surf & Sausages

 The weekend came and we found ourselves having an impromptu grillin' party at the beach apartment, in between happy surf sessions at the Point.

Sausages & peppers were chopped & skewered, ice was bought and mojitos were made! Blankets (and babies) were brought out to bask in the shade & the sun.

Music was played, friends caught up with each other's lives, and talk of the morning surf filled the air.  Our tummies & spirits were happy.

Instagram from Jam Choa

view from the (dirty) window of our apartment

waiting for the BBQ to be ready

Cadeycakes Cosio w/ tita Jam
Dylan being his usual ball of cuteness
waiting for the Golden Hour

Enjoying the morning session.  photo by Jeremy Ramilo

Mia & Marie, morning coffee :-)
Summer is pure happiness

It was the opening of the Circle Hostel too.
Find out about this beautiful commune at their FB page.
Click HERE
What a wonderful place to hang out in! photo from The Circle Hostel 
Buji from Coast thru Life looking for a place to paint.
photo from The Circle Hostel
Paulino doing his thang for the opening of The Circle Hostel 

cool place.  Congrats Ziggie!
photo from The Circle Hostel

my fave photo of the weekend. tie-dye Jam.
(who hangs a hoop on a tree anyway? so cute!)

The next morning, I was back at work.  With a big smile on my face!

When things got too toxic at work, I would remember the weekend at this place. 

Oh, how I live for the simple, random, spur-of-the-moment happy things that just come my way.  

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dinners With Girls

It's funny how even if we see each other regularly at the beach, we still miss each other's company on ordinary days in the city. I'm talking about my wahines, my surfer girls, that group of beautiful swans who fit this description:

grabbed from Noelle's FB wall.  check out her beautiful blog, "Wanderlust Drifted", here

Well, to add to that, surfer girls LOVE to eat! Last night, we had another dinner at neighborhood Japanese restaurant.  Another night of (very LOUD) laughter and teasing and screaming! Of course, our good friend (& awesome surf photographer) Kage Gozun just came from the Samar surf competition and everyone wanted to hear the exciting stories from the event.  Check out her photos here.  Here are photos from last night:

And because I was feeling a bit sentimental, I took a little trip down memory lane and tried to hunt down photos of past dinners like these. 

These are from 2009:  

we look like teenagers!
and Carla looks like, a toddler. haha

These are from 2010-11:

We met one of our favorite long boarders, Belinda Baggs one night. It was a thrilling occasion for us and a memorable evening!  

it's fun to have the surfer-dads mingle & compare surf and umm, daddy notes. 

These 2 ladies have popped out 2 adorable baby boys already, by the way!
and they're both my godsons. Imma proud ninang!


gigil mode 

mica, nica, and nikki

well, sometimes, it USUALLY starts out as all-girls.
IG screen grab from Jam

IG screen grab from Kage Gozun

IG screen grab from Kage Gozun

I love my girls! 
I can't wait for the next random, laugh-out-loud, 
roll-out-the-private jokes, eat-your-heart-out dinner. 
CHEERS, ladies!