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A tale of two tables

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FOR MOST women, two tables tell the story of their lives. One of them tells of their chores, obligations and work activities. It tells of what time the children get fetched, of what bills have been paid, of what household items need repair. It is possibly the energy “output” table. The other, is the energy “input” table where depleted energies are replenished. It is likely where she gets recharged after a long day’s work or after spurts of hectic activity, where she gets propped up from tiredness or prepped for an event.

Posted: July 7th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Recognizing the various types of glazing

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LOW-EMISSIVITY glass will work wonders for spaces that have large windows like these, deflecting radiant heat and maintaining the internal temperature of the rooms.

The world has become a complicated place, hasn’t it? We have so many options that it sometimes sets hurdles in the process of decision-making. But in the design field, the world of choices makes finding the right things to put together more fun. I was going through the glass samples in my library, and from what I managed to pick up, I can say that the industry has truly jetted forward, what with so many options developed with new technology. Glass has also gone beyond merely being a functional element: it has become one of the most exploited decorative materials today.

Posted: March 9th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

2012 design directions

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Tomorrow is Three Kings Day! As a child, I looked to it as my last hurrah for more Christmas “earnings,” as I’d wake up to the sight of my shoes that I set upon my window sill the night before, partially filled with coins dropped by the three Magi as they rode their way back home from Bethlehem—or so says the story upholding this old Hispanic tradition.

Posted: January 6th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

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