Meet the Haiku fan

One of the best investments I ever made was the installation of the Big Ass Fan in our living room last year.
I was scared to spend that much on an electric fan, but it has proven to be worth it, especially during hot summer days.
Our house used to be an oven worthy of a Bikram studio during summer, but after the addition of a roof garden, new blinds, and the Big Ass Fan, summers aren’t as scary anymore.

BIg Ass Fan at home

The energy efficient Big Ass Fans can be used in homes and commercial spaces. It is also a great conversation piece.

Big Ass Fan


Big Ass Fans Provide Energy Savings

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But what about smaller spaces? Lower ceilings?
Personally, I can’t live without ceiling fans, as each one of the rooms in our house has one.
Some of them are Hunter fans and some are G.E. Between the two, I prefer Hunter. Still I’m not 100% satisfied.
Hunter fans usually come with lights, which we never use because we can never reach the cord used to turn it on.
The Hunter fans I’ve seen without lights don’t look very nice—in short, I have a problem looking for a ceiling fan I really like.
Enter Big Ass Fan’s HAIKU fan.
Beside its miminalist design I really like, each fan only uses 30w (less than most lightbulbs) and is 80% more efficient than conventional fans. It comes in four finish options:
Bamboo – in caramel or cocoa
Matrix Composite – in black or white
Its motor comes with a lifetime warranty and is powered with a Direct Current (DC) motor.
Traditional ceiling fans use AC (alternating current) motors, which get louder over time because steel laminated cores eventually separate in the motor, resulting in increased vibrations.

Haiku fan

The aerodynamic design of the blades mean that they move air more efficiently compared to other fans that use flat blades. Also, the blades have been finished with automotive grade paint, which means it won’t dull over time.

Haiku fan

Each fan can handle spaces roughly 6m x 6m in size. There are various speed settings, but a favorite feature is the “whoosh” setting…which simulates the natural breeze by the beach, and changes speed over time

Haiku fan

Because of the quality of the fan, you can use it in outdoor (covered) locations like patios, verandas, etc.
It can take the extra humidity.

Haiku fan

Depending on the model HAIKU fans run from P50,000 to P60,000 a piece.
For more information, go to

New chairs at Dimensione

Looks like the container arrived. So much cool stuff at the Dimensione flagship store.
Lots of gorgeous tables, I wish I could change our tables just like that. As for chairs, I wish they had these when I was doing our courtyard two years ago:

Magis Proust chairs

The MAGIS Proust chairs make for great outdoor seating
MAGIS Proust chair
MAGIS Proust chair

New in stock are the Marc Newson Nimrod chairs that are great for lounging around. Comes in four colors

NImrod Chair

NImrod Chair

NImrod Chair

The DIMENSIONE flagship store is at Unit 901 Quadrant 5, Block 6
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Tel. (632) 856-6756

Finding my chair crush

I’ve been a hermit so long, I decided to leave the house yesterday to go shopping.
Went all the way to E. Rodriguez in Quezon City in search of my chair crush for the studio apartment I’ve been working on with Kellyn See and Rex Gapuz.

Our studio, 2011

The Peninsula chair was created especially for the Peninsula Hong Kong’s iconic Felix restaurant.


It comes in three models: plain white, plain black, and another one with a portrait of Philippe Starck—of course I had to have that one. I keep looking at it online wondering how to buy one.

PeninsulaThreePhilippe Starck Peninsula chair

Then I remembered Kuysen Enterprises distributes the XO line of furniture here, so I took a chance and drove all the way to QC.
Lo and behold, the man who showed me around knew exactly what I was talking about–they had two chairs in stock.

Philippe Starck Peninsula chairs

I bought one at first and will decide if I need another one once the apartment is done. It looks really lovely at home. Can’t wait to finish the apartment.
I also spotted a pair of side tables earlier at Dimensione and had them reserved. They are four pieces left and the last two are reserved by a local celebrity. I hope I can take these home next week.

Sur side tables

KUYSEN is at 236 E. Rodriguez Senior Avenue
Brgy. Don Manuel, Quezon City
Tel. 740-7509, 411-9571

To find the DIMENSIONE store nearest you, click HERE.

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Pretty things

Givenchy cut-out cropped sweater

Givenchy cutout cropped sweater

Givenchy peplum pencil skirt

Givenchy Peplum pencil skirt

Carven wrap-around cotton skirt

Carven Wrap-around cotton skirt

Haider Ackerman silk-chiffon sleeveless top

Haider Ackermann Silk-chiffon sleeveless top

Lanvin maxi silk skirt

Lanvin Maxi silk skirt

Lanvin Sequined silk-satin dress

Lanvin Sequined silk-satin dress

Lanvin Sequin-print maxi skirt

Lanvin Sequin-print maxi skirt

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