Bleach Home

I’m a fan of Cristine Villiamiel of Bleach Catastrophe, who never ceases to amaze me with her inborn talent and her openness to new ideas. For me, what sets Bleach apart from other homegrown labels, is the fact that Cristine comes from a family of artists and carpenters, if you will. That explains how she can easily transform her space at Greenbelt 5 using the simplest materials.
Bleach is currently on sale! Take 50% off past collections, including Heather Miss Grey.
The current window shows their new home collection, launched quietly last December


Inside the store is a small shack that houses the home collection


I wish I could buy this house! I would make it my office (if I had space)


Come inside


I regret not having shopped here for Christmas because I completely avoided Makati at this time. I really love the silk-screened canvas wallets and clutches


They’re so chic


There are placemats


throw pillows



and others you can custom-order from this catalog.


Here’s wishing success to Bleach Home so we/I can see more cool stuff from Cristine.
Bleach Catastrophe is at the 2nd level, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City.
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Visit to Team Manila

I kept bumping into Jowee Alviar of Team Manila, so one day at Rockwell I told him, “Hey, let’s collab!” Joey tweeted me right after, inviting me to their office, so yesterday I finally went to Jupiter corner Edsa and huffed and puffed my way up to the 3rd floor, instead of taking the elevator, until I reached their office.


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This is where meetings are held



Jowee’s corner


Mon’s corner


A DJ’s corner



I didn’t know Pat Mosby (L) of Proudrace had a day job. He’s part of the Team Manila creative team



Here’s the coolest part—they have a little in-house silkscreen workshop for small runs.


Yesterday they were printing T-shirts to support the Department of Tourism’s newest campaign. These shirts are currently for sale at Team Manila retail stores



Here’s another fun tee


I had an easy meeting with Jowee and Pat. Can’t wait to see results of Chuvaness x Team Manila. Will keep you posted :)


Team Manila stores are at Mall of Asia, Rockwell, Trinoma, Marquee Mall (opening January 22nd) and online at
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Dinner with James Jean, Part 2

Last Thursday night began at the Silverlens Gallery, where Nikki Luna and Zean Cabangis opened their two-man show called Shade My Eyes and I Can See You.

Nikki Luna and Ely Buendia
Nikki Luna gets a surprise visit from Ely Buendia

NIkki Luna
She showed drawers that had light boxes inside. (Photo:

Nikki Luna, Stephanie Kienle, Christian Gonzalez
Nikki with Stephanie Kienle and Christian Gonzalez

Daryl Chang, Pauline Juan, Eugene David, NIkki Luna
Daryl Chang, Pauline Juan, Eugene David, Nikki Luna

Hunger happened, so Grace, Len, Keri and I walked over to Terry’s next door where I had this ribeye

Terry's ribeye

At 9 PM, we went to our 2nd dinner with James Jean in this beautiful house. I rarely get floored by houses, and this one took my breath away because of all the space, high ceiling, and art.

Living room

The house was designed by the owner of the house. He is an architect trained in Barcelona, a businessman, and a serious collector of books and art.

Living room

But before I could see the rest of the house, I had to behave and sit down for dinner.
There was a bottle of shiraz designed by James Jean

A bottle of Shiraz by James Jean

James Jean bottle

James spoke art with Nikki Luna

James Jean and Nikki Luna

and showed us pieces from his jewelry collection

Ring by James Jean

James Jean rings

He signed my books

James Jean signs Kindling

And then we got a tour of the house. First, the massive two-story screening room/library


A spiral staircase in the back of the room leads to an upstairs

Art and stairs

where you can watch the same screen


There’s the balcony


and a view of the pool

Swimming pool

More paintings on the second floor: an entire wall of Shepard Fairey


You might recognize it by the style

Shepard Fairey

An original James Jean cover art

James Jean art

right next to the cover itself

James Jean cover

Here’s the view from the 2nd floor

View from the top


What I liked most, besides the pool, was truly restroom. I wasn’t able to take a picture inside because my camera battery conked out at a most inconvenient time.
The owners shared they used mostly Domus furniture and Parador floors in their house.
Domus has a showroom on the Lower Ground Floor of Greenbelt 5. Must check this out again.

Good old days

Please forgive me if I don’t get to answer your email right away because so much email comes everyday, including junk, that opening email becomes a task. This is exactly how I feel about it.

Email vs. mail

When we were kids we used to collect Hallmark Postalettes. Had to go to Cartimar to buy them. Where is Cartimar anyway? I just used to ride the car, so I don’t know… Betsey Clark was the coolest.

vintage POSTALETTES betsey clark

Holly Hobbie

Holly Hobbie

Little House on the Prairie. Bakit nga ba nauso ang prairie in the ’70s?

La petite maison dans la prairie

It may seem like I’m drifting away from the subject. I’m just saying, I miss the analog life.
All this technology is making me fat, stressed, and tired :(

Mamma Mia! goes to the CCP

The international tour of the highly-anticipated musical, MAMMA MIA! will be staged at the CCP Main Theater this January 24-February 12, 2012.
The story unfolds on a Greek island paradise, where in a quest to discover the identity of her father, Sophie Sheridan brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Sara Poyzer plays Donna Sheridan, mother of Sophie Sheridan, played by Charlotte Wakefield.
Poyzer has performed in hit shows like Othello, Billy Elliot – The Musical, and Merchant of Venice
Wakefield made her West End debut starring in Spring Awakening and was nominated Best Actress In a Musical in the 2010 Laurence Olivier awards.
Rosie Heath and Tasha Taylor Thompson play Ali and Lisa—Sophie’s best friends who help her find her father.
Heath trained in Musical Theater and Dance from Master Performing Arts College and has performed in Aladdin, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down the Wind, and Les Misérables.
Thompson trained at the National Youth Music Theatre and the Marilyn Baker School of Dance in Doncaster. She has performed in Starlight Express, Howard Goodall’s The Dreaming, Call Me Madam, and Frank, Dean and Sammy – Live in Las Vegas.
The production features 22 of Abba’s hits, including Chiquitita, Dancing Queen, I Have A Dream, Knowing Me, Knowing You, The Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper, Take A Chance On Me, and Voulez-Vous.

With music and lyrics by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast.
Production Design is by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken; and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.
The International Tour is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, Stage Entertainment and NGM.


Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 8 PM
Friday and Saturday at 8 PM

Weekday rates: Php 750, 1500, 3000, 4000, 5000, and 6000; including shows on Sunday at 8 PM
Weekend matinee rates: Php 1000, 2000, 3500, 5000, 6000, and 7000.
Groups of 20 or more can get a 10% discount.
Senior citizens also enjoy a 20% off.
At Ticketworld.

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