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Spotted at Manila FAME
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Well thank God they gave me authority to take pictures at Manila FAME (and thanks Kathy for dropping off the invites!)

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In the past I found it useless to blog about Manila FAME because we weren’t allowed to take photos.
The first thing I did after visiting Rita Nazareno’s booth was have merienda with Mich Dulce at Via Mare.
I didn’t realize Via Mare had the best pancit luglog in town! I ended up there because Cibo was nowhere to be found, which was a disappointment.
Via Mare serves mostly Filipino food, so I thought about the foreign buyers who had to eat.
Then again, there were hardly any foreigners at the trade show.
Maybe I saw less than 20 foreigners, including Josie Natori and company

Josie Natori & co.

Also spotted: Angel Aquino

Angel Aquino
Mich Dulce and Erwin Romulo

Mich and Erwin

On the way up I saw my mom’s favorite designer, Cesar Gaupo.

Cesar Gaupo

Stopped by Joyce Makitalo’s booth

Katy Perry wearing Joyce Makitalo

Saw cool mats

Native handwoven mats

and oh, The Village People are coming back

Village People

Okay, Precious Moments come from the Philippines and I love cute belens.

Precious Moments

Despite the Press ID, someone stopped me from taking more pictures of Iñigo Elizalde’s work

Iñigo Elizalde

I’m a fan of Chrysara!

Chrysara

Thanks to Kissa McDermott I was able to buy some stuff for my apartment,

Chrysara

Specifically some doll heads which freaked out Liza Ilarde

Chrysara

Funny, I never thought of baby heads as creepy. Maybe these are…

Chrysara

At the center of it all is Kenneth Cobonpue

Kenneth Cobonpue

My sister is lucky to have these cork stools at home

Kenneth Cobonpue stools

Brangelina’s bedKris Aquino’s bed (she has it in pink!)

Kenneth Cobonpue bed

Kenneth was being photographed

Kenneth Cobonpue

He looked like a star next to this lovely yellow chair

Kenneth Cobonpue

Ito Kish was next door, on his Gregoria chair

Ito Kish

His lamps were a bestseller

Ito Kish

Elsewhere, I spotted this cute bench with planter

Bench and planter

Kamagong night stands

Side tables

I loved the super tall Locsin chairs snapped up by a Dutch buyer

Locsin International
Triboa Bay also has a nice shop at LRI Design Plaza in Makati

Triboa Bay

I love this wooden thingy—thanks to Candy Dizon for this photo.

Masaeco

Each of us has a different eye that sees different things. See more of what Candy saw at Manila FAME in her blog.

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You have made your argument useless with your first words. THIS IS HER BLOG.

1. This is her blog. If you don’t like what you read then you are free to go away.
2. This is her blog. She writes everything in her own words as she see them.

3. Whooooa. We got an art badass over here!!

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“Frankly, as someone directly part of Manila F.A.M.E., we didn’t bother to put up a single blog post or article featuring ANY of the exhibitors’ product details anywhere on the web for the buyers, press or public. (We just put up their company names, contact info and a vague one-line description of their product line on our website, because you know, that’s what REALLY brings in the international buyers, who are so highly cultured and informed that they don’t need to see pictures, and who have all the time in the world to do research and click the individual websites… Read more »

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I love the Kenneth Cobonpue pieces, but that yellow chair looks terribly uncomfortable!

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Joan Reply:

I also thought it’d be uncomfortable but it’s really not!! I tried sitting on one that I found in a hotel lobby and it’s seriously comfy. I wanted to sit on it forever hahaha!

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Joan

I also thought it’d be uncomfortable but it’s really not!! I tried sitting on one that I found in a hotel lobby and it’s seriously comfy. I wanted to sit on it forever hahaha!

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Noelle

I really wanted to go but the entrance fee for the public was Php500 as stated in their ads leading up to the the event so I thought never mind anyway I only want to look at the work of local designers and most likely I can’t afford the pieces (and even if I can I still may not spend for it).  The ad on Saturday, the day it was open to the public, the entrance fee was brought down to Php50.

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Ronald Garces Asok

where ca we buy the cool mats? any contact numbers please? 😉

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jeje

dami mong sinabi. bakit hindi mo muna ayusin ang website ng show nyo? “we are also particularly sensitive as to what companies own those items” ba kamo? eh sa website nyo ni wala ngang picture ng produkto ng exporter! ano ba naman ‘yan teh? kung sinulatan mo na lang si chuvaness nang maayos at ibinigay mo ang impormasyon na sa tingin mo ay makakatulong eh di mas ok sana. hindi ‘yung kung makapamintas ka! “i’d say that some of the content of this post raises our eyebrows? vahkeet? public servant ka da vah? so anong ini-emote mo? ika nga “tignan… Read more »

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I want that bed! So much talent in one roof 🙂

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Pia M

I like the Gregoria <3

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Leng

Hindi ko na papatulan si NA. 

Ang gaganda ng products! My knowledge of furniture, especially those made and designed by local artists, is very limited, so this post really made me kilig. I’m in loooooove with Iñigo Elizalde’s patterns!

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sisa

parang sobrang affected si “NA”! eh bakit hindi ka gumawa ng sarili mong blog at ilagay mo lahat ng detalye ng mga produkto pati product code? masakit tanggapin ang katotohanan… ang katotohanang konti na lang ang buyers sa manila fame pati exhibitors. bakit hindi mo i-share ang mga dahilan bakit “nilalangaw” na ang show? ‘yung totoo ha? ang dami mong pinansin sa blog ni Ms C eh pinansin mo ba ang mga pagkukulang ng organizer kung bakit konti na lang ang buyers? pera ng gobyerno ang ginagamit sa show na ‘yan tama ba?

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She does need photos to blog about something that is very visual. 

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In as much as your attention to detail and quest for accuracy is appreciated, I think you fail to see what art appreciation is all about. This is what the entry and some of the Cecile’s entries are all about and what people love about Chuvannes.com. Art appreciation is when you look at works and design and form your own opinion or even name it based on how it has affected you emotionally, how you have related to the artwork and design. It doesn’t matter what one calls it. If you see the yellow Cobonpue chair (Yoda), fall in love… Read more »

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thewanderlister

Cool. Thanks for blogging C. Very informative!

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uuuyyyy hung husuuuuuuuyyyyy! You na!

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It was one of the best FAMEs that I’ve attended. Really left inspired. Sadly, I had NO press pass. I could only take photos of entrance and demos. Sigh…

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Jay

Ang cute ni Kenneth 🙂

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CVS Reply:

true!

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foodtripper

Hi Ms CVS, I thought i have outgrown cute stuff, but for some reason i want the belen you featured. I checked the link but found only a 9-pc set (wala yung 3 Kings, and i cant find them per piece either). Any idea where i can buy them here in Manila? And are the Iñigo Elizalde stools somehow available here in Manila? I clicked the link but got intimidated when i saw the NY address for sales… josko baka $$$$$ ang rating. [Reply]CVS Reply:October 24th, 2012 at 12:37 PMplease check this out http://www.preciousmomentsmanila.com/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1 [Reply]foodtripper Reply:October 24th, 2012 at 1:58 PMThank… Read more »

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Thanks for dropping by my booth!

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Jeroen

I really enjoyed seeing all the great designs – i was surprised of the booth designs and decorations as well, most really put a lot of effort in this and walking through Manila Fame hall it was so 1st world! Cool and amazing. If i was a filipino this would be the moment i would say “proud pinoy” 😉  

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