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Metro Home & Entertaining Vol 15, No 2

Metro Home & Entertaining provides inspiration by featuring exclusive homes and top local tastemakers. It features an array of dwelling places from the grand to simple. Metro Home is a guide for greater appreciation of design and style.

ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc.
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6 Issues


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home space

THE BATTLE TO MAKE IT to outer space marked the last century’s Cold War. But now the race is much more down to earth: how to make the most of our limited spaces! And not only that: how do we maximize our days with all the traffic and wider and wider selections out there? Multitasking is the name of the design game and if you spend a whole day trekking to a place, it better be worth your while. Wilcon Home Depot has not only made designing our spaces so much more convenient by providing a one-stop shop of interior solutions, they have also launched Heim, a line of contemporary furniture with very friendly prices. Good design doesn’t always have to come with an exorbitant price tag and Heim is proof…

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home family

A Merchandise Manager for Rustans Department Store, Cora Jacob and Josie Natori in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Acie Fores found her second career shift in the beauty industry in 2009 when she decided to work in an environment that was more flexible, creative and inspiring. She has been working as a freelance makeup artist for more than eight years, and her approach to beauty has always been to work with less but with maximum impact. For this issue, she did the makeup for Giorgia Guidicelli for their restaurant feature, “For the Love of Nonno” (pp. 128). Epo Sindayen is a Professional makeup artist, a graduate and medalist of Mapua University. She studied Professional Make Up Artistry in SoFa and MP School of Make Up Artistry. With two years of…

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on our radar

MANILA’S FIRST DESIGNER OUTLET MALL TO OPEN AUGUST 2 The country’s first pure Designer Outlet mall, Acienda Designer Outlet in Tagaytay City, will provide approximately 20,000 sq.m. of prime commercial space with over 100 brands all facing onto weatherprotected pedestrian plazas. The new Outlet mall is located along Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, five minutes north of the Tagaytay Rotunda and opposite the new Silangan local government complex. Acienda Designer Outlet is a joint venture between Cathay Land Inc., and London based Freeport Retail. HARLAN+HOLDEN DINE Harlan + Holden Dine is the fashion brand’s new venture in the Rockwell neighborhood. The café takes pride in its simple, fuss-free menu. Located inside a chic glass house, the café serves salads, poke bowls, pastries, pastas, and sandwiches—all served fresh and plated in an Instagram-worthy style. The Glasshouse by…

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skive right in

GOING FOR a Scandinavian interior has become extremely popular nowadays. And even though many would still prefer classic, more traditional home styling or go all-out maximalist with prints, patterns, and other home décor, the Scandinavian’s chic minimalism retains its appeal. Acknowledging the Scandinavian design trend, Thailand-based company Siam Cement Group partnered with an award-winning design consultancy in Scandinavia, Jacob Jensen Design. Their collaboration led to a stellar and innovative bathroom collection under SCG’s brand COTTO called the Skive Collection. Featuring stylishly curated forms of basic sanitary wares like wash basin, faucet, toilet, and shower panel, Skive Collection encapsulates the ultra-luxe Scandinavian minimalism with cutting-edge technology. It was inspired by the picturesque coastline of Northern Denmark’s Limfjord in the Municipality of Skive (thus, its name), where the Danish design group was established. Combining…

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simply modular

ONE DAY, a group of product designers were trying to solve their problem of fitting more things in a small apartment in Hong Kong without the use of screws, nails and drills. From there, a whole new concept of flat pack furniture was born. A furniture concept that originated in Hong Kong, Simply Modular is a ready-to-assemble furniture line consisting of a selection of mix-and-matchable panels in a wide array of colors, such as pink, blue, green, orange, brown, beige, black, white, and white with black border. They have new color additions, light woodgrain and medium-gray. More colors to choose from will be launched. The furniture line works like Lego and looks like Lego, bringing limitless possibilities to whatever furniture the customer wishes to create. Cost-efficient, low-maintenance and super durable, these furniture…

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big ideas for small spaces

IN JUNE OF LAST YEAR, SM Home was relaunched with a new brand promise: “Complete Your Home.” Following this relaunch, the brand held three events to further reintroduce SM Home: SM Home’s Design Series: “The Essentials of Condo Living” in September 2017 and February 2018, and “In Living Color” last March. Recently, SM Home brought another exciting event to shoppers: the SM Home Turnover Fair, which ran from April 27 to 29 at the SMX Aura. The event specifically catered to those who have just moved into their new homes or are about to do so. “Moving into a new home is nothing short of life changing, it is the start of a major new chapter of any person’s life. We just wanted to help make that experience extra special for our…