Thinking these are synthetic seashells? Ohh no no! These are REAL SEASHELLS!
Wow! Another piece that I love.. a hanging lamp made of dried onion skins.. YES ONION SKINS!
Wall décor made of pieces of wood
Ohh the stylish Marcos couple.
just a quick selfie!
While debate about Filipino identity rages on, Ilocano identity has always been distinct, coherent and indubitable. Ilocos Norte’s style and design aesthetic embody the identity, and makes it foray in Manila FAME with a lifestyle collection.
Second, Ilocanos travel and migrate for jobs to every corner of the world – so that luggage, lacasa chests, baskets and an inevitable balikbayan box comprise part of every home’s design mix. Finally Ilocanos truly believe that the best things in life are free, or at least aren’t that costly: the great and little pleasures of reunited families; a unique gastronomy; and nature’s gifts of bonsai and bougainvillea, dramatic rockery and sand, and wind harnessed for energy and for sport.
But in Ilocano design, amid the simplicity and rigor, suddenly and sometimes shockingly, a flamboyant artistic statement spears out of nowhere: giant swirls carved into the stone of Paoay’s buttresses, an extravagant explosion of stars in the humble binakol weave, a wicked and painstakingly carved demonyo (devil) in the center of an altar table. Humor and swagger, secret extravagances, a preternaturally modern appreciation of the casual and undone, or works in progress forever unfinished, of beauty in the raw and the natural-these all have come to characterize style in Ilocos Norte.