Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Brogue-Sneakers | carbon

I just bought these nice brogue-sneakers from carbon. They look similar to Prada's Brogue Creeper which are always out of stock in stores.

These stylish leather shoes are a hybrid of a brogue, espadrille and a trainer.

A good find and actually a look for less since carbon's version are very affordable.  What's best about it is that they are made in the Philippines.

Available in black and tan.

Brogue Creeper I saw in a Prada store in Zurich
Check out Carbon Greenbelt 3 and Rockwell Power Plant Mall.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Here is another sculpture I did for the Dia De Los Muertos Exhibition at Secret Fresh Gallery.

Half a meter in height the skull sculpture can stand alone or can be hanged on the wall.



Behind is the raw/unpainted IMAGIBATION wall/floor art

The Exhibition will run from October 23 to November 9, 2011

Secret Fresh Gallery is located at
RONAC Art Center 
Ortigas Ave., North Greenhills, San Juan, 
Metro Manila, Philippines. 


The most famous beagle reinterpreted by KAWS!

KAWS version Snoopy figure - "JOE KAWS" 

"This figure has been in the works for a long time and finally we will be releasing it next week at OriginalFake and KAWSONE." - blogged KAWS



Sunday, October 23, 2011


Secret Fresh Gallery invited a few artists to participate on their "Dia De Los Muertos" Exhibition.

Each artist was given a cast resin skull to customize.

Here's what I did with mine.

Inspired by the Great Jack Kirby, this is my take on a 'Dead' Red Skull.

Cast Resin | Air Dry Clay | Acrylic

'DEAD RED' at Secret Fresh Gallery

'DEAD RED'  Info Card

The Exhibition will run from October 23 to November 9, 2011

See more photos of 'DEAD RED' after the jump.

Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit | Secret Fresh

Secret Fresh Gallery presents: Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit

The show’s title takes off from the more festive Mexican version of our own Todos Los Santos (which is mistranslated in the vernacular as Araw ng mga Patay or as Undas). 

Their persistence in being represented in the arts or in every platform of representation in our visual culture seem symptomatic of our fascination for and for our grasping for our fleeting mortality, hence being more than symbols of death, skulls also signify the preciousness of life that we all have to hold on to as dear and celebrate it for the fullness achieved in living it. Of this existentialist exercise of pondering upon the calcic armature that supports the drapery of flesh and tissue which has been made as a yearly ritual/feast , does it ere yonder reveal our precarious hold on our mortality? We celebrate, we gorge on the deluge of tenuous emotions of sorrow and merriment, but tis the vanity or is it not we just prolong the eventuality of our inescapable end. The themes we like to portray in the pictures we like to hang on our walls seem to bespeak of such. We ponder and wonder but it’s both a miracle and an abomination. Alas, these are portraits of our very frail shells. We fill them up instead with the spirit of infinite jest. A hundred cast resin skulls lined up on a shelf each customized by various artists as diverse as their age, cosmological outlook and style flesh out this philosophical point aside from the numerous drawings, paintings, prints and other sculptural works to complement the aforementioned custom skulls. 

The participating artists are : A.lien,Albert Sy, Alvin Capistrano,Alvin Zafra, Archie Geotina, Argie Bandoy, Arnold Austria, Beejay esber, Bembol dela Cruz, Bjorn calleja, Carina Santos, Chati Coronel, Christian Tamondong, Clint Catalan, Cos Zicarelli, Dave Lock, Deejae Paeste, Garapata Boy, Dexter Sy, Don Dalmacio, Edric Go, Epjey Pacheco, Frederick Sausa, Chill, Ferdz Valencia, Gail Vicente, Gani Simpliciano Genepol Martin, Gino Javier, Goldie Poblador, Heidi Franco, Hepe, Ian Jaucian, Igan D’Bayan, Ino Caluza, Jacob Lindo, Jason Tecson, Jayson Oliveria, Jed Escueta, JJ Zamoranos, Joey Cobcobo, Joseph Tecson, Jigger Cruz, JP Tria, Kat Medina, Kiko escora, Lea Lim, Luis Santos, Marc Gaba, Mark Salvatus, Marija Vicente, Marvin Tojos, Mica Cabildo, Mike Crisostomo, Nemo aguila, Rain Dial, Rolf Campos, Sam Kiyoumarsi, Tanya Villanueva, Tawnie Tantay, Tin Garcia, Tripp, Ungga, Vermont Coronel, Veronica Peralejo, Whoop, Yason Banal, and Zeus Bascon.

Dia De Los Muertos will have its opening on October 23 Sunday at 6PM and will be on view until November 18, 2011.

Secret Fresh is at Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila.

Secret Fresh is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 2-10 PM and Sundays from 1-6 PM. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Spider-Man Maximum Carnage Special Edition Collector's Pack | Hasbro Mini Muggs

New Marvel Mini Muggs!!

Hasbro's Mini Muggs New York Comic Con 2011 exclusive - Spider-Man Maximum Carnage Special Edition Collector's Pack

The Collector's pack include Spider-Man, Carnage, Demogoblin, J. Jonah Jameson and Venom [all inside a cool skyscraper packaging] - via

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Esquire Philippines Grand Launch

I attended the grand launch of Esquire Philippines at the Rigodon Ballroom of The Peninsula Manila last October 5, 2011.

The event was filled with well-dressed men, beautiful women that showed some skin, overflowing drinks and good food!

Cover boy PACMAN for the first issue

“Esquire Philippines promises to be a men’s magazine that is intelligent, stylish, and compelling with a sense of wit. Filipino men can look forward to sections about the latest cultural trends, style, women, and private musings of prestigious personalities. Setting Esquire apart from other glossies are cleverly crafted columns, impressive feature stories and brilliant fiction written by today’s most notable names in literature.” – Summit Media

Congratulations to the Esquire Philippines team!!  - Editors Sarge Lacuesta and Liz Uy, associate editor Luis Katigbak, managing editor Jerome Gomez, art directors Ces Olondriz and Jonathan Roxas, features editor Audrey Carpio, fashion director Raymond Gutierrez, style assistant Daniel Naval, and web editor Jonty Cruz

See photos of the event after the jump.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Comic Book Artist Tony de Zuñiga at Secret Fresh Gallery

The 'Legend' in Pinoy invasion of US comics - Tony de Zuñiga visited Secret Fresh Gallery in RONAC Art Center. 

Best known for his work for DC Comics, where he co-created the characters Jonah Hex and Black Orchid. Tony also worked for Marvel Comics, drawing such prominent Marvel characters as the X-Men and Spider-Man.

 Tony de Zuñiga

 Me with The 'Legend'

 Cover issue #14 of Weird Western Tales
October-November 1972. Art by Tony de Zuniga.

 Tony with Lena Cobangbang

Some of the artworks he showed us.

Red Sonja


Tony with Romeo Lee and Lena

The United States Postal Service released a series of 20 stamps showing classic renditions of some of Marvel’s Super Heroes. One of 10 “solo portrait” stamps is Spider-Woman, inked and finished by Tony de Zuñiga and penciled by Carmine Infantino.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

The visionary and founder of Apple has passed away...

SDCC 2011 Exclusives | The Avengers Mini Mighty Muggs Collector’s Pack + Spider Man Mighty Mugg

I finally got my hands on these babies! Thanks to my friend JC Taruc!

The San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Exclusive The Avengers Mini Mighty Muggs Collector’s Pack includes five figures - 4 Mini Mighty Muggs [Hulk, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America] and a regular size Mighty Mugg Giant Man.

I really like the packaging - Giant Man's head sticking out of the box.




 Mini Hulk

Mini Thor

 Giant Man

 Mini Iron Man

Mini Captain America

And for The SDCC Spider Man Mighty Mugg - What makes this different from the previous Spider Man Muggs is its removable cloth mask.

I will try to post photos of my updated Mighty Muggs Collection soon!

KIRKEI | Lynyrd Paras x Secret Fresh

Secret Fresh and Artist Lynyrd Paras' Kirkei toy launch.

The successful event was held last Sunday [October 2] at Secret Fresh Gallery in RONAC Art Center.

I heard that all the Kirkei Busts and the customized ones are all sold out. Congratulations guys!

 Kirkei bust 
limited release of 30 pieces

 Original Kirkei painting
 Lynyrd Paras

 Boxes of the Kirkei figures

 Customized Kirkei figure 

Customized Kirkei figure 

 Customized Kirkei figure 

 Another Kirkei painting

 Customized Kirkei figure 

 Customized Kirkei figure 

 Close up

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