Sunday, September 30, 2012

UNICEF Auction for Action online | NOW OPEN!

UNICEF Auction for Action online | NOW OPEN! 
Go to to bid for one-of-a-kind pieces from notable Filipino artists and designers and help make a difference for children.
Please do check out BOTOTOY for UNICEF.
Arnold Austria

Saturday, September 29, 2012

SUNPOCKET Release Party At RONAC Art Center

Sunpocket is a contemporary accessories brand rooted in ski and surf culture. Its story traces back to the late 1970’s where Sunpocket’s signature foldable shades gained a strong following in the French ski community. Ten years later, Sunpocket had become immensely popular all over Europe.

In 2011 Sunpocket was re-launched. Building on its legacy of innovative and distinctive sunglasses, Sunpocket established itself as a brand known for its style, authenticity and quality.

These handsome foldable sunglasses are now here in Manila and are exclusively available in Terminal Manila at RONAC Art Center tomorrow.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


In celebration of the 20th year of National Children’s Month, UNICEF Philippines together with Daphne Osena Paez presents UNICEF Auction for Action 2012, an online auction for the benefit of children. 

Part of the auction is Jagnus Design Studio's Limited edition 18" White BOTOTOY figure.

The theme of this year's auction is "PLAY"

UNICEF’s Auction for Action offers art lovers and collectors from all over the Philippines, the chance to bid for high quality items at discounts starting at 40% off. Items such as the Bloom from designer Kenneth Cobonpue, Fly Up from artist Michael Cacnio and a golden strand of South Sea Pearls from Jewelmer will be offered from October 1-7 only on eBay Philippines.

Watch out and bid for one-of-a-kind pieces from notable Filipino artists and designers and help make a difference for children.

UNICEF Auction for Action goes live on on October 1-7.

Visit now to view all the items!

Originally Fake | FLABSLAB x Abell

Awesome KAWS bootleg by FLABSLAB & Abell - Originally Fake "Faker"

The 8 inch "Faker" figure is made of resin with detachable magnetic head and hands.

I love this bootleg! Neat craftsmanship!


 Certificate of authenticity

 Dismantled "Faker" inside the box

 KAWS Companion [Robert Lazzarini Version] with "Faker"

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mushrooms Go Pink In Manila For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Ministry of Mushrooms, Inc. leads a collaborative movement to spread awareness about mushrooms and breast cancer.

MANILA, Philippines - 21 September 2012: In October 2012, the Ministry of Mushrooms, Inc. will launch Mushrooms Go Pink, a collaborative breast cancer awareness campaign in line with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This will run through the whole month of October and continue until the end of the year and strives to promote the prevention of illnesses such as Breast Cancer. It is believed that wellness can be enhanced by stimulating the senses through, nourishing food, art and alternative forms of wellness. With the end goal of giving the public more options in attaining a more holistic lifestyle. 

Close to 500,000 die from breast cancer every year and it is today’s leading killer of women ages 35-54 around the world. It is important to note that in the Philippines current estimates show that 1 in 13 Filipinas will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. According to studies done by the Philippine General Hospital and the Cancer Institute of the Philippines, “at present, there is low cancer prevention consciousness [in the Philippines],” and sadly, this lack of cancer knowledge has perpetuated the nation’s relatively low survival rates.  If this persists, experts conclude 1 in 1,800 Filipinos will develop cancer each year.

Why Mushrooms? As the focus of many ongoing scientific studies today, there is strong empirical evidence that some properties found in mushrooms can possibly lead to breast cancer prevention and elimination. “It is strongly suggested that mushrooms be added to one’s daily diet,” says Ministry of Mushrooms President and CEO, Marco Lobregat “Oyster mushrooms for example, have both antioxidant and anti-tumor properties. It has been discovered that extracts from this mushroom interfere with the cancer cell cycle and cancer cells from spreading.” Lobregat stresses that although a mushroom-incorporated diet can be extremely beneficial, it should be balanced out with other healing practices and routines and one should not bypass his or her regular check-ups and medical advice.

To promote Mushrooms Go Pink, Ministry of Mushrooms, Inc. has joined forces with over 20 well-lauded restaurants and food specialists around Metro Manila and the surrounding areas which will be creating and serving dishes made with locally grown oyster mushrooms to symbolize edible representations of the campaign. Proceeds from the specified dishes ordered will go to raise funds for the benefit of the ICanServe Foundation, a foundation dedicated to providing hope and help to women with breast cancer by promoting early cancer detection through information campaigns and community-based screening programs.

Coming together for this cause are like-minded collaborators who include: co.lab Manila, Rustan’s Coffee Corp, Edgy Veggy, Kitchen Revolution, Stillpoint Manila, Jagnus Design Studio + Secret Fresh + Detalle, Zodio Philippines, Soul Spa Philippines and LBC Foundation.

Mushrooms Go Pink also pushes to raise awareness using different platforms and collaborative events such as: 

Soul Spa Healing Energy Awareness Talks
October 11, 2012 at co.lab Manila, 3/F Unit 301 #3 Brixton Street Kapitolyo, Pasig City

Soul Spa Philippines together with Ministry of Mushrooms brings together a series of talks based on alternative forms of healing for the benefit of those who have been impacted by cancer whether directly or indirectly by focusing on the relationship on how one’s emotional state can affect one’s physical well-being one can dramatically alter one’s health or the health of a loved one instantly.

Edgy Veggy + Kitchen Revolution Benefit Dinner, Cooking Demo, and Lecture
October 16, 2012 at Edgy Veggy, G/F #3 Brixton Street Kapitolyo, Pasig City

Marie Gonzalez is a vegan chef and mastermind behind Kitchen Revolution – an Alabang-based food company that specializes in holistic, vegetarian cooking classes, workshops, and consultancy. She is taking the local culinary world by storm with her refreshing and creative spin on food that just so happens to be plant-based and healthful.

Denise Celdran founded Edgy Veggy in 2006, a vegetarian commissary, cafe and delivery service dedicated to bringing healthy, whole vegetarian food to as much people as possible in order to uplift, transform and inspire them to be the best that they can be. An agriculturist by profession and she has a natural farm in Nasugbu, Batangas where most of the lettuce, herbs and some of the regular table vegetables come from. 

Discover and taste how a whole food, plant-based diet can fight cancer and support cancer treatment. Proceeds go to the I Can Serve Foundation

October 17, 2012 at Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Ave., North Greenhills

BOTOTOY is an iconic wooden toy designed by Arnold Austria of Jagnus Design Studio in collaboration with Secret Fresh and Detalle. Notable local artists from various fields are designing their own Bototoys with the inspiration of mushrooms and breast cancer. Proceeds from  “BOTOTOY LOVES BOOBIES” art exhibit shall be donated to Mushrooms Go Pink for the benefit of ICanServe.

Yoga For Breast Cancer Recovery
October 18, 2012 at co.lab Manila, 3/F Unit 301 #3 Brixton Street Kapitolyo, Pasig City

For people recovering from cancer, practicing yoga helps restore range of motion, relieve anxiety tension and pain, bring calm and well-being into one's life.

Rebecca de Villa has been practicing yoga since 2004 and teaching since 2007. Her first student was a dear friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer and asked her to help by guiding her with a yoga practice geared to people with cancer.

She and her friend will be sharing their experience and the talk will end with some breath and movement exercises.

Zodio supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

Zodio is a free app for Apple and Android that makes it easy to find establishments near you to your specific preferences. It is a location-based tool to share your experiences and to check-in for real-time deals. It's Southeast Asia's fun and social consumer reporting and perks app.

Zodio hooked up with Ministry of Mushrooms for an interactive, real-time, fun and social community dining experience that gives back.

At all participating food establishments, Zodio will give P1 for every person who checks-in, P1 for every photo uploaded, and P1 for every review given. Since the Zodio app is integrated into Facebook and Twitter, it helps to spread awareness of the movement and the participating establishments at every check-in and location-based upload. Your friends can see which establishments you support for breast cancer awareness.

“We could do great things if we all shared our talents in harmony with each other,” says Lobregat.

For the Mushrooms Go Pink collaborators, awareness is key, and information is a giant step towards prevention. It is a shared belief that Cancer prevention is really about being fully aware about early detection, living a healthier lifestyle, and the importance of nutrition. Mushrooms - arguably today’s most revolutionary super-food with the greatest potential to alter cancer studies, and possibly treatments.

To learn more about the Mushrooms Go Pink campaign contact:

Ministry of Mushrooms, Inc.

Information about the participating collaborators can be found at;
ICanServe Foundation,
co.lab Manila,
Edgy Veggy,
Kitchen Revolution,
Stillpoint Manila:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Knoll x Colette Kids “Diamond” Chairs

Knoll in collaboration with the famed Parisian retailer colette has released two kiddie versions of Harry Bertoia's iconic Diamond Chair.

The chairs are designed in colette colors, with a chrome finish fully upholstered with a two tone blue cover and a white Rilsan finish with a blue seat.

The chairs are available online for $1,387 USD.

"Divina" Bertoia Child's Diamond Chair
 "Rilsan" Bertoia Child's Diamond Chair

BOTOTOY Loves Boobies!

BOTOTOY goes pink in Manila for the breast cancer awareness month! 

The event "BOTOTOY Loves Boobies" is part of  Ministry of Mushrooms' Mushrooms Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. 

"October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is especially important for us to be aware about breast cancer and it's prevention as it is today's leading killer of women ages 35 to 54. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer deaths for men in the Philippines. Early detection, a healthy diet, and the reduction of stress and negative energies have saved and will continue to save many lives.

Mushrooms have long been regarded as one of nature's super-foods. Today mushrooms are the main focus of many ongoing scientific studies as there is strong evidence that some properties may ultimately lead to breast cancer prevention and elimination. The mushroom growers of Canada and Australia have both turned pink to support breast cancer prevention and awareness. See the links: Mushrooms Go Pink Canada | Mushrooms Go Pink Australia

Many well-lauded restaurants around Metro Manila are creating and serving special mushroom-based dishes for the benefit of ICanServe Foundation on October. Apart from food as a platform to raise awareness, we believe that art is another platform we can employ. We are collaborating with JAGNUS DESIGN STUDIO, DETALLE FURNITURE & SECRET FRESH to have a BOTOTOY exhibit called "BOTOTOY LOVES BOOBIES". We Invited some of the country’s most talented artists from different fields to design a BOTOTOY to be (auction/sold) for the charity."  - MARCO LOBREGAT

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hola CUBA!

Hello CUBA! Thanks for dropping by.

iPhone 5

Apple unveils the new iPhone 5.

The iPhone 5 looks similar to previous models but has a larger screen and is lighter and thinner than the iPhone 4S. 

The phone has now a faster processor called the Apple A6.

learn more of the new iPhone 5 here

Thursday, September 6, 2012


A new design project of ABSOLUT VODKA - "ABSOLUT UNIQUE" the new limited edition of  four million uniquely designed and numbered bottles.

ABSOLUT UNIQUE - Behind The Scenes 

Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye | LEGO Architecture

Le Corbusier’s Iconic Villa Savoye - Latest addition to Lego Architecture Landmark Series.

One of the most famous houses of the modern movement in architecture, the Villa Savoye is a masterpiece of Le Corbusier's purist design.

Watch the video below

AAPE by A Bathing Ape x Pepsi 2012 “MOONFACE CAMO” Cans

The latest collaboration of A Bathing Ape with Pepsi - AAPE by A Bathing Ape Pepsi cans.

The cans feature a signature ‘Moonface’ camouflage pattern in military and blue camo.

Now available at Circle K convenience stores in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The LEGO Story

To celebrate LEGO's 80th Anniversary, the company has released an animated short film about their history.

"The Lego Story," created by Danish CG studio Lani Pixels and narrated by Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, grandson of Lego founder Ole Kirk Christiansen and former CEO.

Monday, September 3, 2012

My Goon Squad set by Frank Kozik and Kidrobot

I finally got my Goon Squad set by Frank Kozik and Kidrobot.

These 4 inch pocket busts are now available at Secret Fresh RONAC Art Center!

The Pyong Yang Player [Black]

 The Gipper [White]

 Lil Illych [Pink]

 The Havana Slammer [ Yellow]

DJ Aya-Holla [Blue]

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Campbell’s Celebrates 50 Years of Andy Warhol with Pop Art Soup Cans

In celebration of 50 years of Andy Warhol, Campbell’s is releasing 4 limited-edition tomato soup cans with labels derived from original Warhol artwork.

The limited cans will be available starting September 2 at Target stores in the US for $0.75 per 10.75 ounce can.
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