An invation to a design discussion at Heima

Mr. Bong Rojales, the part owner of Heima, is inviting those who are interested in joining the activities at their Makati store this May 14. There event will start in the afternoon with a series of interactive discussions on design. The schedule is as follows:

1 to 2 PM – Life is a Party! Designs by Heima
2 to 3 PM – Interior and Furniture Photography by Paolo Feliciano
3 to 4 PM – Design Blogging by My Design Folder
4 to 5 PM – What We Have Learned by Everywhere We Shoot
5 to 6 PM – Dress My Nest by SoFa School of Interior Design

This is to be followed by “Life is a Party” which is the main event.

Heima will launch their third major collection which has the “Life is a Party!” theme. It features products and furniture which are foreign inspired but all Philippine-made. I saw some of them yesterday and the furniture are well-crafted and perfect for the laid-back lifestyle. The products and furniture are simple, linear, and colorful.

Also to be launched on that night is Paper Club which is their new line of products which will cater to the D-I-Y, craft-oriented, and indie-spirited market. Products will include wall decals, notebooks, note pads, books and other quirky finds. These all goes well with their other lifestyle products such as vinyl records, lomo cameras, design books, soy candles, etc.

There will be live performances that night so it should be a fun party. If you want to attend, contact [email protected] or +63 9178110418.

Pinoy's design chosen for 2012 Olympic coin

Pinoy’s design chosen for 2012 Olympic coin
By Danny Buenafe

LONDON – A Filipino graphic designer based in London has brought a rare and distinct honor for the Philippines.

Roderick Enriquez could not believe to this day that his coin design would become one of the treasured mementos for the 2012 London Olympics.

His sporting design was chosen to be printed on millions of 50-pence, the biggest coin circulating in Great Britain.

Enriquez submitted four entries, but his design for the wrestling sport got the nod of the International Olympic Committee.

More than 30,000 people submitted designs to the biggest ever competition held by the Currency Manufacturer Royal Mint.

The designs were anchored on the 31 sports events that will govern the 2012 Olympics.

Of the winners, only Enriquez hails from Asia while most were Brits.

As one of the winners, Enriquez received one gold and one silver coin bearing his Olympic design.

The commemorative coins will become part of the British Museum.

These are now available online but the commercial distribution will start early next year.

Enriquez is willing to share his talents for free even to the current Philippine government.

He is particularly interested to design a new logo for the Department of Tourism, after its previous logo, “Pilipinas kay Ganda,” was shelved due to negative reviews.

Enriquez is also concentrating in designing a commemorative coin that will characterize the much-awaited royal wedding between Prince William and university sweetheart Kate Middleton in April next year.