Shaw Contract, a design leader in
commercial flooring solutions and surfaces, is pleased to collaborate with our
local distribution partner SMJ Furnishing, to organise an exclusive roadshow
for Manila’s architect and interior designer community.
Held at the charming WhiteSpacegallery, the
event introduces the latest flooring design trends with award-winning
collections by Shaw Contract, including Inside Shapes, a US-made product, and
Haven, an Asia-made product (refer to the separate releases on each product for
“As an industry leader in innovation,
design and performance, Shaw Contract constantly experiments with new ideas and
creates market trends to help improve the environments in which we all live,
work, learn and play.” explains Mr Ace Le, Asia Pacific Marketing Manager, Shaw
Contract, “Year after year, Shaw Contract receives numerous accolades
celebrating excellence in product design. We are delighted to announce that our
Haven collection was recognised with the prestigious 2018 Best of NeoCon Award
– Gold, Modular Flooring, while Inside Shapes was selected as Interior Design
Magazine’s 2018 Best of the Year Award in Carpet category.”
The event also celebrates a decade-long
partnership between the two companies. Shaw Contract is a commercial brand
under Shaw Industries, a Berkshire Hathway company, and the world’s largest carpet
manufacturer and carpet fibre producer. SMJ Furnishing is one of Philippines’
leading interior fitting suppliers with a strong reputation among the design
“With our state-of-the-art manufacturing
facility in Nantong, China, Shaw Contract has been expanding our product
offerings to better service to Asia-based clients, and Philippines is one of
our key markets,” shares Mr Jeffrey Loh, Regional Sales Manager, South East
Asia, Shaw Contract, “We are confident that SMJ’s strong local network and
expertise will continue to help bring service excellence to our clients.”
“It is inspiring to have been a part of the
Shaw Contract global family, and a change agent to introduce better, greener
design solutions to the Philippines market, and help set the standards for
local and regional design and sustainability practices,” says Ms BebetSison,
Managing Director, SMJ Furnishing.
At Shaw Contract, we believe that the
ground beneath your feet should have a positive impact on how you live, learn,
work, heal and play. We strive for design excellence in everything we do – from
conception to production to installation, it’s what sets us apart. We make
flooring that delivers a purposeful blend of design elements, materiality,
sustainability and performance. Every day we take on creative challenges to
research, design and innovate flooring solutions that transform spaces across
Last November 22, 2018
from 5:30PM to 9PM at Max’s Scout Tuazon, Diliman, Quezon City, The Madrigal
Foundation headed by Ms. Therese Madrigal with its partners had a successful
launched of “Para Kay Manong Toda,” an Advocacy campaign to help our
marginalise tricycle drives to help them alleviate their lives by being heard
through forums, seminars and press conference by inviting government officials
and private sectors as panelist’s and speakers. That way, the Foundation is
hoping that at least some of their needs will be heard by means of these
Ms. Therese Madrigal
is overwhelmed with the outcome. Attendees came even from other countries just
to attend the event and more from the local government units. She
mentioned that the event is just the start and will be touring nationwide to
support the trike drivers and operators.
The event was
moderated by PTV Anchor Emelie Katigbak and Manila Times Business Writer
Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas.
The “Para Kay Manong
Toda” that aids the well being of the marginalised tricycle drivers. Most of
the tricycle drivers are head of the family and works 7 times a week to support
their loved ones without health insurance and most doesn’t received benefits
from the government. These modern day heroes are exposed to pollution and some
environmental hazards everyday.
One of the program
under this project is to seek help to focus on their working and medical
conditions. In this way, these heroes can continue helping their families and
the society as well giving good transportations to those in need. The
foundation believes that information dissemination is one way to be heard.
On the 21st of February 2019, the
Kuysen Design and Experience Center, a five-storey, multi-function building
will open its doors to its valued guests. A showroom that is first of its kind
in the Philippines. Kuysen, one of the leading source in luxury home furniture
and fixtures promises an experience beyond the ordinary. This single day event
will treat guests to an experience that indulges the senses in celebration of
Kuysen’s 30th year in the industry. The impressive fixtures and sheer massive
space of the showroom are brought to life by the hands of esteemed architect and interior designer, Ed Calma. This is the
first showroom that he designed as a luxury home. When it comes to designing a
living space, Calma considers making the space unique to the users by
incorporating elements such as use of materials and expressing them in a
different way. He demonstrates this uniqueness by adding the signature Ed Calma
touch to each specialized floor of the Kuysen Design and Experience Center. According
showroom is located along arow of boxy buildings in Jupiter street. This gave
me an opportunity to break the line of boxes by splaying the floors of the
building into separate forms allowing Kuysen to define each floor to house a
particular brand or product. The curvilinear facade creates a segmented facade
of glass of different angles that minimizes direct heat gain into the
Calmauses hierarchy for the form,
materials, and color to unify the internal and external elements in a design.
The key, he says, is to have a dominant element to which all other aspects have
to be subservient. Doing so will ensure all elements will fall into place and
make sense as a whole, thereby creating a beautiful, well-curated space. All floors
were furnished with a consistent theme of dark wood that brings the whole
building design together. The architectural interior fit out products such as
sliding doors and hardware which were intended to increase the spatial
experience of the showroom.
Indeed, nothing brings out luxury
more than the Kuysen Design and Experience Center. This showroom is
breathtaking. Upon entering, one will be in awe of the beautiful furniture that
is settled on perfect spots in the massive room. The ground floor, called LuxeLiving, features a Kuysen curated
space that allows clients to visualize an actual living area with the selection
of luxury brands such as Porro, Living Divani, Poggenpohl and Vibia. These
brands make LuxeLiving worthy of its name.
The second floor is devoted to
customizable furniture that inspires individuality where an elegant whiskey bar
can also be found. It is called Bespoke as
it celebrates individuality and expression of oneself. One can create
expressive furniture reflectingtheir own personal taste and lifestyle. One can
go from eclectic to contemporary by simply selecting from our leather and
fabric collection. The items are handcrafted by artisans using traditional
techniques. Each item is handmade using the finest materials in the world. Brands
such as Baxter, Ceccotti, Paola Lenti, Vibia and Gan found in this floor
represent longevity of distinct aesthetic that Kuysen is known for.
Heading up the stairs of the
showroom leads to Design Curio where
designs are eccentric and offer aesthetic value that goes beyond the mind. From
furniture with strong Italian heritage to Danish brands that gives new light to
modern Scandinavian design, one can choose from iconic pieces of Zanotta,
Driade, Saba, Desalto, Muuto, Montana, and Pedrali. Some of these are pieces
were even shown on display at the Metropolitan Museum. Drawing inspiration from
the furniture pieces in this floor, architects and designers will be pleased to
have a co-working space they can use to make urgent revisions or simply come up
with an entirely new design on their own.
Next is The Collective floor which showcases kitchen and bathroom lifestyle
displays as well as other complementary products from Kaldewei, Keuco, Victoria
Albert, Puntotre, Kessel, Teka, Kuppershbush, Foster, Poggenpohl, Cerim, and
Iberro. Visitors can even test any of the workingPoggenpohl kitchens in place.
It is furnished with gorgeous finishes, latest appliances and fixtures from
Europe. The floor also highlights demo areas of Kaldewei bathtubs of superior
quality and unmistakable style, with shower surface, bathtub and washbasin made
completely of enamel steel material.
After going through those
displays, one can proceed to the Designer
Bathroom where a selection of award-winning design and innovation from
industry leaders Handsgrohe, Axor, and Duravit can be found our Shower World. Robes,
towels and toiletries are all provided for those who want to feel the
luxuriously relaxing shower heads firsthand. One can book a
private test shower and indulge with the pleasure of 4 of Hansgrohe’s shower
innovations. True to the Kuysen brand, the showers exhibit creative
design and seamless integration of superior function.
Make sure to visit the relaxing
space of the roof deck called the Atmosphere,
the roof deck, which offers a 360-degree view of the metropolis that can be
enjoyed while surrounded by playful colors, textures and shapes only Paola
Lenti pieces can offer.
is truly a treat of the senses. Unparalleled luxury that is only Kuysen. Come
and feel for yourself.
In a world in
which hair routine was purely about hygiene, Kérastase invented itscare for
hair philosophy in 1964. Since then, the brand has been offering women and
men bespoke products and
treatments that satisfy the desire for exceptional hair.
Kérastase continues to embody a new era of luxury, femininity, and effortless
cool through Emily Ratajkowski. She is a beauty and fashion icon who exudes
femininity, modernity, and luxury. With this new face, Kérastase is able to
create a ‘connect’ and young approach, a new tone of voice which makes the
brand breakaway from the usual perception that is associated to older women and
a colder kind of luxury. Kérastase believes there is not one single
interpretation of beauty but an infinity. Kérastase enhances all types of
beauty, cultures, visions and of course, all types of hair.
celebrates 20 years in the country this 2019. With, its brand vision of being
the most luxurious hair care brand in
the Philippines, Kérastase Philippines has consistently been the partner of the most luxurious Filipinas to
achieve the most beautiful hair.
Philippines continues to launch successful and pioneering product innovations
that continue to elevate both salon and hair care industry. The launch of
Chronologiste, Kérastase’s masterpiece
of hair and regeneration has been notable for its success in the Philippines.
The brand is present in only 87 of the top salons in the country including our
Prestige doors – Kérastase
Institute by Salon ESA, Basement Salon SM Aura, Jesi Mendez Glorietta, Toni
& Guy Mall of Asia, and Teng Roma Salon, S Maison.
The brand also takes pride in venturing into new distribution channels with
overwhelming and promising results. Online, we are present in HairMNL.com.
Offline, aside from our salons, which will always be at the core of our
business, we now have a physical store present in the Mall of Asia SM
Over the years, we create with hairdressers, iconic products with rare
and highly concentrated ingredients to achieve exceptional performance. One of
the brand’s top pillars is our Scalp Care range – as we believe that treating
the scalp first is the first secret to beautiful hair. We have Densifique and
Specifique – our ranges for hair thinning, hair loss, hair density and more. We
also have Fusio-Dose, our back-bar signature which offers multiple care
combinations for a personalized treatment that delivers instant and
long-lasting hair transformation. Lastly we have Discipline, our #1 retail
franchise. These are our Pro-Keratin products that smooth and tame unruly hair.
This 2019, Kérastase
Philippines will be launching the ultimateiconic franchise whichFilipinas have
come to love and trust over the past 20 years – the Discipline Oléo-Relax
franchise (formerly known as the Oléo-Relax range). A star is reborn – the
French Classic Oléo-Relax gets an Asian makeover. This is the first range
co-developed by Kérastase with Japan thereby making its formula exclusive to
Asian women whose main concern is frizzy hair. This bold initiative goes
hand-in-hand with the brand’s objective of modernizing the brand’s image by
making it relatable to the modern Filipina.
Part of a wider influential community, Emily Ratajkowski embodies our vision of beauty; with her unapologetic and modern stance on femininity, Emily has definitely shaken the beauty and fashion world. Emily represents the millennial generation as an empowered women unwilling to compromise.
Discipline Oléo-Relax franchise is a fusion of Discipline, the hair-smoothing,
anti-frizz collection for anyone who wants to add definition to unruly hair and
the Nutritive Oléo-Relax, the anti-frizz range that provides incredibly
effective, long-lasting control for dry hair.
new Oléo-Relax is formulated with nurturing shorea butter and precious virgin
coconut oil, plus rose muscata fruit oil and inca peanut oil. The
combination provides repairing strength, incredible shine, protection and
impermeability. It is the first “top coat” for hair completely sealing out
humidity for 24 hours.
With Kérastase’s seamless three-step routine: BATHE – TREAT – TEXTURISE- we offer all women a complete experience. Each step of the routine provides the best of care for each unique hair type.
– Bain Discipline Oléo-Relax 250ml (SRP at Php1,600), the bain (shampoo) bathes
and nourishes your hair while simultaneously providing hold and movement for
unruly and rebellious hair.
– Masque Discipline Oléo-Relax 200ml (SRP at Php 2,980) , the masque (hair
mask) is the first oil-in-mask treatment that controls frizz and de-volumizes
unruly, rebellious hair. It improves hair manageability, makes hair sleek and
supple, and keeps hair shiny all-day.
– Oil Discipline Oléo-Relax 200ml (SRP at Php 1,750), the oil (hair oil) is a
leave-in oil that penetrates deep into the hair fiber for immediate all-day
sleek hair and protects the hair from heat styling upto 230˚C.
anti-frizz hair care program, we proudly unveil Kérastase Philippines’ Iconic
look for 2019 – the #GlassHair by Oléo-Relax. With over eight thousand
Instagram posts to date, this trend has been set by women from all over the
world who aspire to have that sleek and flawless hair – which by definition has
no frizz, intense shine and perfect movement.
Women want to eliminate flyaway hairs while some want to ultimately boost the shine for their hair. This newest and latest trend is the newest celebrity choice and the hottest hair trend that has become viral on Instagram with one hundred thousand posts.
This #GlassLook has been embodied by three Kérastase Filipinas icons from three generations – Kaila Estrada, pulling off the sleek, smooth and shiny ‘Glass Bob’ look, Marie Lozano, pulling off the sexy, fun and chic ‘Glass Pony’ look, and lastly, Ruffa Gutierrez pulling off the Hollywood, classic glam ‘Glass Waves’. All three, craving to be icons of their own generations with their iconic smooth and shiny hair made possible by the all-new Discipline Oléo-Relax franchise which istailor-made for Asian frizzy hair. All three icons in line with Kérastase’s vision for beauty where we celebrate and nurture all types of beauty, and all types of hair from different generations – ensuring that that we are able to provide to all women the ultimate solutions to care for their hair.
We invite you to follow us on Instagram
@Kerastase_official and join the Kérastase Club.
BRAVE CF 22 will be a groundbreaking event for MMA in the Philippines, as the biggest international stars will collide with some of the country’s finest athletes at the iconic Mall of Asia Arena, in Manilla, on March 15th. And the biggest leader and visionary for the sport, His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, will be in attendance for the historic day. An enthusiast of the transforming power of sports in lives of the citizens, His Highness Sheikh Khalid has been an advocate for change through sport, with a number of initiatives taking place in the Kingdom of Bahrain. As he prepares to watch his vision turned into reality once more, His Highness will be the first from a royal family to attend an event at the Mall of Asia Arena, in Manila, Philippines.
He will be in the country also to strengthen the relationship between the Philippines and Bahrain, as well as making sure the sport of MMA continues its rapid development in Filipino ground, with the likes of BRAVE CF’s Bantamweight champion Stephen Loman already confirmed to be in action on fight night. BRAVE CF 22 will mark the first time Brave Combat Federation, the largest sports property in the Middle East, lands in the Philippines. The country will join Brazil, Bahrain, Mexico, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Northern Ireland, among others, as hosts of a BRAVE CF’s vision.
FARMASIA Research and Manufacturing, Incorporated is formally launched this 12 December 2018. The new agricultural company aims to bring forth breakthrough farm inputs set to hit the market within the first quarter of 2019. In photo(L-R) are Mr. Albert Magsumbol, Mr. Onin Miranda, Ms Gel Miranda, Ms Apple Toribio (President), and Mr. Alex Tantuco (Chairman).
The newest ready-to-drink, glass bottled green
& black iced tea is finally available to more locations! Enjoy a bottle of
real goodness with the naturally sweetened Lick Iced Tea.
Lick iced tea is a line of premium, ready-to-drink, glass bottled flavored iced teas proudly made in the Philippines from a HACCP, FSSC, GMP, Halal, FDA and U.S. FDA certified
Each bottle is naturally
sweetened with a combination of the zero-calorie Stevia plant extract + sugar in a blend of green and black tea extracts, making each
bottle healthier by the grams & sweeter by the sip while retaining the
natural tea color, taste and aroma!
Lick Iced Tea comes in Raspberry, Giant Apple,
Sicilian Lemon, Southern Sweet Peach and Huckleberry flavors which are
available in premium 380 ml glass bottles at P99 SRP in supermarkets and at
P120 SRP in cafes, delis and specialty stores. Major supermarkets that carry
Lick Iced Teaare SM Supermarkets (Makati, Aura, Pasig, MoA, Southmall, BF,
Megamall B), Landmark (TriNoma, Makati, Alabang), andAllday Mart (Libis,
Taguig, Sta. Rosa, Bataan, Las Pinas).
Cafes, delis and specialty stores that carry Lick
Iced Teas are: Bo’s
Coffee, The Blue Kitchen,
Connie’s Kitchen, Earth Kitchen, ECHOStore,Manila Polo Club, Y Cafe, Cartel
Deli, Poke-Poke, Nuts About Candy, Versus
Barcade&Providore among others.
famous Ascott Residences in Makati is also serving a set of personalized Lick
Iced Teas exclusively for Ascott Residences as its welcome drinks for VIP
guests, while visitors of
Rustan Group of Companies’TheFun Farm at Sta. Elena Golf & Country Club (Laguna) can enjoy a bottle while
visiting the farm.
Lick Iced Tea is also available in select
provincial areas: Abaca Baking Co. (Cebu), The Manor (Baguio), Coffee Stains
(Forest Lodge/ Baguio), The Coast Boracay, The General Store (Aklan), 70N
Coffee & Drinkery, Live Healthy Kitchen (Iloilo), Pares King, Pares Queen
Sogo ahead, drink Lick and taste the same amount of
sweetness–minus the calories!Enjoy your favorite
bottled teas ‘cause we’re the best thing you’ll drink underneath the summer
Follow us on our official social media accounts
for updates: Facebook (www.facebook.com/lickicedtea),
Instagram (@lickicedtea) and web (www.lickicedtea.com)
On its third year, Lamudi, the number one online real estate
platform in the Philippines, is celebrating the exemplary work of Certified
Lamudi Partner brokers and agents through the Lamudi Broker Awards Night
happening on February 21, 2019, at Makati Shangri-La.
Appreciating and recognizing talent
“The Lamudi Broker Awards Night is
our way to show appreciation to our most successful partners who not only grew
alongside the company but helped Lamudi reach great heights in the real estate
industry,” says Gilles Hage, Lamudi’s VP for Commercial Strategy
Lamudi Broker Awards Night started in 2017 to recognize the most active, professional, and successful brokers in the
Apart from the awarding ceremony,
the gala will also serve as an opportunity for discussion and knowledge sharing
with a leading voice in the industry addressing the present real estate
landscape of the country.
awards to be given during the February 21 awards ceremony are categorized into
three: Individual, Company, and Special awards. They are the following:
Most Leads Generated
Most Number of Listings Uploaded
Broker of the Year for Luzon
Broker of the Year – for Visayas and
Most Leads Generated
Most Number of Listings Uploaded
Brokerage of the Year for Luzon
Brokerage of the Year for Visayas
Lamudi Broker Influencer
Lamudi Partner Success Story of the
Lamudi Partner of the Year
Lamudi Broker Ambassador
New Broker Award
estate brokerage is more than just about selling houses; it’s about ensuring
that accomplishing your work involves honesty, loyalty, and professionalism.
Through the Lamudi Brokers Awards, we want to show real estate professionals
that we value and appreciate these qualities,” Lamudi CEO Bhavna Suresh