My journey with UNICEF

This was the surprise video shown at my contract-signing event for UNICEF. The team... READ MORE

Edsa Shangri-La Staycation

Hard to believe that half of 2014 is... READ MORE

Thomas Sabo

I got invited by my new... READ MORE

Ilocos Norte in One Day

I've got a few more stories from our... READ MORE

My most important audience

I spent this afternoon giving a talk... READ MORE

SOFA Designer’s Creed

"As practitioners, we know that design is a marriage of aesthetics, functionality,... READ MORE

Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker

Yesterday, my instagram feed was filled... READ MORE

My Jewelmer Windows

Last month I appeared in HOLA... READ MORE

Taylor’s Mom

"From the bottom of my heart, I thank... READ MORE

Meeting Taylor Swift

With Taylor Swift at her exclusive... READ MORE

Banago love

One of the many horrific images I saw of Haiyan's destruction was of the town of Guiuan, Samar. For... READ MORE

MAC x Maleficent

I love anything Angelina Jolie, so... READ MORE

New developments in Ilocos Norte

Chapel of La Virgen Milagrosa in... READ MORE

Cath Kidston bags

01 Safari cotton... READ MORE

Ilocos Norte Diaries 2

Touchdown Laoag. I really like this... READ MORE

Every bit helps

Tacloban © UNICEF/NYHQ2013-0994/Maitem It hasn't been easy to get back to normal.... READ MORE

Ilocos Norte: Himala Sa Buhangin

The Chrysalis Vessel 2 by Leeroy New,... READ MORE

President Yudhoyono

Let me relive my surreal Friday. I was... READ MORE

Massimo Bonini

Sabrina and Massimo... READ MORE

MAC Playland

As the name... READ MORE

Stella’s Family

  I've been playing with my camera and video editing programs at home. If I had all the time in the world, I would just make little vignettes like this. And sew. Yes I sew now. More on that later. One of my readers asked me how I am raising creative children. I don't really know of a formula. I totally just winged it. When Sophia was our only child, pre-smart phone era, we had to keep her preoccupied at restaurants. We always brought with us a pack of crayons and a little sketch pad. She would draw and doodle. When the two littles were born, we just continued what we were already doing. As a result, we have what seems to be a creative home. The kids draw, paint, cut paper, glue cardboard. And they also write short stories and create little theatrical and musical plays. We are enjoying this naive creativity so much that we haven't sent them to any art class at all. I just want to prolong their childhood as much as I can. There will be lots of time to learn the colour theory, depth, perspective and shadows. For now, I just want them to draw what they see and feel. This video shows Stella drawing her family. Us.    " height="337" width="600" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

I've been playing with my camera and video editing programs at home. If I had all the... READ MORE