Global Views

 

 

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Julia Buckingham for Global Views

 

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the opening of Global Views, a luxurious furniture shop in Ayala Vertis North Mall. Global Views is a US home decor wholesale company with showrooms and distributors across the US, Australia, China, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and now Manila. It offers a wide assortment of furniture and home accessories that can blend into elegant, refined, casual, and exotic settings. Global Views is the go-to design source of interior designers and decorators for residential and commercial projects. Now in Manila, Global Views is open for retail to the public.

 

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Storefront

 

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The shop window at Global Views in Ayala Vertis North

 

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Boomerang Chairs

 

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The Wiggle Dining Chairs in black, by Julia Buckingham.

 

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Just next door is another furniture shop called Home and Beyond. It is owned by the same couple that owns Global Views. In photo are the Global Views Philippines owner Josephine Lim and her team with influencers Tessa Valdes, Mikaela Martinez, Aubrey Miles, and Troy Montero.

 

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With Tessa.

 

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Home and Beyond has contemporary pieces of furniture and accessories.

 

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Cowhide rugs from Brazil at Home and Beyond. Im wearing a K&Company top, Azotea bracelet, and Rabeanco bag.

 

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With the owners of Global Views, Josephine and Frank Lim.

 

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Dwell Studio accessories.

 

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Wall sculpture that come in nickel, brass, or bronze.

 

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Detail of the wall sculpture.

 

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Kyoto cabinet.

 

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With TV host Regine Tolentino

 

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My favourite, the Link Bunching Table. Pieces with travertine tops shaped like jigsaw puzzles that link together. I also like the many choices of wall decor that come in brass, nickel, and other finishes. Here we see the Lily Pad Clusters in antique nickel.

 

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A nickel plated “gravy boat” used as a wine cooler. This, too, is one of my favourite pieces.

 

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The raindrop rug by Julia Buckingham. I had to show it to scale with my feet. I’m wearing French Sole.

 

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Visit the Global Views Manila showrooms in Ayala Vertis North Mall in Quezon City, and in Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila +63 946 3940.  Follow them in Facebook at GlobalViewsPH and Instagram at @GlobalViewsPH

 

 

DAPHNE® x NBS

 

 

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In celebration of its 75th year in the retail business, National Bookstore collaborated with seven Filipino design influencers including myself. The result were seven collections of limited edition stationery, accessories, and gift items launched under the campaign Inspire with Passion. Among the talents that joined me were  Amina Aranaz-Alunan, Cat Arambulo-Antonio, Cecile Van Straten, Patty Eustaquio, Rajo Laurel, and Rissa Mananquil-Trillo.

“Their unique styles and design philosophies are reflected in each of their lines,” says National Book Store managing director Xandra Ramos-Padilla. “These limited edition items can be gifted to anyone’s family, friends, and loved ones, so that everyone can receive and be inspired by the gift of passion.”

As I wrote in my previous post, I was inspired by “my tropical life”. For the DAPHNE® set, we came up with three prints all reflecting the tropical blooms and textures in and around my home.

 

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The floral pouches for DAPHNE®xNBS

 

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One set of notebooks has all three floral prints in DAPHNE®xNBS. Each of the notebooks are either plain, lined, or dotted.

 

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At the press launch of the Inspire With Passion event celebrating National Bookstore’s 75th anniversary.

 

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I wore a K&Company dress from the current Holiday 2017 collection.

 

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I love that the stylist of the event placed a cute peacock chair in my vignette. In real life I have the biggest peacock chair in my living room. A gift from Vito Selma.

 

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One of the three pouches.

 

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An envelope pouch I meant to be a laptop carrier. But it doubles up as an everything-pouch.

 

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My daughter uses it as a portfolio to carry her art stuff.

 

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My laptop carrier.

 

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I also use it as a clutch.  (OOTD: Shoes from French Sole, one piece culottes & top from Religioso, bracelet from my Instagram shop @AZOTEAph).

 

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With National Bookstore’s Managing Director Xandra Ramos-Padilla, who has been a wonderful collaborator and supporter of my brand even before any DAPHNE product was ever created.

 

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Patty Eustacio’s note cards and wrapping paper.

 

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Rajo Laurel had pens and a tote bag.

 

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Chuvaness came up with wallets and a large sized cheque book.

 

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The National Book Store 75th anniversary capsule collection is available online at www.nationalbookstore.com