Last week, I finally got to visit Ronac Art Center in Ortigas.
Urban Zone was invited by Uratex. I interviewed the Bigboy Cheng.
We featured Uratex products on the second floor show room. This is their highest-end mattress. It has a layer of gel on top.
It was nice to see my favourite Daphne bedlinens being used at the Uratex showroom.
The third floor housed Bigboy’s playground. It reminded me of his own house, I visited 4 years ago.
This is the playground. It has a professional basketball court. Some PBA teams practice here. But it can be used for other purposes like concerts or parties.
The second floor has this really cool art gallery called Secret Fresh. Currently on display are the works of Nemo Aguila.
Check out Nemo’s work. Very talented and witty pop art.
Denmark Alejandro, my spiels director and segment producer. I love how they play with my camera without my knowledge. LOL.
Go Denmark Go.
Even at the stairwell.
At the Fresh shop on the ground floor.
More pop art toys.
Then we ran into Gerald Anderson and I had to say hi. It’s funny when TV people meet in person for the first time, it’s like we have this “thing” that we act like we’ve already known each other for a while. It’s a professional courtesy thing. (But deep inside I was like…)
Cute or what? He was very charming. He watches UZ.
This building pays homage to Uratex. The spiral staircase reminded me of Frank Gehry’s AGO. But Bigboy tells me it represents the spring of a mattress while the facade represents the foam. It was stunning and well done!
So Denmark went on with his photo shoot. LOL.
I’m not wearing a hat. It’s just a silk headband from Evita Peroni. I liked that it was a bit sculptural.
I love the way this K&Company dress fits. It also comes in light blue. I chose the grey one.
We were there from lunch to late afternoon. It was a bit too hot. But I loved the way the shadows created those lines on the wall. Best time to go to Ronac is after 6pm.
Floors are made of teak wood.
You’ll never run out of camera angles in this place.
Even the elevator was something else, fully lined with teak wood. I wish it was airconditioned though because it did really feel like a sauna. Haha.
This Volkswagen van will soon be a food cart/restaurant.
I tell stories in the end of the show – about what I’m wearing or stuff that I have. We used to do this in my old show, F. So far it’s getting good reviews. People are nosy. Haha. Anyway here I am, showing the daisy pendant I designed after my daughter Stella Margarita’s name. It’s made of spessartite and diamonds. My dress is from K&Company.
This was my last shoot. I love the prints by JP Cuison. I now own a Rizal Borg sculpture by him! Yay! Now, to own one of those prints… haha. So here I am talking about the outfit etc – dress from K&Company, cuff was a gift from Janina Dizon. Can you see my ring? I designed that. Will post a tighter shot soon. It’s a stunning mandarin garnet with tsavorites. My shoes? I got from a random store. Then I talked about my Kor Delta water bottle. I would not normally gush about water bottles, LOL. But this is really awesome. It should win a design award. The spout alone is so smooth, it makes drinking so comfortable. You can get them here.
RONAC Art Center Ortigas Ave., Greenhills
Secret Fresh on Facebook