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Global Galing

Pinoy designers’ motto should be: “Today the Philippines,  tomorrow the world!” The Phlippines,without a doubt, does have an amazing resource o talent in design and architecture and BluPrint’s special issue this November proves it.

As a start, BluPrint highlights the winners of Metrobank MADE competition in art, architecture and interior design. More interior design flair is showcase in the Philippine School of Interior Design’s recent exhibits by its graduating class entitled Jack en’ Poy.

Keeping that smile going for our readers, we follow this up with our special global-worthy features- starting with the Aquino Museum Redesign Competition, won by the firm of Nazareno Guerrero Design behind the scenes of another world – class competition – the Philippine Graphic Design Awards.

Our main section, meanwhile, focuses the spotlight on Global Pinoy starting with jewelry designer Richmond Velayo, whose talent in as recognizable as his name; the established Edwin Wilwayco for his abstract expressionist take on nature, counterpointed by five hot, young contemporary artists who have invaded the Asian art scene: Ronald Ventura, Andres Barrioquinto, Rodel Tapaya,Geraldine Javier and Winner Jumalon. While still on global-gauge art, we fix our gaze at Looking for Juan.

Finally, we fly to global destinations by delving inward with interior designs by Ed Calma with his Univers d’ Homme et Femme, an upscale lifestyle boutique. We and appropriately by coming back home inspired by the streets of Manila designed by the young team of twenty six design studio, who ferst worked together and became finalists a BluPrint’s Annual Visionary Desgn (AViD) competition in 2009. Talent indeed here at home and in this magazine… proving to all and sundry that we’re not just galling, we’re truly global!

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