There must be something about us that reminds our friends of concussions, because they often give us skull-themed presents. (Left to right: Day of the Dead winged skull earrings from Mexico, a skull ring in semi-precious stones from Hong Kong, and skull earrings from an NGO called Dam Good Stuff.) Not to mention scarves.
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Kipling, the Belgian bag brand, and World Vision have launched “A Brighter Christmas for A Brighter Tomorrow,” a program to raise funds for the education of children under the care of the advocacy group.
For every bag or piece of luggage purchased at Kipling stores in the Philippines from December 1 to 31, 2012, Kipling will donate Php500 to World Vision. (Up to 22 percent of the cost of the item, which is pretty generous.)
Kipling’s “Basic Elevated” holiday collection is now available at its stores.
Photos by The Sartorialist, text from Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
So I was in the park just now. The roots of the chestnut tree were sunk in the ground just under my bench. I couldn’t remember it was a root any more. The words had vanished and with them the significance of things, their methods of use, and the feeble points of reference which men have traced on their surface.
Then I had this vision. It left me breathless. Never, until these last few days, had I understood the meaning of “existence.” I was like the others, like the ones walking along the seashore, all dressed in their spring finery. I said, like them, “The ocean is green; that white speck up there is a seagull,” but I didn’t feel that it existed or that the seagull was an “existing seagull”; usually existence hides itself. It is there, around us, in us, it is us, you can’t say two words without mentioning it, but you can never touch it.
Gigantic abel bag by Rene Guatlo. We throw in laptop, books, shoes and we’re ready to go. Rene will be selling bags, scarves, shawls, table runners, placemats and napkins made of handwoven traditional Ilokano fabrics at the Habi Bazaar in Rockwell. For inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
From our friends at Habi, the Philippine Textile Council chaired by Maribel Ongpin: The annual year-end Habi bazaar will be held on 20 October 2012 (Saturday) at the ground floor of Power Plant Mall (by the fountain outside Zara) at Rockwell, Makati.
The bazaar will showcase Filipino weaves from north to south: abel blankets, bags, placemats and napkins from Ilocos; hablon, jusi, pina and sinamay from the Visayas; t’nalak from Lake Sebu; Yakan weaving; ready to wear apparel, fans, antique jewelry and other accessories.
Also available are pure silks from La Union, Tepina from Palawan, casual dresses embroidered and embellished by T’boli women, and limited pieces of handwoven 100% cotton cloth.
This year Habi features woven items from Laos: traditional textiles produced in the ateliers of Carol Cassidy. Cassidy, who has been working with silk weavers in Laos since 1989, shares her experience in preserving traditional weaving and promoting native silk products in a talk titled “Weaving Success in Southeast Asia” on 20 October, 2pm at the Bernas Room of the Ateneo Law School beside the mall. Admission is free.