Designer Spotlight: Bessie Besana

Feb 10, 2018 - 12:19 PM

The up-and-coming fashion designer shares his story, which began with his love for beauty pageants

Harvard design students to help in Manila urban planning

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:01 PM

The students will present their findings in September 2018 on redesigning the Baseco Compound, the Manila Port Area, the Pasig River edges, and Intramuros

DEAN. Mohsen Mostafavi speaks to reporters before the Manila: Future Habitations forum at the Ayuntamiento de Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Harvard design professor asks: Don't Metro Manila commuters know they deserve better?

Feb 06, 2018 - 4:46 PM

A Harvard design and architecture professor asks why Filipinos keep on enduring horrible commutes in Metro Manila

DESIGN EXPERT.  Špela Videčnik delivers an introductory speech at the Ayuntamiento de Manila in Intramuros. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Pitoy Moreno, famed Filipino fashion designer, dies

Jan 15, 2018 - 7:12 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The late designer's wake will be at the Sanctuario de San Antonio Parish in Makati from January 17 to 19. He will then be brought to Manila Memorial Park on January 20, where he will be laid to rest.

Zalora unveils your new wardrobe essentials for 2018

Jan 15, 2018 - 5:51 PM

The online retail site teamed up with Fashion Exchange International and some of the country's best fashion designers

LOOK: Anastasia Steele wears Monique Lhuillier to her wedding

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:10 PM

'Fifty Shades Freed' sees Ana marrying Christian in a gown by the Filipina designer

FIFTY SHADES FREED. The wedding gown designed by Monique Lhuillier appears in third installment of the 'Fifty Shades' series. Screengrab from

Rodrigo Duterte, Mandaluyong shootout, Bangko Sentral deadline | Midday wRap

Dec 29, 2017 - 1:17 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

BSP sets Dec 29 as 'final, non-extendable' deadline to swap old peso bills

Dec 28, 2017 - 7:08 PM

The previous 3 deadline extensions set by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas after the original deadline of December 31, 2016, were March 31, June 30, and finally to December 29, 2017

Taiwan passports recalled over picture mix-up

Dec 28, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The costly design blunder mistakenly swaps an image of an airport in Washington DC for the island's main airport

VISIT TAIWAN. Taiwan's national flag flutters beside Taipei 101 at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on October 7, 2012. File photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP

Public can exchange old peso bills at BSP on December 26

Dec 22, 2017 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) The old banknotes lost their monetary value last June 30. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will exchange them one last time next week.

Splurge vs Steal: How to get Carolina Herrera's city chic vibe

Dec 04, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Carolina Herrera's refined femininity is perfect for the holidays

How to pick the perfect sofa for your space

Dec 01, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Planning to cozy up your space? Here's how to find the best seats

PRC Results: November 2017 Interior Designer board exam

Nov 24, 2017 - 3:12 PM

113 out of 473 passed the Interior Designer Licensure Examination in Manila


4 lessons in creativity from design master Kenneth Cobonpue

Oct 19, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Kenneth talks about the importance of hard work and how inspiration can strike anytime

Get the softest leather daybed in this Makati store

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Flexform has officially launched in Manila with an incredibly elegant showroom

UNDERSTATED. Flexform's style is all about subtle sophistication. Photo by Tedrick Yau

Filipino designers show at Paris Fashion Week 2018

Oct 09, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The Fashion Design Trade and Exhibit, Inc. brings the designs of Filipino designers to the Paris fashion world

WEEKEND DIY: Up your kitchen's cool factor with this easy hack

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Spice up your kitchen design!

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

5 ways to do luxe on a budget

Oct 03, 2017 - 5:11 PM

These tips will make you feel like you’re coming home to a luxury suite every day

ELEGANCE. Mike Pizarro's vision of luxury is translated in his bedroom design at the PSID exhibit. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

5 ways to bring vintage Filipiniana decor into your home

Sep 29, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Dress your home up in Filipino pride – without making it look like a museum

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'PilgrimAge': Joey Samson’s journey to nostalgia

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Joey Samson is this year's featured designer at the annual Red Charity Gala

5 ways to make a rented space feel like your own

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Turn your rental into a dream home with these designer-recommended tricks

ADORNMENTS. When it comes to decorating a rented space, accessories are your best friend. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Tom Ford Beauty: 100 lipsticks, magical eyeshadows, an obscenely awesome perfume, and more

Sep 14, 2017 - 6:15 PM

From lipsticks named after famous people to a fragrance that warrants an expletive these are the things we can’t wait to try when Tom Ford Beauty opens in Manila

Nike's most iconic sneakers get an Off-White redesign

Aug 31, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Can we have this in the Philippines please?

VIRGIL ABLOH. The designer describes his collaboration with Nike as "state-of-the-art design." Photo from Nike

WATCH: Book Stop Project brings libraries to communities

Aug 27, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The Book Stop Project aims to give everyone access to libraries and ultimately to help build an active citizenry

MODERN LIBRARY. Young people drop by at the Book Stop to read and donate books. Photos by Vee Salazar

Crocs to croak? Casual shoe brand loses patent ruling

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The US Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Crocs design patent for the 3rd time

CROCS. The shoe brand’s distinctive clog design is adored by some and reviled by others. Photo from

Disease gene 'edited' in human embryos in scientific first

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:29 AM

The researchers successful use of the CRISPR gene editing tool in viable embryos was hailed as a technical feat by outside experts who called at the same time for deeper debate on the ethics of altering human DNA

Calibri in spotlight as 'Fontgate' could leave Pakistan sans Sharif

Jul 13, 2017 - 3:25 PM

A typeface has sparked uproar in Pakistan after documents using the font were produced in a corruption case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif – despite being dated a year before the design was released

CORRUPTION PROBE REPORT. A Pakistani journalist poses for a photograph with a copy of a corruption report released by a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in Islamabad on July 12, 2017. Aamir Qureshi/AFP

WATCH: Interior design for the poor? UP students make it happen

May 20, 2017 - 4:04 PM

This furniture project of students from the UP College of Home Economics aims to expose the interior design community to the needs of marginalized sectors

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

May 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes however that Executive Order 26 is not as strong as the Davao ordinance

Home design tips for today’s young urban creatives

May 15, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Take cues from Ortigas Company’s Maven at Capitol Commons and get tips from Space Encounters and Heim Interiors on how to spruce up your own home

BSP gives public more time to exchange old peso bills

Mar 23, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Filipinos now have until June 30 2017 to exchange their New Design Series NDS banknotes After June 30 these bills will have no monetary value

NEW DEADLINE. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo shows old and new banknotes in a press conference. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

LOOK: The new Nokia 3310

Feb 27, 2017 - 1:45 AM

UPDATED Nokia s iconic phone is officially resurrected almost 17 years since its debut

Redefining space: When art and technology meet

Feb 20, 2017 - 10:29 AM

Green Sun gives artists and spectators a space where art and technology collide

A guide to 24 hours in Uptown Bonifacio

Feb 03, 2017 - 3:32 PM

There’s enough things to see do eat and try here from dusk till dawn

FAST FACTS: Who invented the Philippine terno?

Jan 27, 2017 - 10:42 AM

While former First Lady Imelda Marcos popularized the terno it has long been worn by Filipino women and evolved from earlier traditional Filipino dresses

STATELY. Former First Lady Imelda Marcos (right) dons a terno as she walks with former US President Ronald Reagan and former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos in 1982. File photo

LOOK: Proposed design of MRT-LRT common station

Jan 18, 2017 - 1:20 PM

It is a P2 8 billion 13 700 square meter project that will connect the LRT1 MRT3 and MRT7

Photo by DOTr

Resorts World Manila’s PUJ winners make commuting cool and cultural

Dec 23, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The grand champions of RWM s 2016 Pinoy Ultimate Jeepney PUJ Design Competition was a team of industrial design students from Mapua Institute of Technology MIT

Peso bills with Duterte's signature out next week

Dec 14, 2016 - 8:10 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas also reminds the public that it only has until the end of this month to replace old banknotes with the New Generation Currency NGC bills

Miss Universe organizing committee cancels Davao cultural fashion show

Dec 14, 2016 - 4:01 PM

DOT Undersecretary Kat de Castro decides to cancel the show after a complaint from Davao based fashion designers

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH contractors eye up to $100-B infra deals with Chinese firms

Dec 07, 2016 - 8:30 PM

A local design consultancy firm says it partnered with China Communications Construction Company Limited to cash in on President Rodrigo Duterte s foreign policy direction

STRONGER COLLABORATION. Representatives of China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC) sign MOU with two local contractors. Photo by Chrisee De La Paz/Rappler

Resorts World Manila announces 10 finalists for 2016 Pinoy Ultimate Jeepney Competition

Dec 07, 2016 - 4:00 PM

First launched in 2010 the PUJ Design Competition has turned 46 artist concepts into mobile works of art many of which are still actively plying their routes around the metro

RESULTS: Interior Designer License Exam October 2016

Nov 10, 2016 - 6:45 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed interior designers


Star Magic Ball 2016: What are the celebs going to wear?

Oct 22, 2016 - 5:25 PM

A quick preview of what the stars are set to wear this year

Photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler/Instagram/@kimiyap

DLSU CommCon: Revolutionizing the Future of Communication

Jul 26, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Press release: With the theme Revolutionizing the Future of Communication the 2nd Communication Conference will offer 48 talks on a wide range of topics about print broadcast film design business events and public relations

Filipino costume designer Clint Ramos wins Tony award for 'Eclipsed'

Jun 13, 2016 - 11:30 PM

Clint thanks his husband and the rest of the cast including actress Lupita Nyong’o

Game designer Eric Lang in Manila for ToyCon PH

Jun 09, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Game designer Eric Lang shares some of his insights into the board game industry

ERIC LANG. Game designer Eric Lang poses for the camera. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr/Rappler

Be inspired to 'make your move' with these new Rappler Shop t-shirts

Apr 29, 2016 - 4:11 PM

Stay motivated to do good with 3 new designs

Innovating business with design thinking

Apr 18, 2016 - 10:27 AM

Regional customer experience company On Off group hosted the country s first ever Service Design Summit

Palaro torch student-designer sells paintings to sustain schooling

Apr 16, 2016 - 6:18 PM

Meet the student designer from Bicol University who is the brain behind the art on the 2016 Palarong Pambansa torch

MEET ANNE. Meet the student-designer behind the artwork on the 2016 Palarong Pambansa torch. Photo courtesy of Manallo Photography

On-Off Group brings Service Design Summit 2016 to Manila

Mar 11, 2016 - 12:07 PM

The 2 day event on April 4 and 5 will explore growth opportunities for the service sector in the Philippines