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Jury tells Samsung to pay big for copying iPhone design

May 25, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The award appears to be a bit of a victory for Apple, which had argued in court that design was essential to the iPhone.

Malacañang on Sereno, Sotto on Senate presidency, Markle’s wedding dress | Evening wRap

May 18, 2018 - 7:12 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Bea Cupin

Does the iPhone SE 2 have a notch? A case vendor mockup points to 'Yes'

May 11, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Distributed by retailer Mobile Fun, the Olixar render features an iPhone with an edge-to-edge screen, an iPhone 5-styled chassis, and a notch on top of the screen

A NOTCH? A reported render of the iPhone SE 2 points to the phone having a notch. Screenshot from Mobile Fun product webpage.

Rosa Clara: Empowering women through bridal gowns

Apr 02, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Spanish designer talks about coming to the Philippines and today's modern brides

Cat Arambulo-Antonio: Passion for all things beautiful

Mar 25, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Cat talks about style, family and what it takes to judge 'The Apartment: Passion for Design'

3 scenarios show we have to think carefully about ethics in designing smart cities

Mar 25, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Governments should think about and resolve ethical questions in the design of smart cities

Have you stumbled upon Robins Design Center yet?

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:29 PM

Looking for a one-stop shop for high-end home furnishings? This design center might just be your best bet.

Designer Spotlight: Nat Manilag

Mar 13, 2018 - 2:13 PM

What started as a childhood fantasy turns into reality for the designer from Agusan del Norte

Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy, the friendship that changed fashion

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:44 AM

The actress and fashion designer's partnership is one of the most memorable tandems in fashion history

PARTNERSHIP. File photo on October 21, 1991 shows French designer Hubert de Givenchy and American actress Audrey Hepburn talking at the Galliera Museum in Paris during a reception honoring Givenchy for his 40 years in fashion. Their designer-muse relationship was one of the most memorable ones in fashion history. Photo by Pierre Guillaud/AFP

French designer Hubert de Givenchy dies aged 91

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:19 AM

The designer's partner Philippe Venet announces that de Givenchy died in his sleep

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 15, 2017 French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, 90, attends a press conference to present an exhibition dedicated to his 40-year career at the Cite Internationale de la Dentelle et de la Mode (International Centre for Lace and Fashion) in Calais, northern France.  French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy died aged 91 it was announced on March 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN

Federalism pros and cons – in artworks

Mar 03, 2018 - 10:55 AM

UP College of Fine Arts professor Neil Doloricon asks his editorial design students to create posters that depict either the benefits or the pitfalls of shifting to federalism

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The week in photos: February 17-23, 2018

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:21 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A cow is prepared for a photo shooting during the 45th edition of the Show of the Best" (Schau der Besten) dairy cow beauty pageant on February 22, 2018 in Verden an der Aller, northwestern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Carmen Jaspersen / Germany OUT

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 Instagram.com/moniquelhuillier

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

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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 Instagram.com/crocs

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