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Kohler’s New Product Lineup Imbues Modernity

Kohler Exquisite Collection - Avid Composed Beitou

Kohler Exquisite Collection – Avid Composed Beitou

Kohler Exquisite Collection and Kohler Veil enhance the bathroom experience with exquisite design and maximum comfort

If you’re looking for a functional and beautiful bathroom fixtures, then look no farther than Kohler.

Nice bathrooms no longer cut it anymore: today’s discerning homeowners deserve only the most exquisite and sublime bathrooms. Kohler, one of the world’s leading luxury kitchen and bath product manufacturers, redefines contemporary bathroom elegance with the launch of its second boutique showroom inside the Designo Atelier 2 located at Wilcon IT Hub Pasong Tamo.

Designo Atelier 2, a first-of-its-kind design center housing globally renowned luxurious products, allows design enthusiasts and industry professionals to experience product offerings of top brands. It showcases Kohler’s latest design innovations from its Wisconsin headquarters. The showroom allows customers with a discriminating eye to witness firsthand Kohler’s Exquisite Collection of faucets and the cutting-edge Kohler Veil, which bring sophistication, cutting-edge design, and technology into the comfort of one’s bathroom.

Kohler Exquisite Collection - Artifacts

Kohler Exquisite Collection – Artifacts

Kohler Exquisite Collection - Composed

Kohler Exquisite Collection – Composed

Kohler Exquisite Collection: Exquisite elegance for the modern bathroom
Drawing inspiration from timeless art and a desire to enrich customers’ lives with elegance and refinement, Kohler developed the Exquisite Collection, a breathtaking collection of faucets that embody grace, impeccable quality, durability, safety, and unobtrusive function: Avid, Composed, Beitou, and Artifacts.

Avid explores the sensuous side of simplicity with slender arcs, smooth planes, and arresting angles that bring clarity and grace into the bathroom. The Avid faucet lineup includes compact deck-mount, single-handle, and widespread models perfect for modern minimalists.

Composed faucets feature timeless and deliberate design—sans unnecessary flourishes—to furnish bathrooms with stark, contemporary beauty while delivering impressive functionality and a distinctive visual statement.

Kohler Exquisite Collection - Artifacts

Kohler Exquisite Collection – Artifacts

Beitou brings together architectural precision and stunning nature display in a unique faucet shape that mimics the flow of a serene river. The lineup includes a wall-mount showerhead that delivers an excellent shower experience: Kohler has actually derived the optimal number and arrangement of its water nozzles from human comfort research data analysis. Experience the wonder of nature with Rain, Cascade, or Laminar flow complemented by eco-friendly, hydroelectric light modes.

Bring a touch of Old World charm into the bathroom with the Artifacts collection, which crystallizes the Edwardian era’s timeless elegance. Perfect for any home décor scheme—whether casual or formal—the Artifacts product lineup blends in well with accessories, bathing, and showering components across the collection, to help homeowners create a cohesive look in their bathrooms.

Kohler Veil: A delicate balance of art and technology
Kohler deviates from the usual toilet design with Kohler Veil, which combines sleekness, contemporariness, and refinement. Featuring cutting-edge automated innovations and sophisticated curves, the Veil delivers ultimate comfort, unparalleled hygiene, smart toilet functionality, and space-saving features, to enhance the bathroom experience.

Drawing inspiration from minimalist architecture, the Kohler team developed a sophisticated design with ergonomic features and state-of-the-art technological improvements that enhance cleanliness and provide seamless convenience.

The Veil features Kohler’s popular French Curve toilet seat, which packs in comfort and ergonomics: the toilet seat minimizes pressure points to ensure users’ maximum comfort with every use. It also has a beautifully designed one-touch remote control for adjusting water temperature, nozzle positions, seat temperature, deodorization options, and lighting. The best part? The Veil is designed with an eco-flush option to help conserve water!

Don’t settle for “nice enough” when you deserve only the best. With Kohler Veil and the Exquisite Collection, start transforming your bathroom experience with precision, quality, thoughtful technology, innovative design, and artistic elegance.

Kohler Showroom Opening Executives

From left to right: Careen Belo, Exec. Financial Audit Manager & Product Director, Wilcon Depot, Ms. Rosemarie Ong, EVP – Chief Operating Officer, Wilcon Depot, Ms. Angel Yang, President- Kitchen & Bath Space Asia Pacific, Kohler Co., Mr. William Belo, President and CEO, Wilcon Depot, Mr. Daniel Smith, Associate Director for Global Faucets Marketing of Kohler Kitchen and Bath Asia Pacific, Kohler Co., Mr. Adam Quek, General Manager & Commercial Director Kitchen and Bath Group, South East Asia, Kohler Co.

About Kohler Co.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, and St Andrews, Scotland.

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Derek Ramsay, My Candidate

My Candidate

My Candidate, the Movie

My Candidate, the Movie

Derek, Iza & Shaina give the election season a romantic twist in “My Candidate”

Now, that the election fever has died down. The Filipinos have voted, and lucky candidates have emerged the winners. I think it’s time to get that much needed break and watch a movie. If you have unfriended your favorite movie buddy during the campaign period, well, pick from your loyal friends. *wink*

Showbiz hunk Derek Ramsay, Iza Calzado and Shaina Magdayao give us a different tale of love and romance this election season via “My Candidate” from Quantum Films, MJM Productions, Tuko Film Productions at Butchi Boy Films, producers of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed romantic-comedy films, “English Only, Please” and “#Walang Forever.”

The film is set against a political background and so, it is timely as today’s headlines.

Derek plays Congressman Sonny Suarez, now seeking a Senate seat. He may be a perfect candidate but is painfully shy and a bit withdrawn.

Iza, meanwhile, is Vera Sanchez, Sonny’s erstwhile girlfriend and archrival in his senatorial bid.

She possesses strengths lacking in Sonny.  She's charming as well as engaging but is not able to relate to people from the grassroots.

Shaina is Billie Pono, a life coach and communications trainer.  Sonny’s campaign team hires her services to help polish their candidate’s public speaking skill and innate charisma.

Billie succeeds at turning Sonny into the dream candidate and the two become close while at work.

In turn, Sonny is able to unleash some unresolved issues  in Billie’s life, including her insecurities thereby making her a better version of herself.

The movie’s teaser immediately earned almost a million views, shares and likes the minute it was posted on the “MC” Facebook page.

Netizens swore by Derek, Iza and Shaina’s outstanding performances.

Shaina held her own against Iza in the film, and this may be considered as her biggest break as a lead actress.

Shaina definitely gave the role her all, especially in scenes where her character finds herself slowly falling in love with Sonny.

Take note, Derek and Shaina also register very strong positive vibes on screen. Their romantic scenes together are neither hard sell nor put on, so, their pairing is indeed one of today’s freshest, newest romantic-comedy tandem.

No wonder, Direk Quark Henares is satisfied with his three main stars plus the support cast composed of Al Tantay, Nico Antonio, Ketchup Eusebio, Ricci Chan, Jun Sabayton and Tirso Cruz III in a special role.

The movie imparts all these funny situations during election time coupled with the resounding message that it must indeed be: “Bayan Muna Bago Puso.”

Also part of the movie is box-office director Dan Villegas, who serves as Creative Producer.

Direk Dan is the genius behind such award-winning and blockbuster films as “English Only, Please” and “#Walang Forever.”

His latest hit project is “Always Be My ‘Maybe.'”

Fresh concept. Hilarious story telling. New screen combination.

“My Candidate” gives the election season a romantic twist starting May 11 in theaters nationwide.

FILM              :           “MY CANDIDATE”
CAST              :           DEREK RAMSAY, IZA CALZADO, SHAINA MAGDAYAO, NICO ANTONIO, AL TANTAY, KETCHUP EUSEBIO, RICCI CHAN, JUN SABAYTON ,CHRISTINE BABAO and TIRSO CRUZ III in a special role
DIRECTOR    :           QUARK HENARES
PRODUCERS :          QUANTUM FILMS,  MJM PRODUCTIONS, TUKO FILM
PRODUCTION and BUTCHI BOY FILMS
PLAYDATE   :            MAY 11, 2016

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Experience Interactive 3D in Art in Island

A few months back, my niece brought my sons to Art in Island. I thought it was just a new museum or art gallery in Cubao. But when they came home with awesome 3D photos of themselves, I went, “Wow!” This is something that everyone should check out!

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Art in IslandSeeing this at the entrance would already let you know what’s in store!

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Art in Island
175 15th Ave., Brgy. Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 421 1356
Hours: 9:30 am – 9:30 pm Daily

Cinemalaya’s “Boses” Needs to be Heard

“Boses” is the story of a boy made mute due to unbearable circumstances, and the friendship he forges when he learns to play the violin under a reclusive mentor who is also dealing with personal issues.

Starring seasoned thespians Cherry Pie Picache, Ricky Davao, and Meryll Soriano, and first-time actors Coke Bolipata and Julian Duque, “Boses” has been shown in at least nine countries around the world, and over 50 schools and communities in Metro Manila and Philippine provinces, since its big debut at the 4th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. “Boses” makes its way to SM Cinemas on July 31.

Among the places abroad where “Boses” has competed and been exhibited include: New York Los Angeles, Boston, Yale University, Oregon, Chicago, Hawaii, Vancouver, India, Korea, Hong Kong, Geneva, Zurich, Madrid and University of Alberta. In the country, “Boses” has toured schools, communities and parishes in partnership with various organizations such as the University of the Philippines, Assumption College, Ateneo de Naga, Holy Infant Jesus, Philippine High School for the Arts, De La Salle University, College of St. Benilde, Don Bosco, Centro Escolar University, Lourdes School, the Technological University of the Philipines, Earist, Claret School, several schools in Tacloban, Baguio, and Pangasinan, and communities in Tondo and Bagong Silang. It has also been screened in government offices, the Department of Justice, the National Economic and Development Authority, Aksyon Para sa Kapayapaan, Humein Ecology, Pasay Children’s Network, Couples for Christ and the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines.

Just this year, “Boses” was shown to a crowd of about 1,500 students at Sienna College at a screening organized by the Couples for Christ, and almost 2,000 viewers in Iloilo at back-t0-back previews organized by the University of the Philippines Iloilo Humanities Division and CBCP Youth Commission. The film was well received by student leaders in Samar, the Filipino employees of the United Nations in Vienna, and also by the cineastes in London when it was shown at the UK’s historic Riverside Theater.

Directed by Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil and written by Froilan Medina and Rody Vera, “Boses” also has the distinction of being one of seven Filipino movies especially selected for a series of screenings by the Department of Foreign Affairs. The esteemed list includes Mike de Leon’s “Bayaning Third World,” Lino Brocka’s “Tinimbang Ka Nguni’t Kulang,” Eddie Romero’s “Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon?” Brillante Mendoza’s “Lola,” and Jeffrey Jeturian’s “Kubrador.”

With audience attendance ranging from hundreds to as much as 2,000 per screening, the production team estimates that about 100,000 people have seen “Boses.” The clamor for screenings is continuous, and this early, block screenings organized by interested parties have been booked at SM Cinemas for July 31 onwards.

After touring Iloilo last July 5 and 6, the cast and director head off for Davao this coming July 10-12 for a child protection forum with military personnel who are also set to watch the film when it opens in SM Davao on July 31. “For me, this movie is really one of the most important films done in this generation,” Ricky Davao says to explain the movie’s enormous appeal. “It tackles forgiveness, social issues, healing and the chance to change for the better.”

Director Ellen Marfil declares, “The response and the groundswell of support has been really amazing… Our project is certainly one that is able to forge ties between organizations and peoples.”

For more information about “Boses,” like its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BOSEStheMovie.

View “Boses” official trailer below.

 

Nuffnang & Hapee – Making a Difference in the World

Nuffnang is the first and now the leading blog advertising community. Right now, the company is operating in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia, and on their list are brands such as Citibank, Nokia, Sony, Proctor & Gambl, Nokia, Nike, Nestle.

Hapee, on the other hand, is the first Filipino owned company and a pioneer in producing multi-flavored toothpaste for children. And I heard that they employ persons with disabilities.

Both companies are competing with leading brands by giving world-class products and services. Ain’t that cool?

Now, Nuffnang and Hapee have partnered to give you an awesome movie screening today, June 3rd at 7:30pm at Greenbelt 3 Cinema 2!

To see this movie screening, you need to win special tickets, though. 😀

Bringing Water Nature at Home

In recent years, homes have been embracing Zen interior design. Incorporating Zen in your interiors frees up your home from clutter and achieves a calm, clear, and pure atmosphere. And it can really be relaxing.

That is what I’m planning to do with the interiors of my house soon. I want it to become a haven where I can relax after a long day’s work. As I was researching, I found out that these are some of the things that I need to achieve that Zen.

  • pebbles
  • a piece of driftwood
  • a flower
  • a picture of a waterfall
  • a seascape

I always find water to be relaxing and refreshing like most of you, I’m sure. 😉 And good thing, I can get fountains and set them up at home, and not just pictures of a waterfall. I am pleasantly surprised that there are even ready-to-install water walls, and an assortment of water fountain designs that I can choose from. Or I can also get wall fountain showcase which already include pebbles and sycamore springs.

I have also seen other homes with outdoor fountains, and they also achieve the same effect. It gives your whole house that close-to-nature effect.

I’m excited already to get on with this project actually. 😉

The Philippine Madrigal Singers, All for Love

TIME TO PAMPER HEARTS!

It’s “All For Love” on February 12 (8PM) and 13 (5PM) at the CCP Main Theater! Treat yourselves and your loved ones as the Madz perform new arrangements of timeless love songs from around the world.

Tickets at 1500, 1000, 700, 600, 400, 300.

RESERVE ORCHESTRA SEATS BEFORE FEB 01 and enjoy a 40% DISCOUNT! Contact Chichi 09178824400 for sales and discounts.

When: Saturday, February 12 at 8:00pm – February 13 at 5:00pm

Where: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines

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