When In Manila, skyscrapers amazed me with their multiple floors towering the skyline of the city. I am also attracted with these gated, private and big posh residential homes that made me think about the value, owner and designer. The sprawling community subdivisions also at the South like Nuvali at Santa Rosa City, Laguna under Ayala Land or Portofino at Daang Hari, Alabang under Vista Land are the manifestation of visions and imaginations. The imagination of these designers and developers are implemented here with perfect planning, grace and beauty.
For two decades I’ve been in a construction industry, it’s all about beauty, details and imagination. One, whether a professional engineer, architect or a common carpenter cannot build even a simple design without imagination. My dad, Mr. Josefino Bondad taught me and my two sisters to always do our best and be different, most of all, to be honest and to have integrity for every opportunity life will bring. He managed for 23 years his construction firm with determination and vision. According to him, if others can do it, we can do even more, even we are all girls in the family. In my
Asian Tropical Designs, I am making sure that everything is coordinated from the color palette of tiles, roof covers whether made of galvanized iron sheet, asphalt shingles or concrete tile.
I’ve been with so many technical employees; Architects, different kinds of engineers or any manpower involved in building infrastructures or designs. One thing is common; to build a concrete art for everyone to use, enjoy and that could instantly and eventually become a memorial of the designer. In order for us to get new designs and idea, we have magazines aside from the memories we had from traveling around the world and technical lessons and knowledge we gained from school.
MYHOME Magazine celebrated their 12th years anniversary at
Mind Museum with elegant cocktail dinner from
Bizu Private Catering
MyHome Magazine, the Philippines No. 1 Home and Shelter Magazine, in celebration of its 12th year of advocating a beautiful home for every Filipino, is proud to present DECADES OF DESIGN. The celebration was held at Mind Museum located at Bonifacio Global City last October 30, 2012 with a complimentary museum tour at 4 in the afternoon.
MyHome Magazine Decades of Design Event
DECADES OF DESIGN is a vignette exhibit inspired by thirteen women that represent success. Some of them were known with their elegant style through the years that made them an icon of style and timeless beauty. These women were empowered and never stopped to reach their dreams that made them broke the glass ceiling. They were an icon and must be emulate.
MyHOme Magazine Editor-in-chief Jie Pambid,
Host Issa Litton, Empowered guest Tessa Prieto Valdez
and Multiplatform publisherof One Mega Group Meryll Yan
Jie Pambid, editor of MyHome magazine welcomed me earlier than the rest since I am the first together with my group to arrive before he delivered the welcome remarks at the opening after a sumptuous buffet and cocktail brought by Bizu Private Catering. Jie was followed by Meryll Yan, multiplatform publisher of One Mega Group with event towering and pretty host Issa Litton. They all joined Jie on stage to honor their most valued partners with a short program and an awarding ceremony.
A silent auction was also held starting at PhP 10,000.00 to bid out the complete furniture set from Gus, on display at the 2012 Jessica Sanchez vignette.
These are the 13 empowered women who were featured at the Decades of Design;
Amelia Mary Earhart
1900 Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
1910 Marie Curie was a French-Polish physicist and chemist, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She was also the first female professor at the University of Paris (La Sorbonne), and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.
1920 Coco Chanel was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She was the only fashion designer to appear on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Along with Paul Poiret, Chanel was credited with liberating women from the constraints of the “corseted silhouette” and popularizing the acceptance of a sportive, casual chic as the feminine standard in the post-World War I era.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
1930 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest serving First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and became an advocate for civil rights. After her husband’s death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an international author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition. She worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women.
1940 Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.
Princess Grace Patricia Kelly
1950 Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who, in April 1956, married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become Princess consort of Monaco, styled as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, and commonly referred to as Princess Grace.
1960 Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as both a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood’s Golden Age. She has since been ranked as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema and been placed in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.
Maria Margarita Roxas Morán-Floirendo
1970 Maria Margarita Roxas Morán-Floirendo won the Binibining Pilipinas and Miss Universe crowns in 1973. A granddaughter of former Philippine President Manuel Roxas, she has also been known as Margie Morán Róxas and later as Margie Morán Róxas De Floirendo or simply Margie Morán. She is so far the last Philippine representative to the Miss Universe Pageant to bring home the crow
Jul B. Dizon
1980 Jul B. Dizon was a Jewelry Designer.
1990 Apples Aberin is a professional fashion model and writer.
2000 Chat Fores is an interior designer based in Manila. Known for her modern, eclectic, clutter free design. Chat brings local interior design one notch higher. She infuses her cutting edge exceptionality with definitive Filipino sensibilities, the mark of true visionary.
2010 Lea Salonga-Chien10 is a Filipina soprano singer and actress well known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, for which she won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theatre World awards.
She was the first Asian to play the roles of Éponine and Fantine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway. She also provided the singing voice of two official Disney Princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), and Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998) and Mulan II (2004). Salonga was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with the company.
Jessica Elizabeth Sanchez
2012 Jessica Elizabeth Sanchez is an American singer from Chula Vista, California. She was the runner-up on the eleventh season of the reality singing show, American Idol and is currently signed to Interscope Records. She was the first female and fourth recipient of the judges’ save and the first recipient of the save to reach the finale. Prior to appearing on American Idol, Sanchez competed in the first season of America’s Got Talent at the age of 11.
Tessa Prieto Valdez and me
MyHome Magazines would like to thank their partners;
Ace Hardware Philippines Inc.
Felport International Marketing
Peerles Production Manufacturing Corp.
Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Inc.
Eastwood Property Holdings
Hafele Phil. Inc.
When In Manila or anywhere in the Philippines, don’t forget to grab the number 1 home and shelter magazine to get new idea for your business or dream home. MyHome Magazine gave me inspiration to my interior designs, with it’s glossy and perfect pictures, it’s perfect for the designers or even home owners. The featured designers too are the best and we all could get idea from them.
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