Words by Isabel Aguas Manila has upped their third wave coffee game and Guijo Street is no stranger in the race. Add to the mix some art and furniture and you’ve got Restock, a Makati-based concept cafe that houses the bustling city’s breathing space. A place like this needs a certain character to run it […]

B/ A.M. – Bench Beginnings: Pam Celeridad, Visual Artist

Words by Margarita Buenaventura Mornings are sacred. It’s where our rituals begin, whether that’s breakfast with loved ones or our first mouse clicks through what’s happening in the world. It sets the tone for the rest of the day: waking up on the right side of the bed is usually good, while spilling coffee on […]

A Human Holiday Moment with Nikki Luna & Mikee Carrion

As frequently as Nikki Luna explores the Philippines for her Rappler travel show #SharePH, there’s definitely no keeping her from being home for the holidays. In a year that saw her work exhibited at Art Stage Singapore and a solo show at Silverlens, the acclaimed artist, activist, and HUMAN endorser has been due for a […]


Kat Ortiz has been places. She finished up high school in Australia. She’s currently taking up fine art in London. And for the summer, she was in Manila, her hometown, roaming art galleries and wakeboarding with friends like Benchsetter Sam Rodriguez. Even more exploratory: the girl’s imagination, which can go pretty dark depths. For her […]