The Merry Modern Family – a BENCH Christmas Card Special

  If you’ve seen enough holiday movies, you’ll know that there’s as much friction in family gatherings as there is festivity. Siblings will squabble, babies will cry, and there’ll be that one uncle delivering a drunken tirade before passing out in front of the television. No matter the tension, it’s togetherness that defines the holidays—the […]

The Karpos Kids do Christmas – A Bench Meets Special

Words by Margarita Buenaventura Doing business with one’s family usually comes with a warning label: Don’t. But for siblings Steph, John, and Nicole Uy, it seems that there’s no one else they’d rather work with. And it looks like their family dynamic works, anyway: in a little over two years, their production company Karpos Multimedia […]

B/TV: Arnold Van Opstal Dresses for Christmas

All clothes by BENCH I Directed & Edited by Bardo Wu and Jake Jereza I Grooming by Meiko Kato I Styling by Sam Potenciano I Special thanks to Paula Punla   Green Archer Arnold Van Opstal is seeing more green and red these days what with Christmas fast approaching. Through this B/TV holiday special, AVO […]

B/TV: BENCH BITES with Chef Josh Boutwood

All clothes by BENCH  I  Photography by Ina Jacobe  I  Video Directed & Edited by Isabelle Toledo As the chef behind the Bistro Group that owns restaurants like Italianni’s and T.G.I. Friday’s, Josh Boutwood has likely fed your entire family. His kitchens have dished out the sort of festive grub that goes well with beer and […]