SEE OUT THE SUN

Easing out of a summer wardrobe can be tricky. You don’t want to let go of your Hawaiian shirt and drawstring cheesecloth pants. Survivor nerds are starting to call you Zeke. Alas, it has to be done. Here are the five key pieces to help you get there. Crisp white trousers. White pants say confidence, […]

The Cool Kids of Summer – Electoral Edition

While corruption in our country remains stubbornly in place, the electoral campaign has most certainly changed. News travels faster; tweets are more visible than tarps; and the stage podium has been replaced by the social media platform. Whether asserting one’s agenda or deploying propaganda, the Internet has become a political battlefield. And because the mob […]

Hot Days, Warm Feelings

  It takes a trip, psychedelic or other, to get closer to the company you keep. Inspired by the warm friendships a hot summer can foster, B/BLOG set out with three kids running toward the freedom of their youth and chasing memories along the way. Listen to a “Warm Feelings” summer playlist on BENCH/BEATS here. […]

BENCH/Beats: WARM FEELINGS

It takes a trip, psychedelic or other, to get closer to the company you keep. Sights are shared, thrills go ’round, and the drive is a breeze (someone else is manning the playlist, at least). Inspired by the warm friendships a hot summer can foster, B/BLOG assembled this season’s soundtrack on our official Spotify station, […]

THE COOL KIDS OF SUMMER II – A Bench Meets Special

Like all good things, summer has come to an end. As we near the season’s close, we get to know the kids who warmed us up to some awesome new ideas, be it in music, film, or fashion. B/BLOG gathered our second batch of “cool kids” for an end-of-summer picnic, where they dish on what […]

BENCH BITES: Gab & Thea’s End-of-Summer Cocktails

Words by Margarita Buenaventura It’s hard not to be enamored by Gab Bustos and Thea De Rivera’s story: a young couple works together as budding restaurateurs. It’s like a chick flick come to life. And now, we can enjoy the sequel: tucked away on Makati’s Guijo Street is 12/10, the duo’s newest restaurant baby. You […]

Lazy Daze

It’s hard to move when the sun’s in your eyes. That’s all well and good—all we need is a slather of SPF and each other’s company, lying around and talking about everything and nothing at all. Going places costs too much and takes too much effort. But looking at you drying out on your beach […]

The Cool Kids of Summer – A BENCH Meets Special

Words by Margarita Buenaventura It’s a cliché we love to indulge in, because it’s true: summer is all about hot, hot heat. When the serious slacks are off and the denim cutoffs are in, we get a little bit of reprieve from boring trig classes or long work hours. Just ask some of the guys […]

BENCH/Beats: SUMMER – Music Video & Playlist

Words by Margarita Buenaventura Summer makes everything hot and sticky. With more sun and skin, it’s the sexiest time of the year. Inspired by all the beach boys and babes marching to the beach this season, B/BLOG assembled a “SUMMER” soundtrack on our official Spotify station, accompanied by a sweet little music video you can […]