How to make eco-friendly holiday home | Inquirer lifestyle –

Transform your home into a winter wonderland with these ET Snowflakes LED Lights. Homes could be made   bright and eco-friendly. ACE Hardware has the latest selection of innovative indoor and outdoor LED Christmas lights. LED lanterns give a warm welcome to guests this holiday season, with LED net lights for trees and shrubs around the […]

Eco-friendly, functional simplicity in Frankfurt trade fair –

Red-and-white centerpiece from Alessi. PHOTOS: ANNE A. JAMBORA Design should not only observe the Ethical Style (that is, being made from ecologically friendly and sustainable materials); it must likewise have functional simplicity. This was underscored at the art fair Ambiente 2016 in Messe Frankfurt, Germany. The Philippine booths, located on three floors of the massive […]

7 Retailers Who Prove That Eco-Fashion Isn’t Just for Hippies –

In the US alone, the trillion-dollar fashion industry dumps 12 million tons of textiles and footwear into landfills per year, making clothing producers the second-largest contributor of waste next to Big Oil. To address the disturbing statistics, retailers are pursuing greener methods of production and distribution. But being “eco-friendly” can mean many different things. From using organic materials, to upcycling old garments, to transporting products by […]

Are green buildings quake-resistant? | Inquirer Business –

Two subjects are dominating the construction and property circles nowadays—the rising numbers of sustainable, environment-friendly buildings, and the “Big One” (referring to the perceived “overdue” temblor originating from the Marikina Valley fault that can hit Metro Manila anytime). Thus, the question needs to be asked: Are “green” buildings also designed to be earthquake-resilient? Inquirer Property […]

Eco-friendly palette of colors for your dream condo –

Along Sucat Highway, Landco’s Tribeca condo towers stand out in their blue mosaic patterns that provide a visual uplift to the drab skyline. Up close, the patterns aren’t made from ceramic tiles but are actually coats of exterior paint that can withstand all weather conditions. Nippon Paint, one of Asia’s top paint manufacturers, is reentering […]

Make your holiday season eco-friendly –

In the United States, waste generated by the holiday season—Christmas through New Year—reportedly adds some six million tons of trash to landfills. I don’t know if anybody has come up with estimates for the Philippines, but I am certain we also generate so much trash, keeping in mind that we like to say our Christmas […]

US Embassy supports eco-friendly enterprises –

By Marge C. Enriquez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 11:23 pm | Monday, October 7th, 2013 MITHI Aquino and US Ambassador Harry Thomas. PHOTOS BY ANDREW TADALAN Picture a tropical landscape, set up by Al de Veyra and Vangie Go of Fernbrook Gardens right in the US ambassador’s residence. Outgoing envoy Harry K. Thomas said the “eco-paradise” […]

30% of MNCs prefer green buildings –

By Tessa R. SalazarPhilippine Daily Inquirer 8:24 pm | Friday, February 22nd, 2013 GREEN LANDMARK Zuellig Building is vying for LEED Platinum certification. As the Philippines positions itself as the regional hub of multinational corporations (MNCs), the demand for environment-friendly smart buildings is gaining traction. A third of MNCs want their local headquarters in an […]

On bedclothes and hairstyles –

Set in Cebu By Cybill Gayatin, Kaye Luym-SalaPhilippine Daily Inquirer 4:34 am | Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 CHARLES and Mitzi Lim IRIS Arcenas, Christina Frasco, Sun Ok Seo, Tina Flores, Rica Deen cut the ribbon braided into themodels’ hair. Cebu’S bed scene recently got a boost with Focus Global’s sweet-dream-inducing Tempur mattresses and pillows. With […]