Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

Had an opportunity to attend the Preview Art Fair 2014 at The Link, Makati.  Preview Art Fair is part of the onging Art Fair Philippines which opened on February 20 and will last until February 23, 2014.  Organized by Preview Magazine, it’s a fashion art live installations of three of the most talented people in the Philippines: Rajo Laurer, Nikki Luna and Leeroy New.

It’s a great experience to witnessed the live installation. Given only 1 hour to present, the output were tremendously beautiful, truly world class.

Aside from the fashion Art show, artworks of various well known sculptors, designers, painters, etc are on display at the parking lot, turned gallery, of The Link.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

CommunePH

I’m always on a look out to good and cozy coffee shop who also do latte art.  When I saw from a friend a latte with a cute art, I immediately asked where she got it.  Good thing it’s just within Makati area.  Saturdays and Sundays are my stress-free weekend time and I took the time to visit the place.  The moment I entered, I already fell in love.

Commune is a place where you can talk or discuss or communicate intimately. It’s a café and bar. They also have nice and friendly barista who even discussed to me the best technique to have a good latte.

Commune also has this small bookshelf where you can borrow books to read while enjoying your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Don’t you also love the design on their wall. It clearly describes what Commune is.

Of course what’s a café without a good coffee and good book 🙂 I ordered for a regular latte and this is what I received ( 2 koi fishes, heart and a cat 🙂 )

I always make sure that when I order a coffee, I request the barista to draw something on the coffee either an animal or cartoon character or something that is not common for any latte art like heart, rosetta or swan. Somehow, this work of art made me smile that day. It’s so amazing for baristas to be able to do something like that.

If you want a place to hang out with your friends, relax, hold an event or even meet new friends, Commune is the best place.

One of my fave 3D latte art coffee I had 🙂

Commune
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street,
Salcedo Village, Makati City (across Trafalgar Plaza)

Twitter: @CommunePH
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Facebook Page: facebook.com/communePH

The Joy in Visual Arts

Enjoying the last few days of the holiday season, son and I decided to visit this cool gallery in SM City North EDSA. The place is called Joyous Visual Trick Arts Gallery by Masashi Hattori. It’s been so so long since I step foot in SM North. Ever since I stayed in Makati, we usually hang-out in any of the malls there.

JOYous Visual Tricks offers 3D arts and tricks for the whole family and friends. The gallery has more than 10 pieces of artworks which will trick you or give you an illusion of either flying on a magic carpet, being eaten by a dinosaur, fighting with a ninja and more. Aside from the art work, the gallery has some trivia and tricks that will keep you thinking and discovering new things. Before entering, you need to remove your shoes.  Shoes are not allowed inside the gallery so be sure to bring a pair of socks in case you don’t like to  walk barefoot.  In case you need someone to take a picture of yourself, they have nice and accommodating assistants to help as you view each of the artworks.  They’ll also guide you on how and where to pose.   Each 3D artwork has a camera mark on the floor to assist visitors the proper angle in taking photos in order to achieve the right effect and perspective.  Here are some of my favorite shots:

Good thing he is in the mood to play along 😀

Joyous Visual Trick Arts Gallery

Supersale CLub, SM City North EDSA
Tel no. 0918-4663862

Entrance Fee:
Adult – Php 200.00
Children – (High School & Elementary) Php 150.00