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27k likes, 1.3k shares ++ The Philippine-flag sunset taken from the next site of KKK Coffee (in Antipolo, Philippines)

27k likes, 1.3k shares ++ The Philippine-flag sunset taken from the next site of KKK Coffee (in Antipolo, Philippines)

Brian Tenorio, CEO of Kape Coffee Company (KKK Coffee in the Philippines) was in their prospective site for their cafe branch in in Antipolo, when he noticed this beautiful sunset.
The Trochus Coffee Dripper by designer Brian Tenorio

The Trochus Coffee Dripper by designer Brian Tenorio

I get so frustrated when we import all these coffee-accessories from different countries but we don't develop our own. That's why I made this TROCHUS COFFEE DRIPPER inspired from a shell in the Philippines. Remember coffee is not just something we drink or is just beans in/from this country. There is also such a thing...

Protected: KKK Coffee at Rizal Park, Manila

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Have your shoes made in Marikina, the Shoemaking Capital of the Philippines

Have your shoes made in Marikina, the Shoemaking Capital of the Philippines

I get asked this maybe at least several times a week for my ten years now involved in the shoe industry here in the Philippines. I thought, why not just send them a lead on what to search for online. So here now are my eight recommended steps for those interested in starting to have...

The noun “object” and descriptor “complimentary” or “in-harmony” both exist in one Filipino word: “bàgay”

I was at the woodwork studio of artist-designer Clifford Monto Espinosa (of EADE Furniture) when he outlines so passionately for me his creative philosophy–all in one word, “bàgay”. Bagay in Filipino can mean two things: used as a noun, it means “object” and as a descriptor “in-harmony”, “complimentary”. Espinosa’s current creative philosophy (while wholly original)...
KKK Coffee recipes embody the Filipino spirit

KKK Coffee recipes embody the Filipino spirit

We already have trademarks for our various flavors and sub-brands: Kapeng Pandan (Pandan Coffee) Kapeng Salabat (Ginger Coffee) Kapeng Labuyo (Chili Coffee) and of course, KKK Coffee™ and also loving our favorite recipe, Kapeng Ginto!
Ayala Musuem exhibition -- BRIAN TENORIO: Lust, Lux, Love

Ayala Musuem exhibition — BRIAN TENORIO: Lust, Lux, Love

Bamboo Shanks in Men's Shoes: Heritage and Contemporary-thinking

Bamboo Shanks in Men’s Shoes: Heritage and Contemporary-thinking

Google "bamboo shank" and see how this tradition has been revisited too by some of the finest shoe-making houses in the world.
Save the Pawikan

Save the Pawikan

“Joined the Environmental Science Society (ESS) of the Ateneo de Manila University last January 7 to 8, 2012 for their Turtle Walk at Morong, Bataan. Was with ESS alumni Mishael Dayrit-Fernandez and Jay Salvador. The experience was totally refreshing–something very new to me. It also made me think about the more minute and at that,...
Designing by the Mindanao Seashore

Designing by the Mindanao Seashore

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The Best Bayongs I've Seen So Far

The Best Bayongs I’ve Seen So Far

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How Shoelasts are Made in Marikina

How Shoelasts are Made in Marikina

"I toured some younger shoe designers in Marikina that day. We were accompanied by award-winning film director Alvin Yapan with Tonee Acejo. I think we should have posted more videos...