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The Trochus Coffee Dripper by designer Brian Tenorio

The Trochus Coffee Dripper by designer Brian Tenorio

Beyond just our beans, there is our Filipino Coffee Culture – how we prepare, brew, serve, and love our coffee. Kape Coffee Co. and KKK Coffee believe in Filipino Coffee Culture. Designer Brian Tenorio (www.briantenorio.com) captures a moment of Filipino Coffee Culture in this designer handmade ceramic Trochus Coffee Dripper  fashioned after the Trochus Shell,...
RAPPLER: "Ask LGBTs: Presidential candidates invited to 'reverse forum'"

RAPPLER: “Ask LGBTs: Presidential candidates invited to ‘reverse forum'”

The Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce, a multi-industry group composed of members of the LGBT community, warned candidates that they would be missing out on a huge group of voters if they do not take gender issues into consideration.
Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce: plans ongoing

Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce: plans ongoing

March 2015 Manila: plans are ongoing in the formation and establishment of the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce (set to be launched by 2Q 2015)
Philippine Design Policy

Philippine Design Policy

Brian Tenorio's main focus of study while with Pratt Insitute's Design Management Program is "Design Policy Initiatives in Developing Countries". This study was presented by him and his group at the Metropolitan Museum (New York City) in March 2010.
Ayala Musuem exhibition -- BRIAN TENORIO: Lust, Lux, Love

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

RA10557: Discussion Points/Notes (Part 2) – Philippine Design Policy

RA10557: Discussion Points/Notes (Part 2) – Philippine Design Policy

Who gets to be part of the coming Philippine DESIGN ADVISORY COUNCIL? What about the Council's responsibilities, functions, and influence? THIS IS PART 2 of my personal notes about the recently-signed RA 10557 (The Philippine Design Policy). Philippine Design Competitiveness Act of 2013
RA10557: Discussion Points/Notes (Part 1) – Philippine Design Policy

RA10557: Discussion Points/Notes (Part 1) – Philippine Design Policy

Some of my personal notes about the recently-signed RA 10557 (Philippine Design Policy). Congratulations to the advocates of this bill! And best wishes to The Design Center of the Philippines! Mabuhay ang Philippine Design!
Design Para Sa Mundo -- coming this 2014

Design Para Sa Mundo — coming this 2014

Surface Asia Features Brian Tenorio

Surface Asia Features Brian Tenorio

  Brian Tenorio was recently featured on Surface Asia discussing his vision on developing Design Management and Design Thinking in the Philippines. Tenorio emphasizes that designers have a bright future ahead especially as the Philippine public and private sectors have now taken on identifying Filipino creativity as a strategic asset for progress. For more details,...
TEDx: Shoes

TEDx: Shoes

Can shoes make us understand better? Designer Brian Tenorio argues that they can. At TEDxXavierSchool, Brian imparts his journey first as a shoe Designer, then as a Designer for development -- an empathic one for progress, for good. Be sure to watch the entire talk. Something interesting might just happen.
Brian Tenorio and the "Save Our Shoes" at the Ayala Museum

Brian Tenorio and the “Save Our Shoes” at the Ayala Museum

Brian Tenorio gives a talk at the Ayala Museum about how we can save and bring to life once again the slowly diminishing shoe industry in the Philippines.       There is hope, Brian says, with the entry of new designers with young and fresh ideas, and Brian only hopes to encourage even more...
The Rise of Design

The Rise of Design

By Kara Ortiga via The Philippine Star/Young Star | August 19 2011 It seems today is really the age of design. The value of the arts and good design are beginning to be recognized since the push for a bill by Senator Teofisto Guingona III suggesting the creation of a Design Council of the Philippines, with...