New Curiosities.

Walt Disney once said, "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

If you are curious enough, you open opportunities and infinite possibilities.

I was fortunate enough to meet a person whose knack for being passionately curious has driven to her to come up with a milestone in the Philppine calligraphy community. Lennie, or known as @thecuriousartisan, has recently released her series of locally handcrafted oblique holders which were named so apt, it screams FILIPINO.

L-R: Manansala, Enriquez, Amor.  Photo from @thecuriousartisan

L-R: Manansala, Enriquez, Amor. Photo from @thecuriousartisan

Luna, Florante at Laura.  Photo from @thecuriousartisan

Luna, Florante at Laura. Photo from @thecuriousartisan

These beautiful holders are made out indigenous locally available materials like Mahogany, Oakwood, Camachile wood, Oyster shells, Paua/Abalone shells, and Mother of Pearl. The designs are so intricate and unique! Moreover, each pen has a signature foot called "The Curious Foot." Basically, it's is Magnusson-inspired and the flange angle is already pre-set to that perfect tilt to allow the user a more smooth and flowy writing! 

Lus055EF nib on the Amor holder

Lus055EF nib on the Amor holder

New addition: Luna

New addition: Luna

I'm not the type who hoards holders, believe it not. I've actually been just using an hourglass holder (which I still love) for the longest time that I have been doing calligraphy but these ones are too pretty to resist! 

L-R: Amor, Enriquez, Luna

L-R: Amor, Enriquez, Luna

These shell inlays? BEAUTIFUL <3

Perhaps the only downside to these beautiful holders is that they don't fit in my pencil case T_T

Curious? Check out @thecuriousartisan in Instagram <3

 

xx

 

Own Your Step

BANG FOR THE BUCK. This is how I will describe a local shoe brand called Renegade Folk. Their sandals are beautifully handmade without compromising quality. Apart from being lightweight and comfortable, they are locally made - which shows just how awesome Filipino craftsmanship can be <3

My favorite styles are Linda and Take A Walk. If my sandals could cry from being used almost every single day, they'd probably drown in tears by now.

Linda

Linda

Take A Walk

Take A Walk

I think my collection will continue to grow exponentially over time ;P

If you are looking for a footwear that you can actually wear everyday, rain or shine, then head on over to their site and start owning your step! #supportlocal

xoxo

P.S: I did some lettering for them last 2014 and they featured me on their site too!