Starbucks opens Reserve store in The Rise at Malugay, Makati featuring art by JP Pining

Text and photos by Franchesca Lesaca ​ Two murals highlight the brand’s barista craft in the newest Starbucks Reserve store at Shangri-La’s The Rise in Malugay, Makati. JP Pining’s signature style using spray paint, vibrant colors and geometric figures add character befitting the avant-garde vibe of its edifice. Quito Lopez, Starbucks’ Store Development Planning Manager…

Purpose and Pigment: Katrina Gosiengfiao’s powerful messages in a bottle

Katrina Gosiengfiao, or “Kat Grow”, is no stranger to the lime light. As founder of PintaPH, many have already taken notice of her handmade watercolors. Her entry to her latest group exhibit, “Paper Weight”, however, shows that Katrina Gosiengfiao offers more than mere novelty. As an installation situated among other works of art, Katrina Gosiengfiao’s installation…