What’s making us happy: Erotic glasses, minimalist furniture and flowers preserved in acrylic
This week, visual content creator Sam Ong shares what’s on her virtual shopping spree—virtual, as in stuff she dreams to buy soon
Jul 24, 2020
“What’s making us happy” is our weekly list of things we are drooling over or things we bought by impulse or purposefully as of late—anything to distract us from this gloomy quarantine and maddening real world, all the while helping local brands regain footing amid the economic disruption.
Visual content creator Sam Ong aka our food photography master has recently moved out of her cramped city condo into a sprawling compound up north.
She’s taken to decorating her new space (with gadgets and gizmos and whozits and whatzits she “mined” from IG shops) and caring for plants that she and her mom co-signed for during many trips to Quezon City Circle.
This week, she shares what else she plans to buy especially with another payday coming up next week.
Barbae glass by Goldie Poblador
“Who doesn’t want a shot glass shaped like a vagina/vulva? There are so many boob-inspired mugs/vases/pots already—it’s time for the vulva to shine. And honestly, I love colored glassware, things like a Maison Balzac carafe that I have been eyeing for months.”
Custom acrylic pieces by Studio Jilbi
“I’m currently going through an anything-transparent phase (hence glassware, acrylics) because I feel like the one thing we need right now is transparency from the government LOL.”
Minimalist rubberwood stools by Elou.ph
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Down to a chair’s simplest and most essential form. “Stoolito (left) & Upu (right)” . . These were designed for the recently concluded DOST-FPRDI Rubberwood furniture design competition. . . My goal here is to make a chair while thinking of reducing material requirements but not sacrificing strength and rigidity. And of course, spreading awareness and exploring the capabilities of rubberwood as a new raw material. Special thanks to @ncnya for the very creative names. ✌🏼 #lessismore #handmadebyelou #devilisinthedetails
“My plants would really look good sitting on top of them 🙈. Kidding aside, I don’t have space for furniture anymore but I would gladly make space for these.”
Soft sculptural lounge chair from Iconic Home
“As a kid, I was jealous of people with those transparent inflatable chairs! I feel like this is the grown-up version of that. I need this to fulfill my ’90s dream room fantasy.”
Isabel Weber’s colorful art
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💥👄💥💭🗯 itty bits n pieces n scraps n parts . . this piece, as well as 2 other works, are available as high-quality prints at @shelterfund. part of your purchase goes to a communal fund, which will help each artist continue to do what they do 💙 will definitely be a big help 😊 . . visit shelterfund.ph for all of the works
“Supporting local artists is something I really stand by. Recently, I bought a print from my friend Bel via Shelter Fund. But even though the fundraiser is over, you can still purchase prints from her and other artists via DM.”
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