Design Folder (df) is all about design—from the latest in architecture and interior design to the trendiest furniture and interior accessories.
It is a Manila-based website dedicated to sharing design ideas and inspirations through its different sections such as Space Matters (interior design and architecture), Conscious Living (green design), Spacelift (makeovers), Design Speak (styles and themes), Design trail (travel), DIY (design-it-yourself) and many others. Every post is geared towards helping our readers spruce up their lives by improving their own little space.
Design Folder is able to give its readers a look at interior design, architecture and decoration from different perspectives because of the team members’ diverse professional backgrounds.
Ardel is a freelance interior designer and a contributing writer for Mega Publishing’s design magazines: MyHome, Bluprint, and CondoLiving. On top of that, she’s also pursuing a master’s degree in Interior Design at the University of the Philippines. Her varied design viewpoints come from her practice, experience in print media and exposure to design research.
Lilli is also an interior designer and was a former writer for Real Living Magazine. Her passion for painting and graphic arts inspired her to pursue a second degree in Visual Communications at the University of the Philippines. With her knowledge and practice in both fields, she shares with us how the different visual arts contribute to design.
Although her background as an entrepreneur, specializing in marketing and business management is outside the field of design, Ana’s interest in design and decoration makes her a perfect representative of end-users and design consumers. Being an avid follower of a number of design blogs and websites, she feeds the team with news, trends and unique ideas that our readers would appreciate.
Contributing to df’s idea bank are our equally talented guest bloggers:
Our “technical resource person”, Green Guide, is an architect currently finishing his master’s degree in Architectural Science under the College of Architecture at the University of the Philippines. With his substantial background in sustainable design, he is one of the credible individuals in the industry to share basic yet proactive strategies on how to be “green” every day. His section, Conscious Living, simplifies the rather technical stuff in architecture and design to make more people understand and appreciate what it really means to be green.
Because he seriously questioned his drawing skills, Pasig Raver quit architecture and went on to pursue his first love—writing. Fearless and opinionated, we welcomed him as df’s resident critic for our Product Wars section. His sufficient knowledge in design and formal education in Creative Writing provide us with a critical, but often humorous, review of the different facets of the design industry.
Highly creative and independent, Practical Princess has always liked taking matters into her own hands, literally. Her experience living on her own in the US allowed her to develop a more practical attitude towards design. This Architecture graduate from the University of the Philippines shares with us pragmatic DIY tips on how to deal with design and decorating dilemmas without sacrificing functionality and aesthetics.
Before she agreed to join the df guest-blogger pool, Orange <orangeexpress.blogspot.com> made sure that the team received the 341 disclaimers that came with her writing package. She is not a design professional. She cannot draw realistic images, even if her Pictionary career depended on it. She never took a course on anything design-related, unless of course anatomy counts. Orange is a certified doctor currently working as a writer and her best excuse for guest-blogging is that she’s surrounded by friends and family who design and build and decorate. Oh and that her name doubles as a secondary color.
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