1. this way up. Some of Joey's black-andwhite photos of different provinces—along with scraps of wood used for pottery installations—adorn the stairwell.
2. cheek to cheek. The De Castros’ rooftop garden is brimming with life. The strange and the beautiful coexist and overlap: succulents, pet turtle, and sculptural putik by the Bacolod-based terracotta artist Joe Geraldo. 3. living assemblage. Way before succulents became trendy, Joey was already hooked on them, and this led him to pottery.
4. tribal weaves. An indigenous woven bed spread paired with woven pillow cases from Balay ni Atong (www.balayniatong.com) adorn the master bedroom.
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fired up. a tempting array of cups and saucers are laid out in the garden. Joey's works are available at avellana art gallery, ayala museum, aphro living, and pintô art museum.