MY 10 FAVORITE THINGS: CARLO VERGARA. The former RL art director and the creator of the local comic icon Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah shares what inspires him at home.
Favorite Pickme-up Treat “To make myself feel chipper, I’d spend a few minutes in the kitchen and home sections of a department store. It’s always exciting to see what’s available.” Visit Bulthaup at G/L Units 106 & 107 Fort Victoria, 5th Avenue Corner 23rd St, BGC, Taguig City.
Favorite Color Combination
“I love blues and aquas in light shades, coupled with offwhites and yellow wood. The country vibe relaxes me.” Try White Mosaic, Spun Gold, Rogue River, and Clear Field, all from Ace Paints.
Favorite Travel Destination
“I spent a month in Auckland and I fell in love with the place. It’s laid-back, with not a lot of people. Lots of parks, too.”
Favorite Recycling Trick “After a shopping trip, I’d keep the paper bags after carefully taking out the staple wires. So versatile, those bags.”
Favorite Area in the House “I dream of having a kitchen like the ones we’d see in cooking shows. It brings out my inner homemaker. I love to cook.”
Favorite Object on the Desk
“I’ve always wanted an iPad Pro... I’m glad I made the investment. I get more work done, and I don’t have to worry about wasting paper.”
Favorite Home Gadget
“Definitely the microwave. It can defrost, cook, heat water for coffee and instant noodles, and all you need is an electric outlet.”Try Whirlpool Microwave Oven MWX254SS, P7,998, Abenson
Favorite Home Design Book “When I was working for Real Living in 2008, Domino: The Book of Decorating was released. I really like the Domino style of decorating. Nothing too fancy and very achievable, but feels and looks expensive.” Find it at National Bookstore.
Favorite Home Scent “On the rare occasion that I’d buy air freshener, I’d always go for an ‘ocean breeze’ scent. It’s not too strong and makes things feel grounded.” Try Boracay Shores Scented Candles, P529, Alice Blue, Power Plant Mall, Makati City.
Favorite Home Accessory “Pillows! I like hugging.” Beige Pillow, find similar at H&M Home, SM Makati