Aivee Teo’s imag­i­na­tive bric-a-brac

An as­sem­blage of ob­jects from the home of beauty al­chemist Aivee Teo

Red Magazine - - Editor's Note / Contents - WORDS OLIVER EMOCLING PHO­TOG­RA­PHY JILSON TIU

1. De­light­full Ma­theny Chan­de­lier from Minotti

Against the back­drop of sim­ple fur­nish­ings, the high­light of Teo’s walk-in closet is a mod­ern, golden chan­de­lier from Italy.

2. Cof­fee Ta­ble Books

With her in­her­ent fond­ness for aes­thet­ics, Teo ad­mits that her sec­ond pas­sion is home de­sign. “It’s a part of me that I want to cul­ti­vate. I want my home to be a re­flec­tion of our fam­ily," she says.

3. An­tique Plates

Her col­lec­tion of an­tique plates is the first gift she re­ceived from her mom. In some way, these plates con­nect her with her three sis­ters as each of them also has the same col­lec­tion.

4. Paint­ing by Ma­rina Cruz

Adorned with paint­ings with whim­si­cal mo­tifs, the Teo res­i­dence also cel­e­brates lo­cal artistry—ev­i­denced by a paint­ing of a child’s shirt by Ma­rina Cruz hang­ing on a wall.

5. Sculp­ture

Orig­i­nally in­tended for her dress­ing room in their Sin­ga­pore home, this fun piece was placed in­stead in her dress­ing room in the Teos’ Manila home.

6. An­tique Ta­ble

“For my house, I want to bring some­thing mem­o­rable. It re­minds me of my child­hood and my mom,” says Teo on this vin­tage ad­di­tion to the mod­ern abode.

7. Go­yard Makeup Bag

Be­liev­ing a phi­los­o­phy that there should be a bal­ance be­tween util­ity and beauty, Teo also uses her Go­yard makeup bag, one of her hus­band’s first gifts to her, to carry the de­vices she uses in her clinic.

8. Nemo Chair by Fabio Novem­bre

An un­ortho­dox pair of out­door chairs, each hid­ing a face on its back, sub­tly al­ludes to how two der­ma­tol­o­gists in­habit the home.

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