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Jan 2009
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Art & Inspiration, DIY Design, interior design
Filipino Style

As the whole of America today is celebrating their pride as Americans, we, too, at Drunk on Design are celebrating our pride as Filipinos. So does this little store in Calle Real in Intramuros. Well, okay, it’s not exactly small, in fact The Silahis Center Arts and Crafts is a three-storey retail store, museum and art gallery all dedicated to the ingenuity and artistry of the Filipino.

For 43 years now, Silahis had been a repository for both cultural and historical artifacts, and catering to those who already have an ongoing love affair with Philippine arts and crafts, and developing a deeper appreciation for those who have yet to discover their passion.

Silahis has now four departments—the Silahis Arts and Artifacts, the Chang Rong Antique Gallery that displays Oriental ceramics, antiquarian maps, textiles and primitive art; Tradewinds Book for those who enjoy a good book hunt, Galeria de las Islas that deal with fine art, prints and sculpture; and located at the attic (and soon to be launched) is the Silahis Center Folk Crafts Museum. And it doesn’t hurt at all that all these departments are contained in a lovely package: a refurbished ancestral bahay na bato (stone house).

Whether you’re looking to buy or simply to reconnect with Philippine history and art, Silahis offers quite an experience and whole lot of inspiration, design or otherwise. After all, isn’t it about time we start living like Filipinos again?

Fabricated!!! Indigenous textiles aboud at Silahis Center

Fabricated!!! Indigenous textiles aboud at Silahis Center

An antique style poster bed to add history and romance to your bedroom

An antique style poster bed to add history and romance to your bedroom

Lost? Grab one of these antique maps to find your way to adventure

Lost? Grab one of these antique maps to find your way to adventure


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