Saturday, September 17, 2005


The city was so nice, they did it twice.
After their last feature by Edward Peacock back in 1999, uber stylish wallpaper* magazine is once again featuring the City of Manila for it's October 2005 issue, this time through the words of Chris Moss and the images of Jonathan de Villiers. Published in their sister publication Navigator (which comes at the back of wallpaper* magazine every six months), the article is a wonderful analysis of the Manila's architectural cache with some brilliant insights by the writer. A special concentration is given to our fair city's modernist heritage with a mention of it's historical connection to the Marcos regime. It's rather steep Php500.00 cover price is well justified not only for it's words, but also for it's fantastic photographs of the Iglesia Ni Kristo, the Meralco Building, a particularly stunning one of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and some quotes by yours truly peppered within. So nice to see Manila being finally featured as a proper Holiday destination; especially for such a discriminating audience like wallpaper*'s readers. Now if only they didn't spell Manila wrong on the front cover...
wallpaper* magazine is available at National Bookstore, Mag:net, and most other magazine kiosks in Metro Manila.