Slate Year 5

Turning Five

Hello, If you have stumbled upon this space randomly, know that your curiosity is welcomed with open arms, and all you need to know is that here in our humble space in the interwebs, we are all for living creatively – whatever that means to you. I write this on our birthday month. Planet Slate … Continue reading


Artist Quick Draw (August) : Karel Sevilla

If you’ve seen the stark monochrome photo in your Slate August 2014, and have been wondering who the person behind the lens is, then here’s your answer. It’s Karel Sevilla. His photographs are simple but curiously elegant, triggering an emotion or sparking a memory. What we like about his images is that they are simple … Continue reading

JB July 2014 cover

JuiceBox Phase 2 Starts Here! What’s Inside?

The Phase 2 of JuiceBox starts this month with our Spruce-up Jars Box! Read on to find out what’s inside and the projects you can create with it. 1 – A PAIR OF MINI GLASS JARS Mason jars are all the rage now, whether for beverages, organization, or just decoration. So we thought what better … Continue reading


Slate 2015 Call for Submissions Now Open!

Get the chance to be published in the Slate 2015 Planner alongside one of New York’s finest visual artists – we’ll not say who it is for now! We’ll keep this as our 5th birthday secret! ;) Anyhoo, if you’re new to this, every year, the Slate Team opens up spaces in the Slate Planner … Continue reading

eiga sai feature

15th Eiga Sai: Japan Film Fest 2014

July is Philippine-Japan Friendship Month and to kickstart the celebrations, Japan Foundation Manila (JFM) holds the annual Eiga Sai. On its 15th year already, this year’s theme is  “Family”, and The JFM is presenting 16 contemporary Japanese films that deal with various stories of families. All films will be shown with English subtitles. MANILA – Shang Cineplex … Continue reading


Artist Quick Draw (June) : Robx Bautista

Slate loves Robx Bautista. There, we said it.  This multi-hyphenate all-around creative person has been featured in our planner for two years now (see thumbnail on left), but he’s never failed to leave us awe-struck with his vibrant creations. The first time we featured him was for our February 2013 edition, his Alice putting a gorgeous … Continue reading

fete feature

Fête dela Musique Philippines 2014!

Fête dela Musique Philippines! Fête dela Musique Philippines! June 21st! June 21st! We cannot say anymore as we are jumping with exuberant excitement, but just that it’s Fête dela Musique’s 20th anniversary in Manila. We’re thinking this is all you need to know. If we get updated, you’ll get updated so watch this space!     Images … Continue reading

french film fest feature

19th French Film Festival Manila

Sound the alarm! French film fest is here and that only means, the rest of the film festivals are in tow. Aside from its usual French film fare, this festival also celebrates our Independence Day on June 12 by screening local masterpieces that have been screened at the Cannes Film Festival: Lino Brocka’s “Maynila sa mga … Continue reading


Slate Reel: The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Lion (2010)

April is all about cheerful zappy fun, but we thought it would really be fun to inject some melancholy in that chirpy yellow place. So, here’s a film that has a brilliant yellow-orange palette but with despondent undertones. The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Lion offers you a pensive sadness with a sunny background … Continue reading

March JB Taiwan

What’s Inside Your March JuiceBox? Taipei!

For our last JuiceBox before we go on a break (we’ll be back in a few months!), we’re giving our subscribers something from terrific Taipei! So we are a bit delayed in sending out the March JuiceBox, but we have a good reason for it, trust us. Some members of our team went to Taipei … Continue reading


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