Turning Five

Slate Year 5

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

JuiceBox Phase 2 Starts Here! What’s Inside?

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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

15th Eiga Sai: Japan Film Fest 2014

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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

Artist Quick Draw (March) : Gerome Soriano

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In the March pages of your Slate Planner, you will find an arresting photograph that’s quite difficult to figure out at first glance, but brings a surprising realization after a few seconds of looking intently. That work of art is called Looking Up No. 7, a kite aerial photograph by Gerome Soriano. We first met … Continue reading

Artist Quick Draw (February) : Akiyoshi Kitaoka


Master of optical illusions, genius in visual perception, trompe l’oeil connoisseur, expert 3D image-maker. Akiyoshi Kitaoka is a professor in Japan by day and all these things all other times. We gave you a brief introduction to him and his work via the Slate 2014 Planner, but we know those pages cannot hold all his … Continue reading

2014! What’s Inside your January JuiceBox?

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Let’s start the new year with a monochrome artist’s arsenal! The low-down on you January JuiceBox: 1. KOH-I-NOOR GIOCONDA DARK BROWN SEPIA PENCIL 8804  This is a lovely change from your grays and blacks! This sepia pencil is  ideal for sketching, shading, and drawing on any paper or board surface.   2. PRISMACOLOR EBONY GRAPHITE … Continue reading

8th Spring Film Festival (2014)

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The Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies, together with Confucius Institute and Credit Suisse, with the cooperation of Ateneo Celadon and Shangri-La Plaza, once again brings you the Spring Film Festival this January 24 to February 2, 2014. The festival is now on its 8th run in the country. The Spring … Continue reading


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