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September 2013 links

Various links we shared via our social network accounts for September 2013:




If you love books, I suggest you follow Ms. A. Comprendio’s Instagram account.




Two familiar names, twitter user @aya_dalumpines & @foureyedwonder, co-founders of Katha Magazine. Check out their maiden issue!

Re-imagining Creativity. Katha Magazine celebrates Filipino creatives and their boundless imagination.






Ms. Tatin Yang’s Field Notes pencil spotted at Katha Magazine Issue 01.

Re-imagining Creativity. Image from Katha Magazine, celebrates Filipino creatives and their boundless imagination.





via Instagram @kimiberr. Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, 2nd-hand book inscription:

It also came with this.


May you lead a fairy-tale life when you go to the land of fairy tales.

Most poets and writers are fascinated with these stories, and I hope that you’d like this. Bon voyage! Belated H-bday too. Some (N)”

This is why I love buying old books. It’s like I’m peering into some one else’s life and not just through the stories I read but through the little inscriptions, earmarks, notes, and dedications of past owners and givers like these. Makes the world smaller but a bit more vast all at the same time.




Crissey via Facebook sketching on a Fashionary Neon Light.

Sketching on my new @fashionary Neon Light from @AvalonPH ! Giveaway on my blog soon Thank you @AvalonPH #fashion #art #illustration #drawing #inking #fashionillustration #fashionary


All images property of their appropriate linked website.

August 2013 links

Various links we shared via our social network accounts for August 2013:


August 15: Found on the web

“A blog for creative types interested in the (un)conventional world of Book Arts! Posts here will feature artist’s books, illustration, book binding, typography, sketch-booking, scrap-booking, print-making, paper making, altered books, how to guides, zines, paper engineering and more!”

August 17: Recommended viewing to our journal / notebook buyers. Bullet Journal


August 18: Let’s play a game. Name the book based on its word cloud. Post your scores!



August 21: How does reading affect your senses? From one of our dear customers, Reading: A Feast for the Senses –


August 23: The Manly Tradition of the Pocket Notebook

And we leave you with image of the month from Twitter user @lilynovels

Books + Cat combo, from Twitter user @lilynovels


All images from their appropriate linked website.

Images from the Hong Kong Book Fair 2013

Late post but here are images from the Hong Kong Book Fair, 17-23 July 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

The annual exhibition at the City Hall organised by the Hong Kong Publishing Federation could be regarded as the predecessor of the Hong Kong Book Fair. The First Hong Kong Book Fair was held in 1990 and this year it is its 25th year. The Fair has become an annual major event in Hong Kong with the number of visitors reaching new high every year. The organiser, the HKTDC, has always been striving to promote local reading culture. Apart form extensively inviting the public to the Fair to visit and buy books, it also spares no effort in organising diversified cultural activities during the Book Fair period with a view to enhance the contents and quality of the Fair.

During the past 24 years the number of exhibitors has grown from 149 to 504 in 2009, with corresponding growth of attendance from 200,000 to 900,000 in 2009. The Fair has developed from a mere promotion platform for the industry to an annual territory-wide major reading and cultural event for the public of Hong Kong.

Major Exhibit Categories:

  • Books and Publications
  • Children’s and Teen’s Books
  • Religious Books
  • e-Books & e-Learning Resources: e-Book Readers, Audio Visual Learning Aids, Educational Software
  • Multimedia Products
  • Stationery and Printed Products

Hong Kong Book Fair 2014 will happen on  16-22 July 2014 (Wednesday – Tuesday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

Bonus image, The Monocle Shop in Hong Kong.

New Books Posted, October 2012 (2)


100 Creepy Little Creature Stories
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Genome: Autobiography of A Species in 23 Chapters
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut (Hardbound)
Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri
The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore (Hardbound)
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner (HB)
A Beginner’s Guide to the World Economy (Updated 2001)
Film Noir Reader (Edited by Alan Silver & James Ursini)
Tell Me Where It Hurts by Nick Trout (Animal Surgeon)
The Best American Poetry 1995 (Richard Howard)
Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica (Confessions of a Cynical Waiter)
How to Live with a Neurotic Cat by Stephen Baker (Hardbound)
In Search of Dracula by Raymond T. McNally & Radu Florescu
The Best American Comics 2006 (Hardbound, Harvey Pekar)
Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers by S.E. Frost, Jr.

The Mammoth Book of Best War Comics (Edited by David Kendall)
Dream Work by Mary Oliver
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Novel, Hardbound)
Why is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality by Jared Diamond
I Am Legend – Hell House (2-in-1) by Richard Matheson
Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics by Richard Feynman and Steven Weinberg
Wasted by Marya Hornbacher (Anorexia and Bulimia)
The Accidental Billionaires- The Founding of Facebook by Ben Mezrich
101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions by Kenji Kawakami
Word Freak: Scrabble by Stefan Fatsis (SIGNED)
The Dangerous Book for Boys by Gonn & Hal Iggulden (Hardbound)
Chapterhouse Dune by Frank Herbert
H.G. Wells: Collector’s Book of Science Fiction (Hardbound)
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (Hardbound)


Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco (Hardbound)
Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon (Hardbound)
On The Road by Jack Kerouac
The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
On Love by Alain de Botton (Hardbound)
Kiss & Tell by Alain de Botton
Julie & Julia by Julie Powell (Advance Reading Copy)
Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier (Hardbound)
Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson
The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
Penguin Dictionary of Marketing by Phil Harris
Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture by Juliet B. Schor
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach (Hardbound)
Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore by Lawrence & Nancy Goldstone (HB)

How to See Faeries by Brian Froud & John Matthews (Hardbound)
How to Catch Fairies by Gilly Sergiev (Hardbound)
The Reluctant Tuscan: How I Discovered My Inner Italian by Phil Doran
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (Hardbound)
Larson’s New Book of Cults by Bob Larson
Elements of Film by Lee R. Bobker
Lo Kuan-Chung’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Thanks for looking!

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Complex Lifestyle Store
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Eastwood City,
Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Tel. No. 709-2183


Moleskine 2012 Planner Winner!

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Ms. Isabelle Dagmang! You won a Moleskine Weekly Diary/Planner 2012 (Large, Hardbound)! We will get in touch with you shortly.

Thank you everyone for joining! Next giveaway: Field Notes! Details coming soon.

Field Notes Brand now in the Philippines

“I’m not writing it down to remember it later,

I’m writing it down to remember it now.” 

INSPIRED BY the vanishing subgenre of agricultural memo books, ornate pocket ledgers and the simple, unassuming beauty of a well-crafted grocery list, the Draplin Design Company, Portland, Oregon in conjunction with Coudal Partners of Chicago, Illinois bring you “FIELD NOTES” in hopes of offering, “An honest memo book, worth fillin’ up with GOOD INFORMATION.”

Now available in the Philippines and exclusive on

Proudly Printed and Manufactured in the U.S.A. Original 3-pack now available and ready for checkout here.


TECHNOTEAPOT: A Gothic and Steampunk Tea Party


Art Exhibit Featuring the Works of

Dione D’Souza | Maku Felix | Isobel Francisco

With the Special Participation of Dokissaten Maid & Butler Café
Featuring the Live Performance of Similarobjects
and DR. SKETCHY’S Anti-Art School Manila
December 8-10, 2011
LRI Design Plaza, 2nd Flr, Nicanor Garcia St., Makati City

For more details, visit their Facebook Event page here.

Greetings. We are SPIDERSILK PRODUCTIONS, a trio of feisty and
fearless arachnids ready to make our debut on December 8 to 10, 2011 at LRI DESIGN PLAZA, Makati City.

More than an exhibit, TECHNOTEAPOT is a glamorous tea party that features live performances, stylized refreshments, exclusive works and merchandise from talented partners and participants, and elegant service courtesy of the events company Dokissaten Maid & Butler Café.

With this special event, we intend to reveal our various works of art, and also the talents of other wonderful individuals coming together, to bring to life the gothic and steampunk glory as they envision it.

We wish to formally invite you to our night of magic and spectacle. Dressing up for the occasion is highly encouraged, and surprises await those most faithful to the theme.

[ADMISSION IS FREE] will be there showcasing our various novelty products like Oracle cards, Moleskine, Fashionary and others. Drop by and say hi!