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Bloom Arts Festival 2012

Celebrating Creativity : 70+ Artists / 29 Sept 2012 / Cubao X

On September 29, 2012 (5:00pm to 1:00AM), over 70 creative minds and skillful hands come together to celebrate, nourish, and exhibit the art and design of Cubao X.

Avalon.ph will be a merchant at the event. Look for us!

Saturnino Basilla (Dina & Allan), Dex Fernandez, Mariano Ching, Carina Santos, Electrolychee (Marcus & Bru), Jason Moss, Zeus Bascon, Kadin Tiu, Ronald Caringal

Valerie Chua, Thursday Room (Soleil Ignacio / Tokwa Penaflorida / Kris Abrigo), Dan Matutina, Ge Mapa, Aleyn Comprendio, Charles Buenconsejo, Everywhere We Shoot!, Folk Superlative, InkSurge, Idkids

Wiji Lacsamana, Kristine Caguiat, CJ De Silva, Celina De Guzman, Paulina Ortega, Victoria Viray, Serj Bumatay, May Anne Licudine, Katrina Teh, Mai Evangelista, Gigi Lapid, Dang Sering

JP Cuison, Burnwater Art x Design, Ros Velez, Mara Nepomuceno, Ramona Gaston, Spidersilk Productions, Ang Gerilya, Robotars, Urban Toy Designer Philippines, JeAA, Archie Geotina, Aeon Barrameda, Triskaideka, Mikki de la Rea, Nikka Uminga, Sig Torre

Edric Chen, Your Evil Twin, Paolo Ruiz, BJ Pascual, Shaira Luna, Cholo dela Vega, Uro dela Cruz, Dodong dela Cruz, Bia Catbagan, Gabby Cantero, Regine David, Nante Santamaria

Kiko Escora, Apol Sta Maria, Manix Abrera, Cza Javier, Paolo Roa, Rob Cham, John Ed de Vera, Nelz Yumul, Designers of Asia

Flux Design Labs, Acid House Post, Arnold Arre, Carl Chua, Dex Fernandez, Clarissa Gonzalez, Johann Tanhueco

Ang Gerilya, Cavity, Tigasouth, Nelz Yumul, Anjo Bolarda, Dex Fernandez, Quiccs, Dee Jae Paeste, Takako Sono

Kaloy Olavides
Today X Future (Sharon Atillo, Leah Castaneda, Rendel Natividad & Austin Castaneda)

98B, OS, Plastic Octopus, SweetLeaf, Bookay-Ukay, Moon Leaf Tea Shop, Roomix and more!

Earthmover, Similar Objects, Twin Lobster, SINYMA, Gentle Universe

Diego Mapa + Chie Castaneda

With the special participation of Heima, Today x Future, THE Clothing, PenPen's Restaurant, Fred's Revolucion, Escobar, Sweet Ecstasy, Daylight Studios, AvalonPH, and PunchDrunkPanda


Official Bar Host: Today x Future
Official Sound Partner: On-Air Studio
Official Print Media Partner: Philippine Star (Young Star)
Official Online Media Partners: Splintr.com & When In Manila

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Twitter: @bloomarts
E-mail: projectbloom2012@gmail.com


Fashionary x Page One Sketches Exhibition (Hong Kong)


Fashion designers, illustrators and artists around the world were invited to showcase their original hand sketches on their Fashionary products. The 30 sketches collected are exhibited along side the 20 samples created by the Fashionary teams.

Representing the Philippines and Avalon.ph friends, Valerie Chua of quietgirl.net and Mickey Velarde of Cava Handbags.

Illustrated by Valerie Chua



Illustrated by Mickey Velarde


Fashionary x Page One Sketches Exhibition happening in 3 locations in Hong Kong:

Timesquare Page One, Causeway Bay
Harbour City Page One, Tsim Sha Tsui
Festival Walk Page One, Kowloon Tong

Hong Kong exhibition up to July 16, 2012. China exhibition dates to be announced.

List of designers and illustrators:

  • +2 Chan, fashion designer, Hong Kong
  • Alex Andrini, fashion designer, Italy
  • Amy Bennett, Illustrator, New Zealand
  • Elin Bjorndalen, fashion stylist, Norway
  • Jasmine Chin, fashion student, Singapore
  • Jennifer Curtis, fashion designer, US
  • Jordana Ramos, fashion designer, Brazil
  • Kate Hogg, fashion designer, UK
  • Kim Atkinson, fashion designer, Australia
  • Laura Lima, Illustrator, Brazil
  • Mandy Armstrong, director, Canada
  • Mickey Velarde, handbag designer, Philippines
  • Mona Reiche, fashion designer, Germany
  • Pippa McManus, fashion illustrator, Australia
  • Queenie Leung, fashion designer, Hong Kong
  • Stephanie Lewis, fashion designer, US
  • Valerie Chua, Illustrator, Philippines
  • Yankee Leung, fashion student, Hong Kong

Congratulations to Valerie and Mickey!

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.


Avalon.ph will be there showcasing our various novelty products like Oracle cards, Moleskine, Fashionary and others. Drop by and say hi!


Interesting Product in stock: The Heart of Faerie Oracle by Brian & Wendy Froud Box Set

Image credit: Faerie World Events blog

Three boxes available, overstock/box light hurt (due to storage/transit). Includes illustrated book and full deck of original oracle cards.

Available now. You can send inquiries here.

New Books Posted, Oct 2011 & Free Shipping Offer!

FREESHIPFTW is back! Free Shipping within Philippines (conditions apply).

Conditions to avail of free shipping within the Philippines for the October 2011:

1. Products included in this Free Shipping Offer: Books only. For “over-sized” books we will inform you availability of this offer.
2. Minimum purchase of PhP800.00. Transaction must be paid within a *reasonable* period.
3. Moleskine, Fashionary, Novelty and non-books items not included.
4. Your mailing address must be a regular service area of 2GO. If you opt for LBC because of 2GO’s non-serviceable area or other services Free Shipping won’t apply. Sorry!

Valid until October 31, 2011.

To use, process and checkout your order regularly by providing shipping and payment details. Before you submit your final order the system will request if you want to use a Coupon Code, type: FREESHIPFTW

FREESHIPFTW is only valid for book orders above PhP800.00.


Here are some new books postings for October, 2011.

The Dark Tower & Other Stories by C.S. Lewis
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist
Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino
The Best American Erotica 2007 (Edited by Susie Bright)
You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
The Past Recaptured by Marcel Proust
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice
One Hundred and One Famous Poems
Jim Morrison: The Lords and The New Creatures Poems
The Best American Poetry 2003 (Yusef Komunyakaa)
Foul Play!: The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics!
Frank R. Paul: Father of Science Fiction Art (HB)



Dictionary of Theories: One stop to more than 5,000 theories
100 Most Dangerous Things in Everyday Life by Laura Lee
The Pocket Dangerous Book for Boys: Things To Do (HB)
The Inner Reaches of Outer Space by Joseph Campbell
The Ig Nobel Prizes 2 by Marc Abrahams (Hardbound)
The Fundamentals of Creative Design by Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris
Don’t Know Much About Anything by Kenneth C. Davis
Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers
Michelangelo & the Pope’s Ceiilng by Ross King
Introducing The Universe (Comics Graphic Format)
Buddha For Beginners (Comic Graphic Form) by Stephen T. Asma
The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould (1981)
This Book of More Perfectly Useless Information by Mitchell Symons (HB)
The Case for Christianity by C.S. Lewis
The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty
That’s Not in my American History Book by Thomas Ayres
Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom by Caitlin & John Matthews

Happy Book Shopping!


Fashionary Sketches by Valerie & Veronica Chua

Fashionary Sketchbook Womens and Mens edition sketches by Ms. Valerie Chua (www.quietgirl.net) and Ms. Veronica Chua (chuaveronica.tumblr.com)





On Fashionary Womens, by Ms. Valerie Chua (www.quietgirl.net)






On Fashionary Womens, and Fashionary Mens by Ms. Veronica Chua (chuaveronica.tumblr.com)

Moleskine Images from our Customers 001

Moleskine Sketch, Calligraphy & Others from our customer Ms. Mia Sereno.

Moleskine Sketch (on a sketchbook), Calligraphy (on a ruled reporter), and Research Notes (on a plain reporter).


Work in progress. From illustrator: “No sharpening was done on the images – the lines really can get that crisp on the Moleskine sketchbook’s paper.”

Detailed illustration, in ink. (Moleskine Sketchbook)


The Queen of the Underworld


Briar Rose






Image Credit & Work: Mia Sereno

Moleskine Large Sketchbook – not available
Moleskine Pocket Sketchbook – PhP581.00
Moleskine Large Ruled Reporter – PhP784.00
Moleskine Large Plain Reporter –  PhP784.00