ScandinAsian Design Shop/School
There’s a charming two-level space at the heart of Manila’s art enclave, Cubao X, that’s attracting a discerning crowd lately. On the ground floor is a home lifestyle store called Heima (Icelandic for “at home”). The owner, Bong Rojales, is also the director of the city’s Lomo camera cult, Lomomanila. This time around, he’s using his creative contacts in Copenhagen and Manila to retail some idiosyncratically colorful offerings. His partner, interior designer Rossy Yabut, spearheads product development as well as consulting and restoration services for the homes of the newly minted young middle class (most coming from creative industries and the IT services sector).
On the second floor is lifestyle workshop Kolektib, where Bong hosts acoustic jam sessions, innovation classes and workshops on design appreciation. It’s a place that can draw in future collaborators and inspire future work.