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With Art Trippers, Gamers, Shooters, and Sharks

My Art Studies subject required me to attend Art in the Park at Salcedo Village.  The agenda was for the class to meet there at 6 PM and accomplish a preparatory exercise for our final paper.

Art in the Park first started in 2006.  The idea behind it was to have an outdoor fair that made art accessible to buyers.  By “accessible” it means the art featured there costs Php 20,000 or less.  (But there were some pieces that amounted to Php 30,000.)  One of the organizers from the Museum Foundation was apparently inspired by the Affordable Art Fair by the London Royal Academy and decided to adapt it to the Philippine setting.  It has had a positive and successful reception ever since.  The thrill, in my experience, lay in appreciating the works in an outdoor, very casual, neighborhood atmosphere.  (Note: I picked up a neighborhood, upper-class Makati vibe more than a bohemian fair vibe because a jazz strings trio was performing live and there was a booth serving expensive wine.  The park had as many expats as Filipinos and around a few celebrities milling around.)   Maybe viewing art outside the typical stiff gallery set-up subconsciously encouraged art aficionados to buy more “everyday” contemporary art as opposed to large heirloom pieces.

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Poker Cases and Trunks

A trunk is one of those things that I wish I could own simply for the sheer novelty of it.  Hehehe!  Ambitious dreams aside, I don’t even see the point of owning luggage this expensive because they all get the same rough treatment at the airport. Yes, even first-class passenger luggage.

But still, one pays for quality of the craftsmanship.  I think I’d want my travel luggage to age as well as this.

My mom and I were curious about the Toys and Trunks Exhibit of Louis Vuitton.  We were looking for the venue at the mall last Friday, but since we were pressed for time, hungry, and worried about traffic, we decided to go home instead.

“This particular trunk is covered with zinc metal, circa 1888– highly resistant to parasites and shocks!”

Good thing The Bag Hag Diaries did a report on the exhibit.  I more or less have an idea on what would have seen.

Speaking of really nice carrying cases, Karl Lagerfeld had this trunk customized for his twenty iPoD’s.  Wow, twenty… (Photo from Geeky-Gadgets.com)

The case of the 2010 FIFA World Cup trophy.

The store at Greenbelt had this gambling trunk on display.  And…and…I fell in love with it.  (Photos from HighSnobiety.com)