We take color inspiration from everywhere—food included! A lot of delicious dishes and ingredients we encounter come in the most vibrant and delicate hues. And today, we’re all here to appreciate just a handful of the wonderful colors some of our most beloved food comes in. Here are 5 colors inspired by food served as a 3-course meal. It includes suggestions on how you can use them (the colors, not the food) in your home too. Appetizers 1.  Spinach Salad: Dark Green Let’s start the meal with something light. Leafy vegetables…

Dreaming of your dream home? Same here. Yes, the aesthetics are important. That’s probably the top hit for most people who are planning to construct a new home. But, do you know what’s also important? Making your home as sustainable and energy efficient as possible. It’s a win-win for you and the environment. But aside from the use of eco-friendly paints and other house paint ideas, we have some other tips for you here on how to build an even greener home as well. Consider Investing in Solar Panels Yup, I’m…

There’s more to buying paint than choosing a color. You have to make sure it’s the right type of paint for the job. And seeing the labels on the shelves upon shelves of paint in the hardware store (with terms like acrylic, alkyd, and enamel) can easily overwhelm. To point you in the right direction, here is a list of the top choice paint products for home concrete exteriors from the Boysen family of paints. Before anything else, keep in mind that this is a list of paint products to be…

Whenever I meet a new group of friends, for some reason, astrological zodiacs come up in the conversation. They ask me what my zodiac sign is and make assumptions about me from it. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, though. It’s a good way to break the ice and start a conversation. But if you head on over to Japan, they might not ask you what your zodiac sign is (or its Chinese counterpart). They would probably ask you, “Hey, what’s your blood type?” And it’s not because they’re asking…

It seems like it was just a few days ago when the whole Philippines felt like it was melting under the heat of the sun. Summer was intense. The second I stepped out of a cold shower, sweat started forming on my forehead. The rainy season is upon us now and it is sweet, sweet relief. But as much as I welcome the gentle rains and cool winds of the rainy season, it does get a little dark and dreary sometimes. If we can’t have the sunshine of the summer back…

It’s been a really rough year and a half. Not just for me, but for the entire earth, I assume. We’ve been cooped up indoors, only daring to venture out for necessities like groceries. What I’ve realized during this time is that I need to learn how to be more self-sufficient. We’ve gotten used to the conveniences of modern day living. I’ve learned how to cut my hair. It’s not great, but it will do for now. I’ve been more courageous in cooking things up in the kitchen. It feels great…

Monday may be the best day to talk about painting rainbow colors on our walls or decorating our homes with ROYGBIV (red-orange-yellow-green-blue-indigo-violet) to melt away those Monday blues so that we don’t need to hack our way through the resistance to starting a new work week. Colors affect our mood and behavior so let’s think positive, think rainbow, and hold that thought. If we do it long enough, we may even find out that we are the pot of gold at the end of our rainbow. Why Rainbow Colors Rainbow colors…