Creativity that lasts

Creativity1One thing designers crave is the freedom to unleash creativity in their own unique way. For Jennie de Dios, her penchant for creating spaces with a timeless appeal is a liberating experience. Her designs are the perfect response to her clients’ wishes, as she interprets their desires in a cohesive and refined way without compromising her exceptional design sensibilities.

“I always try to do something that will last,” says Jennie. Her technique is to blend every element together to achieve a polished design that can endure ephemeral trends. Possessing an artistic prowess that ripples out to furniture design, Jennie is also fond of customizing original pieces for her clients. Her creations, which make use of only high quality materials, are polished to perfection and reflect imaginative styles.

She has mastered the art of crafting unique pieces from her many years of experience in furniture fabrication.

Jennie is an artist armed with business acumen, a perfect combination for success. Her career began to soar when she won her personal battle against cancer and independently founded her interior design firm, Casa de Dios, in 2008. Pursuing interior and furniture design led her to numerous ventures in the field including Prime 101, a furniture showroom turned into a restaurant that she co-established with her current business partners. Her exposure in this line of business opened doors upon doors of opportunities. She mixes interior design, furniture manufacturing, and business in her career exceptionally well. Not one to limit her horizon, she hopes to create her own furniture line very soon.

Children of the Internet, Their Eyes Are Watching

429742_227192820712985_563843367_nWe now live in a world where information travels across the globe with the speed of light. People connect instantly across borders. The Arab Spring was live-streamed and tweeted while it was unfolding. The Internet was a revolutionary tool. The net-generation discovered what it can do. Now, global networking and instant communication have completely transformed the social and media landscape.

Some worry that this rapid expansion of technology can deprive people of real social interaction, creating overexposure to screen-based sensory stimulation. I share that concern and I believe no amount of Internet communication and connection will be able to replace face-to-face human interaction and doing work out in the community. I am also aware that control through surveillance and censorship is increasing in cyberspace. But something new is emerging in the digital space that signals a significant change in human consciousness.

After a long darkness of failing civic power and deadening apathy, something has shifted. In late 2010, John Perry Barlow @JPBarlow, political activist and essayist tweeted: “The first serious info-war is now engaged. The field of battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops.”

In the last two years, a new strain of activism arose from cyberspace. WikiLeaks’ guerrilla journalism blazed onto the world stage, exposing illegitimate government secrecy, corruption and war crimes. Bound by an allegiance to the free flow of information, the loosely tied online collective Anonymous formed a new legion engaged in hacktivism. People around the world came forward to stand up for freedom of information and speech.

By 2011, the dark cloud of apathy was lifting. Newly empowered global citizens emerged from network 2.0. Once the genie was out of the bottle, nothing could stop it. From the Arab Spring to the Spanish revolution and the insurgency of Occupy, the world was in the midst of a global awakening. No one can deny how the structures of the past are being shaken by an urgent call for deep change in society.