Sunday, October 17, 2010

Entwined Topologies: Optimistic Visions

Bursting with ideas we explored the urban terrain and with much enthusiasm, looked for fixes for a livable city. We created a demanding brief and assigned the task of designing our metropolitan regeneration proposals to progressive young practice, Buensalido+Architects and Architect Nikki Boncan, a nerve-racking challenge met with equivalent passion and good spirits. For more optimistic ideas please get a copy of Monday magazine's Edition III, The Optimism Issue.

Proposal for Caticlan Airport (Boracay)

Competition Winner: Ang Pinakamagandang Bahay sa Balat ng Lupa

EDSA - Elevated Connections: We added bike lanes and elevated walkways in the urban fabric

Invigorating Rizal Park; We envision Baywalk as the compact culinary center of the Philippines, showcasing the best cuisines and delicacies from different regions. Here, locals and tourists will experience the diversity in tastes of the entire country
Pasig Riverside Gentrification: A proposal on self-sustaining community development for the less privileged + Calamity-centric design elements

A Vision for Remedios Circle as the creative hub

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

When was The Last Time You Fell In Love With A Magazine?

Presenting Monday Magazine's Television + Viral Ad.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Have a date with Monday!

Invites to our trade launch will be out very soon. Have a date with Monday!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hello, Optimism

 Our spirits are not easily dampened. In the face of challenges and bleak uncertainties we hold on to the very cornerstone of our philosophy: relentless optimism!

Photography Diego Lorenzo Jose @ 
Assistant Photographer Chris Yuhico 

Models: Cristalle Henares, Mike Concepcion

Stylists: Bonnapart Galeng; Hair+Make up: Fred Penales + Emcee Pacua @ Hairshaft 


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Edition II : The Economics of Controversy

Photography Diego Lorenzo Jose

Assistant Photographer Chris Yuhico

Models:  Gwendolyn Ruais, Marx Topacio

Stylists Mike de Guzman + George Palmiano @MGP

Hair+Make up Fred Penales @ Hairshaft

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monday Recommends: Olivia Broadfield

Hailing from the United Kingdom, this mesmeric young artist breaks stories on diverse emotions through her soothing tracks. Olivia Broadfield's music is certainly gorgeous. Her songs are never angry but they can be heartbeaking or sugary. I have been listening to her for over a year now and each song seems to strike a chord in me. Olivia taught herself to play the guitar at the age of 13, a skill that's greatly valuable to her career in the music industry. Whether it's acoustic or recorded with all the beats, synth and effects, she can deliver a fine performance. Her album isn't locally available yet but you can listen to her and buy her music online! Meet your new favorite artist.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pinoy-French Contemporary Dance Week

Paris-based dancer and choreographer Lin Yuan Shang brings his dance company Eolipile to the Philippines to perform two pieces known for their hypnotic display of movement and energy: ‘Kung Fu Dancing’ and ‘Kung Fu Commandos’.

Through the support of the French Embassy, Alliance Française and KLM, Filipino theatergoers can now witness a rare Kung Fu and contemporary fusion as the French company performs at the PETA Theater Center this June.

The Eolipile Dance Company, whose name comes from “Aeolus” - God of the Winds, was founded in 1996 by Taiwanborn, Lin Yuan Shang who had attended the Beijing Opera School, before expanding his dance knowledge in France with founder of Théâtre du Soleil Ariane Mnouchkine and choreographer Maguy Marin. 

In both his solo ‘Kung Fu Dancing’ and duo ‘Kung Fu Commandos’, Lin explores the connection between Kung Fu energy and contemporary dance; and how the two styles feed off of each other and meet to create an energetic fusion.

Kung Fu Dancing and Kung Fu Commandos will be performed at the PETA Theater Center, No 5 Eymard Drive New Manila, Quezon City (behind QC Sports Club) alongside contemporary movement pieces from two young Filipino artists, Rhosam Prudenciado Jr. and Donna Miranda on June 15 and 17, 2010; 7:00 pm. Tickets are Php300 each, Php250 for students.

For inquiries and ticket reservations, contact PETA’s Marketing and Public Relations Office at 7256244, 4100821-22, 0917-8044428, 0916-5805153,

Thursday, May 6, 2010

On the Covers

For our pilot issue, we decided to create four covers. We wanted to create ten originally but our Associate Publisher went mad with all the figures (we love her). So four made the cut and then two for the succeeding issues since Monday Magazine is co-gender publication.

FROM TOP: (L-R) Erik Cua(Encore); Kat Avanceña-Monsod(Informatics); Denise Haak-Luchangco(Publicis + JimenezBasic); Fred Penales(Hairshaft).