Celebrating Stories of Love and Everything In Between at the ‘Before I Do Anthology’ Launch

by Kat Petines, photos by Kelly Mahipus Stories about love are not new. Society’s obsession with the subject has spawned a truckload of materials that focus on the search for it, the triumph of finding it, the tragedy of losing it and everything in between. In fact, love has turned into such a central theme in our lives that it is not surprising to see your fourteen-year-old cousin sharing a sad love song on Facebook, captioning it with “Someday, I will be alright again. 💔” Of course it’s fricking weird, but it happens. And you know what? It’s okay. Because in…

Rewind Down: #WAITY Episodes 13-19

by Twila Bergania and Kat Petines Welcome back to Rewind Down, where we sit back, relax and revisit stories. This feature series is inspired by The Rewatch Project of Forever Young Adult. Caught up yet? Click here if not! If you’re done, let’s proceed to Episodes 13-19! EPISODE 13, in which Kit and Matthew treats us to a hot and cold 12 night So we know from the previous episode that Kit has somehow fallen—quite literally—into Matthew’s arms after a few rounds of drinks. (Kids, remember not to drink on an empty stomach… better yet, don’t drink at all.) This chapter opens with a scrumptious…

Folding A Pretty Future: An Interview with Foldyard & Co.

by Kat Petines In a world that is steadily going digital, every tangible piece of art that comes our way deserves our hands-on celebration. And in the case of paper diorama artists FoldYard & Co., this praise comes effortless… especially since the most sophisticated thing some of us here at Bookbed can do with paper has to involve fancy scissors! Erwin Hilao and Elyoo dela Cruz do a lot of paper cutting and folding, with their art landing them in publications such as L’Officiel Manila, Preview and Rogue. Carrying a tradition whose roots can be traced back to the late 19th century, the…