Sipping Don Papa Rum at its Home in the Philippines

From inspiration in the fields of the island of Negros Occidental to bottling in the capital, Manila

In the Philippines, Don Papa premium rum is made from one of the oldest strains of sugarcane grown in some of the richest volcanic soils on the planet. The liquid is crafted in the foothills of active volcano Mt Kanlaon, on the island of Negros Occidental in the country’s Western Visayas region. Launched in 2012, the brand began when owner Stephen Carroll visited Hacienda Rosalia—one …

Newly Discovered Species of Ancient Human

Recently discovered in a cave in the Philippines, a previously unknown species of ancient human contradicts popular evolution theory. It seems that homo sapiens weren’t the only surviving species of humans a few thousand years ago—these tinier, tree-climbing species (aka homo luzonensis) dates back 50-67,000 years ago. A lot is still a mystery about these people though: how did they end up on Luzon, an …

CH Omakase 2016: Beatriz Cuff

A woven, handcrafted accessory from Philippines-based designer Carissa Cruz-Evangelista

Featuring a pattern local to its Philippines design studio, the Beatriz cuff commission for CH Omakase 2016 reflects our love of hand-woven artisan works. Beatriz, founded by designer Carissa Cruz-Evangelista, frequently displays a dedication to brightly colored geometric patterns on an aesthetic level, but counts social responsibility as one of the brand’s core components. Cruz-Evangelista’s work extends beyond jewelry and into the greater world of …