Tanya Lara is editor of philstarlife.com; and former editor of Property Report PH and assistant editor of Philippine Star Lifestyle. She has edited fiction and non-fiction books, and co-written them as well. She’s been with the Star for 22 years, covering lifestyle, design, home, travel, art, food and fashion. She’s an amateur underwater photographer and writes about her travels on her blog www.findingmyway.net.

Design disruptions and new ideas for live-work spaces

Pandemics have long been catalysts for change in our built environment. Designers Ed Calma, Taku Shimizu and Chat Fores talk about new possibilities in the way we live and...

Change champion Leo Po on Sevina Park’s LEED Platinum for Neighborhood Development

‘Sustainability’ carries with it complex issues and challenges, and a host of cost/profit implications for the developer. Leo Po is unafraid. Arthaland executive vice president and...

THE FORGOTTEN: How Project Ugnayan reached them during lockdown

The coronavirus crisis is unprecedented — as was the response of the private sector. More than 27 business groups raised P1.5 billion to provide aid to 14.2 million individuals...

Photographers on fave PH destinations

What did Filipino photographers know way before Conde Nast and Forbes did? That the Philippines is gorgeous up and down the archipelago and underwater — it’s not just an ‘emerging destination.’ In...

Is 2020 the right time to buy property or should you wait?

COVID-19 has upended economies, businesses and personal finances around the world, but opportunities remain in a few sectors. Real estate heads point out that ‘those who choose to take an early...