Now in my 20s, I’m still a big fan of notepads, stickers and notebooks. But now that I’m older, I have developed a new fondness for cleaner, more polished pieces with sweet little details. While window shopping last month in Glorietta, I found this little store (near the escalators across Zara and Mercury Drug) that sold all these pretty stationery, bag tags, gift wrappers, notecards, etc. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it belonged to RINA ALBERT, a freelance artist I interviewed years back for a tv show. I’ve always loved her work so I was so happy she finally put up her own kiosk!
I love, love, love personalized things! It’s always so wonderful to receive gifts that were made just for you! Just that little effort to put your friend’s name, means so much to the recipient 🙂 That’s what I love about Rina Albert’s products, almost all items can be customized! Best of all, her products are high quality but very reasonably priced! I was looking for something to give my sister, the girl who HAS IT ALL..of course, I couldn’t afford to get her any Guccis/Pradas so I just had some personalized book plates and notebooks made and she was so thrilled! And I spent less than 500 pesos for everything! Shhh, don’t tell Daniela. Rina’s personalized goods start at about Php90 and she also has regular items ranging from Php30+ to Php200+. Not bad at all!!! I wasted a good twenty minutes browsing through all her designs..I couldn’t make up my mind! Hahaha 🙂 Rina designs everything herself, “What’s important to me is that my products be tasteful. I wouldn’t do anything I didn’t consider tasteful just to be able sell more stuff. I draw inspiration from many different things: pretty window displays, gorgeous architecture, tasteful outfits, fun color combinations I see on toys, etc.”
3) Send all 4 names and 1 mailing address to email@example.com before August 10, 2011.