Home workstations and fashion from the waist up.
For individuals whose orientation of work includes a daily commute, a dress code, fieldwork, and socials, a sudden work-from-home scheme is akin to one of life’s curveballs.
May you find workspace inspiration from these desktop and environmental options we’ve put together. And do not throw the idea of rising up, dressing up, and showing up for work just yet; the accessories and clothing ideas here offer smart style from the waist up—perfect for your next videoconference.
But save for brave frontliners the world over including heroes from the medical and service fields, staying at and working from home is the greatest help we can offer to #FlattenTheCurve.
HOT DESK SITUATION
Get your creative juices flowing with some help from these Manila Fame desktop accessories: Adorable wooden bunny bookends from Albero, minimalist desk lamp designed by Nix Alanon for Cebu Homecraft; Organize your prints with Pili nut paperweights from Kalikasan Sorsogon and document tray from South Sea Veneer; Set up the best backdrop for your Zoom videocon with wallpaper from Paperbound.
WATCH THIS SPACE
Let your workspace be the takeoff point for great ideas and winning proposals: texture from the floor up with this handwoven abaca mat from Weavemanila; Roe rocking magazine rack from Obra Cebuana; sleek and solid wooden desk with pull-out drawers by Pampanga’s Designs Ligna; wooden chair with rattan covered backrest in solihiya weave by More than a Chair; Miqueta bamboo screen and hooks by E. Murio to adorn your ceiling; and Flume suspension lamp with removable wood detail designed by Stanley Ruiz for Schema to inspire Eureka moments.
ACCESSORIES FOR ZOOM TIME
Work from home does not necessarily mean giving up on style—especially where videoconferencing is concerned. Heyjowph’s dainty necklace with pearl accent gives off a boho-luxe feel; chandeliers from Modern Myth and vibrant statement pieces from Tropik Beatnik do the trick all the time; air quotation marks will never look the same with arm candy from Beatriz Accessories; top off your look with an on-trend head band from Stylecat; nothing gives the luxury and utility of a scarf and this print from JIM Weaver Designs does the job—and more.
CRISP FOR CONFERENCING
[Clockwise] Look polished and professional without sacrificing comfort on your next virtual meet: breezy halter denim top from Basic Movement, hand-embroidered casual separates from Filip+Inna; reversible Zipped Drape made from water repellent nylon and soft microfiber cotton from R-U-A; frills-free kimono shirt by Costurero Studio; summer-ready long sleeve wrap top from Neon Island.
New York-based editor and writer Raymond Ang’s work from home wardrobe includes picks from young Philippine designers. Raymond is photographed here wearing a Proudrace jumpsuit.
IMAGE Raymond Ang