I'm busy as a bee, up to my eyeballs with work. Fortunately, I have some photos in my archive for Ruby Tuesday. Above is a red capiz vase from a showroom I visited, and below is a bunch of pale red anthurium in a bone china vase. Capiz, also called windowpane oyster (or lampirong in Ilonggo), is a marine mollusk found in shallow coastal waters in the Philippines. Its meat is edible, and the shells are semi-transparent, pearlized flat disks that can be molded into almost anything---from home decor to light fixtures, fashion accessories, bathroom panels and furniture. It is a versatile material and essentially, its design possibilities are virtually limitless.
Anthuriums are grown throughout the country, mostly in greenhouses with computerized fertigation facilities. The floriculture industry is rapidly growing and the increasing demand in the domestic market has attracted hobbyists to turn their hobbies into profitable business.
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