I'm excited to introduce something I've been working on for the past little while: Raya Goods - a new product line featuring my own illustrations printed on baby onesies, bags, t-shirts, etc. RAYA (pronounced rah-yah) in Tagalog and Spanish means a drawn or printed line or stripe. In Sanskrit Raya means flow of a river, zeal, ardour, quickness, force or velocity. Raya also means king, prince. My little Rumi is the inspiration behind all of this, of course. I can't wait to share them with you in the next few weeks! Please follow @rayagoods on Instagram to check them out.
I'm very excited to share a new venture with my husband, Chef Rudy Boquila. It's called: KALSADA Filipino Street Food. Toronto can look forward to Rudy's thoughtful and tasty twists on the Filipino food he grew up with and loves dearly. Many have regarded his food to be full of heart and soul. I absolutely agree! The word kalsada in Tagalog means street (calzada in Spanish). There's so much in Filipino street food for Rudy to explore creatively. He can't wait!
We're starting to plan some fun dining events around Toronto (and beyond). My sister Caroline and I are playing supporting roles. Although this is a new area for me, professionally, in many ways it makes a lot of sense. Graphic design will be a mainstay in my life – as well as the other major soon-to-be role – MOMMY! But I'm also really looking forward to this new venture with my talented husband. We will revealing more in the coming months. So please follow along to see it unfold!
I've just written and sent my first newsletter. I plan to send one out every few months or so. It will be a way for me to keep my professional contacts (and those interested in my work) posted on my recent/current design projects. Sign up here if you'd like to receive it :) There will be no spamming involved, ever! Feedback is welcomed. Sharing is encouraged.