Wood Aging & Distressing At Home

Wood aging and distressing can be used to upcycle materials at home. Give your furniture and other wooden items a distinct look by using this technique. Learn more with Studio Hábil!

About the makers:

Marvz Conti is a maker, artist and founder of Studio Habil (https://www.instagram.com/studiohabil/), a small Cavite-based studio that creates bespoke terrariums, handmade decors, and vertical moss art installation. His interest in plants stemmed from his passion for making things by hand since joining Escolta fair in 2013. His creations are equal parts ethereal and quirky science experiment—a pinch of moss specimen seemingly suspended inside a glass pendant, a tiny ecosystem in a clear light bulb, greens and driftwood carefully arranged under a cloche, and a lively wall-mounted moss décor. His practice is grounded on the ethos of biophilia—love for living things and to reconnect people with nature in every possible aspect.

Support their work by following their page and purchasing their pins and terrariums available onhttps://commonroomph.com/.

About the program:

Areté Makerspace is a program that encourages exploration in both traditional and digital crafting methods. Originally intended to be a series of in-person workshops held in the Eugenio Lopez Jr. Makerspace, the program has been re-imagined in order to continue its goals remotely.

In times of uncertainty, we find solace in each other, and turn to places online that allow us to learn, move, and interact remotely. We are proud to present Areté Connect: an online portal where you can access our programs no matter where you are.