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Check Out Guava Sketches, A Contemporary Homeware Store With Distinctly Scandinavian Pieces


Sisters Jennifer and Joan Cantemprante named their contemporary homeware store Guava Sketches after a guava tree that brings back fond memories of their childhood home, and after Flamenco Sketches by Miles Davis, Jennifer’s all-time favorite Jazz composition.


Joan Cantemprante, co-owner of Guava Sketches showed their prized store collection from handpicked Scandinavian and Asian brands that champion purpose and sustainability.


Guava Sketches is now a fast growing online and physical homeware store that is heavily influenced by Scandinavian design—heavy on prints, graphics, and patterns— evident from the crafty-minimalist aesthetic.



The store initially offered selections from Scandinavian brands like Brdr. Krüger and House Doctor from Denmark, Gustavsberg and House of Rym from Sweden, and Jimbobart from London but with the same aesthetic as those from Denmark and Sweden. Then it expanded to consigning Asian brands like IFJ from Tokyo, Japan, and now carries Filipino homeware brands with the same distinct blend of baroque-simplicity that captures the eye while serving its purpose.



Supporting the cause of preserving nature, Guava Sketches has partnered with various brands which care about the environment. The owners meticulously choose the brands that they’ll be associated with—those that give respect to nature—some have five generations' worth of experience with their honed craft of woodturning.   

For inquiries, visit Guava Sketches at GF Greenbelt 3, or call 0998-5558918.


Photography by Ronan Capili