One of my favorite things-to-see-before-I-die is the human sculpted Banaue Rice Terraces (2) found in the Philippines, my ancestral land. The organic form and functional efficiency of these rice terraces epitomizes the idea of being one with nature. Inspired by this idea of gently curving landscapes, I nearly flipped out when I saw the dress above (1) from the Christian Dior Spring 07 Haute Couture collection. The layers of beautiful material and the ombre of yellow and blue-green tones really spoke to me. And lastly, my favorite modern classic chair by Verner Panton (3). The classic chair's wavy shape is undeniably expressive and it's complementary use in interior decor has become a modern tradition.