Our New Stories

When we opened our first home store 20 years ago, our goal was to inspire people to transform their homes into beautiful spaces. We wanted you to visit KISH, and be delighted by the objects and the set-ups in our 45-square-meter space. This goal has become relevant now more than ever. In the time of COVID-19, our homes have become our sanctuaries.


So we re-open ITO KISH Retail Season One, aiming for this same goal.



The old ITO KISH store


Exactly three years ago, on June 4, 2017, we closed ITO KISH on Reposo Street, Makati. If you have been following us, you will know that the pressure of the business, maintaining a staff, and trying to keep the standards of the brand took their toll on me. It pushed me to close down. It took me just three days to make the decision. This after running the business for 17 years.

I remember talking to a friend of mine weeks after the closure. When I told him why I closed, his reply to me was, “Do you think you will change and be a better person again?” I told him that I got frustrated that staff members seemed unable to keep up with me, and took for granted what we were trying to achieve. Years have passed, and I realized that I gave up just because I was not in sync with some of the people I worked with. They changed me. I gave in to work that was below my standards just to keep things going. In the end, I gave up what I love.

The absence of creating stories made me lazy. I felt uninspired and much older. I am not used to not doing any creative work. So I am back doing what I love,  working with a few people who have the same passion — creating stories.


Because our patrons’ safety is our priority, we will implement the following social distancing protocols at the store:
  1. All customers and staff must wear face masks inside the store.
  2. Housekeeping will ensure regular sanitation of all surfaces.
  3. All visits to be booked by appointment only. No walk-ins.


ITO KISH Retail Season One

The Retail Season One of ITO KISH will open on these dates: June 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 2020. Come visit us from Thursday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. We are located at 1120 JP Rizal Street, Makati City.
We will welcome clients by appointment only so we can observe social distancing. You may send us a DM over Instagram @itokish, email at info@itokish.com or SMS  to +63 917 182 0306 to set an appointment at least a day before your visit.

Please visit our website for more information, and follow us on Instagram @itokish.

I hope to see you at ITO KISH for its First Season.