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Arin Rungjang, an artist who revisits history through traditional craftsmanship

Many are afraid to aim high due to fears of disappointment. But Arin Rungjang always shoots for the stars far into the universe, and finds ways to manifest those goals later.

T-Style: DEWA (DEsign from Waste of Agriculture) Craft designs from leftover materials

“In the kitchen, nothing is considered trash,” American world-famous chef Anthony Bourdain once mentioned while he was still alive in one of his last documentaries. Regarding managing food waste, he said, “I may be the old school type that was taught to never throw anything away. That means whether it is unprocessed meat or bits of fruits and vegetables, it can be made into menus and nothing should be trash.” This is not a trend that is only limited to the food industry, as there is a global effort in trying to create value out of leftovers in order to combat overconsumption and consumerism, which leads to depleting our natural resources.

The details and art of suit-making by Pinky Tailor

Pinky Tailor first opened its doors to provide specialized tailoring in 1980. Owned by Mr. Pinky, the gifted master tailor opened his first store in Udon Thani, which was the base of the American army at that time. Lots of Westerners and foreigners must report to that base, thus creating a large variety of tailoring customers. Once the American base has moved away, Mr. Pinky decided to continue his business in Bangkok, first at Daimaru Department Store, before moving to its current location at the Ploenchit area today. Writer : Editor Team Translator : Parisa Pichimarn Pinky Tailor first opened its doors to provide specialized tailoring in 1980. Owned by Mr. Pinky, the gifted master tailor opened his first store in Udon Thani, which was the base of the American army at that time. Lots of Westerners and foreigners must report to that base, thus creating a large variety of tailoring customers. Once the American base has moved away, Mr. Pinky decided to continue his business in Bangkok, first at Daimaru Department Store, before moving to its current location at the Ploenchit area today.

FolkCharm: A minimal fashion brand packed with folk charm

The name FolkCharm is most fitting for this minimal fashion brand—these simple cotton apparels which have been meticulously tailored exudes a local charm within every step of its production.

5ivesis: Luxury home décor brand made from pewter material “tin minerals”—for showpieces that are truly practical and show-stopping

From their family’s original business of producing pewter materials or crafting tin 10 years ago, five sisters who have returned from their studies to continue the business decided to build their own brand. The name 5ivesis came from that starting point, with designs forming out of things they loved. As women who loved to dress up, they decided to come up with home decorations—thus becoming 5ivesis Home Décor. As precious pewter pieces come from a mixture of silver and tin, it is also a premium gifting brand with handmade, delicate items that showcase Thai culture and beliefs.

Temporary Bamboo architecture ,Thor. Kaichon: From experiment to identity of “Thanapat Boosanan”

Thor. Thanapat Boosanan, an architect who was an expert in bamboo architecture, founded Kaichon six years ago. The name came from his name abbreviation (T) and Kaichon (Fighting cock), his favorite hobby.

Chiang Mai boasts its local heritage with Chiang Mai Design Awards 2018

Chiang Mai Design Awards (CDA) is an activity initiated to support creative talents and to promote investment in design and strategic tools. Held to support the government’s Creative Economy policy, Chiang Mai Design Awards was first introduced in December 2011 as Nimmanhaemin Art and Design Promenade (NAP), organized by Creative Chiang Mai (CCM) with partners including TCDC Chiang Mai, Science and Technology Park Chiang Mai University and the Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University.

Tie-dyeing: ancient style making a comeback

Tie dyeing refers to a set of ancient dyeing techniques used universally. Thailand and its Southeast Asian neighbors –Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Myanmar– all inherited the techniques from India, though each has refined the processes in their own unique ways, and their products are known by different names. Japan and China also have their own tie-dyeing techniques, so does Mexico, located half the world away.

Dhanabodee Ceramic and Lampang’s iconic “chicken bowls”

Lampang is well-known to most Thais for its “chicken bowls.” Manufactured and made famous by Dhanabodee Ceremic, the first ceramics factory in the province which is currently managed by the second generation of the family. A portion of their factory has now been turned into a museum open to visitors interested in their story.

Nuaynard: Contemporary Isan : Live in nature, rejuvenate in a Thai style

We are living in an age where consumers are more conscious about healthy living. Demand for natural and organic products is ever-increasing. As people are becoming more concerned about chemicals commonly used in everyday life, it is only natural that more are returning to nature. This consumer behavior change results in the boom of natural products, particularly in the health and beauty industry.

Making space… making a difference : Design + Art + Craft + Space

Aterlier2+, a new design studio born out of the ideas of a designer couple, Worapong Manupipatpong and Ada Jiragran, is fast becoming one of the top studios in Thailand. Its expertise lies in the incorporation of handicrafts into architectural structures and furniture items. Their works stem from the way of thinking characterized by openness, compromise, and cooperation, as indicated in the “2+” part of the studio’s name.

Mowaan Bamrungchat Satsana Yathai Pharmacy - Keeping heritage of herbal Thai medicine alive

Thai people have been familiar with yahom (traditional herbal powder) for more than three centuries. It is believed that yahom recipes were first brought into the Kingdom in the Ayutthaya period. At that time this medicine was exclusively used in the royal family, as several ingredients were imported from overseas. The making of yahom also required thorough grinding and winnowing, meaning many people were involved in the process. Therefore, it was regarded as a highly valuable item and was so expensive that ordinary citizens were hardly able to afford it.

Kad Kakoa: Thai craft chocolate that takes Thai cocoa to the international spotlight

When we think of chocolate, the first image that comes up takes from Western culture, thanks to its longstanding and widespread availability in Europe and America. It’s also a sweet that does not withstand our nation’s heat, which makes it even harder to imagine it as part of our eating culture.

Chiang Mai rises as a design hub with Chiang Mai Design Week

For several years, it has been a pilgrimage up north for designers and design enthusiasts, since Chiang Mai Design Week has been held annually at the end of the year.

Perfumers and the art of perfume making

The word perfume derives from the Latin per fumum, which means “through smoke.” Perfumery is an art form dating back to ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt and was further developed by the Romans and the Persians. Archaeologists have recently uncovered evidence of the world’s oldest surviving perfumes, created some 4,000 years ago.

THEATRE: a Thai brand that interprets haute couture

Photo caption: Designer and owner of THEATRE brand Sirichai Daharanont’s collection “From Vienna to Vientiane Couture Collection” at “The Pop Couture Club” event, the first global-level, couture fashion show in Thailand.