We hear the words eco (or eco-friendly), light-saving and save the environment countless times. Sometimes, we’ll turn off the lights we aren’t using, but most of the time, it just goes in one ear and out the other. We continue to do what we are used to, whether it’s pulling out too many tissues or using only one side of paper. Yet, there are a group of people who are trying to change their behavior and trying to let others know that “eco” is something that is very close to us and not hard to be at all.
The culture of Isaan people, a group of people living in the northeast of Thailand for thousands of years, has always been dismissed as marginal, despite its creative vivacity and unique qualities. The Isaan life boasts clear characteristics, be it way of life, handicrafts, architecture, ceremonies, down to the clothes they wear, which are designed to endure difficult weather they must go through.
For foodies, Thailand is considered heaven because of an abundance of delicious eats ranging from Michelin eateries to street food. High quality international food, be it Chinese, Japanese or Italian, are easy to find. A world-class Indian restaurant can also be found in Bangkok, namely Eat at Gaggan, which serves progressive cuisine by Chef Gaggan Anand.
Halt your rainmaking ceremony right there: technology is coming to the agricultural scene! Tech has come in to improve productivity, enhance quality, cut cost and save time. This change has been pioneered by several other cases: in Israel where most landscape remains futile and dry, hydro-technology has been introduced to boost harvest; in the Netherlands where spaces is a rare and precious asset, digital has intervened to enhance the quality of the crops, etc.
A Chiang Mai-based designer and founder of Rubber Killer bags and packagings brand, Sareongrong Wongsawan has wanted to bring an end to the question of waste: yes, waste can be recycled… and into everyday articles too!
Forget that old piece of flashy tartan, roughly woven fabric worn in the provincial Thailand for generations. The Pa-Kao-Ma Local Handicraft project, in partnership with LALALOVE fashion design, has reimagined and reintroduced the down-to-earth Pa-Kao-Ma textiles into the Thai, and increasingly international, high-end fashion.
SIAM SENSES celebrates the talents and tenacity of Thai creative pioneers and entrepreneurs, spanning across diverse ﬁelds of creative practices: fashion, lifestyle, product design and furniture. Recognized by the Department of International Trade Promotion’s 3 hallmark projects: DEmark, Talent Thai and Designers’Room. These chosen brands and products reﬂect an excellence in design, imagination, functionality and top-class aesthetics.