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THAILAND

Thailand

TRAVEL
Elephant Hills, Thailand
by Jennifer Miller Every year, tourists flock to Thailand in search of beautiful beaches, delicious food and the chance to ride an elephant. The Asian elephant is the country’s national symbol, an animal much idealized and, for many years, greatly...
CULTURE
Steve Gunn + Mike Cooper: Pony Blues
Cult label RVNG's conceptual 12-inch series FRKWYS (pronounced "freakways") pairs young contemporary musicians with groundbreaking predecessors. As there are no limitations on creation, anything can happen—like percussionist David Van Tieghem musically...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: The Sands of Ko Samui
by Jennifer Miller Any trip to Thailand should include some time spent at one of the country's incredible beaches, which are known for their magazine-worthy shorelines packing fine white sand, cerulean water and luscious palm trees. Thailand's beaches...
TECH
Thumm by Pana Objects
While many of the latest speakers for smartphones rely on highly specialized tech like Bluetooth or Airplay connectivity, a group of Thai designers chose to strip it all down to one material—beech wood. The result is a simple, beautiful speaker that...
STYLE
Quote Bag Studio
Quality materials, intriguing silhouettes and a flare for convertible structures make Bangkok-based Quote Bag Studio a refreshing label on the oft-banal bag scene. Handmade using thick Japanese canvas and tough leather, the bags are as durable as...
FOOD-DRINK
Deva Naturals
Nitti Sachdeva imports fruits and spices from her native Thailand for her line of delicious chutneys, freeze-dried mangosteen and Thai Tom Yum herbs under the name Deva Naturals. The impassioned Vermont-based chef, dedicated to fusion cuisine, combines...
FOOD-DRINK
iBerry Homemade Ice Cream Shops
More often associated with curry and chili peppers, Southeast Asian cuisine is less noted for its ice cream. I was of this mind while traveling through the region until happening upon an attractive Bangkok location of iBerry Homemade. The small chain...
CULTURE
Kittiwat Unarrom: Bread Body Parts
Since 2006 Thai artist Kittiwat Unarrom (whose family also runs a bakery) has used dough as his medium to sculpt gruesome renditions of hand, feet, heads, torsos and other body parts. The results are unnervingly realistic with eyes, lips and other...
CULTURE
Korakot Aromdee: Tie the Knot
Thai artist Korakot Aromdee is a product of his surroundings. His art pairs one of his home town's most abundant resources with the time-honored Asian art of kite-flying. In creating his large scale sculptures and hanging lighting, he employs...
DESIGN
Establishment
Fortunately Ungkun Chanasvangwonk's new shop is a lot easier to pronounce than his name. His Establishment is the latest addition to Manhattan's Meat Packing District. Most of the items in the store are designed by Ungkun and made in his...