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August 24th, 2015

A key visual study for Thailand pavilion at an international book fair in Frankfurt, Germany.

 

Hi there. If you are in Bangkok on August 22 & 23, we’d like to extend an invitation to join our 2-day creative workshop, “Fuzzy City,” hosted by TCDC (Thailand Creative & Design Center.)

About “Fuzzy City”:

Design is not always about “right” or “wrong” especially when it involves an interaction with a large, diverse crowd. Using fuzzy logic-based approach to create design scenarios for Bangkok public spaces will help explore ambiguous relationship among humans, objects, and environment.

Date/Time: August 22-23, 2015 | 10:30 – 16:00
Place: Workshop Room, TCDC, 5th Floor, The Emporium
Number of Participants: 15

Studio Aeroplane’s “Fuzzy City” will be one of thirty-nine workshops organized by TCDC’s Creative Space Workshop this August. For more details please visit Creativities Unfold website.

Around this time last year we were traveling in the Central part of Myanmar – from Mandalay to Bagan to Inle Lake. Hopping from town to town via different modes of transportation. We did, of course, flew in to Mandalay from Bangkok. The flight only takes two hours.

From Mandalay to Bagan, we decided to take a 10-hour slow (real slow) cruise down the Ayeyarwady River. The scenery, I find, was fresh and pure especially since we are from Thailand where it is getting more and more difficult to find a place untainted by over-development and the excessive use of cement. There, we saw hundreds of white and gold pagodas popping up in the skyline of just greenery and rice fields. However, taking a cruise in July was a bit cruel due to the heat. The month was a low season and there weren’t many cruise lines operating as well. Once in Bagan, it was biking everywhere. There were hundreds of trails we took to hop from one pagoda to the next.

From Bagan to Inle Lake we took an 8-hour bus ride. Most passengers on the bus from Bagan were tourists. Along the way we stopped from hamlet to hamlet to pick up more passengers who were mostly locals. Low plastic stools were added in the middle aisle so everyone could sit down. I don’t remember exactly if the stools were brought in by the passengers or were provided on the bus.

Unexpectedly, taking the bus was a nice choice because it drove through Myanmar Highlands, which was breathtaking. The air was clean and fresh – a sharp contrast from the arid Bagan. Some people got off in Kalaw to join a 4-5-day trek through the woods to Inle Lake. We didn’t know about this but we’ll definitely do it the next time we visit the region.

We returned to Mandalay on a 45-min flight. It was fine although I would have preferred a bus ride. It gave us some time to explore Mandalay. Besides the beautiful wooden temples, what we loved and not miss very much was the local foods. Wish I knew where to find Mandalay foods in Bangkok.

Recommendations:
Hotel in Old Bagan: Aye Yar River View Resort
Hotel in Inle Lake: Myanmar Treasure Resort

Skylight, Pantry, Kitchen

May 10th, 2015

Kitchen design in collaboration with Kitchenette Thailand for our single-family house project in Sukhumvit 31. Soon to be installed.

Good Kid? Exhibition

April 7th, 2015

Some images from Good Kid? Exhibition (นิทรรศการเพราะเป็นเด็กจึงเจ็บปวด) that was on display at the 43rd Bangkok National Book Fair between March 26 – April 6, 2015. This exhibition circles around the idea about what it means to be a good kid. Rather than attempting to suggest a solution, the exhibition hopes to provoke conversations regarding the traditional way kids in Thai society are being treated by grown-ups.

The exhibition consists of three main exhibits:

The Main Display
This area includes selected texts and excerpts from Thai and international literatures curated by Mr.Suchart Sawasdsri, Thailand’s National Artist Laureate. The texts are divided into three zones, which are family & school, self, and society, representing three influential facets that take part in the growth of an individual.

The Wall of National Children’s Day Mottos
Traditionally, in Thailand, a national children’s day motto is given by the prime minister annually on Children’s Day to reflect his/her vision for Thai children in that year. All mottos starting from 2499 B.E. (1956) to 2558 B.E. (2015) are digitally carved on wooden boards and mounted continuously on the long wall in the exhibition.

The Mural of Expression
The mural is a social experiment on freedom of expression particularly during this period in our history. It leaves three questions with blank spaces to be filled in. The questions are:
A good kid is …………………
A good adult is …………………
A good society is …………………

*For more information about this exhibition, please visit: Good Kid? Exhibition Facebook Page.

It is always our pleasure to be a part of this team:

Producers
Charun Homtientong
Siwaroj Darnsomsathit
Suchada Sahaskul
Prabda Yoon

Exhibition Editor
Prabda Yoon

Content Editor
Suchart Sawasdsri

Exhibition Design
Studio Aeroplane Co., Ltd.

Exhibition Catalogue Design
wrongdesign

Construction
SCG Paper

Organizer
PUBAT (The Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand)

Special Thanks to the Sponsors
Department of Cultural Promotion, Ministry of Culture
Department of Fine Arts, Ministry of Culture

One of our poster designs for an exhibition about kids and what they (we) must endure growing up. Organized by PUBAT and Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, the exhibition will be open to public at the 43rd National Book Fair in Bangkok end of this month. There is no official title in English (yet.)

This exhibition does not attempt to identify the problems kids face these days nor provide any concrete solutions but it is rather our goal to reflect how kids are affected through three influential facets, which are family & school, kids & their peers, and the society as a whole, by providing wisdom from books and writings curated by Mr.Suchart Sawasdsi, Thailand’s National Artist Laureate. Ultimately, we hope the visitors would leave with many questions and a chance to contemplate or even extract their own wisdom about this subject matter because, in the end, we all are part of both the problems and the solutions.

*Exhibition typeface is designed by Prabda Yoon.

Interactive Art Installation

March 12th, 2015

Our re-interpretation of a lion sculpture at the top of a stair plinth as an environmental art proposal for a lobby in a financial building in Bangkok.

เด็กดี

February 25th, 2015


Exhibition Design: On Being a Kid

February 25th, 2015

One of the early sketch design concepts for an upcoming exhibition/installation we are currently working on.

Happy New Year 2015

December 30th, 2014

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