Space Design / Space Narrative

Walking in Bangkok | Reappearing in the old town, the charming Chinese-Thai mixed-race in Chinatown Lane

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Strolling through the streets of Bangkok, you can see the traditional Thai style, the splendid temple palace, the pillars of the epic plot of Ramayana, and the floating people on the Chao Phraya River. In addition, this "City of Angels" has never been colonized, but has unexpectedly become a confluence of cultures of various countries; the horseshoe arches built from the ancient Roman architecture pay tribute to the gorgeous decoration of Victorian architecture - this Everything was the result of a large influx of people from all over the 19th century. These diverse architectural aesthetics have been passed down to the present day. After the reinterpretation of the traditional architectural vocabulary of Southeast Asia, the design energy broke out. It has not only become the emerging aesthetic indicator in Asia, but now it is a unique cultural scene in Bangkok. In addition to the Western colonial architecture, the popular Chinatown in Bangkok, which has been popular in recent years, is always reminiscent of the old and new atmosphere of Taipei's Dadaotun and Dihua Street. Take Yaowarat Road as the main thoroughfare and all the way to Charoen Krung Road. The sights are all densely populated shop townhouses, including the function space of the market, restaurants, theaters, etc. Chinese-style residences, with their nostalgic and grassroots Chinese style, have attracted many Chaoqing companies to start their business in recent years, and they have made their mark on Soi Nana (reviewing Huafang Coffee Shop, ONEDAY WALLFLOWERS & NANA COFFEE). The newly-recognized old-fashioned tenement houses have opened their doors on the streets. These Peugeot-style "Chinese-Thai mixed-races" have unexpectedly become stunning flowers in the old city. Classical pharmacy stewed a house of coffee herbs | 103 Bed and Brews Image Courtesy of 103 Bed and Brews. The first affair out of Hua Lamphong is the home of the corner of Soi Nana Lane. - "103 Bed and Brews". In the past, when new thinking had not yet entered the region, the Chinese street was mostly a market for daily trading of Chinese people, among which the Chinese medicine shop was the most prosperous; and the former site of 103 Bed and Brews was a Chinese medicine shop specializing in the import of traditional herbs. From the Chinese iron gates at the door, to the wooden window frames, carved round chairs and bamboo curtains, and even the Chinese-style floor tiles painted in Portugal, the details of the space show the traces of the life of Chinese businessmen. The owner cleverly retains the old soul of the Chinese-style architecture, and does not trace the details of Thai contemporary art, giving 103 Bed and Brews a mix of Chinese and Thai blood. Image Courtesy of 103 Bed and Brews. Image Courtesy of...

The art of the former erotic cinema: Madrid Sala Equis, from focusing on eroticism to showing new horizons in life

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There is a kind of love. "Before I haven't fallen in love with you, you have already fallen in love with me." With such a romantic happiness, walking in a row of colorful houses in the blue sky of Madrid's hot sun On the streets of the encircled, when you met Sala Equis, the timeliness and love of love seemed to radiate from the building; the bricks and tiles were once carved with the smell of wind and frost until the old building met. Five young people. From 1913 to the next 20 years, the building was stationed as El Imparcial until the early 20th century, the neoclassical building and courtyard reincarnation became Duque De Alba Cinema; after the mid-1980s, it was transformed from a Hollywood classic to an art and adult film; until 2015, it was the last erotic theatre in Madrid. Despite several threats of being demolished, this last adult adult cinema in Madrid survived the glory days, accompanied the local people to spend the same time, and expressed the passions accumulated in the 30-year period. His own historical and cultural values. The third rebirth, this old building met the right people in the right time, together with a new and old love song. In order to revitalize the old buildings, they can preserve the historical significance of the past. Five young people from different fields, with their own professions and ideas, Daniel Fernández Cañadas, Laura Suárez, Cristina Rodríguez, Marie Jennings Camissa and Nacho de Padrón, a group of creative groups that assemble journalists, political scientists and restaurant operators. They teamed up with the design team Plantea Estudio to transform the abandoned cinema into a functional and vibrant complex social venue. Pass through the lobby on the first floor, such as the walkway, and browse the tickets containing all the movies, concerts, and exhibitions in "Taquilla", popcorn and drinks in the barrel, walk to the atrium "SALA PLAZA", and be spacious and bright. Shocked. In the past, it was Duque de Alba's outdoor theater. The circular seating area can accommodate up to 300 people. In addition to watching live performances, it is also a place for social and drinking. The vines that climbed up the wall and the gaze fell to the top of the steel frame. The architect, based on his original use, designed a large skylight to shed a natural light during the day; facing the projection screen, surrounded by the surrounding Beach chairs and cushions, a childlike swing descending from the roof, and uncompromisingly contrasting with the mottled walls. The calmness of the old building embraces a new laid-back atmosphere, and satisfies Sala Equis's relaxed and natural character. The original film screening hall is now used to showcase independent films and art films, continuing the erotic atmosphere of the predecessor's adult theater. A total of 55 seats of auditorium, with a gorgeous enchanting crimson velvet and brown round table for People enjoy a refreshment while enjoying a refreshing experience in the gorgeous but lazy space. In addition, there is no thought in the corridor connecting the space. There is a cocktail bar and the same texture of dark velvet. In each building, the original corner of the railing and the tiles that are stepped on each step lead the visitors to one place. The elegant corner of the comfortable nest, the slightly decadent space is full of charm and retro style. As a century-old building, Sala Equis...

Let the book become the light that penetrates the pupil: the sacrifice of the vision in the name of reading, irrelevant experimental bookstore

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Images courtesy of Wu Guan Books, part of images photographed by Rachel S. The pulsating particles are scattered in the beautiful air that is unique to the port of the South, and the pores are fully relaxed in the two art districts of the Little Screening, and the desires for the summer are rushing, but I didn’t expect that one of the antidote was actually in front of me – the skylight tree shadow lined up with the “unrelated” sign that was carved into a line symmetry. The two square-like characters seemed to be stable and stable, and the inside was actually a sensory driving force. The bookstore of the phantom drug: in the name of the experiment, the reading of the imagination, the use of books as a bait to seduce the dark desire. Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books. Photography/ Rachel S. Photography/ Rachel S. Say goodbye to all visible shells and "watched" at the entrance to the mourning hall, let the two black scorpions cast like light and light Touching the body of the sun with the warmth of the sun, the body immediately retreats, and the ultimate darkness and coldness suddenly hit the face, and a real soul that is uneasy in the room. Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books. Photography/ Rachel S. Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books. Photography/ Rachel S. Image Courtesy of Wu Guan...

"B&B" = "Bed & Breakfast"? No, it is "Book & Bed"! Three rooms in Tainan and Yilan are like a hotel in a bookstore.

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As the saying goes, "It is better to travel thousands of miles than to read thousands of books." Now the hotel is intimately combined with travel and reading, so that you don't have to worry about the problem of choosing one, and let B&B not just the light and simple of "Bed & Breakfast". On behalf of the "Book & Bed" (review of Tokyo Ikebukuro Book & Bed) style tour. The strongest newcomer in the hotel industry is on the scene | UIJ Hotel&Hostel is hidden in the quiet street next to the Tainan You'ai Market. The hidden and low-profile UIJ Hotel & Hostel is not visible at first glance. There is a hole in the sky: the wide hall is decorated with dark green and Dazheng gold to create a retro and stylish tone. Together with local elements such as terrazzo, glass window and European antique furniture, the whole space is uniquely fascinating. The black vinyl turntable in the center of the hall and the row of book walls on both sides add a leisurely atmosphere and artistic atmosphere to the space. The Youai Street team said that the ancient capital of Tainan, under the influence of the Dutch and Japanese cultures, was originally multi-genetic and quite open and inclusive for different cultures. The team invited a good VVG space designer, Faye, to present this blend of old and new, Taiyang mix in space. In addition to expressing the open character of Tainan in the space design, You Ai Street Hotel also hopes to become a "cross-border platform" in the local area. In the hall bookstore "Sakae BBBooks" (sweet and slang means "sweet nourishment"), it is based on the sweet taste of Tainan cuisine, and selects food-related books. It hopes to attract local residents in the form of a 24-hour bookstore. The hotel promotes exchanges between Tainanese and travelers. The accommodation floor also provides different types of magazines at the exit of the elevator in the form of a theme on each floor, so that passengers can also access multiple information during the stay, and use the book as a medium to break the barrier between the local/external and the personal reading inertia. Let new sparks burst through every corner of the space. In addition to promoting communication through books, it is a “cross-border mixed hotel combining design hotels and youth hostels”. UIJ Hotel & Hostel also offers 110 backpack beds and 87 rooms, and is designed to promote public communication. Space, I hope that hotel guests who value personal privacy, as well as backpackers who advocate exchanges and sharing, will know each other in the first session of the accommodation. Therefore, although the high-quality products such as Lin Guoliang design leather slippers and New York MALIN+GOETZ washing lotion are provided in the room, the special coffee bags and tea bags are not intentionally placed, so that they can guide the passengers into the shared kitchen (Open Kitchen), brewing a cup of fragrant coffee with a hand-washing pot, not only enjoy the leisurely pace of the ancient capital, but also communicate with travellers from all over the world. "Before there were business guests who were practicing hand-washing coffee, they would happily pick up the kitchen and provide a hand-washing pot, and make a cup of coffee for each of the backpackers in the kitchen. This kind of exchange will also let each other know different worlds. Very interesting." Friends of the street team recalled. In addition to sharing the kitchen, You Ai Street Hotel also invites the professional floral team to arrange a free terrace in the south. Welcome the travellers to drink a little wine and talk in the summer. Next, the vacancy on the first floor of the hotel building will also be stationed in the bar and the clear bar, offering more choices for travellers. By a good VVG space designer...

The rich colors of old Hong Kong: the art settlement in "Cage", the youth hostel Wontonmeen wonton noodles

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After remembering the preservation period, the "Hong Kong Impression" is like melting ice, and it can no longer return to a specific shape. Despite this, the huge beauty of this “urban jungle” is still an important basis for travelers to identify the cultural latitude and longitude of the city – the bright lights of the Taiping Mountain, the British glory of Victoria Harbour, and the souvenir of the women’s street. Selling... There are still commemorative ornaments in the tin box that are engraved with "I love HK", but the engraving about travel seems to be sleeping in memory forever, and it won't wake up. Once again, I "seen" Hong Kong, but it was photographed through the neighborhood of the ice shop on the Eastern District. "Sham Shui Po", the area where they are not involved in "rich", is full of Hong Kong colors everywhere. Cantonese street in the city, the old Tang Dynasty in the old Huaiyi, the neon lights and the snack bar signs in the forest... The life of the chaos and the chaos of the chaos The irreplaceable cultural features of the Sham Shui Po District - such a rough and lively charm of the city, alive and replace the past shackles of fashion and shopping, has become a real first sight of my and Hong Kong. Although the market is old, many art and blood loves have recently taken root in the old city. With the vitality of enthusiasm and openness, there are countless buds of art that are going to thrive. Near the Sham Shui Po, the "Wontonmeen" on the corner of Prince Edward Lai Chi is Such a vibrant new stronghold. The word "Wontonmeen" is taken from the English pronunciation of "Wonton Noodle". It was originally thought to be a snack noodle shop. It is hard to imagine that it is actually a youth hostel combining coffee shop and cultural salon, just like "Wonton noodle". The amount of money in Hong Kong people - cheap, delicious, loved ones. Wontonmeen, transformed from a monthly rental suite into a youth hostel, warmly opened in the ordinary old-style tenement house. In Hong Kong, where the goods are more expensive, the tourists who live in the price and the foreign creators who develop in Hong Kong are also The guide in the journey guides people to see the most authentic and unadorned Hong Kong style that is different from the sightseeing destination. Wontonmeen is located in an ordinary residential area. There is no obvious sign outside the store. If you don't pay attention, you will pass the entrance on Lai Chi Kok Road. The exploratory journey that will start after the plane is landing is still to be continued. With the luggage entering the hard-to-find hostel, it was too late to stop sweating, and another adventure was unpredictable. Passing through the bright and laid-back café on the first floor to the lobby of the hotel, you have yet to say goodbye to the modern world of coffee, and step into the Hong Kong in the 80s. Advocating the "land" living experience, the founder of Wontonmeen Patricia is not casual; in order to let the like-minded friends have a place to gather, graduated from the Department of Interior Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, she will succeed in the underground The public space creates a unique partiality with a Hong Kong character. In the dim light, all kinds of posters, old furniture, messy hanger art works, and nostalgic decorations with a damp smell, like an underground market, piled up in the mix and match the Hong Kong-style aesthetics in the movie "In the Mood for Love". Unlike the usual bunks in the general youth travel, Wontonmeen, like the 10 beds stacked in Tetris, is a "cage house" designed from the cohabitation phenomenon in Hong Kong. The skeleton is made of iron mesh. It looks cold and has both Ventilation, storage and other functions (the grid can freely hang the ascending sac, can also add curtains to create a private space), truthfully interpret what is meant, "the sparrow is small, complete and complete." Patricia also hopes to explore the disparity between the rich and the poor, which is deeply buried in the reinforced walls, through its chaotic and orderly hostel structure. The most popular one is probably the outdoor space with the "Hong Kong" neon sign. Come and relax in the morning or before going to sleep, feel the outdoor air, look at the sky between the concrete walls, let the body and soul take a deep breath; when you are leisurely, you can also go to the coffee shop on the first floor and have a cup of baking from Urban Coffee Roaster Coffee, in the minimalist chain-washing space, is open to chatting with the neighbors, while exchanging the feelings of life and feeling the fresh vitality that is completely different from the hostel. In the middle of the night, if the night cat factor on the body is crazy, if you are lucky, you may also get an old Hong Kong film, a guitar performance, or an open hearted recreation in the lobby. Under the warm light, harvest the long-lost smile. Patricia, which values ​​art and cultural exchanges, not only regularly holds art and art sharing sessions in Wontonmeen, but also invites different young artists to cooperate and promote local art exchanges. It is worth mentioning that Wontonmeen has always been committed to the mission of “City Guide”. In addition to providing bicycle rental services at the entrance of the store, it also organizes bicycle guided tours from time to time to guide foreign tourists to see the life scenes of Prince Edward to Sham Shui Po District. Feel free to watch in Wontonmeen, like the fascination of the old Hong Kong, bold new trends and unique ancient ideas meet here, just like coffee and milk tea blend into a cup of fragrant "鸳鸯" - that is the only Hong Kong The special drink is the vitality that can only be depressed in the context of Hong Kong. Come back to Hong Kong, try to leave the bustling business district, say cheap Bye, a cheap hostel with tourists, walk into the market, bow down the clothes rail between the lanes, come to Wontonmeen, taste a bowl of delicious food The most grounded "wanon noodles" (ah, not a noodle shop). Wontonmeen 135 Lai Chi Kok Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong T: +852-6904-0918 All images courtesy of Wontonmeen....

Between the doors and windows and the pages of the book, the unfinished design soul of Berlin: Michelberger Hotel

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All Images Courtesy of Michelberger Hotel. If you are looking for a place in Berlin that is accessible to travellers but bold yet, it is located in the Friedrichshain district of East Berlin, with Warschauer Strasse (Warsawstrasse). The side-by-side "Michelberger Hotel" will be a great place to rest, so that you have the creativity and even the rebellious temperament, you feel at home in a fun trip. Along with Berlin's “non-mainstream” design trends and culture, this is a co-existing bar, music, studio, and a special hotel with rooms telling different stories; it is designed to make travellers on every trip, not only Just a stranger who passed by, can open a conversation about aesthetic thinking from the heart when he settles down - in the rotation of the number of days of travel, the details of the hotel are unique. "Though nothing will drive them away. We can be heroes just for one day. We can be us just for one day." –– David Bowie When the Berlin wall collapsed in 1989, the muzzle blossomed, David Bowie sang loudly. Hero> East Germany and West Germany are no longer geographically opposite each other; on that day, "Art" finally felt the unprecedented freedom in Berlin. The strength of this freedom continues to this day, and it is no exaggeration to say that the Michelberger Hotel is a product that flourishes under this ethos. Founded in 2009, the hotel's predecessor was the East German factory, created by Tom Michelberger and Nadine May; infused with the original spirit of the original intention of the reconstruction, holding the concept of "improving the quality of life", the old factory building From scratch to shape, in one thought and one dimension, outline the space where art and life are accommodated. 'Luxus'...

Keeping the "old" of the building: creating a escaping tea seat in the bustle of the city, and Heqingtian

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The matter of drinking tea is very delicate. In addition to tea, tea, and sometimes more importantly, whether the environment can lead people to quietly taste the subtle taste. An old house that has been abandoned for more than ten years on Qingtian Street has recently reopened, which proves this. Tea can wake up, Jing can fix the heart, want to explore the true meaning of tea culture, Jin Tang and house view, are indispensable. Before entering the garden, the pavilion brought a raft, wearing a wooden raft to step on the stone path, swaying, afraid of slipping, and the footsteps were slow. In the Tianlong area of ​​the Tianlong Kingdom, there is actually this pure land, surrounded by green, silent to imitation. Is it because the buildings in front of you are so ancient and quiet? On the open porch of the sliding door, there is a low table and two tea cups. Only the sound of boiled water rings in the ear, and one bite back, and all the troubles are forgotten. This good view of heaven and man can come true, and architect Chen Qinzhong is the greatest hero. He has been investing in the restoration of historic sites for many years. He learned that the Cultural Bureau of the North City Government was pushing the old house culture movement a few years ago, and encouraged the tea merchants Baifu Tibetan warehouses that wanted to expand their bases in Taiwan. This building is located at No. 10, Lane 8, Qingtian Street. In the 1930s, it was originally a residence of the Taipei University of Higher Education (now the National Taiwan Normal University), and was managed by Taiwan Electric Power Co., Ltd. and the Taiwan Power Company after the recovery. After winning the bid for the Baifu warehouse in 2015, Chen Qinzhong spent a year of design and two years of engineering. In the spring of this year, it became a brand new tea culture experience space, “Hehe Qingtian”, and opened the public to make an appointment. The most precious thing is the way the years are given. "This house is registered as a historic building. In other words, it is a cultural asset and a public good. What do you mean? It means that it will live older than us!" Chen Qinzhong said. If building life can be drawn into a long line that spans the times, then even if you add various functions as your needs change, you should not lose your original appearance and spirit, because everything should be reserved for future generations. This is why he "repairs the old as old" and refuses to join the contemporary building materials or style. When the house was taken up, the sliding door and the ceiling were gone, the walls were covered with thick white paint, and only one layer of paint was removed to restore the texture of the wooden wall, and then the door was re-applied. Among them, Ramen Xuan paper deliberately used Pu'er tea soup to dye yellow, make shades and spots, and even use bamboo to spray bamboo leaves to make the old and new colors unified. "I want to look like a yellowed old photo overall." The old seat (ざしき, living room) is now the largest tea room, connected to the "bed between the bed" that is one step higher than the tatami. Chen pointed to the mottled wall: "There is even a trace of the previous installation of the cabinet." He redone the crossbar and the floor, but he was reluctant to rectify the wall. The "between the beds" in the Japanese-style houses has always placed the treasures that represent the spirit of the master. It is also the core of the family. It is a tribute to the "process" of the past housing experience. The main tea room between the attached beds is diagonally opposite to the tea ceremony classroom. Here, tea is also used. The tea slag, straw, and dirt are smeared on the brick wall, and the "tea wall" is controlled by the washing method. The texture between the two. There is also a back tea room transformed from the old kitchen. The fine stone paving, the sliding door can be fully opened, embracing the scenery of the garden, and also covering the garden with recycled grass and mud, and awakening childhood memories of mud in the cave. "Fang Cao Ting". All the way through, every place has its own merits, but it is not comparable to the last surprise on the top. At the top of the back building, Chen Qinzhong set up a stone step and stored a pond to create the only "moon tea seat" in Taiwan. There is a tree in front of the black pine, and the night wind is light and sloppy, and it is a great embodiment of the city. But what about the moon? "In the pool," he laughed. In a few comparable movies, "The Generation of Tea Saints and Thousands of People", Qian Lixiu reflected the moonlight with a black water tray and dedicated it to Toyotomi Hideyoshi as a gift. It accommodates the crowd and also accommodates the place of memory. "The architect's mission is to think about how to design the space without destroying the land." Perhaps this is the most complete implementation of the old-fashioned new students, because the logic of the Japanese-style construction of the wooden building, and He Qingtian only The use of natural materials such as wood, grass, bamboo, and soil is not only environmentally friendly, but also regulates the indoor microclimate to maintain warm winter and cool summer. After the interview, we took a rest in the cloister and learned about the original old-fashioned tea in the museum. The director, Fang Ting, took the newly-developed dried mango. "When the former homeowners came back, they would share the memories of sitting here to eat mangoes, so the tea set decided to be dried mangoes!" Thanks to the opportunity of repairing, they contacted the eldest daughter of the three tails of Jiro, Kuroki Kyoko, her childhood is also here. How did the scenery that I saw at the time differ from the present? In the past, 80 years have passed. But the building is still there. It is like an old man guarding this square of land. It is quiet and quiet. When people are in a daze, when the tea is overflowing, it continues to convey the unique bleak happiness. No.10, Lane 8, Qingtian Street, Daan District, Taipei, China T: (02) 2321-0055 Text/ Ouyang Chenrou. Photography/ Xu Xiang. Part of images courtesy of Architects Design Office. [This article is Polysh...

Step up and step into the cloud of maze: Tokyo Tree House Gallery, Tree-ness House

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Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature. - Antoni Gaudí i Cornet's association with the word "natural" is the arc of high and low, or soft and organic lines; however, unlike most people The impression of "nature", the Japanese architect Akihisa Hirata cuts into a tree with angular lines and builds a "Tree-ness House" in Tokyo. Hirata Hiroshi, who has worked in the famous Japanese architect Ito Kazuo for eight years, loves the intricate tree structure, counts the roots, stems, branches, flowers of trees, and the lichens, insects, and birds that are attached to the trees. ,animal. The love of the tree, the nuances of the life fascinated by it, Hiroshi Hirata through the Tree-ness House. The basic body of the building is a square, and then divided into three elements: box, wrinkles and tree planting. Look at the details of the building, such as cutting the edge of the box, folding it outward along the edge of the tangent, letting the body resemble a flower that blooms in one side, and put the plant in the block space created by the chamfer, one by one. It is simple to complete. The Tree-ness House is an urban tree house consisting of several measuring units. It is filled with green plants and mosaics to fill the space between the white bodies. The branches are intertwined and contain many lush vitality. Create a unique sense of space in the interior. The exterior of the building, built with concrete, with white steps and window sills, has become a business-like landscape in the greenery. If the growth of the same tree takes many years, Tree-ness House also takes years to complete. The owner of the three art galleries wants to create a white showroom that is different from the general gallery. After years of discussion and planning, Hirata has designed the urban tree house with the intricate pattern. The first floor is an art gallery. The seven floors above are planned for use in the home space. Like a big tree in the city, the Tree-ness House simulates the stretched foliage with a misplaced volume, using the white space to accommodate the life in it. In this detail-filled building, whether it is a plant that hangs from the window or a person who lives in it, it entrusts the daily living to the gap of stone gray; when breathing and breathing, life is accompanied by the image of organic and life. Quietly unfolding. All Images Courtesy of Akihisa Hirata Architecture. Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting architectural and design articles.

City secrets, walking into the room with flowers and coffee: Bangkok Flower House Coffee Shop, Oneday Wallflowers &Nana Coffee

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As the capital and economic center of Thailand, Bangkok has always been a meeting place for multiculturalism. Because of the large population of the countries, the local landscape can also be seen everywhere. The Japanese, Korean Street, Chinatown and other regions follow the time traction. The local customs of Thailand have formed a cultural glory that is difficult to replace. This "diversity" is now also reflected in the local store style, whether it is the royal style of Russia, or the streetscape of the Chinese style, all of which are in this place, full of vitality. It is located in the heart of Bangkok's Chinatown, adjacent to a laneway in Hua Lamphong, named Soi Nana, originally the name of Lane, which has become a block of the district. The area is generally used for residential land. Later, because the housing prices in Chinatown are more affordable than the commercial districts, many young people are unexpectedly attracted to start a business. New bars, cafes and art salons are opening in the old streets. Injecting a fresh vitality into the quaint area. A small shop in the entrance of Soi Nana, hidden behind flowers and climbing ornaments, looks out of the old streets, but this combines the space of the Oneday Wallflowers with the cafe Nana Coffee Roaster. It is one of the reasons for the continuous flow of passengers here. Formerly a 100-year-old residence, the building has been transformed by the owner and architect Nattaphat Suriyakhamphol, and has now become a trendy space to stand in the community and showcase a fascinating picture of life. Pushing open the door that was submerged by flowers and green plants, the first thing that caught the eye was the flower room Oneday Wallflowers. Among the flowers in the room, only a few clerk were focusing on packaging and finishing the flowers. When the Nattaphat was rebuilt, the space on the first floor was separated by two rooms. One was used as a flower house today. In addition to creating large-area wall cabinets for professional equipment, it also installed a refrigeration system to keep the flowers fresh; deeper One is the space where the florist and the founder of the flower house, Nattaphat, use their own materials and office space. Guided by the clerk, stepping onto the spiral staircase in the corner, and stepping up the ladder, it is the cafe Nana Coffee Roaster. The structure of the second to third floors of the building is particularly interesting. The space fan shape generally unfolds from the periphery of the stairs, as if it is also a preview of the "upward" process, a visual tour that is about to open. The encounter with Nana Coffee Roaster began with the copper bar "Mod bar"; the luster of red copper reflected slightly on the surface of the coffee maker and became the focus of attention in ancient buildings. The back panel of the bar is more collaged with colored wood, and with a hand-painted world map, the coffee scent is used to lead the visitors to the lazy daily life of Bangkok. If you go with your friends, you will be able to bathe in the warm sunshine. If you are alone, you are not afraid of squatting. While you are biting the straw and observing the brewing process of the barista, it is also an interesting afternoon scene. "Our floral works are natural and unrestrained, like a bunch of flowers and plants from the garden or the wild." - Oneday Wallflowers is a distant and fascinating seating area in the rear glass window. Under the light, it looks like an open-air corner, but it is actually a greenhouse-like indoor space; no matter which floor of the building, you can see Nattaphat's ingenuity with flowers and plants. The high and low level of the stairs in the building, the scattered light of the glass and the flowers, the planting and floral utensils hanging down everywhere are all charming and endless dimensions; the old atmosphere is filled with natural proverbs, like this building. From the initial landing, it should be generated. Irregular, imperfect, mottled and sometimes visible landing leaves, but casually framed by fingers, are poetic images. The space on the third floor is like a sky garden. In addition to the terrace seats, a glass house is built especially here. The sun passes through the translucent roof and randomly shuttles and overlaps in the surrounding green trees and mosaics. The space is full of a strong rural atmosphere. At the beginning of 2018, the roof bar, Wallflowers Upstairs, was born under the planning. The exquisite flower arrangement was as usual, and then the wooden table was used to build a simple bar, with retro-style tables, chairs and decorations, waiting quietly for people to visit in Bangkok. The view is appetizer, immersed in elegant leisure time. Walking away from the mystery of the noisy city, more precisely, we seem to have mistaken a friendly, charming apartment for strangers, surrounded by walls of new paint and old paint layers, unconsciously relaxed Down, just want to quietly gaze at the lush vegetation and the old things, and explore the unique beauty of the corners of the store. At a certain moment, I feel like I am in a large greenhouse. The sun is warm, the summer is cool, the flowers are overflowing, and there is a cup of cold coffee in front of me. Maybe this is Bangkok. It is a kind of heat close to ideal life. Oneday Wallflowers 31-33 ซอย นานา Pom...

A hat, woven from the black movie dream of a boy's heart: the 1915 Chicago Fire Farm's converted hat workshop, OPTIMO

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Photography/Tom Rossiter & Tom Fowler & AJ Trela ​​. All Images Courtesy of SOM. OPTIMO, maybe you are a bit strange to this name, the charm of its handmade hats sweeps across the United States, from the 20th century influential blues legendary singer John Lee Hooker, then to contemporary character actor Johnny Depp, wears it in the movie "Public Enemies." The 25-year-old men's handmade hat brand OPTIMO has a memory of the golden age of Hollywood in the torrent of time. It is the heritage of traditional craftsmanship, the highest honor of hand-made caps, or a black movie in a boy's heart. Dream (Film noir). Johnny Depp in the movie "The No. 1 Public Enemy" wears OPTIMO. Image Source: OPTIMO Facebook. Johnny Depp in the movie "The No. 1 Public Enemy" wears OPTIMO. Image Source: OPTIMO Facebook. OPTIMO founder Graham Thompson is fascinated by hats, from Hollywood's "black movie" (Film noir, belonging to detective films or crime films) when he was watching with his father. Wearing a hat and a cowboy hat attracted him; after that, the hat became a must-have symbol for men in his heart. In 1995, Graham officially consulted Johnny Tyus, the traditional hat-maker of the South, and took over the handmade hat shop after he retired. With this passion and obsession, he passed on the traditional hat-making skills in Chicago, USA, and will "handmade." The value of the brand has been carried forward, leading the trend of custom-made caps with a rigorous attitude. ...