Pana Objects: The New Wave of Thai Makers
I first found Thitirat and Pattaprong seated in a quaint café across Rama 9, just one of Bangkok’s latest giant developments outside of the main city area. The magic-hour light trimmed the edge of their industrial silhouettes, lighting up a slight excitement in their eyes. Over lattes I found out that Pana Objects was an extremely new brand, part of what I’d call the new wave of Thai Designers -...
WHAT I SEE WHEN I RUN
When Francis Ooi leaves home, telling his wife he’s going for a run, he’s obviously lying. Because he walks more than he runs. And he’s never out of breath either. Otherwise he’d never spot his breathtaking subjects, on the pathways of Singapore. But let’s not be too harsh on Francis - for his lack of focus outdoors, is our gain in beauty indoors. From the workbench:...
Time for TIMO
“An adventure is about exploring with new eyes and free spirits… begin your journey with just a pair of TIMO trunks and a curious mind…” 19 February 2013. After a humid hour’s traffic from the Suvarnabhumi International, I stumble out of my taxi and hobble into the hotel lobby. A torn ankle ligament really isn’t the best accessory for work travel. Unpack. An hour or so and more hobbling later,...
PASTEL PERFEKT: INTRODUCING ATEM
Atem — it means ‘breath’ in German, and is an etymological descendant of ‘Atman’, the Sanskrit word for ‘self’. Formed in 2011 by designer Nelson Abulencia, ATEM creates purity, finesse and quality through its garments, leathers and accessories. The tagline is “contemporary timelessness”. Only carefully considered materials are used. In 2012, Vogue...
THE HAYSTAKT WEEKENDER
We’re looking forward to our weekend read. Gestalten’s stunningly curated hardcover of Scandinavian interior and product design shows how sensitivity in craftsmanship makes the contributing difference - to simple, inviting, and comfortable living spaces. Take a peek into Northern Delights here.
The Great HAYSTAKT Giveaway
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THE HAYSTAKT WEEKENDER
Craft occurs in even the smallest of spaces, in places often overlooked. Here’s a story of an experienced ship builder on the tiniest dry dock: a bottle.
A timely reminder of absolute beauty in the little...
Between the comfort of home and the lure of adventure, I am paralyzed. We’ve been a fan of Patrick Watson’s music for awhile, and this film directed by Dee Shin to the tune of ‘Blackwind’ “contains layers of subtle motifs, linking each scene as we follow the Young Artist from the comfort of home into adventure.” Disclaimer: The film rewards multiple viewings...
The Craft Difference: Human Touch
In this second post of our series ‘The Craft Difference’, we’ll focus on the importance of human touch. What is human touch, and how can you use it to be real your customer in a medium when you never come face to face, for example online? We’d like to share what we’ve been hyper focused on for the past couple of weeks in the office. Take a human approach towards...
The Slow Food Market Is Fast Heating Up
I know it seems like we can’t stop talking about food, but the similarities (and visual potlucks) between food and craft are honest. The Brooklyn Flea is growing its artisanal food market with a whopping 25.6mil in backing from Goldman Sachs - you have to say people are chewing on this one. Slow wood is a handmade prototype for unconventional sandwiches far from the mass catering by Studio...
While we’re on the topic of food+design - The Fab Cafe is a neat little cafe in Shibuya that aims to convey the FAB (Fabricating and Fabulous) spirit in a fun and delicious way. The cafe is a space where people can enjoy making things in a relaxed community environment furnished with a variety of digital fabrication tools, including a laser cutter. What a great way to introduce making...
The Craft Difference: Small Batch Production
Lately, we’ve been traveling to connect with good folks from around the region, and learning about their craft. Naturally, we’ve been asked a few times what is it that we do, what we stand for and what Haystakt wants to achieve. Creating something that doesn’t yet exist is never easy - the establishment of new protocols and templates from scratch, the justification of new value...
On Spatial Arrangement of Objects Related
There are about a thousand things to remember constantly - little things that most people don’t realize. So if you take someone day by day, and if they take an interest, you will get something good out of trying to train them. At Haystakt, we can’t overemphasize the importance of corporate culture. Implementing some front-end tweaks for the site this week, we spent some...
Being fond of all things at the junction of art/design + technology, this week we were delighted to discover Bay Area artist Jenny Odell’s work. 125 Swimming Pools, by Jenny Odell Aside from gazing at 97 nuclear cooling towers and debating over the world’s best waterslide, the (yet another) ingenious use of google maps made us ponder a single question - is it natural that we collect...
On Urban Geography
The Share by iskw0209 It seems like spaces and constraints are the talk of the town this week, and they say that creativity emerges from constraint. If that’s so, then cultures that are fixated with maintaining order and stability should well breed the most creative people on the planet. But beyond politics and searching for the details of the Romney-Ryan tax plan, we paused to ask...
On Learning Something New
Photo: plasticfantastic This week, we released our beta site to our founding brands, and the Haystakt Team enjoyed some time to rest and relax. What better way than to take a therapeutic dip in the pool on a Sunday afternoon? With the scorching sun above outlining silhouettes, cool waters and long islands were the name of the game. Swimming isn’t an entirely foreign concept to a lot of...
giantcypress: A short film by Bob Krist on the Nakashima Woodworker workshop in New Hope, PA.