January 30, 2012

Inspired by: Chiang Mai

Traveling throughout Southeast Asia I continue to be fascinated by the unique blend of aesthetics. Chiang Mai, the old capital of Thailand and the cultural heart of the country, is packed full of juxtapositions…ancient and contemporary, European and Asian, natural and industrial. Walking down the street, one might pass a gilded temple buzzing with orange-clad monks, a food stall hawking mango sticky rice, a funky shop featuring wares from an up-and-coming Thai designer and a fashionable boutique hotel – all in the same block. The eclectic mix is intriguing and offers endless inspiration. Here are a few happy snaps of some of the eye candy around Chiang Mai. Enjoy!