Bamboo Architecture: Panyaden School in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Delightful modern architecture of eco-friendly materials in Chiang Mai. As it turned out, it is possible to build from bamboo not only small huts, but also entire educational campuses.

Smooth bends of lines and their unusual shape, makes these buildings similar to the inhabitants of the underwater world. This building reminded me of a stingray.

The combination of soaring buildings and the surrounding nature is fascinating.

Photo by Panyaden School and Ally Taylor

Thanks to Cat Motors for the hospitality in this wonderful city that provided me with a motorbike for the duration of my trip. Perhaps this was my best experience in renting motorcycles for the whole time of my trip, not only in Thailand, but also in Asia.

Double Takes: New Travel-Inspired Collection from Coral & Tusk




The fine folks at the Brooklyn-based Coral & Tusk have a new travel-inspired collection of products. Owned by designer and illustrator Stephanie Housley, the shop has been making embroidered goods since 2007. The Adventure Collection features pillows, passport cases, luggage tags and more. “Inspired by the boats that bob along the Seine and the hot air balloons that dot the air above the ancient city of Cappadocia, new characters Skipper Cat and Paco Dog invite you along with them on the rides of their lives!” View the whole whimsical collection on the Coral & Tusk website.

Double Takes: Uncommon Ideals Takes You on a Video Tour Around the North Sea


Chris McClean and Mark Waters’ Uncommon Ideals is an award-winning short film featuring scenes and stories from the North Sea. “From the fjords to the lochs, from brown to blue,” says their Vimeo page. “Surfing’s sepia dipped North Sea tales foretold.” The video is set to the music of UNKLE and narrated by the poem Uncommon Ideals by Daniel Crockett and read by Jeff Hordley.