This week we welcome the world’s pearls of wisdom into the Kingdom of Thailand for the 2015 One Young World summit, an organisation that voices young peace makers, environmentalists, sustainable business advocates, and delegates of equality on a global stage. It comes at a time where the world is seeking freedom, comfort, answers, and guidance after recent terror attacks and the overwhelming number of refugees seeking hope, yet the message is simple: live life with the freedom that we are entitled to.
Introducing, ’Scented Intoxication’, by Lyn and Tony at the Australian Design Centre. A splendid evolution of their work shooting balmy skinned nudes in the bizarre Australian landscape, to hand making wearable objects that lead you on a smoke trail around the outback by texture and materials. More recently, their play with rawness like repurposed leather impregnated with smell, has made way for full-immersion-scale-strangeness. Win.
PTJ pal Kiwi travels to Kyoto in search for perfection, and gathers her precious thoughts on everyday thoughtlessness that has made us wasteful 22nd century-ers. She also goes to a sweet knife shop to nerd out on blades.
For this weeks PTJ instalment for GQ Thailand, we go through some important bullet points for making that first impression count, whether that be for work, play, or romancing.
We’ve started a new segment at GQ Thailand that’s all about manners. They’re probably things you already know, but perhaps need a little reminder about from time to time. First base, we’re covering the topic of "the first date".
A little message from your friendly editor in chief on touch down in the big apple. Read about the salty goodness that’s in store for y’all over the next month.
Are the antics of Miley Cyrus empowering or degrading to women? Is twerking feminist-lite? This month we explained how the Internet has brought out the post-feminist in us - whether we realize it or not... For 2 Magazine. You can read it over here
We head over to the shiny new addition to Bangkok’s burgeoning art scene, ’BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY’, where we ask co-founder Op Sudasna about the space’s magic juju, programming, and his gallery uniform that we like to call gallery-moflage.
Presenting Bitterman and The Gentle Ladies, an exhibition starting at the end of this month featuring a bunch of super rad chicks who make art for the love of the Universe. We have the pleasure of exhibiting works about how dumbfounded we are about the beauty of nature, beauty, and decay. We invite you to join us in Bangkok for the shindig that goes ’til the end of the year.
The latest addition to the Ponytail Mixtape family is ’DRIFTWOOD’, a collection of sounds that smell like the sea and taste a little salty on the tip of the palette. Ride the sea and its waves of energy. Bounce against other molecules, and float amongst space for a moment with us and do so however you choose.
Welcome to PTJ wellness squad, a new segment to the Journal that is all so much about being well, and wellness. Only the deepest spiritual balancing chakra cleansing can be achieved while vining at the laundromat. Experience the warm aura of the humming dryers and the sound of overloaded washing machines spin you into the next dimension. Get the full treatment here
Hong Kong, a powerful sensory punch in the face, is somewhere yo need to visit before you die. Besides the Michelin starred dim sum joints that will have you queuing round the block for a table, and the incredible hikes you can take in the mountainous landscape, it has so much to offer the Ponytail traveller. One of our favourite things to do in any city would be thrifting for old things, a treasure hunt if you want to call it that, and Ponytail correspondant Anne Berry shows us how it’s done in the balmy harbour city...