Thai Culture – “Love of Children”

When I die and be reborn, I would like to be a child and grow up in Thailand, because the love of the Thais for children is legendary.

Vintage Cartier – “Jeweller of Kings, King of Jewellers”

Cartier is a currency: You buy a piece, and you give it to any auction house or a reputable jeweler, and they will sell or buy! This is important in a time when governments around the world are printing money and lowering interest rates to pay for COVID19, and in the process devaluing their currencies.

Bali – Our Second Home

Bali was a world apart, a romantic dream that ended up being our second home after Thailand. After 55 years of regular visits and 40 years of owning a house there, the fascination still remains.

Art and Design in a Modern World

If any of you have the chance to walk into the offices of today’s top architects, you will see that they mostly rely on computer technology to create work with precision. The results are marvellous and faultless, but I feel, soulless.

In my travels, I have asked many designers how to break this spell of modernity of computerized design process, how to add warmth to it, how to establish a deeper connection between the structure and the humans.

My Encounters with Art and Artists

My encounter with art has been very casual. I was simply attracted by artistic minds and was curious to see what they see and how they look at life. Their way complimented our life and made it richer.

My Views on Francis Fukuyama’s “What Kind of Regime Does China Have?”

I read an article on China, “What kind of Regime does China have?”, by the famous American political scientistpolitical economist and writer Francis Fukuyama in The American Interest website, and I found it to be a well-written piece that addresses many of the valued points one should know. In my view however, Mr. Fukuyama misses one important angle – perhaps the most important one – the mindset of the Chinese.