As sustainable tourism becomes more important than ever, hosts and guests on Airbnb are making significant changes to support environmentally conscious travel. The number of stays at eco-friendly homes increased by 141 percent over last year, and more hosts are sharing green spaces than ever before, with more than 364,000 sustainable stays on Airbnb. A growing green trend on Airbnb is hosts sharing homes made from recycled – or upcycled – materials, like glass bottles, tires and even recycled denim. Spaces built with upcycled materials have increased by 175 percent over the last four years. For the eco-conscious traveler, or even those looking for a one-of-a-kind getaway, there are many more upcycled stays to explore, including the sampling of homes below: Unique Cob Cottage, Mayne Island, Canada Made out of clay, sand and straw; local driftwood used as flooring. Cabana Floripa, Florianópolis, Brazil Made out of reused bottles and glass. Tiny Eco-Friendly Shipping Containers, Atlanta, Georgia Made out of old steel shipping containers; kitchen offers recycled drinking glasses. Recycle Apartment Close to the Beach, Odeceixe, Portugal Bathroom floor made of wine corks, living room sofa made from reused denim, kitchen shelf made from surfboard. The Recyclable House, Beaufort, Australia Structure made of recycled galvanized steel.
The name Grip is a reference not only to the way in which the timepiece fits snug to the wrist: the watch hugs the wrist, adhering in the way trainers stick to the grip tape on a skateboard. The collection comprises four new quartz timepieces. Each one features a rounded square case with three windows, in which three white rotating disks indicate the hour, minute, and date respectively. One edition brings together a yellow gold PVD case and yellow gold PVD bracelet, both engraved with Gucci’s signature Interlocking G logo. Another variant is worked purely in steel for a sleek, modern look that combines easily with different outfits. Adding a sophisticated and luxurious touch of color to the line, two further editions are offered with colored calf leather straps: green with a steel case, or bordeaux with a yellow gold PVD case. Designed to literally grip the attention, Grip is the perfect choice for men and women who appreciate clean yet eye-catching designs with vintage appeal as its unique design blends a perfectly timeless attitude with a highly contemporary style. Gucci is introducing a brand-new unisex watch line called Grip. Its unique design blends timeless appeal with highly contemporary style. For more information, please contact Trocadero Time Tel. 02-163-0555.
Apple today announced iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, a new pro line for iPhone that delivers advanced performance for users who want the very best smartphone. The new Super Retina XDR display is a pro display with the brightest display ever in an iPhone. The powerful Apple-designed A13 Bionic chip provides unparalleled performance for every task while enabling an unprecedented leap in battery life to easily get through the day. A new triple-camera system provides a pro-level camera experience with an Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto camera, delivering huge improvements to low-light photography and offering the highest quality video in a smartphone that is great for shooting action videos. iPhone 11 Pro introduces a transformative triple-camera system with all-new Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras, deeply integrated into iOS to create a pro-level camera experience designed for everyone. iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max set a new standard in video, with the highest quality video ever in a smartphone. Each camera in the triple-camera system records brilliant 4K video with extended dynamic range and cinematic video stabilization. With a wider field of view and large focal plane, the Ultra Wide camera is great for shooting action videos. Users can easily zoom between each of the three cameras, while Audio Zoom matches the audio to the video framing for more dynamic sound. With iOS 13, powerful video editing tools are accessible to everyone with the ability to rotate, crop, increase exposure and apply filters to videos instantly. These adjustments are easy to apply and review at a glance, so even a novice can create professional quality video projects. With the tight integration between hardware and software, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max take the traditional camera experience even further in a way only Apple can. The all-new Ultra Wide camera fundamentally changes the camera experience by capturing four times more scene, great for taking landscape or architecture photos, tight shots and more. The new Wide sensor with 100 percent Focus Pixels and advanced software enables Night mode, and delivers huge improvements to photos shot in indoor and outdoor low-light environments, resulting in brighter images with natural colors and reduced noise. The triple-camera system takes Portrait mode to a new level with the ability to choose Wide and Telephoto framing, enabling Portrait mode with a wider field of view, great for taking portraits of multiple people. The Telephoto camera features a larger ƒ/2.0 aperture to capture 40 percent more light compared to iPhone Xs for better photos and videos. The new TrueDepth camera introduces a new 12MP camera with a wider field of view to capture selfies, and next-generation Smart HDR enables more natural-looking photos. Expressive selfie videos take on a whole new look with the TrueDepth camera that now records 4K video at up to 60 fps and 120 fps slo-mo. iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max come in four gorgeous finishes including a beautiful new midnight green, and will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 13 and
Pepe Jeans, the legendary British denim brand is delighted to announce a new collection with Dua Lipa, one of the most successful musical artists and style icons of her generation. Following in the footsteps of fashion icons and Hollywood stars, Dua Lipa began her role by starring in the last Spring/Summer 2019 campaign for Pepe Jeans. Today, Dua Lipa unveiled her first ever collection with the brand on her social media platforms, writing "I have been working hard behind the scenes to design my first ever collection inspired by the 90s and early 00’s in London. The collection was designed with my fans in mind, and I am so excited to see you in the clothes." The singer brings out her own style and takes on the brand's legacy of signature denim and laidback classes. The collection is a mix of going-out separates, such as chainmail dresses and cut-out blouses with downtime day dressing pieces: think jumpsuits, jeans and puffer jackets. Dua Lipa and Pepe Jeans are a perfect fit in more ways than one. Both were born in London and have become symbols of idiosyncratic British style. Long before joining Pepe Jeans, Dua Lipa was a fan of the brand’s advertising campaigns as a teenager. Shop Dua Lipa X Pepe Jeans now at the online store, click!
H&M Studio is thrilled to unveil the campaign for its A/W 19 collection, “Magical Realism”, infused with a dramatic mood of feminine spirituality. Designed to be versatile and timeless, the collection gives female power-dressing a game-changing makeover for a new era of confident women. The key pieces include the strong-shouldered Italian wool coat, the tailored wool suit with its nipped-in waist, tailored leather trousers, protective padded down nylon outerwear, elegant cotton and viscose blouses, bi-colour knee-high boots and fly-in-the-wind, recycled polyester dresses. A punchy colour palette of autumnal browns and mossy greens is offset by pops of tomato red and acidic yellow, alongside whimsical bespoke prints inspired by magnetic fields. “We were inspired by the notion of finding the magic in the everyday. Every piece in this collection is designed to empower the 24/7 modern woman seeking out clothes that are long-lasting and timeless but also have a soft, spiritual element, too. There are so many wardrobe classics in this collection that can be styled to suit an urban lifestyle and will last for years to come,” says Angelica Grimborg, H&M Studio Concept Designer. “This collection is a celebration of the modern woman. She is deeply free, empowered and stands up for what she believes in. She dresses for herself, which translates as a mix of classic shapes with more avant-garde pieces. We chose to photograph the collection on the bustling streets of New York – a melting pot of energy and diversity – to represent this spirit of freedom, strength and energy”, says Ludivine Poiblanc, stylist and creative consultant. The collection will be available at H&M Siam Paragon and CentralWorld from 5 September 2019.
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and express good wishes to family, friends and business associates with Handcrafted Mooncakes and a Special Afternoon Tea at Mandarin Oriental and PELLEVAH Mooncake Lover Bag at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Handcrafted Mooncakes and a Special Afternoon Tea At Mandarin Oriental Two elegant mooncake boxes designed to represent stylish fan-shaped clutch bags are available this year. ‘The Oriental Classic’ in red with a unique Oriental Chinese drawn pattern (THB 808) and ‘The Luxury Box’ in beige leather incorporating The Authors’ Lounge architectural details with a gold tassel (THB 1,888) both feature eight pieces of delicious mooncake, each of which is lovingly handcrafted by Chef Andy Leong and his team, in the following flavours: custard; lotus seeds with egg yolk and flaxseed; durian with egg yolk, and our newest flavour, tangerine with 8-year-old dried tangerine peel. ‘Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea’ in The Authors’ Lounge From now until 13th September 2019 guests can also enjoy a special ‘Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea’ in The Authors’ Lounge. Priced at THB 1,500++ per person, the afternoon tea includes a selection of savoury treats including Char Siew chicken pastries and gluten-free charcoal tart with pumpkin seeds and pastries including black sesame macaroons, matcha and strawberry choux, Custard-flavoured mooncake and The Authors’ Lounge’s famed warm confit pomelo scones with rose petal and raspberry jam and clotted cream. Guests can add a further sparkle to the experience by including a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier (set priced at THB 2,200++). The ‘Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea’ is available daily from 12:00-18:00 hrs. For reservations or more information, please contact +66 (0) 2 659 9000 ext. 6811 PELLEVAH Mooncake Lover Bag At Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Created from original Python skins combined with the finest Lamb leather, the materials for these Mooncake bags have been selected from the most exclusive leather suppliers of the world for their exceptional quality. Each metal element etched on the bag is plated in 18 carat gold. Each bag contains two sumptuous mooncakes, carefully prepared at Mocha & Muffins. After the Mooncake festival, the bag can be used as a fully functional and stylish handbag. Only eight bags are available, exclusively designed for this event. Each bag will be marked with a limited edition number 1/8 to 8/8. The retail price of each PELLEVAH Mooncake Lover Bag is THB 28,888 (Including 7% VAT). Anantara Siam’s bakery Mocha & Muffins offers two additional special designed mooncake boxes of 4 pieces: - Siamese Fighting Fish Luxury Box, an elegant round burgundy box imprinted with golden textures of Siamese fighting fishes. Priced at THB 1,688+ (150 g per piece). - Premium Red Velvet Box, a standout half-moon design opens up to a full-moon shape revealing a symbol of golden lotus. Priced at THB 1,088+ (150 g per piece). For more information and reservations please call +66 (0) 2126 8866 Ext. 1226
Four Rooms is the film that Coccinelle has in store for Fall/Winter 2019-20: four rooms reflecting four styles of being a woman, four ways of living in the moment. The longing to switch off, feel free and regain the pleasure of intimacy, friendship and the little joys of daily life. The plot: fully enjoying every second, life’s greatest gift. The set: a whimsical Coccinelle apartment, where room after room reveals a new piece of contemporary femininity like in a board game. Independent, informed, happy. LADIES ROOM: where beauty’s in charge. It all begins with subtle gestures privately reflected in a mirror: combing your hair, quickly adjusting your make-up, dabbing a drop or two of perfume. Our muse is Maria Schneider’s sensuality in Last Tango in Paris. Big stripes, brick effect, wording on store windows and tiles echo on new vintage bags, shoulder straps, wild and innocent reptile prints. PINK LADIES: let’s spend some time together. Girlish games in a total candy bedroom inspired by Grease. Posters on the walls, manicures and tulle prom dresses. A bit Frenchy with strawberry hair, a bit Rizzo in biker jackets: pink is the colour of shared secrets. But it’s not sickly: black touches, neon flashes, gold, Vichy prints electrify the iconic Ambrine, Arlettis and Zaniah. New in miniature versions. LIVING ROOM: In the footsteps of the divine Brigitte Bardot at Saint Tropez’s Ermitage. Expect lounges, flames crackling in the fireplace, piano notes. Just set down your valise and beauty case and relax in the light and shadows: leopard print carpets, floral upholstery, soft lighting. Succumb to the objects of your desire: the crocodile-effect doctor bag with secret opening and the tapestry-patch shoulder bag. KITSCH-EN: because the kitchen is the heart of your home. At Coccinelle there’s no exception. The attention to detail is hypnotic: tiny flowers, needlepoint, cans and grandmother’s china make up the recipe for everyday magic. Imagine if the tea ceremony were led by Bewitched’s blonde superheroine Samantha. From the furry bag to chain shoulder bags, everything is pastel, gold, embroidery and adornment. Irony, levity and amusement are the unique emblems of Coccinelle.
Multi-GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer Charlie Puth makes his triumphant return with “I Warned Myself” – available now via Atlantic Records alongside a Brendan Vaughan-directed video companion. Tauntingly mesmerizing, “I Warned Myself” pairs a pulsating bassline with Puth’s signature silky falsetto and candidly bold lyrics. Self-penned and produced alongside Benny Blanco, the song marks the beginning of a new era for one of today’s most celebrated and sought-after hitmakers. “I Warned Myself” marks the first new release from Puth since his 2018 GRAMMY nominated sophomore album Voicenotes. Debuting at #4 on the Billboard 200, the album received an RIAA gold certification within four days of release and claims over 3.2 billion of Puth’s collective 6.9 billion global streams via 4x-platinum #1 Top 40 smash “Attention,” platinum follow-up “How Long” & gold certified singles “The Way I Am” and “Done For Me.” The album was supported by Puth’s widely successful headline Voicenotes Tour, which saw sold-out shows across North America and Asia. Puth fully exploded onto the music scene in 2015 as the songwriter, producer and featured vocalist on Wiz Khalifa’s 3x-GRAMMY and Golden Globe nominated single “See You Again.” One of the decade’s biggest releases, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks, became the best-selling song of the year, and boasts a diamond RIAA certification. Soon after followed the release of Puth’s debut platinum certified album Nine Track Mind, which included 4x-platinum hits “We Don’t Talk Anymore” and “One Call Away” and 3x-platinum “Marvin Gaye.” Having quickly proven to be one of music’s most in-demand collaborators, Puth has lent his songwriting and production talent to artists such as Katy Perry (“Small Talk”), 5 Seconds of Summer (“Easier”), Maroon 5 (“Lips On You”), Michael Bublé (“Love You Anymore”) and more.
“Jaspal X Orla Kiely” is the collection for this year that represents a collaboration between Thai brand Jaspal and British Brand with Irish designer Orla Kiely whose world-renowned works are her unique print patterns. Her works have gained acceptance from Fashionista and celebrities all over the world-including Kate Middleton - Duchess of Cambridge, Kirsten Dunst - Hollywood Star, and Alexa Chung – Iconic Fashionista. “The Jaspal X Orla Kiely” Collection showcases the glamor of the print patterns that are individual signatures of Orla Kiely. Her print patterns have become popular on a global scale. She has reinforced her reputation via the success of at the Fashion and Textile Museum Exhibition, London, England. Our collection has been redesigned combining the 1960s fashion and Thailand pop’s colors. The main components of this collection comprise patterns of flowers, animals, geometry, and the young girl named Lola in a combination of bright color tones such as yellow, blue, and green. This redesign bases the concept of “Happy prints that make you smile” and to communicate femininity, happiness, fun, and nature via several types of fashion. The idea is to allow Fashionista to enjoy the mix and match print patterns. Lola print pattern is the highlight of this collection. It depicts a cartoon character of a girl wearing glasses. This chic design is a mixture of geometrical patterns-circular face, glasses in circular flower shapes, and lips in heart form. The design was well thought out and seamless to give an impression of femininity, brightness, the fun of the character. The products coming under this collection include T-shirts and handbags for young girls, and they are in line with the Girlish fashion trend. Another feature of the Jaspal X Orla Kiely Collection is that it is the first collaboration between the Orla Kiely and Thai brand Jaspal in Thailand. Not only that there will be fashionable clothes and accessories for women, but for children to mix and match as well such as umbrellas, glasses, pillows, notebooks, bean backs. Jaspal fan club is invited to experience “Jaspal X Orla Kiely” Collection starting August 15, 2019 at all Jaspal Branches throughout the country. A special promotion is available for customers who participate in our AR activity. You simply use a smartphone to take pictures of pop up flower print patterns inside the branch and post them on #JaspalxOrlaKiely. The promotion is set to start from August 15 to 31, 2019 at participating Jaspal branches and Online Store at www.jaspalonlinestore.com.