Friday, May 21, 2010

handmade sister cities { part 6 } : bangkok, thailand & washington, DC, USA

row one
HOWEVER: bangkok
unhingedknitter: washington
Ananya: bangkok

row two
shoofly: washington
petitac: bangkok
BeadSiam: bangkok
shaunleighonline: washington

row three
shannispishak: washington (oops! sorry - the *other* washington!)
norah jewelry: bangkok
lovahandmade: washington
Mamadressingroom: bangkok

row four
aftershowershop: bangkok
artsharkdesigns: washington
coolsisters: washington


oh how i've always loved the idea of sister cities.
two great places, joined over sea & sky by the idea of common cultural & commercial ties.
this rikrak studio series explores 2 official sister cities @ a time,
and some of the handmaking lovelies that they share!
i've done a bit of research to find official sister cities, and love seeing what handmakers are up to there! be sure to visit the other handmade sister cities posts here.


handmade sister cities {part 6 }


bangkok, thailand & washington, dc, usa

reading the news of late, it's with a heavy heart that i see the turmoil and strife that beautiful Thailand is coping with these days. a few years ago, mr.rikrak & i called Thailand home for while, and it is without a doubt my favourite place to visit in the
whole wide world.

so today's sister city post is a big hug to all of our dear friends there, and a big *fingers crossed* that peace will come again soon to that area.

i've been lucky to have spent time in both of today's capital cities, and love them both. what especially stands out to me today about the similarity of bangkok & washington are the
a) amazing architectural wonders and b) the fantastic history alive in both cities.

and i think you'll just love the creative makings by both featured here today!

have you been to either/both of these handmade sister cities?
tell us your favourite parts/neighbourhoods/delights/sights!
we'd love to hear!

happy handmaking, bangkok + washington.
have a good good weekend, lovelies.

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  1. Great finds, Rik Rak! I've been to Washington many times with work and have many favorites. One day I would very much like to visit Thailand. Have a great weekend!

  2. Beautiful collections! Thank you so much for including my ruffled collar dress! : )

  3. hope you can soon, denise!

    love your work, ananya. thanks!

  4. Wonderful items! I live in a sister city but we're only separated by a river so it's nothing as cool as Thailand and the USA. You have a wonderful blog here and I can't wait to see what you post next.

  5. Thanks for including my embroidery hoops in your sister city post! I would love to visit Thailand some day, I bet its incredible! There's so much I love about DC, U street & Black Cat dance parties, shopping in Georgetown, and of course Armand's Pizza - if you're anywhere in the DC area you have to find an Armand's, best pizza ever! Plus free art galleries & museums, not many cities have that luxury!

  6. Thanks so much Kristal for including my "Chair" accent pillow!
    You're an amazing craftsperson!
    Never been to Thailand but my daughter's best friends family is from there! Your blog is beautiful!


thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!