Dial up the sparkle with Swarovski’s Wonder Woman collection #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Dial up the sparkle with Swarovski’s Wonder Woman collection

ShoppingSep 25. 2020

By The Nation

Swarovski has joined with Warner Bros and DC to come up with a special sparkling collection to celebrate Wonder Woman ahead of the December 25 release of “Wonder Woman 1984”.

The designs in this collection draw their inspiration from the superhero’s golden armour and eagle wings, symbolising a combination of femininity, strength and determination.

The Wonder Woman collection features:

Cuff: Swarovski shines a new light on the iconic silhouette with a striking pavé and crystal mesh cuff.

Hoop earrings: This pair of versatile earrings can be worn in different ways. Wear the hoops on their own for a simple daytime look or dial up the sparkle with the Wonder Woman motif.

Necklace: This sparkling necklace will amp up necklines from day to night thanks to Swarovski crystal pavé embellishment.

Double ring: Put this on to add a stylish statement to any ensemble.

Bracelet: This shimmering piece adds a subtle dose of superpower to your everyday look.

Tassel earrings: The fringe-like, versatile earrings can be worn in multiple ways and gently swish a with every move.

The Swarovski x Wonder Woman collection is available exclusively at the brand’s boutique at CentralWorld. Discover inspiration and ways to create sparkle via the #SparkDelight hashtag on Instagram.

Latest Lanna expo in Chiang Mai to focus on ‘eat well, live well’ concept #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Latest Lanna expo in Chiang Mai to focus on ‘eat well, live well’ concept

ShoppingSep 16. 2020

By The Nation

“Lanna Expo 2020” from Friday onwards at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC) under the concept of “Eat Well, Live Well – A New Way of Life”.

Four provinces in the upper North have joined hands to hold the 10-day. 

The provinces participating are Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Lamphun and Lampang.

Chiang Mai governor Charoenrit Sanguansat said this expo has been organised for the eighth consecutive year, building on the success of every year to promote the potential of small businesses and expand their market base.

This year’s event is divided into four zones, namely furniture and decorative products, health and beauty zone, fashion and textile zone and food and beverage zone.

There is also a Lanna handicraft zone, where visitors can enjoy the distinctive identity of northern culture.

OTOP fashion, crafts showcase takes Bt42m in first week #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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OTOP fashion, crafts showcase takes Bt42m in first week

ShoppingAug 10. 2020

By The Nation

Sales at one of the largest exhibitions of Thai crafts and fashion have already exceeded B42 million, say organisers of the Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (SACICT) and One Tambon One Product (OTOP) fair in Bangkok.

Crowds have been flocking to Impact Arena over the past week, snapping up silk, local fabrics, jewellery, and handicrafts, said Suttipong Juljarern, director of the Community Development Department.

The fair runs for another week.

Proving the biggest hit among visitors are unique textiles from each of Thailand’s 76 provinces, woven by the Fabric Cluster Project (North Region), Northeastern Textile Project, and OTOP and Community Development programmes, said Suttipong.

In addition, the visually and hearing impaired are selling handicrafts and products at 20 separate booths under the Association of Disabled Persons to generate income and boost morale during the Covid-19 crisis.

The event runs from 10am to 9pm at Challenger Hall 2-3, Impact Arena, Exhibition and Convention Centre, Muang Thong Thani, until August 16.

Surprising delicacies up for grabs at latest Royal Project fair #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Surprising delicacies up for grabs at latest Royal Project fair

ShoppingAug 06. 2020

By The Nation

This year’s Royal Project fair, running until August 16 at Bangkok’s CentralWorld shopping mall, features scores of new innovative items for gourmet shoppers and health lovers.

All items have been produced under the principles of the Royal Project Foundation, which was set up by King Rama IX 50 years ago to help hill tribes and highland communities give up the cultivation of opium and opt for agriculture.

This year’s fair showcases 869 products, including highlights like avocado, buffalo milk and vanilla bean flavoured ice creams.

Also on offer are fresh persimmon that are packed with vitamins A and C as well as potassium that helps regulate the heart, fibre, magnesium and antioxidants, as well as Yamabushitake mushrooms that are known for their medicinal properties.

Health lovers can also buy portobello mushrooms, which have become a great hit for being a great source of vitamin B-complex, niacin, iron and potassium among others.

Other new items launched at the fair are capsule and drip coffee grown by the Karen hilltribe in Mae Hong Son province. The coffee comes in two varieties, medium and dark roasted Arabica.

Apart from food items, shoppers can also pick up plants like watermelon peperomia, cactus and ivy from the Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang that help reduce mould in the air and fight allergies, alcohol-based hand sanitising and herbs.

People who are unable to visit the fair in person can also shop online by searching for Royal Project X Shopee Expo Online on the Shopee e-commerce platform or on the Wongnai application.

Latest hilltribe fashions at Emporium’s Doitung fair #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Latest hilltribe fashions at Emporium’s Doitung fair

ShoppingJul 20. 2020

By The Nation

The Doitung project is inviting shoppers to browse the rich wares of hilltribe communities in Chiang Rai at its “Lives and Lines” fair in Bangkok’s Emporium mall.

Traditional silk clothing and other handicrafts show off the unique patterns and colours crafted by the sustainable cottage industries in the highlands of the northern province. The event runs until July 26 at Emporium store on M floor.

On display are Doi Tung handicrafts, ceramics, bags and clothing from the spring-summer 2020 collection.

Meanwhile, Doi Tung Cafe is teasing the palates of shoppers with highland coffee and classic dishes from the Tamnuk restaurant. “New normal” hygiene measures are in place to ensure a safe shopping and eating experience.

Tuscan-themed Palio Khao Yai getting new owner, new concept? #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Tuscan-themed Palio Khao Yai getting new owner, new concept?

Shopping

Jul 07. 2020

By The Nation

Palio Khao Yai, a picturesque shopping centre in Nakhon Ratchasima, is now rumoured to be closed after reportedly suffering from the impact of the Covid-19 crisis since March.

The centre is possibly being renovated to woo more visitors or is being taken over by a new owner. Popular Facebook page RetailMan said “a new capitalist is planning a new concept for Palio”.

Meanwhile, Palio’s official page has remained silent. Its last message, posted in March, said every business had to adjust to survive.

However, Tops Daily inside the Tuscan-themed village is still open to customers.

Fashion goes wild on Lazada, Shopee this weekend #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Fashion goes wild on Lazada, Shopee this weekend

Shopping

Jul 03. 2020

In a bid to boost spending, consumer goods distributor ICC International is launching the “Saha Group Fair Online Year 2020” via online marketplaces Lazadaand Shopee, at which fashionistas will be able to pick up great deals with discounts of up to 70 per cent.

The event, which runs until Sunday (July 5), has famous brands like Elle Homme, Becky Russel, ITOKIN and MINNA among others offering special discounts only for this event.

Enjoy the rainbow colours of Pride Month at CentralWorld #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Enjoy the rainbow colours of Pride Month at CentralWorld

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Jun 25. 2020

By The Nation

Top brands at CentralWorld are celebrating gender diversity by offering special collections to mark Pride Month:

• Adidas’ new Pride Collection 2020 is made special by colours of the rainbow, signifying LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual).

• Guss Damn Good has launched two new ice cream flavours, Equality and Love.

• Calvin Klein’s new Lifewear Limited Edition, features T-shirts, hoodies, shorts, jeans as well as sportswear in pride colours.

• Swatch is marking the Pride Month with the #OPENSUMMER rainbow watch.

• Guess has teamed up with Colombian reggae star J Balvin to create the colourful Guess x J Balvin ‘Colores’ collection.

• Levi’s new Pride 2020 collection features the message “Use Your Voice” in rainbow colours to support equal rights. All revenue from this collection will go to the OutRight Action International.

Hong Kong dealer woos Thai car fans with diecast models #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Hong Kong dealer woos Thai car fans with diecast models

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Jun 17. 2020

By The Nation

A Hong Kong model company, Tiny, is catering to high demand from car lovers for diecast models, including models of special significance to Thai fans.

Tiny has appointed Hong Kong Select to be its official agency.

Most of the models made by this brand are various cars that can be seen on the streets of Hong Kong, but they have also added diecast models of exciting cars from all over the world.

Diecast models have been gaining in popularity since the 1970s. Most of the buyers are collectors fascinated with the beauty and realistic details incorporated in a compact car that is commonly produced in a 1/64 ratio.

To reinforce the popularity of diecast cars in Thailand, Tiny is offering two legendary race cars — the Inno 64 – 1/64 Nissan Skyline GT-R BNR32 #83 and the Inno 64 – 1/64 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III #2.

INNO 64 - 1/64 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R BNR32 #83 “AIM MOTORSPORT” JTC Fuji 500KM 1992

INNO 64 – 1/64 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R BNR32 #83 “AIM MOTORSPORT” JTC Fuji 500KM 1992

The Nissan Skyline is a model of the race car driven by Pruttirat Rattanakun Seriroengrit who competed in the 1992 Japan Touring Car Championship. It comes in bright red, which is a favourite of many racers because of its power and beauty.

INNO 64 - 1/64 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION III #2“ ”SINGHA RALLIART“ ”Rally of Thailand 1995 Winner

INNO 64 – 1/64 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION III #2“ ”SINGHA RALLIART“ ”Rally of Thailand 1995 Winner

The second model, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III, was the racing car of the Mitsubishi Rallyart World Rally team. The driver, Tommi Mäkinen, won the Rally of Thailand in 1995. The car uses a white-yellow tone, the colours of the main sponsors.

In addition to the exteriors, the company said it had devoted a lot of attention to the interior too, from the car console, the steering wheel, to the racing seat.

Both cars were scheduled to be launched and sold at the Thailand Toy Expo on April 30 but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was cancelled. Both models are now available at the Hong Kong Select online store. There are only 1,200 products in stock.

Collectors can check it out on Shopee: https://shopee.co.th/hongkongselect?smtt=0.0.9 and Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hkcthai/

Want a green Valentine’s Day gift? Don’t buy chocolate. Or roses. #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Want a green Valentine’s Day gift? Don’t buy chocolate. Or roses.

Feb 12. 2020
By The Washington Post · Sarah Kaplan
In terms of carbon footprint, which is best to give my partner for Valentine’s Day: chocolate or roses?

Before I offer romantic advice to strangers on the internet, I should probably disclose that I once wrote an entire article arguing that birds are the best lovers. I am not exactly the world’s greatest dating guru (much to my mother’s chagrin).

But I do know a thing or two about climate change. And if you’re concerned about greenhouse gas emissions and their role in heating the planet, you won’t love what I’m about to say.

It takes quite a bit of carbon to get both chocolate and roses from farm fields into your sweetheart’s hands. In West Africa, where two-thirds of the world’s cocoa is produced, the chocolate industry is associated with rampant deforestation. Meanwhile, most roses sold in the United States are grown in Colombia, then transported to the U.S. by cargo jets and delivered to stores in refrigerated trucks – a process that requires burning huge amounts of fossil fuels.

Last year, my colleagues at The Washington Post traveled to Ivory Coast to talk with farmers who grow cocoa for major candy companies. Many were just barely eking out a living – the state-owned monopoly had recently slashed prices – and were forced to cut trees and clear brush to expand their plots. Ivory Coast has lost 80% of its forests over the past 50 years; much of that destruction is a consequence of desperate farmers and consumer demand.

The consequences for the planet can be severe. Healthy tropical forests are one of Earth’s most powerful mechanisms for pulling carbon out of the air; the Amazon alone absorbs as much as 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year, about 5% of annual emissions from human activities.

But when those trees are felled and left to rot, they become carbon sources. According to the Woods Hole Research Center, deforestation accounts for 10% of annual carbon dioxide emissions.

Candy companies like Mars – the creator of Snickers, M&Ms and Twix – vowed in 2009 to make all their products with sustainable cocoa. But the 2020 target for that switch has come and gone; now the company is aiming for 2025.

Meanwhile, government efforts to stop human activities in protected forests are hobbled by corruption and, according to watchdog groups, have led to human rights violations. And certification firms, which work to ensure that cocoa is child labor- and deforestation-free, have found major lapses in their monitoring efforts. Last year, The Washington Post reported that leading chocolate certification company Utz discovered more than 4,900 cocoa farms located inside national protected forests in Ivory Coast.

On the opposite side of the Atlantic,in the Colombian greenhouses that produce the majority of America’s roses, the problem isn’t so much how the plants are grown as what happens once they’re picked.

In the weeks leading up to Feb. 14, 30 cargo jets carrying a million flowers each make a daily trip from Colombia to Miami. The nonprofit International Council on Clean Transportation estimated that these flights alone emit about 360,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, equaling the average annual emissions from more than 40,000 American homes.

The roses must be kept at near-freezing temperatures to prevent them from wilting, so the trucks that transport them across the country must be heavily refrigerated. According to a 2018 study in the journal Transportation Research, temperature control in a cooled freight truck accounts for 40% of its emissions.

The complexity of the supply chains for both products makes it hard to estimate their carbon footprints, let alone directly compare them. But it should be pretty clear by now that, speaking generally, neither is particularly green.

So, what’s an eco-conscious lovebird to do? You can look for chocolate that has been certified by an auditing organization like Rainforest Alliance – though these certifications are sometimes flawed. You can buy native flowers that have been grown near your home, which don’t need to be flown long distances or produced in energy-intensive hothouses.

Best of all, you could give the only gift that actually takes carbon out of the atmosphere, by planting a tree in their honor. According to one U.S. Forest Service study, an urban sugar maple sequesters more than 7,000 pounds of carbon dioxide by the time it turns 60. It’s a message of love that actively fights climate change – and what’s more romantic than that?