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Conversation with Chris Maksaereekul, co-founder of The Maks' Coffee & author of My Journey with Coffee


Conversation with Chris Maksaereekul, co-founder of The Maks' Coffee & author of My Journey with Coffee

We sat down with Chris Maksaereekul, co-founder of specialty coffee and lifestyle brand The Maks' Coffee as well as author of My Journey with Coffee, to learn more about her story and the coffee industry!

 

Chris Maksaereekul, co-founder of The Maks' Coffee 

 

How is it like growing up in a coffee family and what inspired you to start The Maks’ Coffee?

Although coffee has been a part of my family for many generations, I first started my career in the financial services industry and stepped into the coffee business...




My Journey with Coffee


My Journey with Coffee

We are incredibly excited to release our latest publication and first collaboration - My Journey with Coffee. Together with The Maks' Coffee, we dive into the fascinating world of coffee, discovering its origin and catching a glimpse of different coffee cultures around the world. Tracing the journey from bean to cup, this book is a perfect coffee conversation to have with children and coffee lovers! 


Let the Beauty of Art inspire Children


Let the Beauty of Art inspire Children

Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报

19 May 2021

Written by Zhang Heyang

Translation by Isabella Meo

 

[Original article in Chinese]

  

28-year-old harpist Laura Peh founded a business last year - a publishing house specialising in art picture books for children  - with the belief that art can help cultivate the emotional intelligence and creativity in future generations.

 

University students Isabella Meo (left) and Erika Solomon (right) are currently interns with Laura Peh (centre), founder of Cinnamon Art Publishing.

 

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The Muses of Gustav Klimt


The Muses of Gustav Klimt

Women fascinated Gustav Klimt and he enjoyed painting them. He began with commissions from Viennese society belles, and over time, sought to express the beauty of human emotion through his depictions his muses, their personalities, and desires. His later portraits overflow with expression and decorative features, thus turning the anatomy of a muse into ornamentation. Klimt developed his Art Nouveau style with motifs, mosaics, flowers, and oriental influences. He often thought of his muses as trapped fairies in their own dreams.



How Immersive Art Experiences are Taking Over


How Immersive Art Experiences are Taking Over

As a millennial, I grew up with educational computer games and television programmes, learning problem solving from Putt Putt, egyptian history from Carmen Sandiego and visual art from this one peculiar computer game that I can no longer remember the title of. It featured a talking lizard that would visit famous Impressionist artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet, and up till now, I still credit part of my life trajectory to that lizard. I ended up studying art history in university, and even though I was naturally inclined towards the arts from a tender age, that game gave me the confidence as a primary school kid to proclaim that my favorite painter was Van Gogh, even though most of my peers had no idea who that was. It was one of the many seeds planted in my early life that actually bloomed!