A POSTERIORI : Peter Kemp
Who would you like to have a conversation with, living or dead?
Anyone of my close friends; Karen Armstrong; Martin Amis; the scientists working on the conversion of carbon dioxide to other elements and the clean decomposition of plastic; and of course my ever-challenging wife Sophie Gargett.
Any last words?
I know who Banksy is.
Indonesian Independence Day
“Through that language, encountered at mother’s knee and parted with only at the grave, pasts are restored, fellowships are imagined, and futures dreamed.” – Benedict Anderson, "Imagined Communities"
Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan - Happy Independence Day!
Petrified to Perfection
This mesmerising material is formed when trunks of wood are buried, usually under volcanic ash or mud, and deprived of oxygen. Over time every cell of the wood is replaced by other mineral elements such as silica, pyrite, agate or, in rare and beautiful cases, opal. The result is a beautiful memorial of bark, cambium, sapwood, even sometimes the pith; all the original lines of the cellular structures of wood but turned into rock which gives it incredible weight and a cool touch.
The SOUQ Guide to Rome
The first time I turned a tiny corner to see the dome of the Pantheon, I had a new comprehension for the famed arrogance of Romans; if ever overbearing pride is to be tolerated it should be for the cause of this city.
A Yarn About Cashmere
An Introduction to Contemporary Classics Made New
This event launched MISCHA in Bali and offered everyone a unique experience with the brand as well as the designer, Michelle Lai. Michelle has a long-standing commitment to empowering women, expressed through her work with The Women’s Foundation and charities supporting girls education. Michelle was invited to be a speaker at TED X Youth Hong Kong in 2013 and was featured in Star World TV’s Inspiring Women special for International Women’s Day in 2014.
SOUQ X MISCHA
SOUQ has earned a reputation for supporting new creative talent and helping these young socially conscious brands reach a wider audience.
With the inspiration for MISCHA’s new Hideaway Collection being SOUQ’s home of Bali and it’s rich heritage in textiles, there is a beautiful synergy between SOUQ and MISCHA.
This is our little notebook of all things SOUQ - It's where we keep our words and sort our thoughts.
Ethical Eating - Using Your Head and Heart When it comes to Food
We live in one of the most abundant archipelago’s that doesn’t just have beautiful weather but also beautiful farming traditions and a plethora of culinary wealth. And with the rise of the slow food movement, we’ve come to see not just the prominence of organic food but also the rise of ethical restaurants that cater to culinary delights that ease your mind and enrich your heart...
Feiyue - From Orlando Bloom to the Shaolin Flying Monks
In the fashion world Feiyue has gained prominent cult status, but it will always be their firmness, sense of contact with the ground, and the engagement of movement due to their minimalist design that make Feiyue an ultimate necessity for the urban walker and the island runner alike.
SOUQ’s Guide for Hopping Around Bali this Easter
On the Island of the Gods for Easter? Stick with us as we take you to our most coveted destinations on the Island.