A PAINTER WITH A CAUSE
Talented painter Chulalaxana Varanand Chudadhuj shares how she helps others through her art.
NOO LUXURY CLUB: How did you get started on painting?
CHULALAXANA: I married M.R. Dilok Varanand Chudadhuj about 20 years ago and moved to London to be with him. It was such a romantic city and I fell in love with it immediately. As time wore on, I thought it would be nice to take a hobby where I could use my perspective to express myself. That was when I started to take painting lessons. Gill Heinds, my teacher, has taught me everything from the basics of composition to still life to landscape.
A Woman in charge
Getting to the top is tough, but staying there is tougher. Kridchanok Patamasatayasonthi, Managing Director of Index Living Mall, talks about the challenges that keep her on her toes.
Furniture is a dynamic and highly competitive business. As head of one of the country’s biggest manufacturers and retailers of home furniture and furnishing products, Kridchanok Patamasatayasonthi stays on top of the game by consistently looking out for new trends from around the globe. “In the furniture industry there are two annual must-attend shows. One is in Milan and the other is in Paris. When I go to these shows I take away ideas and quickly work on them with my team. Everyone in the business uses the trends from these shows to develop products. It takes about six months to a year before the finished products hit the market. The window of opportunity is quite small, so we must move quickly.
It’s a very challenging and competitive business, so we are on our toes all year round.” Kridchanok regularly browses through leading local and international magazines to get a glimpse of the latest trends as they unravel. “I also travel to the US and other countries,” she says. “On these trips I don’t just look at the furniture but at the retail scene in general. This is because innovative store formats, the use of lighting
A DRIVING PASSION
Businessman Veerayuth Songthaveephol’s love of fine automobiles is rooted in his childhood. But unlike some connoisseurs, he likes to have fun with his prized possessions rather than keep them under wraps at home.
A MODEL TEACHER
Russamee Tongsiripaisri has an uncanny way with her investments. But besides bricks-and-mor tar stuff, she also invests in helping aspiring models build a foundation for their future.
For almost two decades, Sven Philip Sorensen has dedicated his life to helping abused and exploited children worldwide. He shares with us the reasons why he is committed to his cause and what he is doing now to ensure a better future for child victims—and for us all.
Travel is a great way to broaden your horizons. The luckier ones among us get to visit their dream destinations and find them to be just as they expected (or even better). We recently had the opportunity to chat with frequent traveler Manunsinee “Jom” Footrakul. She is super busy with her work as an image consultant, but when she has some time off she spends it traveling and enjoying a total escape from life’s routine.
What’s your idea of perfect happiness?
Being in good health, so that I may have the strength to help others, especially children. I want to be able to work on providing them with good opportunities for the future.
Time Out for Sushi
Seeking reprieve from the searing Bangkok heat, we meet Nuttapol Jurangkool at Honmono at Park Lane for some great sushi.
Young, handsome and friendly with Type-A personality, our guest is a man with a very busy schedule. Fortunately for us, he manages to squeeze us in for a face-to-face over lunch. Nuttapol, or Nuth to those close to him, is a fan of Japanese cuisine, which is why we are meeting at this popular sushi place.
She has one of the most recognizable faces on TV. She’s cute, pretty, sexy, multi-talented, and her nickname means “bus”. Yes, you got it, we are meeting Kaneungnij “Rod-May” Jaksamittanon for a chat.
Shades of Fashion
When we see Nuchanat Raveesangsoon out on the town, more often than not she’ll be sporting stylish sunglasses. The managing director of Sealand Casting and Machining Ltd. started wearing sunglasses out of necessity. Over the years, however, sunglasses have become part of her signature look.
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