Everything You Need to Know About Streetwear in Bangkok

Fashion is a global language. Some of the most hyped designers right now are from the former Soviet Union, Georgia (the country) has become a low-key hotspot for industry insiders, brands from Korea are killing it and every month our Under the Radar feature spotlights upcoming labels from across the world. 21st-century kids are harnessing the internet and social media’s power to scour the world for newness, while designers and brands use it to take their visions global. It’s created a globalized melting pot of culture, and it’s one of the most exciting things about streetwear in 2017. With that in mind, we’re venturing further afield to get a little closer to the scenes happening over the globe. Next up in our roaming reporting series is the owner and creative director of the Carnival Group, Anupong Kuttikul. First starting out in 2010 as a Converse-focussed sneaker store, Carnival then stepped up and set up its second brick ‘n’ mortar the following year in east Bangkok. After another two years of continued growth, becoming an authorized dealer to big streetwear players, and introducing Thailand to some of the biggest brands in the game, Kuttikul’s company, Carnival Group, set ...

This Vespa-like electric scooter offers clean, silent commuting, with no pedaling necessary

With speeds up to 28 mph, and a driving range of 30+ miles per charge, the street legal unu electric scooter could be a great green urban transport option. Although bikes and e-bikes have been getting most of the attention as cleaner commuting options, not everyone wants to pedal. For those who don’t want a bike, but would still like to have a small zero (tailpipe) emissions vehicle, and one that can be parked just about anywhere, has enough range to do daily commuting and errand-running, can keep up with urban traffic, is affordable, and can handle two passengers, an electric scooter might be the way to go. Although we’ve previously covered some e-scooters that were like a kids’ kick scooter, except with an electric motor and battery, those aren’t in the same league as the Vespa- and moped-style scooters, which are tried and true city vehicles (but which in their original gas-burning form are also very polluting), and which are a great fit for electric drivetrains.An electric scooter from a German startup, unu, looks to be a well-designed contender in the urban e-mobility market, and on top of its retro-styling and options for color choices and motor siz...