MISS KITTIN Feline Electro Queen
CONTENTS ISSUE 34 | ASIAN PROVOCATEUR Spotlight : Sethapong In Fashion : Natsuki Shigeta Fashion : Tsukikageya See / Saw / Seen Fashion : Missile Cover Story : Miss Kittin Top 10 Tracks : Tul New Kid On The Block : Fiat Frost Dig-Man Sniff This Design Icon : Doyle Dane Bernbach Blog It Write On : Philip Cornwel Smith Lookin' Good Feelin' Great One Man's Food What's In The Mix? Bed World : Daniel Fraser Bed Fellows Coming Up DJ Line Up Chuckie Roger Sanchez Dirty Vegas Kid Massive FAQ Distribution
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Publisher Oxygen Holding Co,Ltd. Executive Editor Paul Hampshire Creative Director Sanya Souvanna Phouma Proof Reader Stuart MacDonnell Writers Sanya Souvanna Phouma Justin Dunne Designer Puntit Dinakara Ariya Guptarak
Photographers John Beara Pornsarun Soithong Tommy Karlsson
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.......................................................................................................................................... VICTORIA KIRKWOOD A last-minute flight from Sydney to a funeral in London led to Victoria’s first unplanned stopover in Thailand and since then she’s found it increasingly hard to stay away. Originally a struggling artist, her work as a massage therapist and yoga teacher eventually led to a fascination with Chinese medicine and a degree in acupuncture. In her new column for Bed Sheets she creates essential blends to help you tweak the ups and downs of daily life or just smell and feel special and different.
RUPERT JAMES Rupert James has written ads for superbrands like Heineken and Nokia, directed music promos for the likes of Placebo and Katsue and has shown multimedia art at the Sydney Biennale and the 798 Art Festival in Beijing. This spring he is due to have his design work featured in Wallpaper*. Rupert appears with his blog: 'The Human Wry'. Jim@thehumaneyecorporation.com Twitter @ wry_eyes
TOMMY KARLSSON Everyone's favourite party animal/photographer is back in town after working in Phuket and Singapore. He thinks Bangkok smells nicer in wintertime and has a thing for nori seaweed. Available for any type of photo assignments apart from weddings and children's parties. email@example.com
PORNSARUN SOITHONG (YUI) This issue’s cover photographer Yui, works as a freelance photographer in Bangkok and wants to travel the world taking photos. She loves going to the theatre and drinking, but not at the same time. firstname.lastname@example.org
ASHLEY SIMCOX Always having loved to keep memories through words rather than photos, Ashley writes about art, music, fashion, and travel -- all the while hoping to still have enough milk money for the next day. She has contributed to various publications and tries hard to keep up with her blog: SEE / SAW / SEEN http://seesawseen.onsugar.com email@example.com
DINNER THEME - DECEMBER 2010
"Builder's Inc." This theme's main installation is a mock steel beam symbolising a construction site in which performers, dressed as workers, will dance or sing depending on the act. Many other surprise acts include mixing modern puppetry or fashion showstyle appearances that will also punctuate the evening in order to stimulate guests while they are dining.
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Can you feel it? It’s creeping up from the shadows, it’s almost upon us and like the monsoons that have just departed, there’s no hiding from it! Yes folks, start making a list and checking it twice because the festive season is heading our way. No matter how much we may dread the planning, the rush and the expense, we all end up with a hearty measure of Christmas spirit be it in our hearts, in a glass or heaven forbid, in the form of a grisly spectre. Get the full rundown of all the shameless shenanigans that the Bed Supperclub people have planned in our events pages at the back of this issue.
Also especially for this, our Asian Provocateur issue, we have fashion features from Tsukikageya, the hippest Kimono brand in Japan, Bangkok’s best jewellery company Missile and Apartment Kunpa’s main man Tul, gives us his top 10 tunes. Plus we have more heavenly smells in ‘Sniff This’ and our very own Sanya Souvanna Phouma shares his wisdom on how to incorporate cardio routines into your daily strides. We also debut our new serialised cartoon the Dig-man cometh. Ok, have fun in Bed, till next time…toodle pip !
Before she ripped off Bed’s roof last month the feline queen of electro, Miss Kittin posed for our cover and told us how she became one of the most inspiring DJs and voices to emerge onto the electronic music scene.
PAUL - BEE - HAMPSHIRE Twitter : beefuton Facebook : goobee Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
ED ITOR'S C HOICE
Sound : The Irrepressibles In This Shirt 10
Vision : Spooks – series nine BBC TV
Place : Saphan Phut Flower Market
Trend : Girls with masculine / androgynous haircuts.. Twiggy meets Mad Men!
[ Words by A s h l ey S i mco x I Ph o t o by N u p a t Art k l a ]
SETHAPONG POVATONG A.K.A DOUBLE O SETH
Producing intricate collages for over a decade, artist Sethapong Povatong recently showcased his second solo exhibition at Art Gorillas gallery. His multi-layered pop art is both amusing and quite captivating, affording room to discover something new with each look. So tell me a little bit about your collage work? Is there method to your madness? First I gather many images from used books, comics, and children’s encyclopedias. And then I mostly do the background first. Right now I find it more fun to not have a plan, I design as I go – step by step until satisfaction.
Who's your favourite artist? That would have to be Peter Blake, a British pop artist, because his work is fun, colourful with a bit of rock and roll and it has a feeling of nostalgia. I especially like that his work is consistent. I mean he’s been working since this 60s and it still is very him; it’s still cool.
How long does it take to create a piece? About three to four days, but not always consecutively.
You’re an editor of four magazines: Katch, Mono, Area & FHM? When do you find time to work on your personal collection? I don’t watch TV. My television sits there for football and DVDs only, so at night, if I’m not reading, I collage. I aim for 2-3 nights a week if I feel inspired.
In your piece entitled “Mao-Gang” I saw Spiderman, a cowboy, and Santa Claus along with Mao Zedong wearing a Nazi symbol… What does this mean?! I enjoy bad jokes and twisted humour… I like to tease people with my ideas, by cutting people’s heads off and replacing them with objects or animals' heads. I aim at being satirical within my pieces, but most of all I search for others to use their imaginations to figure out what it means to them. If you could collectively put your art into one song what would it be? Definitely punk rock, perhaps Anarchy in the UK.
How did you feel when you found out that your book, Perfect Dreams, received a Japanese award as one of the 100 most inspirational artist books in 40 years? Well actually, my friend read about it by accident. I didn’t even know I was chosen! See I don’t usually read Japanese magazines, but when I found out of course I was excited, so I tried to buy the magazine only to find out that it was sold out. I had to wait for two weeks to get copies and then get it translated!!! Is there anything you can’t eat? Spicy food – unfortunately it’s in my genes. Do you have a favourite quote? "Being a good artist is the toughest job you could pick, and you have to be a little nuts to take it on. I love them all" - Charles Saatchi
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NATSUKI SHIGETA 18
I’d describe my brand as 'Gorgeous and Nasty.' Aside from my flagship store 'TSUKIKAGEYA' I currently have pop-up shops in Harajuku’s Laforet Department Store and also at Isetan Shinjuku. Abroad, you'll find my stuff in galleries in London and hotels in Napa Valley, California. Yukatas cost around ¥50,000 ¥, kimonos around ¥150,000. I’d love to see the Italian actress Sophia Loren wearing my clothes. We’ve created a gang called ‘SOPHIA LO-REN’ . Ren means gang. About 15 of us cruise around during the matsuri holidays decked out in Tsukikageya yukatas. My favourite obis the navy one that has Akihabara night scenes printed on it. I like my obi to have an edge but still be high-end. One collection was decorated with Swarovski crystals. Inspiration comes to me when I am doing random things such as washing my face. The wooden blocks used for printing the fabric are hand carved by skilled craftsmen. The designs are very important to me but the tailoring is also crucial. My kimonos are hand stitched by Kyoto traditional kimono makers and I often spend hours doing things like sewing on rhinestones. I can’t produce large quantities of my collections. I usually make around 10 obis of each design. Although, some are so complex I can only make one. The best compliment I’ve received was when someone said, ‘That’s the first time in 15 years that I’ve bought clothes that weren’t by Hermes.’
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SEE / SAW / SEEN
Male eyeliner has indeed met celebrity approval. Have a go, but be careful there is a fine line between looking like rocker Russell Brand and his Emo counter part Pete Wentz.
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2 RAPHAEL YOUNG
This Korean-born, Franceraised designer has edge built right into his designs. His geometric shoes throw us into the future where – dare I say it – heels can be yes, comfortable; Raphael Young’s goal is to make your heels feel like trainers, so stay tuned.
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Go ahead …. try and break it! This wallet is not only recyclable, but its thousands of interlocking plastic fibres make it indestructible. It can hold up to 16 cards and is water-resistant. $15,
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4 DIY DENIM KIT
Whether they’re torn, studded, or ripped, jeans make it hard for your bank balance to keep up with the forever-changing trends. Instead of splurging, get crafty and transform an old pair with Bristol’s DIY denim kit.
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5 MOROCCAN OIL
Made with Argan Oil, this hair product is a triple treat: controlling frizz, protecting against environmental pollutants and strengthening brittle hair. Apply when damp and it even cuts the drying time, leaving hair soft and shiny.
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RETRO CLIP-ON FRAMES
Like it or not, the 70s are back for next season. Luckily we can jump on the trend with these inspired shades in amber and black from Spitfire without getting caught up in high waistlines.
$46, http://www. oaknyc.com
THAI PASSPORT NOTEBOOK
Can’t make it out of the country this holiday season? That doesn’t mean you can’t flaunt this Thai 'passport' notebook and pretend you’ll be jet-setting. With 50 blank pages, start listing places you’ve always wanted to visit, or use it to write your grocery list in. B129, Propaganda
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Over the last decade Miss Kittin has gone from strength to strength to become one of the most inspirational DJs and voices on the electronic music scene. Her collaborations with artists like The Hacker, DJ Hell and Felix the Housecat have produced intoxicating moments of pure bliss that elevate dancefloors to heavenly heights. Her latest album, BatBox, is a work of pure brilliance, which sees brazen beats layered with celestial synths and punctuated by her trademark deadpan vocals. Moments before she raised the roof at Bed Supperclub, Bed Sheets caught up with the Feline Queen of the electro scene.
MISS KITTIN Words by Paul Hampshire
How did a young girl from Grenoble end up becoming one of the most inspiring DJs and voices to emerge onto the electronic music scene? Ah... A lot of coincidences. Being in the right place at the right moment, making the right choices, and working hard I suppose. Also, I’m sure that never expecting something like this made it happen. Your lyrics are very profound, what inspires you to write? Everything I feel, see, read, eat, my friends, evolution, love, space, time, life. Music inspires me in the sense that when I listen to a track, lyrics come quickly, the atmosphere makes me think about something and I develop it. For example, with The Hacker, I often write about what inspired him to make the music, without discussing it first. Is it true that you wrote your ‘Frank Sinatra’ song, with the line ‘you know Frank Sinatra, he’s dead’, a few months before he actually died? Yes... Shame on me... But now it doesn't matter anymore...
What’s the best rule you have ever broken? Ah! That’s the first interesting question I’ve been asked for a long time. It would have to be ‘never say never’. I break that rule all the time. I often say 'never again' and then do it again. Like the non-smoking rule in clubs, I smoke behind the decks when I am playing, no matter what. How did you get the name Miss Kittin? We’re guessing you’re a cat person. My mother used to call me ‘kitten’, in French, although I remembered that much much later. I had to come up with a name five minutes before printing the first flyer I was on. I wanted something that sounded like ‘Kick in’. The Miss part came afterwards because stupid promoters at the time decided that it was more fashionable to put Miss in front of female DJ names.
Do you have any role models or people that have influenced you? Not really. The people I admire aren't really famous. I love the French politician Simone Veil; she’s a brave and classy lady and a tribute to our country. I also love Debbie Harry. For me she’s the ultimate rock star, so classy. But I wouldn’t say they’ve influenced me... I never want to be influenced! You’ve played all over the world from New York to Tel Aviv so where’s the best place to party? That place doesn't exist. The world is the best place to party. It could be in your living room with your best friends, on the beach, in a club, anywhere. It's just a question of timing and the right conjunction of forces. When you DJ do you use vinyl, CD or computer? I use CDs with computer. I am sad to say I had to give up vinyl. I had too many problems with it at festivals and in clubs. Most DJs play CDs, so no one bothers getting you a good sound for vinyl anymore. I started using ‘Serato’ a few years ago. It's lighter so its easy to carry, I have all my library on my computer so I can play anything that comes to mind, from any style. If I want to drop a Johnny Cash record in the middle of a set, I can! Also, it's more ecologically friendly than vinyl, which can't be recycled.
" The people I admire aren't really famous."
What track are you loving playing out in clubs at the moment? A track from The Penelopes with Linda Lamb singing. It's the highlight of my set.
What do you listen to when you’re at home? Nothing special. I play a jazz radio station in the bathroom. Sometimes I listen to rock (Arctic Monkeys, Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Blur...), sometimes ambient (Biosphere, Bola, Monolake), strange pop like Fever Ray or stupid pop like Ladyhawke. But usually, I prefer not to listen to anything, especially after a long weekend DJing. I prefer a good book. You're from Grenoble in the Alps. Are you a skier or snowboarder? Oh yes, I did both, as soon as I started to walk. I even did monoskiing in the 80s. We spent our lives on the snow! But I had an overdose in my mid-20s and stopped. Maybe one day I'll try it again. Never say never...!
TOP 10 TRACKS
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Countdown Party Top 10 Soundtrack by Apartmentkunpa ‘s Tul Waitoonkiat
ENTER SANDMAN- METALLICA I used to be a metal head, when this song first came out everyone accused Metallica of selling out to pop, but at least they did prove that pop doesn’t always have to be served with cheese.
WALK THIS WAY – RUN DMC FEATURING AEROSMITH Catchy guitar riff riding on a hip-hop beat. For me it was the first time hearing a rap vs. rock tune. And from this point we later got something called nu-metal which I really hate.
GIRLS AND BOYS – BLUR The bass line of this song is so repetitive but very catchy , every time I hear it I wanna dive in a mosh pit and jump around with the girls and boys.
BLUE MONDAY - NEW ORDER This song was played a lot at Blues bar, another place I liked to hang out when I was about 17. The resident DJ was DJ Ti. He's now spinning at the Happy Mondays bar.
TROUBLE – SHAMPOO I’m wondering where these girls are now? Shampoo make me reminisce about the days when Silom Soi 4 was still cool. This song is one of the main reasons that made me want to write songs for The Diet Pills.
TRASH - SUEDE For me, this is the Dude Sweet’s national anthem. Every time DJ note dropped this tune, you can see nothing but hands waving in the air.
BORN SLIPPY- UNDERWORLD When I hear the intro of this track I get rumbles in my tummy. I call it the ecstasy flashback SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT - NIRVANA Classic guitar riff on the intro, and when the effect. drums come in, the party turns into a riot. This song sums up my best memories of the 90s. BUSSABA – MODERN DOG If Seattle had Nirvana, then Bangkok got Modern Dog. 'Bussaba' is the Thai equivalent ICE ICE BABY – VANILLA ICE In the early 90s, Bangkok had a club called to 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. Modern Dog was Taurus (in Sukhumvit 26), it was legendary. I one of my inspirations to become a musician remember cruising in my friend’s car in front and be on stage. Without this group, I don’t of Taurus and blasting this song out of his think there would be an Apartmentkhunpa over-sized car sub-woofer, we couldn’t hear anything but the bassline. 43
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Describe what you do and who you are in three sentences I’m a kind of experimental artist. As a musician, I love to create whatever turns me on at the time and don’t care much about the result. Sometimes it works.
So where does the ‘Dig-Man’ name come from? It’s a reference to his huge drill-like arm, which can rip through concrete floors. The story takes place in the future where the gap between rich and poor becomes bigger and race-war rages. The crime rate is out of control so people need a hero.
What’s been your proudest moment so far? The most successful album I’ve released is called ‘Democrazy’ by The 25 Stang but I’m Tell us about your music. much more fulfilled with my latest project, My ‘Zassy Diva’ band is deeply rooted in the retro-rock genre. Zassy Diva.
We hear you are also working on a charity project. We are recording songs to raise money for children in need. It’s called ‘Children of the World’. Lots of talented indie artists have joined us. Every year, the number of abandoned children is rising at an alarming rate. I think when we have So tell us about your ‘Dig-Man’ comic strip. a voice and power; we need to do something to A few years ago, I released the song ‘Dig-Man’. help others, especially children. It’s about a super-hero who lives in the Bangkok underground. People kept asking me, What the hell is Dig-Man?’ So eventually I decided to draw some episodes to illustrate the song. What inspires you? The arts!!! I am inspired by both vintage and modern stuff. If I was forced to mention names, I would say David Bowie, Depche Mode, Bjork and Madonna. I love artists that rebel.
Website : www.facebook.com/fatherfiat Myspace: www.myspace.com/zassydiva Twitter : www.twitter.coom/fiatfrost
2020 Bangkok in Crisis ! The recent failure of the government’s efforts regarding solutions to stop Bangkok’s severe flooding problems has caused people to lose faith in the current administration. Most critics claim that refusing foreign aid seems to be the Governments biggest blunder despite its election promise to improve the capital’s drainage-system. In additional, the horrendous traffic situation has never been worse and the rising crime rate going through the roof. These issues are being used by the opposition as grounds for a proposed censure debate. Some political parties are even starting campaigns proposing that the country’s capital should be moved elsewhere while Bangkok is shut down and subjected to a complete renovation. This, they say, wouldn’t affect tourism as tourists have long since stopped coming to Bangkok thanks to the never-ending security concerns. Meanwhile in the second half of this year, a man showed up during the campaign for the new Bangkok Governor elections, people that witnessed the event told authorities that he came to the rescue of people during a robbery. He was later dubbed Dig-Man due to the fact that he had huge drilling machines attached to each arm. Surveys reveal most people over the age of 30 believe that Dig-Man is a fraud dreamt up by the government to increase its popularity while the younger generation genuinely believe that he's some kind of super-hero.
STORY & ILLUSTRATIONS BY FIAT FROST
Hurry up, the bank alarm's gone off!
Are you crazy! There’s construction work everywhere these days, even more than 7-11 shops.
Well, they said to go down the soi with construction work.
What’s that noise? An earthquake?
What’s that coming up from the ground?
Why does it have to be a dead end!
K E E P Y O U R F E E T O N T H E G R O U N D and keep reaching for the stars with this delicious earthy but spiritual blend.
Frankincense was used by the ancients long before a wise magi gave it to a newborn in a manger. According to early records, at the funeral of his wife Poppaea, the emperor Nero burned an entire year's production of frankincense and the Temple of Baal, in Babylon burned two and a half tons a year. Shaolin monks also used frankincense to heal injuries. Combined with marjoram and cardamom it becomes nurturing and warming for the cooler months. Cardamom strengthens the digestive system and clears mucus. It stimulates the mind and reduces worry, leaving us content and balanced. Marjoram warms and relaxes making it good for sore tired muscles and fretful hearts alike. Frankincense deepens the breath to aid meditation and instil tranquillity. I hope youâ€™ll find some peaceful time to centre yourselves by using these oils in a burner, lotion or massage oil. If you donâ€™t have time to experiment with making them yourself there are lovely things out there to buy online. For strong pure essential oil products I recommend Dr Hauschka, Dr Bronnerâ€™s, Weleda and Jason products. Look for them on www.drugstore.com or www.skinbotanica.com who both deliver to Thailand.
DESIGN ICON by Sanya Souvanna Phouma
The Volkswagen print ads by Doyle Dane Bernbach.
dvertising agencies in Madison Avenue, NYC, were already excited without having to watch AMC’s Emmy Award-winning series MAD MEN . People like Bill Bernbach, Creative Director of DDB, the agency he founded in 1949 with Ned Doyle and Mac Dane were real life characters that forged the industry and crafted modern advertising principles still in use today. Ads like “Lemon” where a spic and span Beetle was pictured, although the whole 3 column copy underneath would explain that the photograph was actually a defected one were, at that time, groundbreaking. The art direction always consisted of a large picture, that is perfectly proportioned with the body of the text. Modern, sans serif fonts were used in wording that were witty and very attention grabbing with the VW logo inserted within the frame of the copy. Nothing more. No phone number and no address of a car dealer. Less was definitely more. A textbook case of negative space layout: all that white space was there to create more impact and not because it did not have much to say. These ads were inimitable, not because they were difficult to imitate, but because if you copied their style, you would instantly bring the VW brand into the mind of the viewer.
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PHILIP CORNWEL SMITH Photographer : Rupert James
Philip became a freelance editor of the Time Out Bangkok guidebook, following eight years as the founding editor of Bangkok Metro magazine. Born in England, he has contributed to Eyewitness, Archipelago, Lonely Planet and Nokia phone guides to Thailand, as well as international magazines and other Time Out guides. He is also the author of ‘Very Thai’ – a window into contemporary Thai folk culture that delves beyond the traditional Thai icons to reveal the casual, everyday expressions of Thainess that so delight and puzzle. Since writing your ‘Very Thai’ book, have you come across anything that you wish you’d included? Weddings, funerals, newspapers, the cowboy cult... it's endless. Which book have you read the most times? What are the best and worst things about Bangkok? 'Writing Tools' by Roy Peter Clark. The chaotic-free-for-all is both: it gives liberty, What’s your favoured distraction when fusions and amazing moments, but it also spoils and wastes so much. you’re procrastinating? Daydreaming. To get out of procrastinating I Pitch us your next book in less than 30 exercise. words. I'm nearing completion of 'Very Bangkok', an Which film was better than the book? That's comparing apples with oranges, but offbeat guide to the city that avoids the clichés good recent adaptations are 'Romeo+Juliet', to explore its familiar sides and hidden stories 'Great Expectations', 'Atonement' and 'Brokeback from many fresh angles. Mountain'. 'Cabaret' was better than the play. Which book do you wish you had written? Financially, 'Harry Potter'! In my field, anything by Alain de Botton. Why did you decide to settle in Bangkok? While visiting a friend in 1994 I got hired as founding editor of Metro magazine. What was the first novel you read? In school, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee, otherwise it was probably 'Swallows and Amazons', 'Private Schulz' or 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'.
“VERY THAI” by Philip Cornwel Smith can be purchased at any ASIA BOOKS store www.asiabooks.com 59
LOOKIN' GOOD FEELIN' GREAT
[ BY PAUL HAMPS HIRE ]
ALCOHOL FACT OR FICTION? Fiction Drinking coffee will help a drunk person sober up. Fact Forget black coffee, cold showers, fresh air or exercise, only time can sober up a drunk person. Your body takes approximately one hour to eliminate the alcohol from one drink regardless of sex, age, weight.
Fiction Alcohol destroys brain cells. Fact Scientists state that moderate consumption of alcohol does not destroy brain cells. In fact it is often associated with improved cognitive ability.
Fiction Having a meal before you drink alcohol will help you to stay sober. Fact This is not an effective way to stop yourself from becoming drunk it will merely help absorb the alcohol into your body.
WORK IT OUT! Slow Lifting. Avoid quick releases when lifting weights. Maximise each move by lifting slowly in both directions. Lift and lower to a five-second count in each direction. Set Realistic Goals Don't worry if you can't run for a full 30 minutes or lift 50k weights. Start with realistic goals and add time, distance, and intensity in subsequent workouts. Phone a Friend Gym buddies usually help with motivation and encourage you to stick with your workout programme. You are also more likely to workout when you have to meet someone at the gym Office Gym Lose the chair and sit on a ball! This will strengthen your abs and back and you'll work on your posture. Take the stairs instead of the lift. You’ll also be doing your bit to save energy. In fact, why not go one step further and walk to work! Take fitness breaks, forget the quick snack or cigarette and instead take a brisk walk or do some gentle stretching.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT Maintaining optimal pH balance in your body can improve your health and keep diseases at bay. Alkali-forming foods help neutralise acids in our digestive system. It is no coincidence that the rapidly growing numbers of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes correlate almost exactly with the rise in consumption of acid forming foods such as sugars, saturated fats, and white breads. So eat plenty of apples, almonds, carrots, soy beans and spinach. Avoid acid forming foods such as meat, dairy, sugar, saturated fats, crustaceans and pasta. Google ‘acid forming foods’ and download the full list then pin it on your fridge door. 61
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HEALTH FREAKS & HEDONISTS Or How Deep-House & Psy-Trance Made Me lose 30 lbs. Photo and Words by Sanya Souvanna Phouma (not a Ph.D.)
N T H E P R E V I O U S I S S U E of Bed Sheets I mentioned it took me six months to get into the habit of running three times a week.
Running can be so boring. For years, I used to run for 45 minutes at a regular pace without seeing any tangible results. It was only when I started to include “high intensity interval cardio” routines into my running session, that I began to see the visceral fat on my belly melt away. High intensity cardio is demanding and should be medically monitored. You might want to tell your physician about it. You can’t just decide to run like Wayne Rooney or Diego Forlane chasing a ball with a wide open field ahead of them - these guys are professional athletes. But have you ever wondered why they have really flat stomachs? They reach their peak effort level 10, 20 or even 30 times per match and similarly at training sessions. These guys run fast, very fast. Why? Because they get that extra fuel to accelerate and reach that peak level from the adrenaline created by the excitement of the challenge of scoring a goal, which means cashing more money at the end of the month.
A good pair of New Balance shoes and an Ipod were the two most important accesories I needed to get going regularly on the running track. Studies show that running under sunlight also helped burn more fat. So don’t forget to wear a Bed Supperclub cap or sunscreen.
So what’s left for us mere mortals to create that adrenaline rush? I don’t know about you, but for me, it doesn’t take much more than a good track of trance music or deep-house to get the adrenaline pumping. Now of course the trick is to know when to include those peaks into your routine. I usually pick two landmarks in my running track (two trees for example, maybe 30 to 50 meters apart) between which I reach the maximum intensity. More importantly, I keep running after slowing down, I don’t stop or walk. I now run only 20 to 30 minutes and I try to include peaks every three minutes. So that makes at least five to 10 intervals at high intensity. Psy-trance’s rhythmical and machine-like sounds infused with subliminal effects are the most effective to create the soundscape that puts me into a “Terminator” mode, a much needed motivation to get those running shoes on and to hit the track. As for deep-house, it is just plain sexy. Need I say more? Then again, if AC-DC or Aerosmith cuts the mustard for you, there is no need for psy-trance, is there?
New Ipod Nano Touch can be purchased at I-Studio, Siam Paragon. Psy-trance and deep-house tracks can be purchased at www.beatport.com
WHAT'S IN THE MIX?
[ BY J US T IN DUN N E ]
FESTIVE THAI ROSE APPLE STOCKING STUFFER In a cocktail shaker, add a scoop of ice, the CC, rose apple juice, and cinnamon syrup. Shake, strain, add two cinnamon sticks and share with Santa. Recipe: 2 oz Canadian Club 1.5 oz fresh, local Thai rose apple Juice Â˝ oz Monin Cinnamon Syrup 64
Bed World Member
NAME DANIEL FRASER
OCCUPATION COMPANY OWNER SMILING ALBINO www.smilingalbino.com
MEMBER SINCE 2010 (but was at the opening party in '02, and a thousand times since...)
Getting to know you.
Bed Sheets turns the spotlight on our Bed World Card members
What line of work are you in? Luxury travel design - meaning designing unique experiences for guests with high expectations. How would you describe yourself in three words? Full-throttle optimist. Whatâ€™s your favourite noise? Great wine uncorking. Whatâ€™s your least favourite noise? The announcement of last call at BED... If you could make anything grow on trees what would it be? Fresh water. Think of the benefits to the developing world! When have you never been so wrong? Oh, how long can this list be? I suppose when I used to think that just by working hard you would become successful. Wwwwwwrong! There's so much more to it. If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be? Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Alberta Beef - Canada's best! If you could have dinner in Bed sandwiched between two celebrities who would you chose? Mick Jagger - a true legend for 60 years must have some inside secrets to share. Jessica Alba - that lasso scene from Sin City has been stuck in my head for years.
BED FELLOWS Photo by Lifestyle Asia
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT BED
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Cinema-Dine : Every Monday / Genre : Back to the 80s ‘Dine in Bed’ while watching your favourite movie stars. Plus, gourmet popcorn + our three-course set dinner will be priced at 1,450 THB. The movie is screened at 9:30pm.
In My Bedroom : Every Sunday Thai celebrities step into the white capsule and spin their favourite music.
Sex in the City : Wednesday 1st December Voted 'Best Ladies Night,’ by BK Magazine readers two years in a row! ‘Sex In The City’ offers three free sexy drinks to the ladies every first Wednesday of the month.
Tequila Supper Fiesta : Thursday 2nd December Tequila Dinner with Italasia. This is when the challenge of expanding your horizons leads to a journey of sorts with Chef Dan's four-course tequila dinner featuring Patron, El Jimador, Patron Xo Café & Herradura tequila. Get in the spirit of Speedy Gonzales – Arriba! Arriba!
Models Night ‘6th Year Anniversary’ Featuring DJ BJAM (Resident DJ - Volar Hong Kong) : Wednesday 8th December Turn to the left ‘long legs’, turn right ‘catwalks beats, it’s Bed’s six year anniversary of our beautiful people and champagne flowing night, featuring DJ Bjam the resident DJ at ‘Volar’ Hong Kong. Glamurosa! Rainha Do funk. Poderosa!!!
Thursday 9th December : Chuckie The man who pioneered the 'dirty dutch' sound which has dominated clubs worldwide - Chuckie also beat Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren to win last year's Dutch TMF award.
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Cinema-Dine : STAR WARS “30 Year Anniversary of “The Empire Strikes Back” Genre: Back to the 80s : Monday 13th December 'A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...' It's hard to believe that 30 years has passed since we all waited in line, eagerly anticipating, 'The Empire Strikes Back.' Come and watch once again this great STAR WARS classic. The movie will be screened at 9:30pm. Roger Sanchez : Thursday 16th December World-renowned, Grammy Award-winning superstar DJ and party icon Roger Sanchez is enjoying an unprecedented year and celebrating a tremendous decade. Throughout his career, Roger Sanchez has been known as a DJ that breaks barriers.
Siam Winery Dinner : Wednesday 22nd December Enjoy an intimate gourmet dinner with us and Siam Winery. This five-course meal will be accompanied by locally produced Thai wines specially selected for each course.
Dirty Vegas : Thursday 23rd December An incredible live / DJ show from all three members of this Grammy Awardwinning act - featuring live percussion & vocals - live performances of their hits, including the international smash, 'Days Go By'.
Christmas in NYC : 24th & 25th December Bed Supperclub constructs the Eighth Wonder of the World "Builder's Inc." Theme: This main installation is a mock steel beam symbolising a construction site in which performers, dressed as workers dance and sing. Many other surprise acts will be waiting in the wings to entertain diners. Guests will have the opportunity to choose premium wine pairing packages with the five-course set dinner.
Rehab : Thursday 30th December – Last night before New Year's! Jack Skellington, King of Halloweentown stumbles into Rehab for a Tim Burton tribute. Just keep Edward Scissorhands away from that vinyl!! DJ Oum and a surprise guest DJ spin the tunes while Pu trips the light fantastic. Dress Code: Festive Spooks and Glittering Goths!
New Year’s Eve : Friday 31st December End the year in style at our New Year extravaganza party. Party with the coolest crowd in Bangkok’s hippest club! 79
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Cinema-Dine : Every Monday ‘Dine in Bed’ while watching your favourite movie stars. Plus, gourmet popcorn and our three-course set dinner will be priced at 1,450 THB. The movie is screened at 9:30pm.
In My Bedroom : Every Sunday Thai celebrities step into the white capsule and spin their favourite music.
Sex in the City : Wednesday 5th January Voted 'Best Ladies Night,’ by BK Magazine readers two years in a row! ‘Sex In The City’ offers three free sexy drinks to the ladies every first Wednesday of the month.
Kid Massive : Friday 7th January Hailing from Denmark, in 2005 he was awarded ‘Best Upfront Single’ at the Danish Deejay Awards – Get ready for Kid Massive to unleash his magic in Bed!
Rehab : Thursday 27th January Bangkok’s first ever electro night celebrates its Eight Year Anniversary Party Eight years and still hooked ! Bee (GOO) and DJ Oum provide the medicinal beats while VJ Pu soothes the eyes. Dress Code: Eight Ball Black
'Les Fleurs du Mal' Art Exhibition Opening on Tuesday February 1st, 2011 (by invitation only) Bed Supperclub & VIP Party in Bangkok presents "Les Fleurs du Mal" the first solo photo-exhibition in Thailand by Vincent Sung, a Korean-French fashion/ celebrity photographer. "The exhibition is a visual tribute to Baudelaire's decadent, sexually charged work, blending Thai or Korean beauties with close-ups of radiant flowers photographed through Sung's creative eyes. The result, according to the photographer, "conveys refined aesthetic from flowers and sexual tension within a single frame." *Artwork on display from February 1st, 2011 through Feb 4th, 2011
COMING UP AT BED
RUMBA CALIENTE! DJ Ome
Latin-influenced rhythms and energetic Afro beats DJ Solo
SPOILT Champion Sound presents the world’s best DJs & club acts
BITE ME Sweet Pop in the 80s DJ Duke ‘O’ Phive MC Big Caco
DJ Eddy Frampton
SPOILT Champion Sound presents the worldâ€™s best DJs & club acts
SUNDAY IS THE NEW SATURDAY
DJ Josh Ezelle JDJ, , Warm-up by Andrea Bertrand
• The undisputed king of the 'Dirty Dutch' sound which has rocked clubs worldwide - undoubtedly the sound of 2010! • The man behind the international electro-house club smash 'I'm In Miami, Bitch!' • Last year he beat Tiesto & Armin Van Buuren to win the coveted Dutch TMF award. • Last year, David Guetta tipped him to be "the next big thing" - he now IS the next big thing, selling out 50,000+ capcity arenas in his native Holland & elsewhere...
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DIRTY VEGAS An incredible live / DJ show from all three members of this Grammy Award-winning act - featuring live percussion and vocals. Plus live performances of their hits, including the international smash, 'Days Go By'.
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With his signature style of driving but uplifting house Kid Massive has received support from key figures like Roger Sanchez, Axwell, Laidback Luke, TV Rock and Avicii. Kid Massive is definitely the one to watch. Hailing from Denmark and having contributed heavily to the scene there – in 2005 he was awarded 'Best Upfront Single' at the Danish Deejay Awards – he now resides in the UK and has watched his profile grow alongside the respect earned from industry peers. Championed by Pete Tong on Radio 1, his ‘Home’ single hit #2 in the UK Buzz Chart and #5 in the Music Week / Ministry of Sound ‘Cool Cuts Chart’ – the definitive music industry guide in the UK.
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ALL ABOUT BED
Frequently Asked Questions by Bed GM, Justin Dunne
.......................................................................................................................................... Hey, so what’s your dress code? Well, since the beginning, it’s always been ‘smart but casual’, with the exclusion of shorts and flipflops. However, we’re in the process of making this less ‘black and white’ and more of a science. For example, a guest may show up in flip-flops, if dressed in a stylish shirt and pants or skirt. It’s not the flip-flop fashion faux pas that we’re so against, it's guests turning up looking like they’re on their way to the laundrette or beach May we book a birthday party, hen's party, etc., at Bed Supperclub? Yes, of course. All bookings can be made directly through either the internet at www.bedsupperclub.com or via direct reservation line 02 651 3537. Please ask for Oam. How do I get a Bed World card? The Bed World card is an exclusive membership card given to guests strictly through word of mouth. These guests have shown incredible loyalty over the years.
Why is the wine so expensive? Yeah, this sucks. Thailand is subject to a most outrageous 400% tax on most wines, which is then, unfortunately, paid for with a more expensive wine list. This tax is so out of whack that even locally produced wines sell for less in Paris than they do here. Who do I contact if I would like to book a Christmas / End of Year Party at Bed? Good call. We ask that you call Junior or Elle @ email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org When did the Grey Goose smoking lounge open? Bacardi/Grey Goose christened the Grey Goose lounge at our eight-year anniversary party, Oct 7th, 2010. Nice, huh ! I heard that you guys play movies on Monday nights. True? Yes. Every Monday night we offer a ‘movie and a meal’ as part of our Cinema-Dine Mondays. Each month features a different genre with a movie played during dinner. Past genres have included, ‘Automobiles with Attitudes,’ ‘Food—Gotta Eat It!,’ ‘Bad Girls’ and ‘Cult Classics.’ Justin Dunne
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World of Happiness ‘Fun Park' Celebrate the festive season at CentralWorld. Come see the biggest Christmas tree in Southeast Asia & experience the joy and happiness of our ‘Fun Park’ theme. Picture yourself in an amusement park surrounded by thousands of glittery water drop lights and enchanting Russian dolls. Capture the Christmas spirit as you take snapshots beneath our fantastic Ferris Wheel or step inside our spectacular SnowDome. Nov 19, 2010 - Jan 9, 2011 at CentralWorld
'Hands Bangkok Countdown' Join us for our New Year’s celebration as we countdown to 2011 ‘Hands Bangkok Countdown’ will be packed with fun and exciting activities, including live performances from A-list Thai artists throughout the night. Marvel at Bangkok's biggest fireworks display! December 31, 2010 at CentralWorld Square.
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To celebrate His Majesty the King's Birthday ‘Pramahachanok Symphony at CentralWorld’ An 80-musician ensemble under the baton of Somtow Sucharitkul December 5, 6pm - 8pm admission free
‘Bangkok Motorbike Festival 2011' Check out the newest innovations from the world’s leading brands, mingle with mechanics, professional riders and members of the numerous motorcycle clubs. Meet importers, dealers and distributors at the exhibition booths. Enjoy music, fashion shows, stunt performances. ‘Ride Beyond Frontiers’ January 26-30, 2011
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DAMON DASH Co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z, Damon is a media mogul and one of hip-hop’s most inﬂuential minds.
MCKENZIE EDDY This soulful artist is redeﬁning the female singer-songwriter scene. Debut album to be released this year.
LONDON SOULS Known for their classic hard hitting rock and roll, this trio has built a reputation for explosive live performances.
DJ WORDY DJ BOOGZ 3 x China DMC Champion
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