Renovation and Home Design

Sanuk Homewares

We chanced upon Sanuk Homewares when we visited the incredibly creative village of Baan Tawai just outside the main City Centre of Chiang Mai in Thailand. We were actually looking for a completely different showroom but were awestruck by the striking bronze statues and black and gold artwork in the window.

We ventured in and it felt like Aladdin’s cave. Regal Golds and exotic Bronzes adorn the walls. Buddha statues, Bronze Elephants and Little Yoga Lady Ornaments are displayed on shelves. A gorgeous gallery that to us, represents "All the things you wish you bought on holiday!".

Having been a yoga practitioner for many years Judith fell hook line and sinker over the Yoga figurerines. Sonja ooh'd and aah'd over the elephants.

Although there isn't an exact translation for the the Thai word “sanuk”  (สนุก pronounced sanook as in “look”) the closest meaning is to have a good time, to have fun, to enjoy oneself and to derive pleasure and joy from something. It is almost a rule of living for Thai people that whatever they do, it has to be sanuk. We adore the concept of Sanuk.

Today we are absolutely delighted to bring you Thai Decor direct from the friends we made at Sanuk.