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A Taste of Vietnam

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A culinary chronicle of Vietnam from The Perennial Plate

We're admittedly a bit late to the table on this on The Perennial Plate, a weekly web series documenting a foodie couple's adventures in sustainable eating. It's downright delicious. For "A Taste of Vietnam," TPP's Daniel Klein and Mirra Find ate their way through the Southeast Asian country for two weeks, exploring the hidden corners of Vietnamese cuisine. The fast-paced clip......read more

Tumultuous Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City

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This time-lapse clip from Rob Whitworth captures ordered chaos in Vietnam's largest city

We habitants of Los Angeles might think we know a thing or two about traffic, but as this clip shows, we don't have nothin' on Ho Chi Minh City. During his travels in Southeast Asia, UK photographer Rob Whitworth shot over 10,000 photos of traffic weaving through the streets and waterways of Vietnam's largest city, where urban congestion is taken to a whole other level. The result is an......read more

Farming Kindergarten by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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A pre-school in Vietnam takes sustainable education spaces forward

Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects has made a name for its creative structural work with bamboo, a cheap, local, and highly renewable material. With its latest project, a green-roofed pre-school in Đồng Nai province, the company aims to create "a prototype for sustainable education spaces in tropical climates." Called Farming Kindergarten, the school's roof has a continuous surface for......read more

Lena Linen Bedding in Blue

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From the abcDream collection, beautiful hand-embroidered bedding made in rural Vietnam $60.00

Grown in challenging environments using minimal water, linen is a versatile and sustainable alternative to cotton, which is generally grown using plenty of chemicals and a ton of water. abcDream's hand-emboidered Lena Linen collection help sustain the earth while providing a stable income for communities in rural Vietnam. Available exclusively at ABC Home, the linens are colored a deep......read more

Telephone Wire Bowls

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Handcrafted by disabled Vietnamese artisans for the SPIRAL Foundation. $40.00

Founded by Marichia Simcik Arese, the SPIRAL Foundation provides work for young, disabled citizens of Vietnam and Nepal, who create lively, functional products for the home using recycled materials. These colorful Telephone Wire Bowls are made from — you guessed it — discarded telephone wire, and are ideal for holding coins and keys. Crafted by disabled artisans at The SPIRAL......read more

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