Last Thursday, we were thrilled to host the Quaich Project at Kulapat's home in Venice, CA. The evening of entertainment and friendship was about gaining support for the £25 million project, and is the first in a series that will build upon the great tradition of philanthropy and civic engagement between the Scotland and the United States. In attendance were our Creative Director, Kulapat Yantrasast, Mark Thomann (wHY Landscape Director), Jules Haston (Director of the Quaich Project), Nigel Daly OBE (president of Screen International), and Andy Scott (sculptor of The Kelpies, Scotland’s largest public artwork).
photograph by Eric Sander From April 25th-November 3rd, wHY’s garden pavilion and installation Float Flutter Flow, will be open to visitors at the Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire in scenic Loire Valley. This year’s theme was to design a contemporary ‘Garden of Paradise’, one that would represent a harmony between technology and nature, while also offering a utopian statement for how paradise could be conjured in the 21st century. For information on the project, as well as location details, please visit the project page here.
Sotheby's takes us into artists Jonas Wood and Shio Kusaka's studio. Jonas Wood reflects on his move to Los Angeles, the importance of the Hammer Museum and his unique approach to creating art. The full video can be found here: https://www.sothebys.com/en/videos/an-inside-look-at-jonas-woods-studio
On May 14th, Mark is slated to speak at the Custom Lane in Edinburgh, Scotland. The event is a part of Custom Lane's ongoing lecture series aimed at identifying, supporting and celebrating emerging world-class design in Scotland. Mark will present an intimate look at wHY's Ross Pavilion & Gardens, the firm’s first project in Europe. Mark will also touch upon other recent works by the firm, and lessons learned from a career in landscape design. Location and ticketing information can be found here.
The Quaich Project, a charitable partnership managed by the Ross Development Trust and the City of Edinburgh Council, has been commissioned to support the identity and growth of the Ross Pavilion & Gardens. Once the park opens, the project will coordinate events and gatherings for the public, helping to transform it into a unique world-class garden space. Check out the introductory video by Scottish actor Iain Glen on their new website. For more information about the Ross Pavilion, please visit the project page.
Read Jonathan Griffin's profile on Kulapat here - covering the humanity of buildings and his origins in Bangkok.