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Blue Times Two

September 28, 2015
Blue Dye Cafe + Indigo to Indian
A little over a year ago, Kittipong ‘Tum’ Paiboonsombut launched his hip sip spot, Blue Dye Cafe, in a refurbished house in Sukhumvit. And while the cosy coffee nook has earned a rep for its quality cappuccinos and toothsome tea crème brûlées, customers have also been taken with the artful decor that fills the space, from traditional wicker chairs and hill tribe fabric cushions to the swaths of indigo textiles that inspired the cafe’s name.

In fact, such has been the demand been for Tum’s covetable cache of homeware items that he has now extended upstairs, above the cafe, to unveil a svelte retail space.

Dubbed Indigo to Indian, the white and woody showroom displays a curated selection of local and international handicrafts, ranging from industrial brass lights and tablewares to the acquired taste of taxidermy.

Load up on Cone No.9 drip-dyed ceramics, totes stitched from boro scraps, Japanese artisan-painted plates, unique flea market finds and maybe even the odd stuffed duck. Or if you’re more about the wears than wares, rummage for flowy kaftans, Dominican Republic-sourced antique silver and turquoise pendants, simple men's kurtas and cool-kid caps.

Best of all, the requisite post-shopathon caffe latte and choc fudge cookie are but a few downward steps away. Indi-go on!
Soi Sukhumvit 36 / Soi Naphasap 1 / Khlong Tan / +66 8 3714 5333 / noon-6pm Mon, 10am-8pm Tue-Sun