I remember picking up a copy of AsiaLIFE when visiting in 2012, sitting and reading at one of the tables at .BEYOND where my mom was working at the time. I picked up another copy and browsed while I shoveled spaghetti bolognese into my mouth at The Living Room washing it down with chilled lime soda.
I remember thinking how great it was that there was a publication with as much information (interesting stuff at that!) and so well done in a country that I was quickly finding to be more and more advanced than I had initially thought.
It was a great experience working with Ellie, Marissa, and Rudi along with the team at Rajana to get this little write-up together and I’m exceptionally excited to be featured along with some really amazing artisans to boot.
What we’re doing with TEMPER is so small, but we feel like it’s an amazing opportunity that could only really be done exactly the way it is with me being here in Phnom Penh. We’re honored to be able to run this small business and not only to do it for the sake of our own creative liberties, but working with a company that we really respect and honor.
Of course things get messed up once in a while, of course it can be challenging, of course there are problems that need to be solved- and for two budding entrepreneurs- we have a long, long way to go before we can even begin touting ourselves as business savvy. Still though, seeing these sorts of things gives just the push we need to keep doing what we’re doing with the brilliant people we’re working with to create things that are actually really awesome.
Have a gander at AsiaLIFE’s December 2014 Made in Cambodia segment: