Editorial Note - Plug & Paint

As we reach into a new decade where business and travel continue to show mutual rapid growth, this also brings with it the relevant tools and gear. This is why 'Plug and Paint' is represented by Van Gogh’s modern art 'Sun Flower' painting and where modern classics are back in 2020. Representing Plug, we bring insights involving electric vehicles 'EV', and luxury helicopter technology. In the hospitality industry, we see growing trends in developing hotel apps which enhance the business or leisure guest experience. Today, as sustainability has become increasingly important, society gravitates towards eco-friendlier lifestyles where people are more ecologically conscious and knowledgeable than ever.

In fashion, we have Pala presenting a handcrafted artisanal collection of wooden watches and other accessory items. Then, Fossil wearables for your travel in style and Berluti for those who appreciate craftsmanship and sophisticated style.

Paint, on the other hand, highlights how art in its many forms brings harmonious feelings and lights up the ambience in various features. For modern contemporary artwork and fashion trends, to interior designs and more, you will find them in our feature on Artful Stores. 'After Art' by David Joselit is a book review of fascinating essays on art in the digital-age. From the hoteliers’ perspective, we feature the Corporate General Manager of Tentrem Hotel Management Indonesia, the Indonesian hotel management company that believes in locally grown talent and whose traditional roots are now competing in the international global market. We also speak to the General Manager of the award-winning Fraser Place Setiabudi Jakarta, where you can find all lifestyle accommodation requirements.

Our wanderlust stories feature 'Monte Carlo' in Monaco, the perfect mixture of history and modernity. Meanwhile from the archipelago, 'Purwokerto' in Central Java, the city that offers many satisfying charms.

Above all, in facing the current dynamic uncertainty of our planet, bear in mind that the ability to travel will very soon return to heal and feed your soul! Let's plan to be adventurous!
 

Sri Utami
Editor in Chief