About Oom

Siriyakorn Pukkavesa Marquardt, or ‘Oom’ as most people call her, graduated from Chulalongkorn’s Faculty of Communication Arts in 1992. Immediately after University she landed several roles in Thai lakorn (incredibly popular soap operas). Next came thirteen illustrious years in television, stage acting, and Thai film. Her waking life was consumed by acting, yet something was missing. She wanted more personal freedom and a way to share her vision of how we ought to enjoy life. So, in 2005, she ventured out and launched her own television program, and then her own magazine. Each of these granted her opportunities to become more creative, more financially independent and her own boss. While she loved assembling and editing the content for her magazine, she felt there was still an even more suitable way to deliver her beliefs, thus her lifestyle book line was created to offer Thais access to high quality travel books and cookbooks. In addition to publishing, her main interests are farming, sustainable living, cooking+baking, meditating and unlocking the secrets of a good life.

Oom’s been traveling extensively, both for her work and for pleasure. Places include;
Asia : China (Shanghai, Guangzhou, ZouZhou), Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nikko, Nagoya, Kanazawa, Takayama, Obuse, Nagano, Hakone, Kobe), Korea (Seoul), Hong Kong, Taiwan (Taipei), Vietnam (Hanoi, Dalat, Ho Chi Minh), Laos (Luang Prabang, Viantiane), Myanmar (Yangon, Mandalay), Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia (Jakarta, Bali), India (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, Varanasi, Rajgir), Nepal (Kathmandu, Pokhara), Sri Lanka (Colombo, Kandy), Pakistan, The Maldives

Australia & New Zealand : Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Christchurch, Kaikoura

Europe : United Kingdom (London), France (Paris, Cannes, Nice), Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg), Italy (Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice, Sienna), Denmark (Copenhagen), Sweden (Stockholm, Malmö), Belgium (Brussels), The Netherlands (Amsterdam), Switzerland (Geneva, Zurich, Lausanne, Montreux, Vevey, Gruyere), Austria (Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck), Romania (Bucharest, Transylvania)

Canada & United States  : Vancouver, New York City, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Seattle, Phoenix (Arizona), Missoula+Hamilton (Montana), Logan (Utah), Idaho, Eugene+Bend+Sisters+Corvalis+Pendleton+Ontario (Oregon)

Oom now lives with her husband, Christopher, and their daugthers, Metta (3) and Annika (1-month-old), in Southeast Portland, Oregon.


Russian Ark

a one continuous single shot movie that will blow you away. salute to the cinematographer! behind the scene is a must-see (found it even more entertaining than the film itself :P) Russian Ark

The Family Fang

ตลกขบขันแสบสันต์และเศร้าอย่างร้ายกาจ นี่คือคำบรรยายที่เราขอมอบให้ The Family Fang หนังสือเล่มใหม่ของ Kevin Wilson ที่อ่านแล้วนึกถึงหนังของ Wes Anderson ขึ้นมาอย่างแรง ครอบครัวศิลปินอันประกอบด้วยพ่อแม่ลูกหญิงชาย ที่เต็มไปด้วยกิจกรรมสุดเพี้ยน ตบท้ายด้วยตอนจบที่ทำเอาคนอ่านเกือบตกเก้าอี้ ข่าวว่ากำลังจะกลายเป็นหนังใหญ่ในเร็ววันนี้โดยมี Nicole Kidman เล่นเป็นคุณแม่ Chamille อ่านแล้วอยากแปลเป็นบ้า ถ้ายังไม่มีใครซื้อลิขสิทธิ์จะขอแปลเป็นเล่มแรกของสำนักพิมพ์เลยให้ตายเถอะ… มาอ่านดูกันว่าคนเขาพูดถึงหนังสือเล่มนี้กันว่าอย่างไร The Family Fang is pretty much the kind of novel you might dream of finding during an aimless twenty minutes in a bookstore: it’s ambitious, it’s funny, it takes its characters seriously, read more…

Where The Lovely Things Are

Wherethelovelythingsare Loads of cute and inspirational stuff to look at. Let yourself be inspired by this super cute website by Mallory McInnis. She’s just 25 but with extraordinary eye for design – from fashion to books, films and music.