A workshop on simple, handmade and sustainable objects, made in Thailand and Laos from local, natural materials. These objects, made after traditional designs, smartly utilize the properties of material in their method of making. For instance, the foldable stand, traditionally used as a wooden pillow to rest your head, is carved from one single piece of wood; the reed basket is extremely lightweight, sturdy and flexible, obtaining its functionality from the way reed strips are bent and assembled. Mario Gagliardi 2013.