Banned from some fancy hotels, offensive to many: durian just might be the Charlie Sheen of the fruit world. Grown primarily throughout southeast Asia, it’s said to be the king of fruits. The easiest way to identify a durian is not its shape but the way it smells! Some people think it’s the taste of heaven, others compare it to the smell of of a rotting corpse. We love the polarizing reactions. We love durian!
In Vietnam, the most popular last name is Nguyen. The estimate for how many people answer to it? Somewhere between 30 and 40 percent of the country’s population. The design is inspired by the Chinese Takeout bags in the US. DJ Khaled’s “All we do is win” track.
This design is inspired by the most popular Vietnamese street food item: the Banh Mi!
The 13th Arrondissement is home to Paris’ large Chinese, Cambodian, and Vietnamese community. Mainly known as the “Chinatown” of Paris, full of small, hidden streets and high-rise buildings. This is a great place to find many Asian restaurants, especially Vietnamese pho houses and banh mi shops. Somehow along the years the Banh Mi became the most sought-after souvenir among Asians. People from all over Europe go to Paris and bring back some of these crisp Viet baguettes. A piece of nostalgia and Asian tradition. It’s a perfect fusion of Vietnamese and French culture. East meets West.