Favorite Things With Pimploy Phongsirivech

My turtleneck(s)


I grew up in Thailand. The coldest it gets over there is 70 degrees so when I moved here I became obsessed with fall clothes, especially turtlenecks. I’ve developed a soft spot for turtlenecks and for people who can pull them off (@champagnepapi).

My wristwatch


My dad wore this for almost thirty years. It’s set on Thai time because the knob is stuck and the hands won’t move; it’s cute but exasperating because I carry a bit of home everywhere I go but every time I look at my watch I have to subtract a bunch of hours.

My cap


I have 8 a.m. classes, most of which I walk into looking like I got hit by the T. The cap helps.

My easel


Anything I draw, paint or make looks ten times better when it’s sitting on my easel. For that it holds a special place in my heart. My pot


This pot has been without a plant for two years. I’m not great at looking after things and this is a reminder of what could be if only I had my shit together. It’s gonna happen someday.

My Muji pens


O.K., I'm a pen snob but I stand by my babies (Muji Helink Ballpoint 0.38mm). They're fucking life-changing. Stop judging and try one.


Do you collect anything? If so, what?

Sort of. I collect coffee shop loyalty cards from cities and countries I’ve traveled to. I also collect the ones from cafes I frequent just to keep track of how much coffee I’m consuming. It’s a lot.

What's the last thing you bought?

A massive fucking commuter backpack. I look like I’m in middle school and about to go on a field trip, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

What's on your wish list?

I’m a fan of really big scarves. They’re so cozy. I want one I can drown in.

Illustrations by Pimploy Phongsirivech