Surely would've taken pics of the latte during those rare visits to the local café, Nev - knowing that a Coffee Art thread was forthcoming.
Last place I was out enjoying good local Latte coffee was at the EZ Café in Sukhothai [old friends own] - 3 weeks ago. Design wasn't spectacular.
I believe that Barista art is a relative newly acquired and learned skill in Thailand - outside of the big bad city - throughout the hinterlands.
Looking forward to the personal contributions.