在 Pinkoi 上線之後，很多朋友曾經問過我：「為什麼妳要做Pinkoi這個網站？」「在亞洲有這個市場嗎，設計品平台？」我通常會笑著反問他們幾個問題：「你有沒有曾經看過讓你眼睛為之一亮的設計品？讓你忍不住想趕快分享給身邊的朋友呢？
After Pinkoi went live, many friends asked me, “Why do you want to work on a site like Pinkoi?” “Is there a big enough market for design marketplace in Asia?” I usually smiled and asked them, “Have you ever been amazed by any design product that you wish you could share it with friends immediately?” ‘Cuz I’ve always have these moments.
When I was still in New York, I used to visit all sorts of design stores with my best friends. From Anthropologie at Fifth Avenue and 16th Street, indie designers’ stores in SoHo, Brooklyn Flea Market packed with treasures, emerging designers’ stores in hip Lower East Side, new talented artists’ stores/fairs in Williamsburg to small design shops near Chelsea warehouse galleries, we loved them all!
After moving to San Francisco Bay Area, I still like to visit Anthropologie, the one in Palo Alto, but I started going to more handmade craft fairs/exhibitions like Renegade Craft Fair, Bazaar Bizarre, etc with my fiancé Wayne. We love those warm/cute/bazaar handmade designs because that’s our style! Wayne and I like to create weird, cute and whimsical stuff ; ) Besides, if I don’t want to go out, I can always stay home to look at tons of online design shops from USA to Europe. How convenient!
Influenced by these life experiences, I started wondering if we could also have it in Taiwan － Indie designers create their own work energetically and sell their work to those who appreciate online and offline! Rain or shine, 365 days a year, non-stop! As a designer, this was my little dream seed for the love of my hometown.
One day, this little dream of mine started to shape when I ‘met’ my two partners online.
我希望在 Pinkoi 大家都能創造並獲得雙向的幸福：熱愛創作的、可以一直一直持續創作下去，把好作品販售給喜歡他們的粉絲，以販售所得再做出更多更好的創作；喜歡擁有好設計的、可以一直一直在這裡找到永遠讓他們眼睛一亮的好創作，可以與朋友分享自己找到的好設計，認識更多與你品味相近的朋友。
From my point of view, it’s a bliss for artists to keep creating art/design; it’s also a bliss that one gets to appreciate and live with good designs every day. Thus when we share good designs, we are truly sharing happiness to people around us.
At Pinkoi.com, I hope people can create and enjoy happiness mutually. For those who love to create, they can keep working on what they love, sell their work to those who embrace their creation and make more masterpieces with the revenue they make on Pinkoi; for those who love to live with great designs every day, they can always find what they are looking for on Pinkoi, share their awesome findings with friends/family, and meet new friends with similar taste.
Welcome to Pinkoi.
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