慶祝 Pinkoi 上線 3 個月 / Pinkoi is Live :)

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?

因為我一直以來都經常有這樣的時刻,無論是在網站上、雜誌裡或街上的各式各樣商店市集裡。

從以前還居住在紐約的時候,我就喜歡與好友四處探訪大大小小的設計商店,無論是坐落於第五大道與16街交叉口的Anthropologie、SoHo區的獨立設計師小店、充滿寶物的布魯克林跳蚤市場、下東城的新秀設計師小店、威廉斯堡的市集攤位等等,乃至雀兒喜倉庫藝廊附近的獨立設計商店,我們都好喜歡去逛。

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!

搬到舊金山灣區之後,自己變得比較居家,口味有一點點改變,雖然依舊好愛逛 Palo Alto 的 Anthropologie(這點沒有改變),但開始和大王一起逛上了更多的手創設計市集/展覽如 RCF、Bazaar Bizarre 等,對這些溫暖而有時稀奇古怪的設計著迷不已(因為大王與我本身也創作稀奇古怪的東西)。如果不想出門,我就待在家裡逛網路上成千上萬的設計商店,好輕鬆方便!

因為這樣的生活經驗影響之下,我一直都很希望在台灣看見這種氣氛-獨立設計師們生氣蓬勃又理直氣壯的創作、把注入自己生命的設計品販售給欣賞自己作品的粉絲們,無論晴雨,一年365天,天天都可以推廣自己的作品,販售自己的設計。這是我自己身為一個設計師,對於所愛的故鄉,心底有的小小期許。

然後有一天,在網路上認識了有同樣想法的二個伙伴之後,這個夢想就開始成形了。

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.

我認為持續創作是一件幸福的事,欣賞並擁有好設計則是另一件幸福的事。
分享好設計則是在分享幸福給更多的人。

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。

還沒有來過 Pinkoi的朋友,歡迎來看看哦~

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.

 

Pinkoi website:http://pinkoi.com
Pinkoi Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/ilovepinkoi

 

(Image Courtesy of decor8 blog)

 

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