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美容美妝 春季時尚 陽光住所 經典繪畫 股票投資

Angela Xiao: Dancing With Grace and a Selfless Heart 篤心淨思 不負韶華 ——專訪神韻舞蹈演員肖嘉祺

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Sui Zhao Paintings: Celebrating Chinese New Year Elegantly 歲朝迎新 畫中話傳統

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目錄 CONTENTS 6

Editor’ s Note 採編隨筆

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Editor’ s Pick: One Sunday Afternoon 週日午後時光

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Editor’ s Pick: Metropolitan State of Mind

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Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication

大都會時尚思維 簡單即優雅

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Beauty: New Launches 美容美妝新品

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Chinese New Year Gift Tips

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Everyday Must-Haves

中國新年禮物 呵護美麗 每日必備

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Mason-Kay: Taking Pride in Natural Jade

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Interpreting a Masterpiece: Botticelli’ s Primavera

多彩玉石 傳達愛的深意 向內探尋 波提切利的《春》

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Leonardo and the Strength of Meekness

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Sui Zhao Paintings: Celebrating Chinese New Year Elegantly

向內探尋 達‧芬奇與「溫柔」的力量

歲朝迎新 畫中話傳統

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Angela Xiao: Dancing With Grace and a Selfless Heart 篤心淨思 不負韶華——專訪神韻舞蹈演員肖嘉祺

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Michelangelo Designs: Distributing the Magnificence and Sophistication of Italian Furniture 意式藝術 米開朗基羅家飾設計公司

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Sweet Dreams, Sleep Tight

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Naturally Harmonious: Redefining California Living by Borrowing Natural Light

裝點臥室 打造甜蜜夢鄉

自然與和諧 充滿陽光的加州生活

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La Dolce Vita: A Luxurious, Open-Concept Home Influenced by Milanese Design

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The Zen Pod: Discover Your Inner Serenity in the Breathtaking Swiss Alps

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放飛心靈 阿爾卑斯山上的禪意穹頂

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序 EDITOR’S NOTE

時光,你好

又是一年。你好,2020 ! 2019年就這樣溜走了,就如同和《時尚精英》走過的日日夜夜,埋案工作 中,一抬頭時光就消失得無影無蹤。 關於這本刊物的故事,始於2011年。那時,幾個海外華人在一起暢聊,他 們發現美國還沒有一本「 為華人而辦 」、「 講述華人成功故事 」的高品質 生活雜誌。 為什麼不呢?他們深知每一個華人背後都有一個承載歲月、 汗水和情感的發光故事。這些故事中或許沒有驚濤駭浪,或許沒有蓋世奇 功,或許沒有感天動地,但卻是一個個鮮活人的真實人生。這些認真、努 力的人生故事,值得被發現、被記載、被刊出。就是懷著這樣的初心, 《時尚精英》的創刊之旅開始。 對於當年的每一個創刊人而言, 《時尚精英》這本雜誌,都是他們人生中所 經營的第一個雜誌出版物。磕磕絆絆中,他們走過了很多的人生第一次, 第一次發現彩版印刷是一個如此複雜和精細的工藝,第一次鼓起勇氣、抹 開臉皮去推廣行銷,第一次約訪到一個仰慕已久的華人精英興奮與雀躍之 情。每一個「 第一次 」,都像是奇妙的緣分之旅。緣分未到時,總是好事 多磨,不見佳音。緣分到了,一切似乎都水到渠成。 Maggie Huang和顏佳團隊以誠

信、 專業、 认真和負責為職業準 則,精通粤语、普通话和英文。

在《時尚精英》所走過的時光裡,我們碰到了很多有趣的人,構建了一個 個屬於華人的專輯刊物。很多精英人士把自己多年來在海外積累的成功經

提供自住、投資、餐館、店面、

驗傾囊相授,分享給我們的讀者。訪談中,他們或健談、或拘謹、或風趣

費房屋估價。

功?有時會讓我們聯想,這麼浪漫詩意的人,本是一個生活的藝術家,如

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幽默、或樸實無華。他們有時讓我們感慨,怪不得他白手起家可以這麼成 何在商界亦能風生水起? 於《時尚精英》團隊的每一個成員而言,這本刊物,承載的不僅僅是文字 和故事,更是我們的青春和人生,更是所有參與這些旅程的受訪人和廣告 客戶的流光歲月。翻看往期的每一個故事,甚至每一頁廣告,它背後的人 和事依然溫暖人心。 過程中,這本刊物,幾經周折,屢臨困境,總是在山窮水盡時出現轉機, 才有了這本在北美至今最長壽的華人生活刊物。 我們忘不了為了整理採 訪錄音而熬的夜晚,忘不了為了發行和同事一起走訪的大街小巷,忘不了 每一個同甘共苦的同事。與此同時,有些曾經一起談天說地的友人為了新 的項目和生活目標已經走遠,有些因做這本刊物而結緣的同事,已經落戶 他鄉、結婚生子。歲月流轉,我們已經不是多年前的我們,但仍在每期出 刊的瑣碎中打磨字句、雕刻版面,希望可以繼續做出流芳肆布的刊物。 《時尚精英》是一群簡單得有些「 純真 」、堅持得有些「 幼稚 」的人們匯集 的真誠合輯。 2020年的時光裡,我們期待與您繼續一路同行。

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Mason-Kay

Taking Pride in Natural Jade 多彩玉石 傳達愛的深意 English text by Minghui Wang Chinese text by Ivy Tseng Pictures Courtesy of Mason-Kay

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ustrous and exquisitely carved, stunning bead drop jade earrings glow in apple green. Elegantly dangling at the bottom are three teardrop-shaped tassels, adorned with 14k gold accents. This timeless piece is part of Mason-Kay’s Designer Collection. Founded in 1976, this family-owned business has become one of America’s most famed jade dealers. With an outstanding reputation in the industry, Mason-Kay takes pride in its unmatched quality, extensive knowledge of the gemstone, and its comprehensive jade-care services. Its inventory of natural, untreated jade is considered one of the largest in the trade.

Mason-Kay是 美 國 最 知 名 的 玉 石 公 司, 創 立 於1976 年,除銷售玉石外,更提供翡翠的知識與推廣教育,在 社交媒體上都有 Mason-Kay的蹤跡。 家族事業與鑑定專業 Jeff先 生 是 目 前Mason-Kay主 要 經 營 者, 他 的 父 親 Leon Mason從1960年代起,自亞洲進口珠寶,市場多 在美國西岸。數年後,玉石成為當地最受歡迎的品項, Leon Mason在洛杉磯獲得「 玉石人 」 (The jade man) 的稱號。Jeff的叔叔Don Kay,1970年代中期加入這項 事業,最終在1976年建立Mason-Kay。除貿易外,更 提供珠寶鑑定,如玉石或玉器的檢測和評估。 Jeff在1980年 開 始 寶 石 鑑 定 的 專 業 訓 練, 通 過 Graduate Gemologist(G.G.)認證,1984年獲得由加 州聖莫妮卡(Santa Monica)GIA學士資格。他的父親

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於1980年代晚期退休,1993年與太太Kristina協助叔叔 經營公司,直到2007年才完全接手至現在,並成立玉 Top: Bead drop jade earrings in apple green with 14k gold accents.

石品質測試部門。Jeff很喜愛翡翠,他說:「 因為玉石半 透明的性質,有高度塑造性、多元色彩,這些都是讓我

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如此著迷於玉石的原因。每一件作品都有它獨特的靈 性。」從Jeff的眼神,可以感受他非常感激與喜愛這項 工作,他目前還擔任AGTA(American Gem Trade Association)的董事,很常受邀回GIA(Gemological Institute of America)校友活動演講,或在AGTA公 開發言。

Mason-Kay的玉石特色 For a modern touch, some pieces are embellished with gold or diamonds, and sometimes both to further elevate the entire piece.

Mason-Kay使用來自緬甸的純天然、尚未經研磨、高 質量的原石,如今日大家熟知的「A」級玉,以及各種 等級的玉石,從普通到最良好的「imperial」級別,成 品在香港進行拋光與切割,提供比亞洲市場行情更低 價格,但質量保證。雖然玉石尚未被美國市場完全認 識,但也有許多了解翡翠美好的人。玉石作為珠寶, 不僅是因為其可展現雕刻技巧、做穿搭飾品,玉石還 擁有自然、栩栩如生、多元色彩這些特點。 Jeff很開心投入翡翠設計,「 我感覺每一件作品都 與我的靈魂有很深的連結,我需要耗費大量的精力與 時間,才可以完成最終的成品。」高品質的設計,突顯 玉石的獨一無二,除傳統圖騰,更融合現代元素。如 果不了解歷史、知識,很難欣賞到事物背後的美好價

SIGNIFICANCE OF JADE Often seen as a symbol of nobility and virtue, jade is one of the most revered gemstones in Asia. Some say it is worth more than gold, while others regard it as simply priceless. Natural jade was believed to protect its owner and bring blessings. In ancient China, the sacred stone was thought to have spiritual qualities and was the subject of many folktales and proverbs. Among those, the philosopher Confucius praised people with invaluable virtue by saying they had jade-like qualities.

值與重要性。如針對美國市場開發的「 玉石色彩表 」就 是一個好例子。現在只要搜尋「Colors of Jade」關鍵 字,不難見到這張圖表的蹤跡。越來越多的顧客了解 天然玉石石材重要性,不再因便宜去選擇經過染色或 浸泡作業的翡翠。經過酸性藥品浸泡作業的玉石,內 部構造晶體會被破壞,不如原石堅毅,染色過的玉石 會隨時間退色。 「 不是只有老年人愛玉石。」(This is not your grandparents jade.)這是Mason-Kay的宣傳標語。 年輕消費者,對自然、質樸價值觀容易接受,更會與 天然翡翠有連結感。而Mason-Kay努力創造連結,設 計傳統底蘊的作品,搭配當代元素,呈現玉石美麗工

UNCOMPROMISING SOURCE AND EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY Though it is becoming ever more popular, jade is not yet well understood by the American general public. In addition, there is a large amount of treated jade in the market that is impregnated or dyed to achieve a “natural” look. While it is hard to differentiate between the two with the naked eye, natural jade, when compared to its treated counterparts, prevails through the test of time. For this reason, Mason-Kay deals exclusively with natural, untreated, Burmese jadeite jade, delivering pieces of the utmost value.

藝。栩栩如生的顏色與意義性,是年輕一代欣賞珠寶 價值的觀點。因為玉石原始顏色和真誠感,以質樸展 現其獨特。這裡所提供的翡翠,幾乎都限量一件,那 種獨一獨二的感覺,就像人生中每次旅行,都是生命 中唯一的一次,那種獨一、注視當下的特性,也展現 出年輕世代價值觀。「 玉會傳達愛。」(Jade Loves Love.)則是他們的另一標語,配戴玉石是有益身心 的,因為人體油質會讓玉石閃亮,人跟玉石會創造完 美結合。玉輕巧和肌膚接觸的感覺,別的寶石無法比 擬,戴上玉石會有一種舒緩與柔和感,許多人相信玉 石有治療與護身的效能,這來自玉石背後豐富的歷史 故事與價值。

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Mason-Kay offers a wide selection, ranging from the most expensive imperial jade to more casual pieces designed for daily wear. Green, lavender, red, yellow, black, and more—its stones come in an unparalleled variety of colors, all of which are found naturally at their source, Burma. Among the colors, green is the most sought-after, followed by lavender and ice jade. Each color is believed to hold a distinctive meaning, adding to the stone’s intrinsic value. UNIQUE DESIGNS Chic and luxurious, Mason-Kay’s Designer Collection is one of three jade collections, along with the Estate Collection and Classic Collection. Every piece is one-of-a-kind and exquisitely designed to complement the character of each jade stone. Lead designer and co-owner Kristina Mason explains that she begins her design process by analyzing each stone to determine “what I think its place in the world may be.” This ensures that every unique piece of jade receives an equally exceptional design. Mason-Kay offers a wide variety of products, from necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, and pendants, to statuary and more. With both traditional and contemporary styles, there is something for every taste and occasion. Some designs pay homage to timeless classics, such as sheer bangles and “pi” pendants, while others combine more modern elements. In addition, as jade possesses incredible durability, carvings are often done to refine a design to the minutest detail. These pieces often incorporate symbolism that inevitably adds to the intrinsic attractiveness of the jewelry. Mason-Kay boasts an extensive inventory of carved jade pieces, with designs including Chinese literary characters, art symbols, as well as animal figures. The Chinese characters for “longevity” and “good luck” are two of the most popular designs. To modernize and further elevate a piece, it is often embellished with gold or diamonds—sometimes both. People, especially those of the younger generation, are deeply drawn to multi-elemental designer pieces; through the intricate design, they can better channel an emotional connection with their jade stone.

A wide range of natural colors among Mason-Kay's jade collections.

UNPARALLELED JADE EXPERTISE As one more deeply understands the importance of genuine jadeite jade, their appreciation for the stunning gemstone grows stronger. That is why the professionals at Mason-Kay share their expertise with consumers, offering extensive jade education services. These include authenticity testing and value assessment, as well as assistance in choosing the perfect piece. One of their most prominent resources is the renowned Colors of Jade chart. Developed at Mason-Kay, it is now constantly referred to as the go-to guide for consumers and professionals around the world. Visually breathtaking and intrinsically mesmerizing, in Chinese culture, jade is often used to portray the harmony between Heaven and Earth. In dynasties past, scholars were encouraged to wear jade not only as a reflection of an ideal state of mind, but also as a reminder to always uphold the virtues of jade— righteousness and honor.

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ELITE CULTURE

Interpreting a Masterpiece:

BOTTICELLI’S

PRIMAVERA 向內探尋 波提切利的《春》 English text by Eric Bess Chinese text translated by Yuan Shu

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hat relationship does a modern spectator have with a painting created over 500 years ago? It’s sometimes difficult to see meaning in art seemingly outdated in style and subject matter. But if a viewer can look at Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera (Spring), for example, as it relates to certain questions that still affect us, it can regain relevance. For example, asking “How do I feel about the ideas presented in the painting, such as love, beauty, chastity, marriage, humanism, and ethics?” can lead, possibly, to self-discovery. Botticelli created Primavera in the early 1480s as a gift for the Medici family. He often painted for the Medicis, who were interested in the ideas and imagery of classical Greek texts, so this painting contains symbolism and imagery from many ancient authors, with the most influential being Ovid. It helps to read the painting from right to left and to know the characters presented. It begins with Zephyrus (the West Wind) and the nymph Chloris, whose union causes Chloris to pull f lowers from her mouth and transform into Flora, the goddess of spring and flowers. Flora scatters flowers in front of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, who serves as the protector of marriage. Cupid, the son of Venus and Mercury, f loats above his mother, blindfolded, with his arrow pointing toward the Three Graces. The Three Graces often accompany Venus. Respectively, they represent the purity of the virtues chastity, beauty, and love and are often seen in the context of marriage. Mercury, the messenger of the gods, has his back turned to the happenings to the right as if he is leaving the event to report what he has seen to the gods beyond. The painting has been interpreted in many ways, with the most widely accepted interpretation being

當代觀眾與500多年前的一幅畫之間,有著怎樣的關係? 有時,風格和主題看似過時的藝術作品,很難讓人了解其 內涵。而桑德羅 · 波提切利(Sandro Botticelli)的《春》 (Primavera),因為探討了影響人生的問題,觀眾仍然可 以感到共鳴。假如我們問問自己: 「 對於這幅畫中表現的 理念,如愛、美、忠貞、婚姻、人文主義和道德倫理,我 有什麼感覺?」或許可以讓我們找到真正的自己。 波提切利在 1480 年代創作的這幅《春》,是送給美 第奇(Medici)家族成員的新婚賀禮。他經常為美第奇 家族作畫,這個佛羅倫薩的名門望族對古希臘經典文學 的思想和意象很有興趣,因此這幅畫中的人物形象和象 徵意涵來自多位古代作家,其中最具影響力的是奧維德 (Ovid)。 從右向左讀,有助於我們認識畫中的人物。畫面始 於西風之神塞菲爾(Zephyrus)和大地仙女克洛瑞斯 (Chloris),西風的擁抱,使得仙女口中呼出鮮花、變身 花神芙蘿拉(Flora)。 芙蘿拉在維納斯身前撒下鮮花——作為愛與美的女 神,維納斯也是婚姻生育的守護神。維納斯和信使墨丘 利的兒子——小丘比特飄在媽媽上方,雙眼蒙著布,正 準備將箭射向美惠三女神。 美惠三女神分別代表三種美德——貞潔、美麗和愛, 她們經常伴隨維納斯出現在婚姻主題的繪畫中。眾神的 信使墨丘利背對右邊的場景,彷彿要抽身離開,向上方 神靈匯報他的所見。 關於畫作的主題已經有很多詮釋,其中最被廣泛接 受的觀點,認為這幅畫寓有鼓勵新婚夫婦互愛和生育之 意。畫中所有神祇及其互動都是對婚姻與生育的禮讚, 只有西風和大地仙女除外,通常認為克洛瑞斯只是沒有 躲過塞菲爾的追逐。然而,這樣的呈現還是切題的,因 為這幅畫慶祝的新婚是一樁政治聯姻,是為了兩個家族 的勢力更強大,而不是基於愛情的結合。 不過,西風和大地的結合最終還是很有愛意的,帶 來了春天的美麗。這就提醒了新娘,她的嶄新旅程儘管 充滿未知數,但終將走向美滿喜樂,就如畫面中心和左 側呈現的那樣。

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Top left: Chloris and Zephyrus. A detail from Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera. (Public Domain) Bottom left: Flora, the goddess of flowers and the season of spring. A detail from Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera. (Public Domain) Top: The Three Graces. A detail from Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera. (Public Domain)

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one of its encouraging love and procreation in marriage. All of the characters and their interactions suggest a celebration of marriage and procreation— except for the interaction between Zephyrus and Chloris, which is often seen as a forced union. Yet, this depiction is somewhat appropriate since the marriage this painting supposedly celebrates was a political one. It is not a union of love, emotion, or passion but one in which its participants are forced into a union to increase power for their families. Zephyrus and Chloris, however, eventually have a loving union, which brings about the beauties of spring. This serves to remind the bride that her new journey, though filled with the unknown, will move toward the joys of love and harmony as represented by the center and left side of the painting. An interesting fact that broadens the interpretation of the painting for some is that Primavera was accompanied by another painting, which hung next to it in the bride’s bedchamber: Minerva and the Centaur. The scholar Frank Zöllner believes that the second painting, in contrast to Primavera, presents a powerful woman subduing and taming a sensuous centaur, reminding the new bride that her role is not necessarily a submissive one. She is not merely the subject of politics in this engagement, but a partner in her and her husband’s mutual development. Primavera can also be interpreted in the context of one of the most famous philosophers of the Italian Renaissance, Marsilio Ficino. According to historian E.H. Gombrich, Ficino held great influence over the Medicis and may have been the motivation for Primavera. Ficino suggests that the contemplation of beauty ser ves as a path to the divine. According to Gombrich, Ficino takes the philosophy of Plato,

有一件事很有趣,拓寬了解讀這幅畫的角度,那就 是在新娘臥室中,在《春》的旁邊還掛著另一幅畫——《彌 涅耳瓦和半人馬》 (Minerva and the Centaur)。在德國 藝術史家弗蘭克 · 佐納(Frank Zöllner)看來,和《春》 形成鮮明對比的是,這幅畫中一位強有力的女性( 註: 智慧女神 )正在馴服半人馬。這提醒了新娘,她未必要 對丈夫百依百順;她不僅僅是婚約的主體,也要伴隨丈 夫共赴前程。 《春》這幅畫,也可以在意大利文藝復興時期最著名 哲學家費奇諾(Marsilio Ficino)的思想背景下進行解 讀。藝術史家貢布里希(E.H. Gombrich)認為,費奇 諾對美第奇家族有很大影響,或許是波提切利創作這幅 畫的動因。 在費奇諾的思想中,對美的沉思是通向神聖的道 路。貢布里希說,費奇諾以柏拉圖的哲學為基點,認為 古希臘諸神代表的是柏拉圖主義中的倫理準則;人們通 常把這幅畫和情愛相聯繫,實則不然。 因此,在《春》中,維納斯並不是感官之愛的女神, 也不代表異教的春天,而是象徵符合道德的人文主義, 美第奇家族的年輕人會從中得到教化。 對我來說,花神撒下鮮花,象徵「 諧和 」的創造力, 而這種「 諧和 」是「 愛 」的一種特性。在這裡,花神芙蘿 拉——代表大自然的視覺美,是愛的產物,孕化出春天 的美麗。在物質層面,她代表對美的真實體驗;在抽象 層面,則代表柏拉圖式的「 美的沉思 」使物質世界轉向 神聖、神性勃發。 正是在此時,維納斯和美惠三女神相偕現身,但對 她們的描繪不僅是對古羅馬諸神的呈現,也象徵著對人 文主義的熱忱、美的修養,以及情慾的節制。對於世俗 的理解,墨丘利背過身去,他的手指向雲端,代表著與 神界的融通。 對我來說,這幅畫描繪的是人接近神的過程。每一 階段都是新的開始,如春天般生發的美德,具足神性, 值得上天眷愛。

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in combination with others, and suggests that the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece represent the ethical principles found in Platonism, rather than the indulgent characteristics the painting is usually associated with. Therefore, in Primavera, Venus is not the goddess of sensual love, nor a representation of a pagan spring, but instead represents an ethical humanism through which the young Medicis could be educated. For me, the creation of Flora is symbolic of the harmony that results in creation. This harmony is a characteristic of love. Here, Flora, the visual beauty of nature, is the product of love and gives birth to the beauty that is spring. Materially, this represents the actual experience of beautiful things; abstractly, it represents the shift, or spring, from the material to the divine caused by the platonic contemplation of the beautiful. It is at this point that the goddess Venus appears with the Three Graces, but these depictions present more than mere representations of Roman gods and goddesses. They represent a love for humanity, a cultivation of the beautiful, and the restraint of indulgent desires. Mercury turns his back on earthly understandings and points through the clouds to suggest a communion with the divine. To me, this painting attempts to depict the process by which humans become closer to the gods. Each stage is a new beginning, a spring toward the beautiful virtue that deserves to be loved as divine. Botticelli's Pallas and the Centaur (1482) has been proposed as the companion piece to Primavera. (Public Domain)

Eric Bess is a practicing representational artist. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA).

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LEONARDO & THE STRENGTH OF MEEKNESS Reaching within: What traditional art offers the heart 向內探尋 達·芬奇與「溫柔」的力量 English text by Sharon Kilarski Chinese text translated by Yuan Shu

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f just one work by Leonardo da Vinci sings for me the word genius—genius, that is, in the original sense of the word, which describes a life guided by a spirit or even a higher power—it is his drawing The Virgin and Child With Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist. Scholars don’t agree when the work was created; some say as early as 1499 to 1500 and others as late as 1506 to 1508. Some just throw up their hands and say a range that encompasses the extremes of those dates. The drawing is not a typical cartoon, which most often was a preparatory work for a painting or fresco. It bears no pricked holes along the sketched lines that would have been dusted with charcoal to transfer the image onto a canvas or wall. So it may be that Leonardo intended it as a completed work. It is similar in subject matter to his painting The Virgin and Child With Saint Anne, now in the Louvre. But little St. John does not appear in that painting. Instead, the toddler Jesus is playing with a lamb, meant to symbolize the sacrificial lamb he is destined to become.

「 天才 」這個詞就其原義來說,是形容生命在心靈乃至更 高力量指引下,展現超常的心智與創造力。假使說達 · 芬 奇有那麼一件作品宛如一曲「 天才 」頌歌,那就是他的炭 筆素描《聖母子、聖安妮和施洗者聖約翰》 (The Virgin and Child with St Anne and St John the Baptist)。 關於這幅畫的創作年代,學界說法不一:有人說作 於 1499—1500 年間,有人認為要晚至 1506—1508 年, 還有人只能認定是創作於這兩個年代之間。 這幅素描並不是典型的「 草圖 」,草圖通常是繪畫或 壁畫的紙樣,線條邊沿會刺上小孔,並撒上炭粉,以便 將圖樣轉移到畫布或牆面。這幅畫上並沒有針孔,由此 看來,達 · 芬奇可能是將它畫成一件正式作品。這幅素描 的主題與他的油畫《聖母瑪利亞和聖嬰與聖安妮》 (The Virgin and Child With Saint Anne,現藏盧浮宮 )很 接近。不過在油畫裡,小施洗約翰並沒有出現,取而代 之的場面是,蹣跚學步的耶穌正和一隻羔羊玩耍,象徵 祂註定成為「 獻祭羔羊 」,要為世人贖罪。 貝納迪諾 · 盧伊尼(Bernardino Luini)也是盛期 文藝復興的名家,據說當過達 · 芬奇的助手。盧伊尼的畫 作《聖家族與聖安妮和小施洗約翰》 (Holy Family With

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Bernardino Luini, who is said to have worked with Leonardo, certainly based his own painting Holy Family With Saint Anne and the Infant John the Baptist on Leonardo’s cartoon but added Jesus’s father, St. Joseph, as well.

Saint Anne and the Infant John the Baptist),必定

FROM MOTHERHOOD TO MOTHERHOOD Leonardo said a lot by setting these figures, as they are, in one nearly static pose. The drawing tells a story of motherhood through time—for nothing suggests the mother-child bond more aptly than a child on a mother’s lap. Over the generations, from lap to lap to lap, mothers hold their children until they see them off and into the world to embark on their own journeys. Of the two mothers, the larger and more substantial one is St. Anne, who holds her child Mary as an adult: Mary as a mother herself. Mary cradles her own child, still a babe, as he reaches out. He is almost crawling away from her, out to his own future meeting with John the Baptist. The tight grouping, especially of those in the family—Anne, Mary, and Jesus—shows clearly the bonds between them. But even more so do their expressions. Our eyes follow St. Anne’s. She looks adoringly at her daughter, who in turn gazes at her son.

奇通過將幾個人物設置為近乎靜止的姿態,表達了豐富的

RECLAIMING MEEKNESS Overall, it is Mary’s face that transfixes me. Was there ever a face with such sweetness, composure, innocence, and compassion? The longer I look, the deeper I feel these qualities have been immortalized. Mary, who exemplifies feminine virtues such as gentleness, modesty, deference, and nurturance, has long been a symbol of meekness, characterized, for example, in the Christmas carol “Silent Night” as “tender and mild.”

的同義詞也包括耐心、堅忍,甚至有長期承受痛苦之意。

是以達 · 芬奇這幅素描為藍本創作的,但也增加了一個人 物——耶穌的父親聖約瑟夫。 代代傳遞的母愛 在《聖母子、聖安妮和施洗者聖約翰》這幅素描中,達 · 芬 意涵:畫作展現了連綿傳遞的母愛,沒有什麼比孩子坐在 媽媽膝頭更適合表現母子親情了。一代又一代,母親們將 孩子擁在膝頭,直至將他們送入廣大的世界、送上人生的 旅程。兩位母親中,形體較大、較有實在感的是聖安妮, 她擁著成年的瑪利亞,而瑪利亞自己也是一位母親。 聖母抱著自己的孩子,小寶貝向前伸出手去,幾乎要 爬出媽媽懷抱,預演與施洗約翰的會面。人物的緊密組合, 特別是三代人——安妮、瑪利亞和耶穌,清楚地展現了他 們的親情,而他們的神情更是如此。我們的目光先是追隨 聖安妮,她慈愛地注視著女兒,後者又凝視著自己的兒子。 找回「 溫柔 」 總體而言,讓我凝神屏息的正是瑪利亞的面孔。人間可有 一張面孔,如此的甜美、沉靜、純真而又慈悲?注視越 久,我就越深刻地感到,這些品格在畫中已成為永恆。 瑪利亞是女性美德的典範,女德包含溫柔、謙卑、 尊重與養成;長久以來,她一直是「 溫柔 」的一種象徵。 聖誕頌歌《平安夜》 (Silent Night)的歌詞中, 「tender and mild」即是「 溫柔、溫和 」之意。 雖然溫柔謙卑(meekness)可能意味著順從,但它 當過媽媽的人都知道,耐心至關重要。除非孩子變 得驕橫,我們通常不會想到做母親也要伴隨長期痛苦。然 而,難道不是這樣嗎?在養育孩子的過程中,即便孩子已 不再是嬰幼兒,母親可能還是要忍受他們的痛苦,無論是 被貓抓、沒考好、失戀,還是化療。孩子面臨的每一個考 驗,某種程度上也都是對母親的考驗。 要承擔這一切,得有一顆多麼強大的心?瑪利亞優 雅地服從一種更高力量,她的寬容堅忍,讓我們看到了她

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But while meekness can mean submissiveness, its synonyms include patience and forbearance, and even adjectives like long-suffering and resigned. Anyone who’s been a mother or has closely watched a mother knows that patience is crucial to the role. But unless a child has turned wayward, we don’t often think of mothers as long-suffering. But aren’t they? In the course of rearing a child and even in the years beyond those early ones, mothers are likely to endure the pain that their children do, whether it’s a cat scratch, doing poorly on a test, a romance turned sour, or bouts of chemotherapy. Every trial the child faces, the mother, in some measure, does as well. What tremendous strength this requires! How strange that we should see these attributes as weakness. In the attributes of patience and forbearance, we can see in Mary the wisdom to gracefully submit to a power greater than her own. This, however, takes strength of character. Leonardo makes just this point. Taking another look at Mary and Anne, we see that these women are not meek in the sense of weakness. Irrespective of the soft expressions on their faces, Leonardo embodied them with tremendous strength: These legs are more than sturdy. These laps are solid and can bear the weight of the world. Of course, this is not just a painting about motherhood and children. Not only are these biblical figures, but St. Anne’s index finger points to heaven. RADIANT WITH COMPASSION Somehow, with just touches of white chalk, Leonardo managed to show a soft light on St. Mary and the Christ child and around Mary’s head, and the light seems to emanate from within them. And both of these faces share the same three-quarter perspective. Anne and John, who both face and mirror Mary and Jesus, are slightly shaded, likely because the master

The Virgin and Child With Saint Anne by Leonardo da Vinci. Louvre. (Public Domain)

的智慧。溫柔的背後,是強有力的品格。達 · 芬奇的畫作 正好表達出這一點。從新觀察瑪利亞和安妮,我們看到兩 個女子的溫順並不是軟弱。無論她們的表情多麼柔和,其 中都蘊蓄了巨大力量:她們的雙腿不僅僅是強壯,膝部也 很堅實,可以承托這世界的重量。 當然,這不止是一幅關於母子的畫作。他們都是《聖 經》人物,而且畫中聖安妮的食指還指向上蒼。

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artist wanted to acknowledge the lack of their spiritual status in comparison to that of the Madonna and child. Baby Jesus seems to be wriggling out of Mary’s arms as she patiently watches him give a benediction to St. John, who one day will baptize him and set him on his journey as savior. Taken together—in a visual arc moving from Anne to Mary to Jesus to John—this is an image of human love meeting God’s compassion as it pours forth, beyond the family, to the world, as represented by Jesus’s benediction to John.

How well Leonardo’s drawing reveals that enduring for others is the same thing as compassion. When we reach within for the strength to endure, we approach the sublime, and rest there in perfect composure and peace. 普照的慈光 達芬奇僅運用白色粉筆,就在聖瑪利亞和小基督頭部,以 及瑪利亞頭部周圍營造出柔和的光芒,這光芒似乎是自內 而外散發出來。 母子倆面部都是以四分之三側面繪製的。與他們相對 的是安妮和小約翰,他們面部的陰影濃重些,可能大師想

STRENGTH AND COMPASSION The image of Anne’s finger pointing to heaven seems almost out of place in this intimate scene. As Anne gazes at her daughter, why is her hand telling us something else? It seems unconnected to the story of family love and God’s compassion. I believe Leonardo shows us a way to better ourselves spiritually. The finger is pointing to heaven for our sake. How can what is depicted in this drawing speak to us? First, of course, we can understand that Anne and Mary represent more than mothers. It is not only mothers who can empathize with the pain of their children; fathers can as well. And, going one step further, the ability to show empathy and compassion is not reserved for parents alone. Since every life in its course must submit to troubles, illnesses, and death, on this point, all humanity is one family. And we can, as all traditional spiritual paths remind us, treat each other with compassion as we suffer through life together. But doing so requires patience to endure insults, disregard faults, and allow ourselves to feel each other’s troubles as our own.

體現他們的精神層次不及聖母子。小耶穌似乎正扭轉身體 脫離瑪利亞的懷抱,她則耐心看著兒子賜福於約翰——聖 約翰有一天會給耶穌施洗,將他送上救世主的旅程。 總體來看,從安妮、瑪利亞到耶穌、約翰,形成了一 條視覺弧線, 這是 「人間之愛」與 「神之慈憐」相會的圖景, 耶穌對約翰的賜福,就代表這悲憫超越家庭灑向世界。 力量與慈悲 在這充滿親情的場景中,安妮指向天國的手指像是有點不 合時宜。當她凝視自己的女兒時,為何手指在告訴我們其 它的事情?這似乎與天倫之樂、與神的慈悲都沒有關係? 在我看來,達 · 芬奇在展示一條精神上自我完善之路。她 的手指指向天國,是因為我們。 這幅畫想要說些什麼呢?首先,我們當然可以理解, 安妮和瑪利亞所代表的不僅是母親——不只母親能同情孩 子的痛苦,父親也能;進一步說,同情和慈悲他人的能力 不限於父母。每個人在生命旅程中都要面對困苦、疾病與 死亡,在這點上,全人類是一家。正如所有傳統修煉方法 提示的,在共同渡過艱難人生的過程中,我們可以慈悲地 對待彼此。要做到這一點,需要忍辱、不把他人過錯放在 心上,並且設身處地為他人著想。 慈悲無異於為他人忍苦,達 · 芬奇的繪畫將此表達得 多麼好!當我們向自己的內心尋求,來加強忍耐力的時 候,我們就會獲得昇華,且祥和寧靜地安居在那個境界。

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SUI ZHAO PAINTINGS Celebrating Chinese New Year Elegantly 歲朝迎新 畫中話傳統 English text by Angela Feng Chinese text by Ji Yuan Pictures courtesy of Taipei National Palace Museum

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A detail from Ding Guanpeng’s Spring Market at Peace, Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)

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he joyful sounds of firecrackers and laughter fill the air, as millions of families engage in festivities to celebrate the new year. Beginning on the first day of the lunar calendar, Chinese New Year is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in Asia. It traditionally symbolizes the removal of evils and misfortunes, as well as the welcoming of hope and prosperity. Fireworks are used to scare away evil spirits, while families hang New Year couplets, images of family guardians, and auspicious characters on their front doors to avert bad luck. People don their finest new clothes—typically in red, a lucky color—and gather with loved ones to indulge in delectable meals.

「 爆竹聲中一歲除,春風送暖入屠蘇,千門萬戶曈曈日, 總把新桃換舊符」。王安石在《元日》這首詩中,描寫了 宋代人過新年的場面:春風送暖,旭日初升,家家戶戶 點燃爆竹,合家面朝東方,喝著屠蘇酒,忙著摘下門上 的舊桃符,換上貼有門神的新桃符。 「 歲朝 」是一歲之始,它象徵著除舊布新、否極泰 來。年前家家宅院門戶換貼春聯、門神、掛千,代表著 人們對於避邪驅疫,祈求來年平安吉祥的願望。在中國 古代繪畫中,文人畫家的「 歲朝圖 」就是專為慶賀新年 而作的畫。「 歲朝圖 」最早是在宋代宮廷中出現的,也就 是畫院的產物。之後,因為立意清朗,內蘊高雅,又能

Left page: A hanging scroll titled Tapestry-Embroidery of Nine Goats Opening the New Year from Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)

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Among the many traditions used to celebrate Chinese New Year, a lesser-known one is the custom of enjoying New Year paintings, also known as “Sui Zhao” paintings. These paintings originated in the courts of the Song Dynasty and were created by royal court artists for the enjoyment of the nobility. Due to their elegance and expressiveness, they became a tradition that was passed down throughout dynasties to come. There are traditionally two types of New Year paintings. One depicts dynamic scenes of celebration and symbolizes the replacement of the old with the new. The other is more similar to Western stilllife art; these paintings typically depict vases of flowers, bowls of fruit, and antiquities as symbols of good fortune and prosperity. These artworks offer us valuable glimpses into ancient Chinese culture and traditions. Ding Guanpeng was an artist who served the court in the Qianlong era. He was known for his paintings of Buddhist and Daoist figures, and often incorporated Western methods of perspective in his works. His painting titled Spring Market at Peace and created in 1742 under the Qianlong Emperor, depicts a cheerful scene of people in the countryside celebrating the new year. Various traditions and customs can be observed; fellow countrymen greet each other with deep bows, a merchant sells fireworks, and a performer beats on peace drums. Meticulous shading gives the painting a vivid, lifelike effect. Traditionally, several generations of a family lived in one residence known as a “siheyuan,” or courtyard house. These homes are centered around an open yard surrounded by rooms on all four sides. On New Year's Day, every family’s courtyard has a happy and festive atmosphere. Yao Wenhan’s A Celebration of Chinese New Year was created in the Qing Dynasty and depicts a large family celebrating the Chinese New Year. In the painting, several elders sit in the front hall, leisurely chatting and watching the children play. The children are engaging in a variety of celebratory activities—from lighting fireworks, to frolicking, to playing various games and with silk puppets. The

在一年中最重要的民俗節慶中,增添另類光采,因而一 代沿襲一代,一直流傳下來。 「 歲朝圖 」在取材上可分兩種:一是描繪除舊布新 或其他慶賀場景,在各種活動中、各類動態中取其象徵 意義;二是像西畫中的「 靜物畫 」般,以蔬果、瓶花、古 物等清雅之物入畫,賦予祥瑞象徵與文化內涵。 新 年 這 天早 晨, 百 官入 朝 向 皇 帝 叩 賀,謂 之「 朝 賀 」。一般百姓親朋之間互相拜祝,又稱「 道新喜」。 中國新年期間,城鎮街上鋪戶都上板休市,男女老幼出 門迎年,觀看曲藝雜技表演。街道胡同貨攤輻輳,販售 爆竹、太平鼓、花燈、噗噗燈、琉璃 喇叭等童玩,孩童 吹打鑼鼓嗩吶,烘托出新春佳節的昇平氣象。 清丁觀鵬《太平春市圖》描繪新春時節,鄉間歡樂 的景象。畫面人物眾多,姿態各異,情景交融,好一幅 民間祥和和太平的歡慶景象。此卷成於 1742 年,描繪 了京城邊際,鄉人互相打躬作揖,攤販賣爆中國的傳統 民俗活動多有文化意蘊。畫中商販所賣的爆竹,在古代 中國民間有「 開門爆竹」一說。即在新的一年到來之際, 家家戶戶開門的第一件事就是燃放爆竹,以嗶嗶叭叭的 爆竹聲除舊迎新,驅趕「 年獸 」。大家在庭院放完爆竹, 回到屋後,就是拜天地、敬神、祭祀祖先。現在,爆竹 聲響已成為中國民俗生活中辭舊迎新的標誌。 除了街頭巷尾,家家戶戶的庭院內也是一副歡樂節 慶氣氛。清朝姚文翰《歲朝歡慶圖》,描繪的便是清朝 時代一個大戶人家在過年時,闔家歡慶團圓的場景。畫 家以「 俯瞰法 」透過各類活動,將新年節慶歡樂的氣氛, 描繪得淋漓盡致。 畫幅中,幾位長者坐在前廳,邊聊天、邊閒適地竹, 打太平鼓、耍猴戲、跑旱船、戲棚、貨郎擔等迎新年活 動景象。畫中遊人、市販,松樹、桃竹,皆生動逼真。 觀看大院裡的兒孫輩們,有嬉戲的,有點燃爆竹的, 有打太平鼓、吹笙、拍 板、敲鑼的,有玩懸絲傀儡等。 畫中兒童人物的造型圓潤可愛,顏色濃厚富麗,充滿著 吉祥喜慶之味。而小孩們最喜歡的,大概就是放爆竹了。 在這幅畫裡,兩個孩童蹲在地上,數著一籃各色花樣的 鞭炮,面露喜色;另一個紅衣男孩則正拿著香,小心翼 翼地接近地上的鞭炮;綠衣孩子則摀著耳朵,頻頻回頭 看著是否點著了,圓潤的身軀,把兒童放鞭炮時的刺激 緊張情形,描繪得相當深刻。家僕或在一旁持壺侍立, 或穿梭於前廳間、迴廊裡,來來回回端送糕果。後院諸 多婦女們則在各處忙碌地準備餐點美食,遠處閣樓上還

Right page: Yao Wenhan’s A Celebration of Chinese New Year in 18th-century China.

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figures are all dressed in brightly colored clothes, as was customary during New Year’s. The artist paid an extraordinary amount of attention to detail. The children's figures are lively and child-like, rich in color and full of festivity. Two children can be seen squatting on the ground, smiling as they count a basket of colorful firecrackers. Another boy in red is holding incense, carefully approaching the firecrackers on the ground, while the child in green covers his ears, looking over his shoulder with nervous excitement. Judging from the lit firepot, the family may have just completed a spiritual ceremony. According to Chinese folk custom, on the 24th of the twelfth lunar month, the gods will rise and return to the heavens to report back to the Jade Emperor. Therefore, on this day, people hold a “god sending” ceremony. The stunning silk tapestry titled Bird-and-Flower Painting to Celebrate New Year by Song Kesi is an elegant celebration of life. In it, a pair of babblers and pheasants frolick among blooming plum blossom branches. Traditionally, Chinese artwork containing f lowers and birds weren’t created merely to depict the subjects as realistically as possible; instead, artists often expressed their own thoughts and feelings through the subjects. Birds depicted in pairs often symbolize the combination of yin and yang, and represent family harmony. Traditional Chinese New Year customs are deeply infused with ancient beliefs in the gods and the heavens. People in ancient China treated life with humility; for instance, if there was a good harvest, it would be considered a result of the gods’ blessings for doing good deeds. The ancients believed that there was a god dedicated to every aspect of life, and they were all to be devoutly worshiped. Therefore,

an important part of New Year ceremonies was to express respect and gratitude to the gods for all their blessings. 可看見幾個男僕正在合力掛起大燈籠。堂屋前,大院中 有一火盆,燃著松枝,有人正在照料、添加新柴;而在 室內,長者身後也布置著花卉大屏風,還有幾瓶插著牡 丹的大花瓶。不管室內或者室外,不論是動態或靜態, 在在都烘托著濃厚的、富貴吉祥的年味。 從畫中庭院裡火苗興旺的火盆來看,這家人可能剛 剛完成「 送神」或者「 接神」儀式。在中國民俗中,農曆 臘月二十四( 或二十三,視不同地區而定),人們供奉的 灶君、太歲以及民間諸神等,會起身回到天庭向玉皇大 帝匯報民間情況,因而這天人們會舉行「 送神」儀式。農 曆正月初四,灶君、太歲以及民間諸神等從天庭返回人 間,這天家家戶戶虔誠祭拜,迎接諸神返回人間。送神 或接神時,人們會虔誠地叩首再叩首後,將香、元寶錠 等,放入在院中備好的錢糧盆內焚燒,同燃松枝、芝麻 秸等。 以「 歲朝 」為主題,象徵平安祥瑞的花卉器物擺設, 多為新春應景而作,也是常見的歲朝圖。 宋緙絲《歲朝花鳥》,白地設色織,梅花、山茶盛 開,�鵒一隻立於梅枝之端,另一隻凌空飛來,相互鳴唱, 湖石旁雜植竹石、水仙。湖石上一對雉雞相互依偎,梅 花、茶花、水仙、天竺是新春應景的花卉,加上雙雙對 對的�鵒與雉雞,增添年節喜氣。 中國花鳥畫不是為了描花繪鳥而描花繪鳥,而是通 過花鳥來表達自己的思想情感。它既重視真實,又重視 美與善的觀念表達,通過花鳥畫的創作與欣賞來影響人 們的志趣、情操與精神生活,表達作者的內在思想與追 求。這幅畫中鳥兒成雙成對,象徵著陰陽結合,代表家 庭和睦,也有好事成雙的寓意。 傳統的中國過年習俗中,處處都蘊含著古人信神信 佛、敬畏天地神明的濃厚文化內涵。在這種文化氛圍中, 中國古人以 謙卑的 態 度對 待 生活:比如取得了好 的收 成,人們相信那是因為神靈賜福給好人或祖上行善積德, 因此要更加謙恭對待神靈,多行善事。古人相信,人間 和家中處處都有神靈看護,從大門的「 門神」、到廚房

Left page(left): A polychrome silk tapestry titled Bird-andFlower Painting to Celebrate New Year from the Song Dynasty (960–1279). Left page(right): A hanging scroll titled May All Your Wishes Come True from Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) by Chen Shu.

的「 灶君」、到庭院內的「 土地公 」,再到「 司命」、「 行 神」、「 戶神」等都需虔誠祭拜。過年的祭祀內容主要在 於表達恭敬、感恩和許願,感謝神明保佑過去一年來家 庭和睦,五穀豐登。

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Angela Xiao:

DANCING WITH GRACE & A SELFLESS HEART 篤心淨思 不負韶華 ——專訪神韻舞蹈演員肖嘉祺 English text by June Fakkert Chinese text by Astrid Wang

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he late nights, six-day intensive weeks, and six-month-long tours don’t feel like an overwhelming schedule to dancer Angela Xiao. What for many of us would be a great personal sacrifice, for her is a life well-lived. “I don’t like wasting time,” said Xiao, who has been dancing for ten years with the world’s premier classical Chinese dance company, Shen Yun Performing Arts. Exuding a fascinating mix of bubbliness and sincerity, she said that she feels lucky to be doing something purposeful; in fact, sometimes on vacation, she doesn’t know what to do with her time. Xiao loves the excitement of touring—trying new foods and learning new things—but after nearly a

從2009年起,肖嘉祺便隨美國神韻神韻團赴世界各地 巡迴演出,她說這已是生命中無可取代的歲月。馬不停 蹄的數月排練,長達半年的巡演,肖嘉祺一年之中鮮少 有休息時間。如此緊湊的時程年復一年,若非擁有超人 的意志,似乎難以走過這般漫長的時日。然而,她卻不 認為這是一種犧牲,反之,她很慶幸自己擁有此般經歷。 美國神韻藝術團致力於復興中華五千年文明,透 過純善、純美的演出,帶領觀眾領略神州大地的輝煌歲 月。肖嘉祺身為其中一名舞蹈演員,她穿上各朝、各民 族亮麗精細的服飾,展現或謙柔、或俏麗、或優雅的儀 態。換下戲服後,她臉上的笑容依舊甜美,言談間卻透 露出其眼界格局頗有古時志士之風,這使我們更加好奇 是什麼樣的歷練造就了她⋯⋯

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Angela Xiao casts aloft her long, silky sleeves in Sleeves of the Tang Palace, a classical Chinese dance piece that illustrates the spirit of the Tang Dynasty (618–907), a dynasty of high cultural civilization. With their silky sleeves cascading through the air, the dancers bring an era of ancient splendor to life. (Courtesy of Shen Yun Performing Arts)

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decade of traveling all over the world, she doesn’t rely on novelty to keep her going. Rather, a big part of what keeps her on point is consciously working on her outlook to overcome those subtle negative thoughts that otherwise build up and make long-term commitments difficult. “I’ve had to learn to be more self less,” she said. “When you put yourself first, it actually just causes a bunch of troubles.” Due to the nature of her art, this selflessness is also a key to improving her dance skills. FACING HER SELF In ancient Chinese culture, there was awareness that spiritual principles were behind the workings of natural phenomenon, as well as guiding the events of a person’s life. It was held that to produce great art, artists must align themselves with spiritual principles. People of high caliber would have brightly shining spirits and transmit some of this light to others through their art. The art of someone with a negative outlook would be dark and spread unhappiness. For Xiao, there is very practical and tangible application of this in her art. She explained to Elite Lifestyle Magazine how, beneath the gorgeous costumes and perfectly timed moves, confident self lessness gives her dance life. “You can’t escape yourself,” she said. “In classical Chinese dance, you show your inner self because when dancing—you can’t hide anything. People can see your personality,” she explained. “Sometimes my moves are too small, and I feel like that’s connected with my personality … [So] I try to be more open,” she said. EXPRESSING FEELINGS THROUGH DANCING A dancer’s emotion is also directly addressed in classical Chinese dance training, through a skill called bearing. “Bearing emphasizes internal spirit, breath, intent, personal aura, and deep emotional expression,” the Shen Yun website explains.

Angela Xiao performs in A Renewal. In this classical Chinese dance piece, deities from a golden celestial paradise descend to Earth, incarnating in the grand imperial court of China’s Han Dynasty. (Courtesy of Shen Yun Performing Arts)

美源於心 思形於外 神韻舞臺上的女演員們將中國古代女性的柔美展現地傳 神到位,從裝束服飾到動作儀態,皆帶出了各朝文化之 獨特韻味。肖嘉祺這些年來體悟到這種美的詮釋,其實 根植於心,「 我們在跳舞時,那種美就是很自然地流露,

Left page: Angela Xiao was born in China and grew up in Canada. She moved to New York to study classical Chinese dance, which eventually enticed her to pursue the art form as a career. (Courtesy of Daniel Ulrich) Top and skirt by ESCADA Location courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty (MLS ID 4957096)

我覺得首先是必須豐富你的內在。」她說。 中國古典舞與古代的精神文明息息相關,古時人們 修身養性,在生活中嚴格自律,因為這些內在的涵養會 體現在各方面。自古許多文人的經典創作,都能令後人 切身體會「 讀其文如見其人 」,字裡行間的情感與哲思, 幾乎與其人特質相應。文字尚且如此,何況是舞蹈?

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Bearing is one of the more advanced skills. For Xiao, it comes more naturally to her in court dances, which are her favorites. She has also played a number of different character roles. Each role presents a unique challenge because she needs to understand the character’s emotions. She recalls one of the first roles she played—a goddess of mercy. After being cast, she felt that it was a good opportunity to cultivate greater mercy and compassion in herself. Other roles have required her to portray more human emotions, including ones that she would normally not experience; for example, those of a mother on her deathbed. For her to understand these feelings and give them form through her movements, it takes great empathy and letting go of her self.

作為一名舞蹈藝術家,倘若能養成端正的品格,也 能創造出更加純淨的藝術,並藉由表演傳達給觀眾。這 與中國古典舞訓練中,一項名為「 身韻 」的進階技巧也有 緊密關聯。神韻官方網站介紹: 「 身韻強調內在的精神、 氣息、意向,個人氣質以及深層的情感表達。」中國古典 舞豐富的表現力,與舞蹈家對身韻的掌握息息相關。 她進一步提到:「 中國古典舞的身韻是個自然展現 內在的舞蹈,有人說過『 跳舞時無法隱藏任何東西 』, 當你跳舞時,觀眾便可藉此看出你的人格。」虛有其表 無法帶給人真實的觸動,那種源自內心的柔美,才能融 化人心。因此在精進舞藝的路上,除了在技巧磨練上下 足了功夫,她在心境提升的過程中更有諸多感悟。 面對自我 謙遜為首 「 有時候我很擔心別人怎麼看我,我的表現會有所保 留,就無法讓自己完全表現出來。」肖嘉祺談到,過去 她太過在意旁人的眼光。她還分享了近來有些新的反 思:「 有些障礙是我太害怕犯錯⋯⋯有時候我會下意識

CULTURAL INSPIRATION The sparkle and grandeur of ancient Chinese court life has intrigued Xiao since she was young. Now, after a decade of performing classical Chinese dance, she’s come about as close to it as possible in the modern era. Xiao grew up in Canada, having moved there when she was only four years old. However, she was lucky enough to have her grandparents living with her; they kept her connected to her roots by telling her many Chinese children’s stories. In her teens, she read the four Chinese classic novels; her favorite is Romance of the Three Kingdoms. And she has an affinity for the poem “The Sea” written by the Han Dynasty warlord Cao Cao. In it, he describes his great delight in gazing at the ocean.“It makes me feel very refreshed after reading it,” Xiao shared with Elite. In addition to performing with Shen Yun, Xiao has studied at Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, a private school in upstate New York, where she was further immersed in traditional Chinese culture through in-depth, bilingual courses in history and Chinese language. Two of her current favorite historical characters are Emperor Taizong and his wife, Empress Zhangsun. Following his father’s death, Taizong became the second emperor of China’s Tang Dynasty— the dynasty that is considered China’s golden age.

地去想,別人可能覺得我不夠好,其實最好是不要害怕 自己做得太多,必須不去害怕在別人面前展現自己。」 她發現這種害怕與擔心的負面情緒是多餘的,因為 在表演的當下,已然將自我展現,台下的人自然也看得 清楚,「 只有在你不害怕犯錯時,才會學到更多 」,後 來她明白了表演時無需徒增憂慮,只需心無旁騖地展現 自己。 此外,她還談到另一個使自己無法進步更快的阻 礙,就是害怕找出自己的錯誤。平時練習,他們都會透 過錄像來協助修正動作,起初她並不想面對影片中的自 己,現在她會想:「 我該做的就是承認那樣的自己,然 後去修正它。」舞蹈之路,學無止盡,唯有正視不夠完 美的自己,才能向前邁進,她相信時刻保持謙遜肯定是 好的,「 承認自己有所不知,才會知道的更多。」 見賢思齊 懷志前行 肖嘉祺雖自小就隨家人從中國移民至加拿大,但與東方 文化的連結卻未間斷,姥爺時常在她耳邊講述一些經典 的中國傳統故事,耳濡目染下,使她從小就對古代文化 有所認識。也因此,即使在西方教育下成長,她也未曾 丟失中文能力。後來她決定進入美國飛天藝術學院,學 習正統的中國古典舞。十多年來的舞蹈歷程,讓她與中 華文化產生了更加深厚的連結。 如今,她身為團隊中的資深演員,早已學會將生活 周遭的一切,化作提煉自我的養分。她回想自己曾扮演 過觀音菩薩一角,在被指派此角後,她認識到這是一個 絕佳的機會,促使自己在日常中培養更多的善念與慈悲 的胸懷。近來,她讀到一位女性歷史人物為長孫皇后, 她對其賢淑的品德深感佩服。

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In the 2016 NTD International Classical Chinese Dance Competition, Angela Xiao portrayed Lady Wenji, a poet and musician who lived during China’s late Eastern Han Dynasty. She spent part of her life as a captive of the Xiongnu until 207, when the warlord Cao Cao, who controlled the Han central government in the final years of the Eastern Han, paid a heavy ransom to bring her back to Han territory. Her twelve-year ordeal became a legend that has been celebrated in ancient Chinese classical poetry, paintings, and dramas. (Courtesy of Larry Dye)

His wife then became empress and was known for her tolerance, wisdom, and personal sacrifices for the country. For example, when she fell ill, it was suggested that the emperor donate more money to temples so that the divine might be inclined to bless her and restore her health. But Empress Zhangsun objected to this, saying that her death would be determined by fate and that the country’s resources should not be wasted on trying to change her destiny. Empress Zhangsun passed away at age 36, but before she left, she made two requests of her husband:

長孫皇后身為一國之母,從未將自己的私利置放於 前,一心一意為社稷著想。其中最著名的一例就是她力 阻唐太宗任命兄長( 長孫無忌 )任朝廷重職。長孫皇后 離世時年僅36歲,在她去世前,仍心繫家國,不忘叮囑 皇上:遠小人、任重直諫忠臣;不要讓她的家族外戚於 朝中掌大權;她自覺無功於社稷,故請皇上別為她建造 陵寢,薄葬即可。 長孫皇后的一生的賢良事蹟,日月可鑑,供後世敬 而效之。肖嘉祺表示: 「 我特別欣賞她在別人看不見的地 方,睿智地扶持國家。她並不去顯耀她所造就的一切, 但她為了讓國家更好,付出了許多。」這種無私,正是 她想學習的氣度。

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that under no circumstance should he promote her 如今,她對自己最大的期望是變得更加自信與大 family members who didn’t hold merit (some were 氣,並且擁有豁達、寬大的胸襟面對生活中的一切。或 profiting off their relationship to the empress) and 許正因心有此願,這些年來她所欣賞的事物大多都具備 that again, the country should not waste resources 這般特質。她喜歡盛唐的浩蕩、喜愛李白詩境裡的瀟 on building her a fancy tomb. 灑、更愛曹操千古名作裡的人生感悟。學會欣賞這些格 Xiao said that she admires the empress’s intelli局廣闊的人事物,不僅拓展她的視野,對其品格陶冶亦 gence and selflessness. 有所啟發。 “I like how she intelligently supported the country behind the scenes. She 無悔的歲月 didn’t show of f what 「 人們總是在想 :人生 she accomplished, but 的意義是什麼,長大後 she contributed a lot to 要做什麼⋯⋯」她未曾 make the country bet有 過 那 樣 的 迷 茫, 因 觀滄海 The Sea ter,” Xiao wrote in a fol為神韻帶她找到了人生 low-up interview email.

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INGREDIENTS 就開始做一件如此有意 東臨碣石, I come to view the boundless ocean FOR GOOD 義的事。」神韻再現中 From Stony Hill on eastern shore. 以觀滄海。 COLLABORATION 華文明五千年的歷史精 水何澹澹, Its water rolls in rhythmic motion Ref lecting on the life 粹, 她 說:「 傳 統 文 化 山島竦峙。 And islands stand amid its roar. le ssons t hat being a 之所以重要,是因為你 樹木叢生, Tree on tree grows from peak to peak; par t of such a close可 以 從 歷 史 中 學 習, 百草豐茂。 Grass on grass looks lush far and nigh. knit group has taught 所有的一切都是重複 秋風蕭瑟, The autumn wind blows drear and bleak; her, Xiao said that it’s 的。」能讓觀眾透過一 洪波湧起。 The monstrous billows surge up high. important to care for 場演出體會其中深意, 日月之行, The sun by day, the moon by night others and have a real意義非凡。 若出其中。 Appear to rise up from the deep. istic perception of your 「 我也很喜歡在舞 星漢燦爛, The Milky Way with stars so bright ow n abilities. If you 臺上的感覺,我覺得每 若出其裡。 Sinks down into the sea in sleep. care too much about 一年的開場節目,我的 幸甚至哉, How happy I feel at this sight! what others think of 感受特別多,在開場後 歌以詠志。 I croon this poem in delight. you, it ma kes things 看到觀眾,然後我能感 harder. 覺到與他們產生某種連 English translation of the poem by Xu Yuanchong. When helping some結。」在長達半年的巡 one correct a mistake, 演中,她坦言這種感覺 it is important to al是很重要的動力。過程 ways be kind. However, 中, 她 可 能 會 感 到 疲 if it’s her own mistake, 憊,但每當回想起開場 she says that it’s best to face it head-on and fix it, 後的那種感覺,她便想加倍珍惜每一次的演出機會。這 not letting fear get in the way. “The fear of making 般心繫觀眾的單純念想,伴她走過十餘載的舞臺人生。 mistakes is a barrier. …You learn more if you’re not 在肖嘉祺分享習舞路上的所思所想後,我們才明 afraid to be wrong.” 白,神韻舞台上帶給觀眾的美好有多珍貴。那些精準的 She also constantly strives to be humble, and to 舞步、精湛的技巧、優柔的神態、刻骨的情懷,無一不 keep an open mind. “It’s always good to be humble,” 是靠每一位神韻藝術家一步步精心淬煉、日夜鞭策自我 she said. “You know more when you admit you don’t 而成,他們十年如一日的付出,只為看見每一位觀眾由 know something.” 衷地一展笑顏。

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MICHELANGELO DESIGNS Distributing the magnificence and sophistication of Italian furniture 意式藝術 米開朗基羅家飾設計公司 English text by Angela Feng Chinese text by Ivy Tseng Pictures courtesy of Michelangelo Designs

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ocated in Passaic, New Jersey, is Michelangelo Designs—a massive, 35,000-squarefoot showroom carrying Italy’s most upscale masterpieces. Founded by Fred Farra in 1985, the company has been sharing the magnificence and sophistication of Italian furniture with America for over 30 years. Every piece has been meticulously selected to reflect the style, quality, and beauty that has made Italian furniture world-renowned. A walk through Michelangelo Designs is a journey through Italian art, history, and design. The company prides itself on having “three centuries under one roof ”—with designs that range from French Provincial, Baroque, Biedermeier, Louis XV, and Louis XVI to Art Deco and Contemporary. While many companies focus on just one of the major style categories, Michelangelo Designs covers all three: traditional, transitional, and modern. This approach was what inspired the company’s name: While Michelangelo was a classical artist, he often took a visionary approach to his art. Michelangelo Designs reflects this by being at the forefront of “the new,” all while celebrating tradition.

位於紐澤西州(New Jersey)的 Passaic鎮,有間專精意 大利家飾空間的米開朗基羅藝術設計公司(Michelangelo Designs)。公司於1985年由Fred Farra創辦,引進大型 且精巧的意大利家具至美國市場。他們在乎作品的獨特風 格,這些出自世界名家之手的家具常美麗閃耀,看似現代 元素的作品,內在涵有古典文化傳承。 當許多公司只專注一項產品特性時,Michelangelo Designs 有 三 個 核 心 理 念, 分 別 是 傳 統、 永 續 與 現 代, 這 些 特 質 展 現 在 公 司 名 稱 上 —— 米 開 朗 基 羅 (Michelangelo)是一位古典藝術家,他的作品總可見對 人文關懷的遠見。 走在 Michelangelo Designs 的 35,000 坪展示 空 間,像一場穿梭於意大利藝術、歷史與設計的文化之旅。 在屋簷下體驗 300 多年時光饗宴,這裡的家具風格多樣, 有意大利法治時期、17 世紀華麗巴洛克時期,令人聯想到 18 世紀的路易十五與路易十六的裝飾風格,也有 19 世紀 以簡潔實用風 格 著 稱 的 Beidermeier 時期 作品,與 20 世紀的裝飾風藝術與當代風格。 Michelangelo Designs 最受歡迎的合作公司,屬來 自意大利的 Angelo Capellini,這家公司出品的家具極 度優雅與美麗,展示世界頂級的傳統作品。他們提供高品 質的個人化服務,有超過 72 種木頭成品。另一家受歡迎 的公司是 Egoitalian,他們專 注 於客廳 的裝飾 物件,以 │61

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Uniqueness is important at Michelangelo Designs. In the industry, it is often known as “The Cure from the Common.” When selecting brands to carry, the company not only makes sure that the materials used are of the highest quality, but also that the designs are not often seen in the American market. “We don’t want to bring in something that is already out there—we want to bring in something fresh and new,” said the company’s president, Chris Farra. America is a melting pot, with cultures from all over the world. As a result, people often have different ideas as to how a home should look. Therefore, Michelangelo Designs strives to consider a variety of cultures and mentalities when choosing the items it carries. Among the wide variety of brands at Michelangelo Designs, one of the most popular is Angelo Cappellini. With its exceedingly elegant and beautifully crafted pieces, Angelo Cappellini is truly the crème de la crème of the traditional furniture world. Its products are highly customizable, with over 72 finishes of wood and over a thousand different fabric or leather upholstery options. At the more modern end is Egoitaliano, a company that focuses on living room pieces and leather goods. All of its sofas are modular, meaning that they can be built to a number of different sizes, seats, and shapes. On top of offering extensive customization services, Michelangelo Designs creates its own furniture designs. “Our designs are still made in Italy, but they’re produced for the U.S. market specifically,” Chris explained. Michelangelo Designs can create completely custom work for clients who have a specific design in mind. From armoires and builtin wall units to closets, Michelangelo Designs can build to one’s floor plan exactly as needed. From its beginning, Michelangelo Designs has focused exclusively on Italian furniture. This is done for three main reasons: the craftsmanship, the design, and the environmental impact. Furniture is one of Italy’s main exports; the country is renowned for its art and craftsmanship, and the dedication to quality is unmatched. Additionally, Italian brands typically place emphasis on environmental conservation, and ensure that products do not harm the environment.

For decades, Michelangelo Designs has been bringing stunning, high-quality Italian furniture all across the United States. By working closely with interior designers and architects, the company has beautified hundreds of homes. 皮革製品為主。他們所有的沙發有不同的模組、尺寸、樣 式,顧客可以組裝變化成自己想要的樣子。 獨 一 無 二 是 Michelangelo Designs 的 特 點。 在 這 裡 的 家具,不僅 高質量,也非常符 合美國市場 需 求。誠 如公司總裁 Chris Farra 說: 「 我們提 供的物件 不僅關乎過去,更在乎未來與創新。」美國是一個文化 的大熔爐,所有的世界文化皆匯集於此,該地區的居民 往 往 都 想 讓自己 的 住 家 與 眾 不 同。 而 Michelangelo Designs 所提供的產品,帶有豐厚文化底蘊,可以滿足 民眾的需求。 提 供頂 級客戶服務 是 Michelangelo Designs 在 乎 的,總裁 Chris 說: 「 我們所有的 家具來自意 大 利製 造,但是產品屬性特別為美國市場打造。」提供別出心 裁 的 設 計,創 造 舒 適 空間;透 過 豐富 經 驗,從單 點到 平面,每一個細節都可以量身打造。正因為家具皆來自 意大利,意大利的工藝文化聞名全球、品質精湛、設計 注 重環 境 永 續,他們 所生 產的不僅是美麗 的工藝品, 更含有對於 環 境 與人文 的深度關 懷 精神。數十 年來, Michelangelo Designs 透過多面向合作,將高品質的 意大利家具帶來美國,其專業的室內設計師與建築師, 已美化數百個居家空間。

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SWEET DREAMS, SLEEP TIGHT By Faithe Lo

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DIVE INTO THE DEEP BLUE When choosing a color for bedroom walls, people tend to automatically lean toward light neutrals. However, when done right, rich, dark tones can create a calm and cozy atmosphere. Go with deep shades of blue for a bedroom that feels intimate and tranquil. To prevent it from seeming too enclosed, brighten the room with a pop of yellow. Don’t be afraid to experiment—mix dark walls with colorful decor for a bedroom that is playful yet sophisticated.

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深色通常不是人們臥室牆面顏色的第一選擇。然而, 深色系,特別是深藍色,其實能讓人浮躁的心情沉澱 下來。不同層次的深藍色,為臥室帶來閒逸舒適和沉 穩大器的氣氛,幫助放鬆緊繃了一整天的身心。如果擔 心大片深色牆可能帶來壓迫感,可以巧妙運用互補色 或對比色,如在房間各處布置較明亮的黃色家具和配 飾,製造亮、暗的鮮活對比。有機會的話,在房間大膽 嘗試深色牆面吧!可能會得到意想不到的效果喔!

1 VITRA, METAL WALL RELIEF-SUN, $995, VITRA.COM | 2 HERMES, MISES ET RELANCES JAUNE AND FAUVE BI-COLOUR MINI CHANGE TRAY, $480, 1STDIBS.COM | 3 ZEOPPRITZ, IMAGINE CASHMERE BLANKET (LEMON), $536, AMARA.COM/US | 4 MARSET, BICOCA TABLE LAMP, $215, 2MODERN.COM | 5 GAN RUGS, PAYSAGES RUG, (5 FT 7 IN BY 7 FT’11 IN), $4,540, MODERNPLANET.COM | 6 BACCARAT, ZODIAC MOUSE (GOLD), $320, BACCARAT.COM | 7 IB KOFOD-LARSEN, CANDIDATE CHAIR (TEAK), $4,668.24, 1STDIBS.COM

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PICTURES COURTESY OF 1STDIBS, BACCARAT, GAN RUGS, MARSET, ROCHE BOBOIS, VITRA, ZEOPPRITZ

ROCHE BOBOIS, CONTRE-JOUR BED, PRICE UPON REQUEST, ROCHE-BOBOIS.COM

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A BLUSH OF PINK Over recent years, pink has surged in popularity in interior design. It is no longer limited to little girls’ bedrooms—the color has had a sophisticated upgrade, and with the right touch, it can convey elegance and maturity. Choose a deep, vivid shade for a room that is bold and glamorous, or go with a muted blush to make a space feel charming yet tranquil.

擁有粉紅色房間是許多小女孩的夢想。現在,粉紅給 人的印象不再是專屬於小女孩的甜甜膩膩,而是帶有 精緻高雅氣息的顏色,適合於各種年齡層的女性。粉 紅色搭配性高,無論是搭灰色、棕色,或搭 綠色、黃 色,都很協調。至於想要實施全粉紅的狂熱分子,交 錯使用各種不同深淺的粉紅色,既協調又多了許多層 次變化。

1 FRITZ HANSEN, VIA57 LOUNGE CHAIR, $2,799, HIVEMODERN.COM | 2 SANDBERG WALLPAPER, SKYMNING (5 FT 10.9 IN BY 8 FT 10.3 IN), $318, WALLPAPERDIRECT.COM | 3 NORMANN COPENHAGEN, HI CUSHION, $115, EMPIRE-THEMEGRAPHIC.MYSHOPIFY.COM | 4 MUOTO2, KIEKKO WALL CLOCK, $113, FINNISHDESIGNSHOP.COM | 5 BACCARAT, LOUXOR ROUND VASE, RED, $1,150, BACCARAT.COM | 6 ASPLUND, PETIT PALAIS SIDE TABLE, $1,372, FINNISHDESIGNSHOP.COM | 7 TIVOLI, BALLON PENDANT LAMP (SMALL), $280, DANISHDESIGNSTORE.COM | 8 NORMANN COPENHAGEN, FLIP MIRROR, $125, APLUSRSTORE.COM | 9 ROCHE BOBOIS, ASTRE RUG, ROCHE-BOBOIS.COM

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THOSE LOVELY NATURAL BITS Natural materials can always be counted on to add a touch of warmth and coziness. With the rise of the Nordic concept of “hygge,” earthly, organic elements have increased their presence in interior decor. Add nature-inspired hues and textures— such as rattan, wicker, and organic cotton—to your bedroom, and turn it into a soothing retreat from the bustle of everyday life.

天然材質,總是能在充滿人工雕琢的環境中注入一絲 暖意。在北歐樂活風潮的帶動下,用友善環境的居家 用品,將房間佈置得猶如步入大自然,顯得再天經地 義不過。置身於藤編、竹織、木製、棉、麻等溫暖的 家飾小物之中,彷彿可以隔絕外界的風風雨雨。

1 HAY, CRINKLE BEDSPREAD, $195, US.HAY.COM | 2 1STDIBS, TROPICAL RATTAN ROOM DIVIDER FOLDING SCREEN, $2,200, 1STDIBS.COM | 3 LORD LOU, CHRISTOPHER PET BED (SMALL), $303, AMARA.COM/US | 4 SIKA, REEDS BASKET WITH FLAT LID, SET OF 2, $294, SIKADESIGNUSA.COM | 5 DESIGN HOUSE STOCKHOLM, GREEN HOUSE (LARGE), $42.6, FINNISHDESIGNSTORE.COM | 6 BLOOMINGVILLE, JUTE PENDANT LAMP, $60.24, AMAZON.COM | 7 NORR11, NOMAD CHAIR, $1,155, DANISHDESIGNSTORE.COM | 8 DESIGN HOUSE STOCKHOLM, AIR SIDEBOARD, $2,723, DANISHDESIGNSTORE.COM

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PICTURES COURTESY OF 1STDIBS, BLOOMINGVILLE, DESIGN HOUSE STOCKHOLM, HAY, LORD LOU, NORR11, SIKA

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TIMELESS CHILDHOOD Nowadays, when decorating their children’s rooms, parents often seek more minimalistic designs, drawing inspiration from nature. Thus these bedrooms often include soft pastel color schemes as well as sustainable materials, such as FSC certified wood, wool, and organic cotton. Simple designs and sturdy materials let the rooms grow with the children, allowing them to customize the designs as they mature.

越來越多家長嘗試跳脫兩元設計的框架,在布置孩子 房時,從自然中汲取靈感,使用大量的自然粉嫩色, 以及綠色認證的木材、羊毛、有機棉等天然材質為基 礎,讓孩子在生活中一點一滴加入自己的特色、培養 自己的喜好。簡單的設計,堅固的材質,讓孩子房隨 著孩子一起成長。

1 FERM LIVING, KOALA WALLPAPER, $99, 2MODERN.COM | 2 OYOY, CORDUROY BEAN BAG IN CORAL, $165, BURKEDECOR.COM | 3 OYOY, POIPOI BEDDING IN DUSTY AQUA (JUNIOR), $75, BURKEDECOR.COM | 4 FERM LIVING, PLANET WALL LAMP, $61.5, FINNISHDESIGNSHOP.COM | 5 LORENA CANALS, HEART PINK CUSHION,$59, LORENACANALS.US | 6 BLOOMINGVILLE, METAL CLOUD SHAPED SHELF, $40.99, AMAZON.COM | 7 LUCIE KAAS, WOOD BEAR FAMILY (SET OF 3), $419.85, FAWNANDFOREST.COM | 8 LORENA CANALS, WASHABLE RUG BIG FISH, $249, LORENACANALS.US

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FERM LIVING, HORSE BEDDING (JUNIOR), $64.95, SCANDIBORN.COM

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alcolm Davis is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, and he holds an intimate understanding of the regional building styles and climates. After studying architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, he went on to establish his own award-winning firm—Malcolm Davis Architecture. With a passion for bringing warmth to modern architecture, Malcolm Davis Architecture’s designs give a paramount role to the utilization of natural lightin. The firm’s design philosophy is rooted in the Bay Region Tradition: site specific, unaffected in style, with strong interior-exterior connections. With an approach that is innovative and sustainable, Malcolm Davis designs reflect simplicity, tranquility, and creativity.

馬 爾 科 姆 · 戴 維 斯(Malcolm Davis) 是 加 州 灣 區 的 本 地 人。 從 成 立 其 個 人 建 築 工 作 室Malcolm Davis Architecture(MDA)開始,其設計便充分利用了該地 區獨特的環境資源,即「 自然光 」在他的設計中。這也是 其最重要的設計原則之一。 戴維斯以極大的熱情將這種觸動內心的溫暖引入現 代設計。通過對環境、文脈、氣候的敏銳觀察和詮釋, 挖掘並賦予了每一個項目其潛在的獨特性。 This sheltered open-air dining area is bright and airy, with a stunning, unobstructed view of the surrounding scenery.

自然光的運用給空間帶來一種靈動感,而大面積落 地窗的運用,模糊了室內、外的界限。這些特點都使戴維 斯的家居設計呈現出一種簡潔、寧靜和通透的意境。 │73

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A WEEKEND GETAWAY Located across 165 acres, twenty minutes from the nearest paved road, this idyllic rural getaway is situated among the coastal valleys of Northern California. The homeowners are passionate environmentalists and sought a weekend home to escape from their busy, urban lives. To fulfill the owners’ request for a home that maintained the sense of a camp, Davis designed the house to blend in with its surrounding landscape. For more effective protection from the elements—the scorching sun, coastal fog, and rain that frequents the area—Davis devised two rectilinear dogtrot structures. Each one was carefully crafted by Fairweather & Associates from low-maintenance and wildfire-resistant materials: concrete slabs for the flooring, corrugated Cor-Ten steel that blends into the environment, and heat-reflecting, galvanized corrugated metal for the roofing. The property is made up of two structures: a car barn, and a main pool house placed in an L-shaped orientation. The main structure has three large, primary spaces on opposite ends of the central south-facing porch. Theses spaces are multifunctional, meant for any variety of activities—sleeping, gathering, lounging, yoga, or playing games.

露營度假屋 房主崇尚自然,他們希望擁有一個週末的度假屋,以緩解 他們繁忙的都市生活節奏。這個露營度假屋距離最近的 公路僅20分鐘,位於山谷中,地形開闊、平坦的區域, 周邊山丘起伏,密布橡樹和月桂樹。這是一處親近自然, 放鬆身心的靜謐之地。 戴維斯應業主的要求將這個週末度假的住所設計為 營地的感覺,並充分考慮了環境因素,使之與周邊的自然 景觀融為一體。為了更有效地躲避炎熱的陽光、林間的 霧氣和該地區常有的降雨,戴維斯將度假屋分為兩個直 線型的建築體。建築結構呈 L 形,面向開敞空間的一側, 設置了一個長長的泳池。在南向門廊一側,主體建築分為 三個封閉的多功能空間。 建築結構均由 Fairweather & Associates 使用維 護需求低和耐火材料精心建造的,包括地板使用的混凝 土板,與景觀融為一體的波紋耐候鋼,以及屋頂的熱反 射、鍍鋅波紋金屬。

Left: The weekend getaway is located on a coastal 166-acre parcel comprising forested rolling hills. Right: The corrugated Cor-Ten steel used for exterior cladding blends beautifully into the landscape. Right Page: The heart of the compound—the swimming pool—is flanked by decking and large expanses of grass ideal for lounging and lawn games.

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The dynamic renovation of this hillside home means it is now fully connected to the nature that surrounds it.

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Top left: The dining room offers spectacular views and access to the spacious new balcony. Bottom left: Skylights in the master bathroom animate the space throughout the day. Right: The home's new guesthouse includes a sitting area and a second-floor artist’s studio connected to the main house by a bridge.

A TREEHOUSE-LIKE RESIDENCE Located amid the stunning greenery of Portola Valley, California, this hillside mid-century home is designed around an existing oak tree and comes with a breathtaking valley vista. The exterior is finished with burnt cedar siding and stucco, giving the home an earthy tone. By pulling inspiration from its woodland environment, the house seamlessly blends into the surrounding landscape. Throughout the main level, which features an open floor plan, the existing windows were swapped for large glass walls to bring in more light. Vast floor-to-ceiling glass doors allow the residents to take full advantage of the beautiful landscape and natural lighting. A cantilevered balcony was added around the dining room, bringing the homeowners closer to the oak tree at the center of the site.

與樹共生的住宅 這間房屋位於加州的波爾圖拉谷。屋子座落於山坡上,周 邊的山谷美景令人驚歎。因周圍充滿著綠植,建築主體 的設計也充分考慮了場地中一棵枝葉繁茂的橡樹,顧及 橡樹的生長同時,設計上也使其枝葉得以在房子周圍盎 然生長。 建築外部材料,使用了燃燒過的雪松壁板和灰泥, 以創造樸實的大地色色調。通過使用與林地周邊相仿的 元素,建築完美地融入了現有的景觀。 在一層的開放式生活區,戴維斯拆除了柱子,將小 窗戶換為更大的落地門窗。在帶入更多自然光線的同時, 也將室外的自然景觀引入室內。 寬闊的陽台圍繞餐廳舒展開來,作為室內空間的延 伸,既無限接近了遠處的自然景觀,又加強了與原有橡樹 的互動。當樹影婆娑映入室內,靈動與靜謐同在,平靜與 安寧也悄然充滿了內心。

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A COASTAL RETREAT IN SEA RANCH A couple who both worked in the San Francisco tech industry sought a relaxing countryside holiday home in Sea Ranch, a planned community in California’s Sonoma County. Located atop a grassy slope, the striking view of the area’s rocky outcrops, ocean, and trees were a key driver in the project. Malcolm Davis worked on carefully positioning openings so as to maintain a strong visual connection between the inside and outside. Smaller windows on the walls facing the road minimize this view. Windows strategically placed to maximize the amount of light help the relatively compact two-bedroom home feel bright, airy, and spacious. Throughout the house, sleek Ligne Roset and Stonco lighting, Hansgrohe f ixtures, and white quartz countertops lend an industrial vibe. The exterior language of natural material continues in the airy, open-plan interiors, with thermal-mass flooring in slab concrete and red oak, and walls lined with plywood.

加州海牧場度假屋 一對同在舊金山科技行業工作的夫婦,希望在加州索諾 瑪縣計劃建造的社區「 海牧場」 (Sea Ranch)內,建造 一個夢想中的鄉村度假屋。 裸露的岩石、海洋和樹木是該地區醒目的景觀要素。 戴維斯認真推敲了門窗的位置,以保持室內和室外之間 緊密的視覺連接。在面向道路一側的牆壁上設置較小的 窗口,以最小化該側的視覺聯繫。精心挑選朝向的門窗, 同時引入了賦予空間生命的陽光。如此,使得相對緊湊的 兩居室住宅顯得更加明亮、通透和溫暖。 時 尚 的 Ligne Roset 家 具、Stonco 照 明 系 統 和 Hansgrohe 淋浴裝置, 共同構成室內高品質空間的元素。 室內以淺的暖色木材與白色為主,局部配以跳躍的色彩 搭配,避免單調。

Left: In one of the home's bathrooms, durable, low-maintenance materials speak to the minimal, Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic. Center: Wall-mounted lighting adds an industrial touch to the bright and airy living room. Right: Just a few steps away from the main living area, the kitchen features vertical-grain fir cabinets. Immaculate detailing and clever cabinetry make for a streamlined, timber-clad interior.

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A single sloped roof, paired with 11-foot-tall sliding doors, defines the rear addition.

BREATHABLE HOME IN NOE VALLEY Located on a dense street in Noe Valley, San Francisco, this residence was purchased by a young family looking for a more seamless floor plan after having their second child. Malcolm Davis reinterpreted and expanded the home, reinstating its connection to the neighborhood context so as to celebrate its “old bones.” It was also revamped to maximize access to daylight, the garden below, and the views beyond. Eventually, this house was transformed into a relaxed and inviting family home with plentiful natural light. By taking advantage of sun exposure from all four sides of the home, Malcolm Davis brightened the living areas. Skylights, strategically placed along

the northern walls over existing exposed framing, animate the home with a changing play of light and shadow throughout the day. The floor plan and interior were completely reworked and expanded. A single sloped roof, paired with 11-foot-tall multi-slide doors, defines the addition at the rear. The doors allow the living room and kitchen to open directly onto a generous deck that welcomes indoor-outdoor living. To add warmth to the space, Malcolm Davis brought more cedar wood into the kitchen, where it was added to the underside of the island and on the ceiling. The same original cedar wood was also added to the master bedroom, where a full wall of the golden wood serves as the headboard for the bed.

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Top: To add warmth to the space, Davis brought more cedar wood into the kitchen design, where it was added to the underside of the island and the ceiling. Right top and bottom: Through strategically placed skylights, Malcolm Davis Architecture brought an abundance of natural light into the residence.

諾瓦利市的四口之家 這座住宅位於舊金山諾瓦利市一條密集的街道上,隨著 時間的流逝,逐漸失去了昔日魅力。一個年輕的家庭購買 了這座住宅,希望在他們的第二個孩子出生後,有一處為 新的四口之家量身訂製的空間布局。 戴維斯重新詮釋並優化了它,以恢復它與鄰里環境的 聯繫,最大限度地保留了這座房子的建築結構,同時極盡 可能地利用自然光、內部庭院和遠處的風景。改建後的住 宅氛圍輕鬆、誘人,而又充滿自然光線。 通過利用住宅四側陽光的照射,戴維斯將更多的自 然光線引入了起居空間。天窗被策略性地設置在北側的樓 板,將在現有的木框架暴露一部分,溫暖的陽光便從中穿 過。光影靈動多變的同時,賦予了此處空間新的生命力。 為了營造溫暖的氛圍,戴維斯在白色為主的廚房加入 了暖色調的雪松木,使廚房頂部的天花板和中央島的底部 材質相呼應。同樣,原始的雪松木也被添加到主臥室,床 頭一側的牆面鋪滿了暖色的木材,取代床頭板。 │81

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ELITE HOME

Audax, Toronto’s premier interior design firm, transformed the 4,200-square-foot space into a luxurious, open-concept domicile.

LA DOLCE VITA A luxurious, open-concept home influenced by Milanese design 甜蜜生活 奢華開放式居家空間 English text by Angela Feng | Chinese text by Ada Tian Photography by Erik Rotter

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eeking a living space close to work, a plastic surgeon decided to convert the second f loor of his clinic into a home for his wife and three children. He reached out to Audax, Toronto’s premier interior design firm, which transformed the 4,200-square-foot space into a luxurious, open-concept domicile. Influenced by Milanese design, the home is cozy yet full of style. It has all the comforts of a traditional family home, including a formal foyer, dining room, a hidden butler’s pantry, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an outdoor patio. A private elevator

為了縮短浪費在通勤上的時間,一位整形醫生和他的妻 子決定在他的整形外科診所上方,建造他們的新住宅, 以滿足他們與三個孩子的居住需求。 診所的二層總面積為 4,200 平方英尺。AUDAX 事 務所的設計師為這個五口之家,提供了一個風格奢華及開 放式概念的空間布局。 受意大利米蘭設計的影響,室內設計風格時尚卻不 失舒適感。所有傳統住宅中擁有的舒適感,都可以在這個 單層的家庭住宅中同樣享有。新的住宅空間包括:正式的 門廳和餐廳、開放式概念廚房和客廳、四間臥室、三個衛 生間和一個室外露臺。設計師甚至還為業主設置了一部 從下層診所直通住宅的私人電梯。

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Top: The dining room features Audax’s custom Donatello Console, a Restoration Hardware chandelier, velvet Rialto Navy Jonathan Adler chairs, and a rosewood table with an antique brass base. Bottom left: A wall sconce in the hallway. Bottom center: The office includes Nuvolette wallpaper by Fornasetti, walnut millwork, and a leathered marble desk. Bottom right: The foyer features a striking custom Nero Marquina and Bianco Crism floor. Gold wall accents complement the gold crystal chandelier.

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Top left: The kitchen features a book-matched Fior di Pesco marble backsplash with an integrated island breakfast banquette. Top right: The kitchen features a Sub-Zero stove with a polished brass hood, Fior di Pesco marble, and walnut and blue laminate cabinetry. Bottom left: The master ensuite features a Grand Antique black marble double vanity with brass fixtures. Bottom right: The powder room is the height of luxury, with gold umbrella hexagon wall tiles, textured gold wallpaper, and a custom Noir Saint-Laurent marble vanity.

with direct access to the clinic below provides the utmost convenience. The designers utilized a rich palette of materials, including brass, marble, walnut, and plush textiles. Audax’s custom Donatello Console is featured in the formal dining room, along with velvet Rialto Navy Jonathan Adler chairs and a rosewood table. The living room includes a double-sided fireplace with a marble mantel, Restoration Hardware swivel chairs, and a tufted red sofa with custom-made cushions. The powder room is the height of luxury, with gold umbrella hexagon wall tiles, textured gold wallpaper, and a custom Noir Saint-Laurent marble vanity. Inside the dramatic master ensuite, a striking burled elmwood wall in a high gloss piano finish is paired with Grand Antique black marble flooring.

室 內 設 計 選 用 了 豐 富 的 材 質 混 合 搭 配, 包 括 黃 銅、大理石、胡桃木和毛絨紡織品。在正式的餐廳中, Jonathan Adler 的藍色餐椅與紅木餐桌搭配,底部的銅 質支撐柱與頂部的枝形吊燈相呼應,共同構成了餐廳的 視覺焦點。客廳設有以大理石材質為飾面的雙面壁爐,搭 配復古的轉椅和簇絨紅色沙發。 衛生間訂製的黑色人造大理石及一面貼有金色立體 六角瓷磚的牆壁,並貼上金色壁紙,輕鬆營造了奢華的氛 圍。充滿戲劇風格的主臥衛生間,選用了引人注目的榆木 作為主要材質,搭配光澤度極高的古典黑白花紋大理石, 再配以銅質的配件及燈具,奢華而不失格調。 主臥室靠床頭的主體牆,選用 Armani Casa 壁紙, 將意大利風格元素以現代手法引入,並搭配波爾多紅色窗 簾。兒童房則根據孩子們的喜好,選用了不同的壁紙,營 造個性鮮明的情境。

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The design of each room is unique and lavish, featuring an eclectic yet harmonious mixture of traditional and modern elements. In the kitchen, traditional wall paneling is set against contemporary-styled walnut and blue cabinetry and an integrated breakfast banquette. The master bedroom includes a modern take on a traditional Italian tapestry, with the use of Armani Casa wallpaper with Bordeaux red drapes, as well as a Shagreen headboard and nightstands from Restoration Hardware.

住宅中,每個空間的設計都是獨特的。奢華與舒適 並存,同時將傳統和現代元素巧妙結合,展現了充滿張力 的設計風格。 Top: The elegant living room features Restoration Hardware swivel chairs and a tufted red sofa with custom-made pillows. A silver polished marble fireplace mantel is accompanied by a Minotti coffee table. Bottom left: Armani Casa wallpaper and a Restoration Hardware Shagreen nightstand and bed are featured in the master bedroom. Bottom right: The children's bathroom features a Jack and Jill ensuite with white oak vanity. │85

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ELITE TRAVEL

THE ZEN POD Discover your inner serenity in the breathtaking Swiss Alps 放飛心靈 阿爾卑斯山上的禪意穹頂 English text by Jiang Li and Minghui Wang Chinese text by Yuanyuan Li Photography by Delphine Burtin

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冬日瑞士的阿爾卑斯山脈上,一個個白色的穹頂套房, 就像是盛開的雪蓮花,潔白純淨,禪意十足。這裡是坐 落 在海拔1,700米高山之上的The Whitepod旅館,提 供多種獨 特的套房體 驗,如溫馨的家庭套房和炫酷的 007套房等。 禪 意 套房(Zen Pod)是 The Whitepod 眾多 套 房類型中的新房型,為阿爾卑斯山這座位於西方世界的 山脈,增添了一份獨特而祥和的東方意蘊。 At the eco-luxury resort Whitepod, individual Zen Pods (with one hotel suite per pod) immerse guests in the unique experience of the alpine landscape. (Picture courtesy of Whitepod hotel & restaurant)

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Top: The Zen Suite was designed by Montalba Architects. According to the firm, the pod design was inspired by the concept of Zen as well as the Wu Xing movement theory, which derives from the energies connected to the elements of earth, water, wood, metal, and fire. Bottom left: Each Zen Pod references forms of the natural world and borrows materials, such as wood, to reflect the surrounding ecosystem. Bottom center: The raised bath area features a circular, prefabricated bath box that echoes its circular, semi-enclosure. Bottom right: The precisely detailed wooden walls curve to define internal spaces while framing breathtaking mountain views from the raised bath area.

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Left: From the Cozy Pod designed for couples and families, to the 007 Pod for universe enthusiasts, The Whitepod suites cater to a wide range of different customer demands. Right: For a more cozy experience, guests can cuddle with loved ones next to the in-suite pellet stove, and graze on a wide variety of delicious cuisines served in the room.

experience amid one of the most prominent mountain regions of the West. Designed by Montalba Architects, an international architecture firm based in Los Angeles, whose team values emphasize the importance of material, the Zen Pod boasts an elegant wooden interior design, seemingly effortless yet refined to the utmost detail. What’s more, inspired by Japanese Zen culture, the Montalba designers constructed each of their pods based on the notion of interconnection between all things, attributed to the philosophy of Wu Xing, or the movement of Five Elements. From the circular central sleeping area to the Japanese circular Furo bathtub, every aspect is exquisite and is connected. On a chilly day, clients can step outside to their private terrace and relish the unobstructed views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains, relaxing all their senses in a world disconnected from any urban pollution. For a more cozy experience, cuddle with loved ones next to the in-suite pellet stove, pamper yourself with a massage in the pod, or graze on a wide variety of delicious cuisines served in your room. Outside of the Zen Pod, there are ample opportunities for adventure or finding your inner Zen. Whether

it be venturing into the forest, paragliding with a certified pilot, exploring the mountains on dog sleds, or indulging your senses in a f loral oil treatment, there is something for everyone deep in the Alps.

禪意套房的木製內部裝潢,有一種毫不費力的優雅 感,諸多建築和裝潢細節帶給人無盡的舒適和暖意。受 日本禪意文化的啟發,設計禪意套房的 Montalba 建築 設計事務所在規劃每一個套房時,都嘗試將套房和周遭 環境的所有元素聯繫起來。這也是 Montalba ,一個西 方設計公司,對東方五行文化的探索和實踐。正是因為 如此,Montalba 將睡眠空間放置在套房正中的位置, 同時打造日式浴盆(お風呂)。 站在套房的陽台上,日內瓦湖 的美麗 風光 一覽無 餘,環繞湖面的群山靜靜地矗立在天地之間。紛繁複雜 的現代生活,似乎都成為過往雲煙,和自己無關。此時 此地,自己僅是茫茫天地中一個自然安然的存在,渾身 細胞都在和大自然建立著一種和諧平靜的美好關係。 在 套房之外,阿 爾卑 斯山脈 提 供了更多走 近 大自 然,探索大地的方式。你可以在森林中遠足,也可以同 認證飛行員一起飛翔在高山遠空之中,或者乘坐狗拉雪 橇在雪地 上馳 騁,當然還可以來一次芳香 SPA 之旅。 冬季的阿爾卑斯山脈,有適合任何一個人的放鬆方式。

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NACMS musicians performed together.

New Asia Chamber Music Society Hosted Its Fourth Annual Gala “Triumphant” 新亞室內樂協會舉辦第四屆音樂會「凱旋」 English text by Erin Wang | Chinese text by Xiaofei Wang Photography by Yishen Huang and Michael Yu

On November 8, 2019, the New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS) hosted its fourth annual gala “Triumphant” at the Harvard Club of New York City. It was a wonderful evening filled with inspiring music, passionate people, and great energy. The event drew many VIP attendees, including Ambassador Lily L.W. Hsu of the Taipei Economic

新亞室內樂協會於11月8日晚間在曼哈頓哈佛俱樂部,舉 辦第四屆音樂會暨募款餐會「 凱旋 」。當晚貴賓雲集, 駐紐約臺北經濟文化辦事處徐儷文大使,紐約第一銀行 總裁黃誌鴻,玉山家具與Casual Home公司總裁江明 信,紐約幼獅青少年管弦樂團藝術總監和皇后區交響樂 團董事會成員方秀蓉,以及著名小提琴家林昭亮等蒞臨 現場。

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Top left: Sponsored by Ming Chiang, who is the CEO of Casual Home, and also Dan Neal, composer Jeeyoung Kim was commissioned to write a piece, “CANVAS,” for NACMS. (From left to right) Nan-Cheng Chen, CK Kuo (on behalf of Kim Wang-Neal and Dan Neal), Ming Chiang, Jeeyoung Kim, and Andy Lin. Top righ: Amerasia Bank New York sponsored NACMS to publish their second album. (From left to right) NACMS’s Artistic Director Wei-Yang Andy Lin, Amerasia Bank New York’s CEO James Huang, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu with NACMS,Jessica Cheng with Amerasia Bank New York,and NACMS’s Executive Director Nan-Cheng Chen. Bottom left: (From left to right) Board and staff members of NACMS Nan-Cheng Chen, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Dan Yao, Flavia Lin, Peggy Chiang, Isabelle Chiang, Carol Lin, Cindy Lin, and Andy Lin. Bottom right: Violinist Cho-Liang Lin.

and Cultural Office in New York; Ming Chiang, CEO of Casual Home; Patsy Fang Chen, Creative Director of the Youth Orchestra and Board Member of the Queens Symphony Orchestra; Violinist Cho-Liang Lin; and more. Together with six music students supervised by NACMS, nine NACMS musicians performed classical music and famous pieces by Mozart, Alexander Borodin, and Jean-Baptiste Barrière as well as the D Major String Trio, which is a piece from their upcoming album Imagery in Music, which will be released soon. The D Major String Trio was composed by Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev in 1907.

The year 2020 is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. NACMS will be featuring his chamber music works in all their concerts and events, in order to honor Beethoven’s contribution to classical music. 九位新亞室內樂協會的職業音樂家與他們指導的六 位 16 歲少年樂者,為來賓演奏了曲目包括莫扎特、鮑羅 定、巴瑞耶爾等大師的經典作品,並特別現場演出新亞 即將發行的第二張專輯《樂之意象》中的曲目——塔捏耶 夫於 1907 所譜的《D 大調弦樂三重奏》。 2020 年是貝多芬誕辰 250 周年,新亞室內樂協會 將配合舉辦多個音樂會紀念這位音樂家。

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Delicious Seasonal Greetings with Gourmet Korean Food 甘旨伴新春 美饌寓祝語 Photography by Banny Zhang and Larry Dai

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unar New Year is the perfect time to gather with family, engage in festivities, and enjoy delicious food. Traditional beliefs often intertwine with cooking, resulting in special dishes intended to bring good fortune in the new year. Located in vibrant Koreatown, Manhattan, missKOREA offers authentic Korean dishes that symbolize prosperity, success, and family harmony.

單設計,讓每一位登門的貴客不僅是美嘗一道料理,更 是品味一道祝福。 滿懷祝福的食譜設計 missKOREA特別聘請被譽為「 韓國膳食專家 」的李善 圭女士擔任主廚。missKOREA的燒烤料理尤為出色, 不僅品項豐富、囊括海陸,醬料配方也是由李善圭親研 調配。美味肉品有熟成牛肉、牛排、牛肉片、牛舌、牛腩 肉、豬排、五花肉等。其中招牌「 瓦罐醃牛排」採用上等

A WELL-CURATED MENU The menu at missKOREA includes a wide variety of barbecued meats, each with its own distinctive appeal. These include dry-aged rib eye, beef rib, beef bulgogi, beef tongue, thin-sliced beef brisket, pork ribs, pork belly, and more. missKOREA’s signature dish is the Clay Pot Galbi, which is made from short ribs and marinated in its own original sauce, before being placed in a special clay pot for over 48 hours. The meticulous two-day process brings out the best texture and finest flavor. To allow guests to enjoy a diverse sampling of meats, missKOREA has curated three barbecue set meals: the Longevity Set, the Happiness Set, and the Love Set. The Longev ity Set w ishes guests a long and healthy life, with unmarinated barbecued meats that are free of any potentially harmful additives. The Happiness Set offers four different meats marinated in missKOREA’s delightful special sauces. The Love Set combines both marinated and unmarinated meat. In addition to set meals, guests can try seafood BBQ dishes such as Haemul-gui, a delectable seafood assortment that includes lobster tail, tuna, and scallops. The BBQ grill seals in the juices and locks in the f lavor, while giving the outside that perfect crispiness. At missKorea, you’ll get more than just a good meal—guests receive an overall experience, as well as an introduction to a new cultural perspective.

牛排,以梨汁、醬油、糖等調料醃製,放在特製的瓦罐 裡 醃製48小時,牛排完美吸收醬汁,風味十足且 鬆軟 鮮嫩。 由於單品份量大,客人難以一次嘗盡各式美味,因 此missKOREA貼心推出了三種烤肉套餐,分別為:長 壽(Longevity)、幸福(Happiness)、愛(Love)。套 餐的寓意不僅是一種祝福,更富含巧思。 「 長 壽」 套 餐 皆 選 用 原 汁 原 味 的 非 醃 製 肉 品, 因 此 取 名「 長 壽 餐 」。「 幸 福 」 全 部 肉 品 都 是 採 用 missKOREA 祕製醬料醃製。特別的是,主題為「 愛 」 的烤肉套餐組合,由醃製無骨牛排、醃製牛小排,原味 無骨牛排和原味牛肉片共同組成。 除了套餐,還有多樣上品海鮮,其「 各式烤海鮮」組 合,含上等金槍魚、龍蝦尾、帶殼大蝦以及大干貝。燒烤 之精妙,就是能將鮮味鎖在肉裡,微帶金黃焦香,保有 食材的原始風味。彈嫩的蝦肉、甜鮮的干貝,一盤嘗遍 至鮮海味。讓missKOREA的每道料理,在一年之初為 您添上滿滿的祝願與福氣!

7天24小時營業 地址:10 W 32ND ST, NEW YORK, NY 10001 電話:212-594-4963 網址:www.misskoreabbq.com

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赭紅的牡丹花,雍容華貴,歷來都象徵著出色的品味。 曼哈頓中城繁華的街區,一間新張的中餐館名為「 紅牡 丹」(Red Peony),一別人們對中餐館既定印象,其莊 重大氣的裝潢,典雅的水晶吊燈,紅絲絨餐桌椅,步入 店內便可以感受散布其間的精細巧思。 紅牡丹不僅提供淮陽、上海料理,還囊括了川、粵 風味,品項豐富,一桌遍嘗中國大江南北的美味。值得 一提的是,紅牡丹還供應各式游水海鮮,如阿拉斯加帝 王蟹、溫哥華大螃蟹、加拿大龍蝦、黑斑魚等。在此帶 各位一瞥不容錯過的精選美味! 鮮美多汁蟹粉小籠包 傳統上海湯包,炒過的蟹肉餡,透過薄透Q彈的麵皮包 覆食材香氣,蒸過後內餡出汁,鮮甜一分一毫未減。熱 騰騰的蒸籠上桌,一口吃進嘴裡,肉餡紮實,齊聚海陸 的鮮美滋味,令人難忘。 嫩香可口北京鴨 該料理附有:大蔥、小黃瓜,甜麵醬以及手工麵皮。鴨肉 鮮甜,肥嫩相間,皮脆並帶有焦香。搭配帶有甘味的甜 麵醬,並不會蓋住鴨肉原本的鮮甜,與黃瓜、大蔥同食, 更加爽口提味。 色味一絕青花椒水煮魚 乾辣椒、花椒、八角、豆芽等,以及吸附了飽滿香辣油 汁的紅薯寬粉條,魚片、粉條皆十分下飯。這道川味經 典一上桌,定能讓所有人食慾大開!

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其實寶馬公司走下坡路已經有幾年了,只是近年來,由 於歐洲對汽車排放標準的要求提高,使得市場對燃柴 油的轎車需求持續減少,加上大眾汽車的巨大醜聞, 使得全球消費者對德國汽車廠商的信譽大打折扣。這 對於以高價位車為主的寶馬品牌而言,是非常不利的。 當然也不光是寶馬,奔馳(Mercedes-Benz)一 樣受影響。但是因為奔馳有在卡車生產方面的巨大優 勢,而能有時間緩一緩,寶馬則沒有多少緩衝、騰挪空 間來調整這條巨艦。 寶馬雖然屬下有眾多品牌:BMW、Mini、RollsRoyce 和摩托車品牌 BMW Motorrad,但 Mini 一年 銷售只有 30 萬美金左右,且對象是職業婦女。這一群 體非常難搞定,她們的口味經常變,其中車型太小、不 太安全就是致命傷。 Rolls-Royce 一年也就是 3 千輛 左右,寶馬摩托一年產 10 幾萬輛。所以公司還得靠寶 馬品牌一年 200 多萬輛的銷售行走天下。 除了因難民潮、脫歐、內部離心力大增等因素,使 得歐洲近幾年在世人眼中的地位越來越低外,寶馬汽 車本身犯的幾個致命錯誤,是導致公司走下坡路的主要 原因: 寶馬過於集中在擁擠的豪華車市場拚殺 二戰過後,美國一枝獨秀,歐洲由於馬歇爾計畫,率先 復興。德國知道美國工會強大,汽車質量必定不過硬, 豪華車的錢最好賺,所以蜂擁而至,但卻忘了後面還有 個日本。中產階層這塊最後在其最重要的美國市場,丟

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覺得這是個小孩子玩具的名字。而豐田的凌志(Lexus)

寶馬車高昂的維修費用,慢慢使非常實際的美國消費

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混合技術的優勢,打著環境保護的雨傘去寶馬的老巢。

用了「X」字母來代表寶馬的豪華吉普登場。長遠來看這

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