EPILOGUE / MAY 2014
Insp. Inspiration of all the wold in my point of view
Itâ€™s just back street of my university. But if you just stand for one second, you can find small prescence, and if you stand for more than one second, you can realize how priceless they are.
Sangsu-dong Half Poles / photo by Jeong. park
Epilogue [Insp] is an abbreviation of ‘Inspiration’. I first use this words when I was a freshman and try to make group to share their funny but special thinking. At that time, I missed my passion and failed it, but now I want to start from small zines. When I was young, I like to ask question “why?” because all the world is interesting to me. In this zines, I want to share what I see and how I think toward the world . I hope people to sympathize with me and have fun. I will treat food, clothing, shelter[a place to live] and enjoyment, the necessities of life. And each of themes delivers interesting story in my point of view. It’s just a small writing now but as time goes by it will be a one book which is full interesting story.
In Korea, There is a proverb “Licorice of pharmacy (약방의 감초)”. It means things which should be there on any day. (It’s similar with positive meaning of the idiom, jack of trades.) This world is from Chinese. In Chinese, licorice(one of medicine) must be in pharmacies because many cases need licorice . In this week, I want to introduce licorice in each themes and think about their values. Because our society also needsv people who plays role like a licorice.
Licorice of Pharmacy
The presence of one small tool
Licorice of pharmacyâ€? is not a special thing, As they do their own work well, it will be a great tools for someone and when there are lots of people who know the value of this small presence, It will come out.
If you look at the spoon for a long time, you can find trace of life.
A spoon from my mother Baby just eat one more time. But one more time will be a bowl of rice. This is lovely trick that my mother used to use when I hate to eat meal. With small tool my mother easily fed me. And also there are delicious side dishes on each spoons, so I expected what is next. (I liked spam.) I have sweat story about spoon and when I eat food, spoon is always be there and remind me my childhood.
The value of the spoon When a baby first starts to chew they eat the food from the teaspoon. He accepts nutrients in food, mother’s love over the little spoon. Also on spoon there are lots of food to be raised, Kimchi , eggs, meat and etc. The combination of nutrition is on the spoon. We can think about the great presence of spoon as a helper to eat food.
Small but priceless tool “Licorice of pharmacy” is not a special thing, As they do their own work well, it will be a great tools for someone and when there are lots of people who know the value of this small presence, It will come out.
The value of spoon Spoon is connection between baby and parents.
Alcoholâ€™s Effect Power of making harmony
As a licorice , alcohol is really good at make harmony. And this harmony makes people belong together and create fantastic music. People, also, who mix well and be harmonized with others in everywhere like alcohol , will be a host of everywhere and great maestro in the orchestra of society.
But, it only worth it when people drink in moderation, not too much.
Singing a song When there is an alcohol, music is always in there or ready to be there.
By combining bottle of Soju with spoon, it can be the most instant, effective MIC.
The combination of alcohol and music When relatives drink together in festival day, My uncle always combined a bottle of soju with a spoon. Quick MIC is made. So it’s time to start singing a song. Then they were now one singer and big fan of him and enjoyed the music for a couple of hours. This Korean style MIC shows that music and alcohol are connected deeply .This innovative simple invention has a miraculous power to make people belong together. The combination of music and alcohol has been happened for a long long time ago. Alcohol is not an music instrument but when there is music and amusement, Alcohol is always there or always ready to be there. With liquid people can get along and have fun together.
Maestro of Harmony As a licorice , alcohol is really good at make harmony. And this harmony makes people belong together and create fantastic music. Also people, who mix well and be harmonized with others in everywhere like alcohol , will be a host of everywhere and great maestro in the orchestra of society.
Spoon and a bottle of alcohol, Soju.
SOURTE, The Great Pride SUARTEâ€™s Identity from their own experience
What I see from this store is the great proud. Brand wIth enough experience and Know-how makes their identitu powerful and strong, and I can feel the great pride.
â€œThe core of handmade shoes are from hands . If we work with enough time, we can get many experience and knowledge. Their values are enormous. Never easy. However, when people get it the value is huge, impact and strong.â€?
The owner of SUARTE Kim Samg Min
Threr is only perfection. And this identity makes SUARTE strong.
Interview Good afternoon. In fact, I ‘m resident here . I really like your shoues and really glad to see you right here .
You have craftman to make shoes ?
Good afternoon. This is SUARTE, which special-
good at making high-quality shoes.
Our company is now two craftsmen . They are professional in treating various leathers and also
izes in leather shoes and we have 12 offices include Mapo store.
Korean craftsman.. ? I’ve been to fashion show in Paris last year
What is hand made shoes for the man?
and I felt that Korea’s technique is competi-
Handmade shoes made from hands of the
tive enough. Craftsmanship is not based on
craftsman. Literally created their own custom
traditional location, it’s from his philosophy and
shoes for their own feet. In fact, man’s shoes are
technique. In handmade leather shoes, It’s more
the means for their identity . Women shoes are
valuable not only just make shoes with high-
more diverse than man’s but man’s are not. So
quality material from Italy but also have our own
they bought their own handmade shoes which
philosophy of shoes and sensitive skills.
Compared to European luxury brands what is Korea’s strength? Italian luxury brand shoes are classic so we cannot find the variety . On the other hand, in the case of our country we have flexibility to do other experiment. So we can approach shoes in different ways. In fact, I’m now wearing new shoes with different material. It’s infinite strength of Korean to make challenge.
Tools for measuring customer’s shoues size
Hero At Night Value of scarcirty at night, 24-hours Convenience Store
Super heroes such as 24-hours convenience stores in Seoul have value of scarcity and this makes him powerful and impressive even though the status makes him lonely. Not only 24-hour convenience store, but also other things from some stuff to all the living things has to get their own scarcity to make themselves unique and worthful.
Seven Eleven at1am Mapo Store
I will introduce Seoul’s 24-hour convenience
The value of Unique
store, a store on the corner of each, always open
Super heroes such as 24-hours convenience
except when the staff goes to the bathroom.
stores in Seoul have value of scarcity and this
This store is always new and fun because they
makes him powerful and impressive even though
have various items and also lots of 1 +1 events.
the status makes him lonely. Not only 24-hour
And they have delicious food in each season.
convenience store, but also other things from some stuff to all the living things has to get their own scarcity to make themselves unique
Why Seoul has lots of 24-hour convenience store?
There is scarcity deepening on time and the place. When I was a little girl, I experienced high value of cup noodles on the observatory of the Alps. It is much valuable then same one in the supermarket because it is on the top of the mountain in Switzerland. And people usually buy it even though it is expensive. (It was weird at that time but I can understand how it works. )This is scarcity of a place. Goods have different value depending on where they are. And in 24-hours convenience stores, I can find their worth at night.
Convenience store at night During the day, as usual market, it is just supermarket next door which is little bit expensive. But when the night comes convenience store is being super hero of the dark, empty night. For students who are hungry, they will be a house of call which sells various food and for workers who work till late at night they will serve convenience stuffs. The night needs hero and 24-hour convenience store will be the man.
Mapo Store For students who are hungry, they will be a house of call which sells various food.
Insp. Inspiration in my point of view 2014.05.28 made by Jeong. Park with Porf. Rich. Lim Thanks for helping me to start my first story. I can think how imporatnt to have my own experience, story and philosophy. I will keep continuing to write my works after this project. Thank you for being my mentor at the end of semester in university and from the start point to my world.
Jeong. Park Rdesigner +82 10 2332 7582 Jeongeon1021@gmail.com
Insp. Inspiration in my point of view 2014.05.28
Published on Jun 3, 2014