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AUG. 2016 ISSUE 27

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發行 Publisher 意團隊有限公司 Abook Studio

攝影編輯 Photography Editors A Yuan / Kuan / Ash

總編輯 Chief Editor 林炳存 Joshua Lin

採訪編輯 Assistant Editor 許菁芬 Ching 曾譯萱 Tonnie

副執行長 Deputy Director 姜安妮 Annie Chiang 統籌 Production Supervisor Kuan 創意總監 Creative Director 林炳存 Joshua Lin 視覺主編 Design Director 游晶涓 Jane 文字主編 Editor 趙鑫 Vincent Chao

造型總監 Styling Director 林夢薇 Monfi Lin 翻譯編輯 Translation Editor 姜安妮 Annie Chiang 行政管理 Administration 張騰元 A Yuan 英國特駐 Overseas Editor Linda Cooper 執行公關 Marketing / PR 星予公關 Starfish Concept


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06  Editor’s Note 編輯的話 08  Cover Story 封面故事    aMEI 08

    她的純粹,或者偏執_陳鎮川

24  Joshua Lin’s Photography 林炳存專欄  UNTAINTED

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 IDENTITY

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 不甘心留在過去的女子

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14  Celebrity Column 名人專欄 14 

    體現減法生活_Annie    純粹_NELLA

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   Blessed_Kuki

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   PURITY IS_許常德

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   SPIRITUAL PEACE_任賢齊

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   我的搖滾精神!_詹詠淇

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   PURE_SERENA

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32  Master Interview 大師訪談 34

    髮型藝術大師_魏伯儒

38  Our Fashion, Our Style 時尚攝影    A WOMAN _Kuan

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   CHASING 追求純粹_Kuan

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   CLARITY_A Yuan

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   That’s All 就這樣了_Ash

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   Photography Classroom- Types of film

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120  ABOOK’s Picks 潮流新觀點      CROON SHOES

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     Totes & Tees_Ann Liao

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Editor’s Note

EDITOR’S NOTE PURITY. SIMPLICITY.

有些純粹 會消失 但可以尋找

Simplicity disappears But can be found I am searching for The reason why simplicity is gone I am searching for That initial feeling

我要去尋找 純粹離去的原因 我要去尋找 最初的手感 從倉庫拿出收起很久的底片相機 從135 到4x5 還有暗房裡的光 我要去尋找

The film camera taken out from the warehouse From 135 to 4x5 The light in the darkroom I am searching

尋找純粹時 那麼容易被誘引的青春心就野起來了

Searching for a simplicity The carefree purity

底片 往日

Film The past

昨日不遠 值得拍照留念

Yesterday is not far away It’s worthy of a shot


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Cover S t or y

她的純粹,或者偏執 _ aMEI


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她的純粹,或者偏執 / 陳鎮川

a MEI 的純粹,在我看來,近乎偏執。 生活上的她,對每一分鐘的節奏都有她絕對的自主權: 這一刻當她想要帶動氣氛,沒人逃得過她的感染力、 但 當 她 試 圖 沈 澱 安 靜, 也 沒 有 人 能 讓 她 開 口 說 一 句 話,甚是,連見都見不到她。 舞台上的她,是她最享受也最有安全感的世界,她牽 動每一雙耳朵的喜怒、挑起每一條原本含蓄安靜的神 經。在台上的 a MEI 專注於表演,然後,專心的捕抓 每一個回饋她的表情,吸收、消化,然後流入心臟變 成她的血液,滲入肺葉化成她的呼吸。 一頭標準的獅子,既已知道自己以為萬獸之王,除了 掠食征服、看照家族、冷靜觀察,生活還要怎麼過? 既是王者,也聽宿命,也有她屬於 DNA 中的純粹。 這頭獅子在音樂裡過日子:開心的時候、表演的時候、 旅行的時候、封閉自己的時候、任何時候………


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Genuinely In Control / 陳鎮川

To me, aMei in her most candid moment is borderline OCD. Her attitude towards life is that she needs to be in control of every minute, and every tempo. When she wants to hype up the crowd, no one can escape her infectious charm. When she wants to be immersed in silence, no one can make her speak one word. On stage is where she finds the most security. It is where she finds the determination to make everyone joyous, and every soul touched by her voice. aMei on stage is so focused on capturing every emotion given to her by the audience, and turning those emotions genuinely into the air that she breathes, and the blood that runs through her veins. She’s the classic Leo; she knows she’s the queen of the jungle, but besides eating, preying, taking care of the herd, and observing, she’s constantly pondering about how to live life. Maybe this is her destiny, and engrained in the purest part of her DNA. It doesn't matter if she’s happy, performing, travelling, or hiding…music is her life. It’s like she is in the vast plains of Africa, under an Acacia tree, listening to music, and living in her own pure and divine world.


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THE SIMPLE LIFE


Celebrity Column

姜安妮 ,生長於加拿大溫哥華。八年前結束了 於匈牙利電視台的主持工作返台,並於2011年開 始與姊姊成立TaiwanSPCA致力于幫助受虐動物。 目前任職於ABOOK STUDIO擔任副執行長。

我與朋友們有個LINE的聊

今時今日,科技的發展賦予

我想表達的是,生活藉著各

天群組,每天埋首於毫無意

了人 類 文明前所 未有 的 躍

樣的工具變得更便利,許多

義的閒聊。當我看到186個

進。我們的哈伯望遠鏡能在

困難的的事情也因為科技不

未讀而感到無比焦躁的同

7千4百40萬光年外的太空發

斷的發展而漸漸變得簡單容

時,我發現自己對於它的依

現新的螺旋星系。科學家期

易。但是,我們是否因此變

賴已經超越我的認知。當與

待在不久後能使用3D列印技

得更快樂呢?

閨密們在一起時,我們總是

術去建構皮膚細胞,及在太

我跟朋友們最近計畫了一次

抓著手機回訊息,或是一起

空中完成 機械零件製 造 與

逃離城市喧囂之旅,我們一

玩著裡面的遊戲。這種缺乏

組裝。麻省理工學院正在提

起來到了宜蘭礁溪的民宿,

面對面交談的相處模式或

案一種可生物分解的微型機

霎時間因著民宿的一片寧靜

許可以 歸咎於我們太常見

器人,能夠修復各種體內傷

與祥和之氣而感到驚艷。腦

面因此已經沒有話題可聊,

口。美圖秀秀可以讓我們在

海中浮現著以高山為背景,

但也許更有可能是我們對

彈指之間變得更高、更瘦、

眼前飄著層層霧氣的畫面。

電子通訊產品的氾濫使用

比例更好,就某種程度上來

這片充滿禪意的靜 僻之地

而反倒對生活裡的實際交

說,變得更漂亮。

讓我們感到放鬆與平靜。我

際感到愈來愈陌生。

想到我們成長過程中經過的

們徹夜聊著各樣的話題,在

健不健康我不敢說,但我認

80與90年代,這一切在當時

躲進被窩之際我發現自己整

同這是個不太正常的現象。

根本就是天方夜譚。

晚幾乎沒有看過手機一眼。


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第二天早餐 後,我並沒有如往

錢花在家具與家飾而感到不解。

前這個世界。感受這些因著堅持

常在家一樣一邊上臉書一邊檢

對陳先生來說,藝術不應該只是

的精神而沒有被時間掩埋在歷

查電子郵件。我們散步並與民

杵在櫥窗裡,而是進入成為我們

史裡的技藝,讓我們用感激的心

宿的主人聊起了他的藝術收藏

生活的一部分。

為種子,藉著尋找內心平靜的過

以及當初設計這個民宿的概念

與陳先生交談非常鼓舞人心。已

程使之繁盛茂密。

想法。在這天結束時,我感覺

經很久沒有遇到一位自己想要

-end

自己“活”了一天,而不是“

交談,並且也願意分享自己故事

過”了一天。

的陌生人。這讓我不經想到,如

民宿的老闆陳先生告訴我們他

果我們沒有策畫這次逃離城市

生活中的新挑戰是想要把民宿

喧囂的旅程,我們是否還會與陳

的一角落改裝成一個小型的藝

先生的人生有所交集?陳先生

術展覽廳。他在描述過程中提到

對我來說並不只是一位推廣藝

他的一位藝術家朋友。這位藝術

術的人,在他身上我看到他將藝

家在藝術界小有名氣,但偏偏白

術活了出來。他被藝術所環繞,

天的時候常常找不到人,對方的

也深諳其中價值。他讓我想到

電話總是關機,於是有一天他親

ABOOK雜誌的出版起源。我們

自拜訪了對方的住處。雕刻家住

想要讓攝影工作者能夠有一片

的地方十分樸實,讓陳先生感到

讓自己的作品能被大家看見的

有點驚訝,他總以為這樣一位出

天地,不論專業或純興趣。台灣

名的藝術家住所應該會更華麗

的環境雖有許多限制但也十分

一些,而眼前的空間正好相反。

自由開放。現實是,媒體之於創

陳先生鼓起勇氣問了他的朋友

意,是決定後者是否被世人看見

為什麼白天常常關機失聯,而對

的獨特平台。就像陳先生想要建

方的回答令陳先生感到驚訝:他

蓋的藝術展覽空間,我們希望藉

白天有另一份工作。

著這本雜誌,在這名為媒體的舞

陳先生為我們解釋他驚訝的原

台上用聚光燈為觀眾照亮更多

因,他說這位藝術家在整 個藝

經典與創新。

術界頗有地位,作品的價碼也不

我們身處的這片土地上有許多人

低,而這樣的一位藝術家居然

投入創意產業。但是在這個被科

還需要副業!?

這讓陳先生非

技充斥的世界裡,人們似乎更願

常希望能幫助在地的藝術家,因

意花時間追逐流行與便利,而忽

為在台灣,即使藝術品的單價很

略了各類傳統藝術型式與其中

高,藝術家的機會與 收 入 並不

的工匠精神。

高。他對於人們能夠花許多錢在

在宜蘭與陳先生認識之後,我認

名牌包包與服飾上,卻不願意把

為我們都應該慢下腳步,看看眼

It’s quite funny how in today’s modern world, with all the hustle and bustle of the city, that we find ourselves looking for a simplicity and calmness that perhaps we “used” to have. My friends and I have a group chat on LINE and we are literally engrossed in our pointless banter, even accustomed to it, that I find myself panicking when I see 186 missed messages on it. Even when my BFFs hang out, I find that we are always looking at our cell phones, talking to each other on group chat, or even playing online games at the same time. This lack of face-to-face attention to each other might be because we see each other so often that we have nothing to say, or perhaps it’s just that we are so used to our digital devices that human contact has become sort of…weird. It’s strange I know. Is this healthy? I’m not sure. In this day and age technology has allowed human civilization to re-


ally advance in leaps and bounds. The Hubble Telescope has recently discovered a spiral galaxy 74.4 millions light years away from Earth. Scientists are looking to use 3D printing not only in skin cell manufacturing but also in space to make mechanical parts on-site. MIT is proposing a new, minimally invasive way of using biodegradable miniature robots to carry out tasks inside the human body, such as patching up an internal wound. Meitu can now make you thinner, taller, fairer, and in a sense, prettier, with just a few finger strokes. Having grown up in the 80s and 90s this is all just berzerks! My point is, life now is just so convenient. We have all sorts of equipment to make life easier and it will only get even easier as technology continues to develop. But, are we happier? My friends and I were recently looking for a little quiet getaway and we found a B&B in the mountains of Jiaoxi, Yilan. It’s quite funny how in today’s modern world, with all the hustle and bustle of the city, that we find ourselves looking for a simplicity and calmness that perhaps we “used” to have. When we got there, we were just taken aback by the tranquility and quietness of the entire property. Imagine mountains in the background, with a bit of fog drifting in the foreground. The place was so secluded and had this zen-like quality to it that made us feel so relaxed and at peace. We spent the entire night catching up and chatting about all sorts of things, and just before bed I realized that I had hardly glanced at my phone. The next morning after breakfast, instead of checking emails or Facebook messages like

I would at home, we took a stroll and chatted up the owner of the property who told us about his art collections and the concept behind his B&B. It was so strange, but at the end of the day, I felt like…I’ve actually lived the day, rather than having gone through the day. The owner Mr. Chen told us about his new venture which is setting up a small art gallery at the far end of his property. He told us about his friend this renowned local artist and sculptor and how he felt it strange that he could never find his friend in the daytime because his cell phone would always be off. Mr. Chen told us that one time he went to this friend’s house and was quite taken aback by the meager means to which he lived. He told us that you would think a famous artist would be living in lavish surroundings, but his friend’s house was far from it. Mr. Chen says after a while he finally found the courage to ask his friend why his cell phone was always off during the day, and his friend shockingly told him, that it was because he had a “day job”. Mr. Chen explained to us that this was a complete shock to him because his friend’s work was quite renowned in the art community and his pieces were often priced very high. Yet, this renowned artist has a day job. Mr. Chen continued to tell us that he really wants to support local artists because of the lack of opportunities that they get, especially in Taiwan, where the concept of Art is still not of high value. Mr. Chen tells us that he is often surprised that people will spend thousands of dollars on designer handbags and clothes, yet they aren’t willing to spend money on furniture or home décor. Art to Mr. Chen should not be something

you put behind a glass window, but rather it should be part of your everyday life. Speaking to Mr. Chen was so inspiring. It’s been a while since I’ve chatted up a stranger, and them so sincerely wanting to share their story. It made me think, that if we hadn’t been looking for a quiet accommodation away from the city, would we have crossed paths with Mr. Chen? Mr. Chen to me is not only a supporter of the art industry but he actually lives it. He sees the value. Art is all around him. He truly reminds me of the reason why ABOOK MAGAZINE was established. We wanted to give photographers out there a chance to showcase their work, big or small. The environment in Taiwan can be very limiting yet very open at the same time. What’s true is, the media has the power to decide, thus in order for creativity to be seen it needs a platform. Just like Mr. Chen’s art gallery, we hope that our magazine can be a place where we can spotlight and discover old and new talent. There are so many people in our country working to create and working to support our creative industries. But in our tech-filled world today, it seems a lot of people pursue convenience and popular culture, rather than an appreciation of traditional art forms and craftsmanship. After going to Yilan, and meeting Mr. Chen, I think we should all slow down. See the world around us. Appreciate the art forms that have persisted and survived through history, and overall flourish through finding gratitude and inner peace. -end


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學生時代,常常在晚餐洗澡過後,一邊思

詞曲版稅,不是為了追上一張不可理喻的

索明天要考的科目,一邊挑選今天念書要

甘特圖。不只聽大自然滋潤心靈的聲響,

放的CD。我聽的音樂很吵,與其邊聽邊讀

也聽街頭巷尾令人作噁的吵雜。但即使是

或許安靜地讀更有效率也說不定。但是畢

這樣,這一切也是為了滿足某種目的或需

竟當時的國民義務教育有九年,並不是卯

求,把聲音當作時鐘一樣的存在,把音樂

起來拚一下就會少個一兩年。我會認真思

當成工具。既然有了目的,利用了聲音來

索今天要準備的科目跟等一下想看的電

滿足需求,那便不再是純粹。

視節目的相對關係,聽這張的話,如果到

在討論這一期的主題時與導演閒聊到,古

第八首還沒背好一半,就先去準備數學好

時候的農人唱歌或許不單是為勞累的農

了,如果接著聽那一張專輯,那麼這兩張

耕生活帶來消遣,也能大略地當作某種計

聽完剛好下樓看電視,大概就是思考著類

時參考。畢竟大家的鋤頭都要一直動,不

似的事情。

可能老是立在那邊看陰影算角度。雖然 這是一段沒有歷史根據的閒聊對話,但卻

我聽著家人洗碗的聲音,等聽到他們擦桌

讓我開始發想,對於音樂這件事,所謂的

子的時候去洗澡。在音響前翻找著CD,等

純粹是什麼?人類在起初不帶著任何目

聽到垃圾車的聲音時就打開書本。先說...

的創作音樂的心態是什麼?在農耕之前,

我並不是個盲人。

在社會結構形成之前,不因為市場供需而 存在,不因為滿足目的而出發,那種不問

一直到現在都是這樣,如果跟別人有約,

為什麼的音樂創作是什麼模樣?我赫然

只要出門前看一眼時間,在播到某一首歌

發現在一切技術與人文形成之前,生活中

的時候我就會自動把機車停在路邊,打

所有的思考與動作都是為了生存。為了生

電話跟對方說自己可能會晚到請他們原

存必須戰勝其他生物,為了生存必須戰勝

諒。有人說音樂能讓人忘記自己現下所處

氣候變遷,有的人發明工具,有的蓋起樓

的時間與空間,忘情在旋律與節奏編織

房,有的人發現火有的人發現電。而音樂

的畫面裡面。對我來說,或許正好相反。

這一無是處的破東西,掩藏在這一切偉大

我希望做到純粹的聆聽,不分辨好壞,不

的進化之下,唯一的功能是:浪費時間。

表達意見。不是為了跪求一份虛無飄渺的

在所有人專注於與自然環境拉扯對抗,為


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了讓種族延續下去的時候。音樂的創

在這篇文章中,我用音樂人的角度當作

作、演奏、甚至是聆聽,其背後唯一的

切入點來解釋純粹,在文末也提供了一

意義,僅止於奢侈地揮霍自己有限的年

點點自由發想的反思,或許不是很有深

月,做一件跟這一切毫無關係的瞎忙。

度,但也期望因此讓大家不會感覺有距

想像所有生物在大自然的一聲槍響下

離感。我希望大家能用自己的生活經

展開了為期一生的長跑比賽,而你小

驗來解釋何為純粹並與我們分享。或

跑步到樹蔭下點了一杯咖啡來喝,有些

許在文字的往來中會有一些誤會或紛

人覺得這樣好像也不錯,開始停下腳

爭,但是我希望發起大家最不受限最

步自己找個位置也點了杯咖啡。有些人

主觀的陳述與討論。大家的回應最後

因此忘記了自己必須追上世界的腳步,

會收錄在新一期的ABOOK線上雜誌裡

駐足在原地看著眼前一片喝咖啡乘涼

面,大家可以選擇公開姓名或外號,也

的人,心神響往地希望自己也能過上那

可以選擇不公開。如果不喜歡把想法

樣瀟灑的日子。人生還在繼續,爭奪還

貼在這邊給大家批判的人也可以另外

沒結束,但是有這麼一個片刻,大家休

寄E-Mial給我。

息不是為了去走更遠的路,只是做一件 無意義的事情,讓自己抽離這世上的一

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切。而看著的人們,儘管一點都不了解 其中的奧妙,卻也看得入迷。 最 近偶爾 會上 網 聽 聽 有關哲學 的 演 講,裡面講到某某哲學家曾提出一個論 點,大概的內容是:人們不斷追求自由 與平等,但生命的個體卻不斷被需求 綑綁,當一個人在為自己爭取自由的同 時,訴求往往是傾向滿足自己的需求, 而人類永遠無法脫離溫飽,受保護,被 愛,與社會互動等生理與心理的需求, 因此人們永遠不會得到真正的自由,因 為當他們定義何為自由的當下,他們已 經被需求牽制了。

Nella ,於ABOOK任職音樂製作,兼任影像後 期。曾與 資 深藝人陽帆共同創作歌曲「陽婆 婆」,並曾與ABOOK影像團隊共同製作范曉萱 單曲MV「年」。


每個人心中的 “純粹” “我只有想到學生時期只要在路邊看到你,唯一的動作只有加足油門去撞你這件事...反正叫 了幾百聲你也聽不見!!!” “我也會耶!! 會想說 恩 這首歌五分鐘,聽完剛好出門 結果常常因為太喜歡重播,就遲到了。” “對 我 來 說,純 粹 是 沒有 格式的,應該 是 形容詞和不是名詞,我只能 描 述 狀 態而非 定義。 例如G-funk一開始可能只是製作人喜歡跟著P-funk合成器的音色去做,結構速度甚麼不一 樣,累積一定的影響力和量以後,突然就被別人定義成G-funk了。” “效率生活裡的純粹是一種奢侈或浪費,蠻難得的,像葫蘆猴我就覺得蠻純粹的,不是那種 美式風格日式風格三小跟風風格。” “純粹就像白開水。” “我工作只是純粹想賺錢。” “純粹就是面對最真的自己。” “我覺得純粹就是ㄧ種敘述詞。 沒有理由、不用藉口、不去修飾。 不論它是敘述你當下的動作或念頭。” “純粹的快打旋風是: 吼流肯” “「 」” “當學生時候的人際關係純粹就是交朋友,只要一有點目的就會變得很複雜,不喜歡。” “沒有雜質,透明。” “我覺得純粹的 就是純粹。” “純粹就是不假思索。” “純粹本是虛無, 由純粹一詞引導出來的事物, 反而一點都不純粹, 在思考的途中一切早已變質。” “簡單舒服保持快樂就是純粹的生活。” “純粹 就是自己根本的想法。” “純粹就是自爽。” “哈ㄉ。” -end


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ORIGINS

Music to me is an integral part of my life. It correlates to everything that I do. Back then when I was still in school, I would often study while listening to music. Each album gave me the energy to keep going, and each track set the momentum for my studies. For the record I do not have OCD, but I’d often find myself timing everything I do to the sounds that I hear. When I hear sounds of someone washing dishes, I’d wait until they are done to move and go for a shower. When I hear the garbage truck coming, I’d wait until the sounds are clear before I open my textbook. It’s as if music gives me rhythm; the rhythm of my life.

In ancient times, farmers not only sang songs as a form of entertainment, but they also used it for rhythm, and to lift their spirits while working. Although I have no solid proof of this, but I began to think, in regards to music, what is purity? Even early farmers used music for some reason or objective. Before farming, before the formation of the social structure, there was obviously no such thing as supply and demand because the market did not exist. Don’t you ever wonder why people created music when there was no “music industry” so to say? What was it like to create music without a certain purpose? Is that even possible?

Some people say that music can make people forget time and space, immersed in the melody and rhythm. For me, perhaps it is the opposite. Music to me is neither good nor bad. Music is not to pursue any monetary gains, but rather it is to become aware of the sounds around you; the sounds of nature and the sounds of a busy city. I cannot say that this makes my taste in music any more pure or without intention, because I do use music as a tool, to set the speed of my life. But it made me wonder, is there a true form of music that is not bound by any intention? Can we listen to or use music without any plan or motive?

Back then, almost all things were invented for a reason or to satisfy some need. But what was the need of inventing music? Of course some argue that the first notes of music can be traced back to the Gregorian Chants of the Church, which was essentially what gave way to the music we know today. But when did music extend from the practical needs of the Church into the music we know today? What was the purpose of that extension? Penny for your thoughts? -end

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你搖晃, 或是, 我搖晃, 反正, 愛情需要搖晃。


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INTERVIEW w/ BORU WEI 魏伯儒

知名時尚髮型造型設計師,是江蕙、張惠妹、莫文蔚等多位知名影視巨星的專屬 設計師,在業界工作資歷超過20年,曾創造無數經典視覺造型。不只在髮型藝術 上有著卓越的成就,對於整體視覺造型的呈現更俱有獨到的眼光與前衛的觀念。 對作品要求的專注力與充滿細節的創造力,使其在華人流行領域有著舉足輕重的 地位。

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Master Interview

這次ABOOK STUDIO很榮幸能夠邀請到伯儒哥來為我們ABOOK MAGAZINE拍攝一個單 元,由於在拍攝過程中得到太多啟發,以下是作品拍攝過程中的一些簡單分享:

『髮型設計師與自己的定位』 對面對新的創作時,髮型師不應該

來有機會可以遇到一個願意學習並 能跟得上我的幫手。

只是作髮型。工作時我通常會先觀 察我的對象,了解他的「狀態」,

『難忘經驗』

再以髮型這個切點去介入、補足或

當遇到一個工作團隊在一起創造新

賦予一個新的「狀態」,我覺得兩

的角色或是造型時,在各方面的執

者之間應該是一種互補的概念。

行都能到位,出現的結果經驗大多 都會是讓人開心的。很多經驗都很

『沒有助理的大師』

有趣,但對我而言,不會過度留戀 已完成的作品,因為我覺得過去就

對我而言,工作上的內容與計畫都 在我的腦海中,這部分不太需要助 理的幫忙。常希望也有人可以跟著 學習傳承我的技藝,但這其中常涉 及許多深層的部分及思考面向,比

過去了,一直在想做過什麼比較沒 有意義。 我比較在意的是腦袋有沒有保持在 思考的狀態,不斷的放空讓新的想 法再不斷進來。

如做一個造型,不僅是完成它的形 狀,我們更要給這件作品一個靈魂 或是中心思想,但這個部分不見得

『生活或工作態度』

是旁人能夠輕易理解隨時同步的,

雖然常有人給我一些的評價或稱

要花心思去擔心助理是否能夠瞭解

號,但我覺得重要的還是你如何看

我的想法並跟上有時不見得是幫

待你自己。這份工作最有趣的部分

助,在思考上有時反而可能變成一

在於它會不斷地刺激你的思考,在

種干擾。而且許多狀況都必需視臨

透過合作的過程中激發出新的創

場狀況調整,有時候是人的問題,

意,看到自己沒有想過的地方。我

有時候是光的問題,更或者是頭髮

很享受工作過程中對作品的投入:

質感的問題,這些細微的調整都在

事前的設想、執行中的調整和最後

我的腦海中快速的出現,一旦跟不

的結果都是,至於工作之餘仍我就

上我的想法,只是請一位遞東西的

是一般人,沒有什麼特別的。

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『充實自己』 其實就是看得廣看得雜不要有所侷限,我從不 因為自己資深就自我設限不再接收新的觀念。 我從小就接觸這領域所以對於他整個發展很清 楚,不同時期的美學經驗都有其脈絡,再創新 之前不妨先瞭解一下過去的發展歷程。而只有 不斷接收新的知識才不會被淘汰。 對於有意從事這份工作的人,要盡量嘗試避免 照本宣科,要不斷充實自己各方面的美學涵 養,甚至是跨領域的知識都有可能成為創作的 養分內化後進而表現在你的作品上。

『工作上作品上觀念上』 當面對工作時,掌握「重點」是很重要的,要傳達的 精神要夠明確,讓人一目了然,而許多分寸的拿捏更 要經過思考後去精準的執行,作品的好壞往往就差 在那一點點。 沒有什麼東西是不好的,有的不好或許會造就另一 個好。許多被視為理所當然的東西,也可以提供反 思,比如將他發揮到極致是一種美,做出適當的反 差也是一種張力一種情境,但又不能只是讓人覺得 美,要是能夠抓住目光的,說得出傳遞的主旨以及美 在哪裡。 創造阿密特1時,技術上對我而言是簡單的,反 而是表現出足夠的力道讓人震撼卻又不要太過, 在過猶不及分寸拿捏的取捨收放間是最不容易 的。成功的造型是要讓「人」被看見,服裝或髮 型都是配合人而產生的,主從關係搭配是否合 理,這才是最重要的,必須是他本來就應該是這 樣,而不是他又做了什麼在上面,許多看似不經 意的東西其實是經過設計的。


『創作過程』 在每次創作的開始,必須儘量把自己放出去,不要 設限,然後再依照創作對象的狀態與靈魂,抓住重 點一點一點地收。如同繪畫過程,一開始必須要先 描繪出大輪廓,才會進到刻畫細節紋理,如果一開 始就專注於細節,反而會失去整體。 通常在工作時我的腦中已經架構好畫面,別人會覺 得我怎麼思考很久,其實我是在看那個畫面的形 成,像是4D一樣由不同角度不斷切入逐步成形,我 沒辦法只靠過程中偶然與巧合盲目進行硬做。這或 許是因為我屬於圖像思考,加上工作場合常遇到快 速判斷的經驗累積,讓我能將精準的執行動作內化 反射出來。 創作中不要限制自己,要從各種不同的角度去反覆思 考,去探討自己的作品。 一個造型的基本安排與tone調完成後,後面要做的就 讓他自己「長」,因為造型再加上人的表情與體態的律 動後,整合在一起就會產生出自己的靈魂,有時不一定 要限制一定要如何或是太雕琢太刻意一定要達到什 麼,有時讓它順著應該的方式就會形成最美的樣子。

『對於現在的想法』 不同的時代背景造就不同的人事物,所有的經歷都 是養分,不適合用特定的角度去判定一個人一件事 一個方向的好壞。目前整個大環境的狀態,是在某 個時空背景及環節互相影響所產生的,而事情的出 現與安排都不是沒有由來,不用去想哪裡好哪裡不 好,也不用去反對或是排斥現狀,因為每個時期都 有必須面對的課題與困難,好與壞互為表裡,不同 的狀態自然會有適合的安排。 -end


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Wei has been in the fashion and entertainment industry for over 20 years. He is regarded as a master in his craft and is a renowned hairstylist requested by A-list celebrities like Jiang hui, aMei, and Karen Mok. Not only skilled in hair styling, Wei is also a visionary, providing overall fashion styling services to clients all over Asia. ABOOK STUDIO is honored to collaborate with Wei in this issue, and we are thrilled to speak to Master Wei as he opens up to us about what it’s like to work in his industry.

What does it mean to be a hair stylist?

Any unforgettable experiences?

A hair stylist shouldn’t be focused on just the hair itself. When I’m working, I start off with observing my client. I try to get a handle on them as a person, and the innate condition that they are in. Then I use hair as a vessel to give them a new status.

Many experiences have been interesting and fun for me. However I don’t dwell on the past very much. What’s done is done, and I believe that you have to keep your mind moving forward in order to innovate. In order for new ideas to come in, you have to let go of the old, let your mind rest, and let new ideas come in.

How come you don’t have any assistants like other hair stylists do? To me, everything I do is in my head. Assistants can’t necessarily help you with what you want to achieve. I don’t mind passing my skills on to others, but to me, hair styling involves much more than just skill. You have to give each project a soul, and a central idea. This is the difficult part and the hardest thing to learn. To me, if I hire an assistant and they can’t keep up with all the ideas going through my head, then in a way they turn into a distraction and an interference. However, I still hope someone canwork with me in the future.

What’s your attitude towards life? Towards work? Even though people give me a lot of titles and evaluations, what’s most important to me is the way I see myself. What’s interesting about my job is that I am always stimulated to think in new ways. When I work with different people and with different clients, I am always inspired to create new things. I really enjoy my work, and that includes the thought that goes into it before the shoot starts, the negotiations that go into it during the shoot, and the compromises that are made when the work is done. Aside from my work, I’m just a regular Joe like everyone else.


Thoughts and Beliefs? Focusing on what’s important is key in our industry. People have to be able to see your work and be able to get what you are trying to portray right away. A good and bad piece of work is often divided by the tiniest of detail. When I was working with aMei on her first AMit album, the skill behind it was the easiest part to me. The hardest was how to wow people without going overboard. It’s that proportion and weight you place on different details that matter.

What do you think about our society nowadays? Different eras give birth to different types of people. All of our experiences are nutrients added to our lives. I never judge someone or some thing from one perspective. The state of our world now is a product of so many different elements, and oftentimes things happen for a reason. It doesn’t help to overthink things, because throughout life we are faced with many different obstacles that we must overcome. Good or bad, I think the best arrangement will show itself when the time comes.

What’s the creation process like for you? Don’t limit yourself. Focus on the soul of your client. It’s like drawing a picture. When you draw you have to come up with the overall sketch first and then work on the details within it. When I’m working, I usually have the big picture in my mind already. It’s like a 4D image that pops up in my head. I cannot work by chance, but rather I have to be prepared. You have to think about your work from different angles. Think about it with movement, think about it with the wardrobe, think about it with human emotion added on. All these things added together gives life to our work.

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從內心走出來的女子跟符合別人期待的自己重逢在此刻了。

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PURITY IS ... 純粹是… 當你要純粹 你就要有犧牲複雜的打算 當你想純粹 你就要能接受不純粹的可能 當你碰到純粹 你會感動嗎 當你失去純粹 會給你怎樣的激勵呢 純粹 絕對是從傷痕累累的心裡淬煉出來的

Purity is… When you seek purity You must reject complexity When you seek purity You have to accept impurity Once you obtain purity Will you be moved? When you lose purity How will it encourage you? Purity Is uncovered beneathe countless wounds

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Women who don’t reminisce the past are revolutionaries; they are the souls of the future. 不甘心留在過去的女子

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不甘心留在過去的女子, 都是革命份子, 都是勇闖未來的靈魂。


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men who don’t nisce the past revolutionaries;


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我之前去了一趟茶馬古道,工作過程中拍成了紀錄片,也拍了 一些照片做記錄。 和炳存聊天的時候,他說可以在他的ABOOK雜誌上和大家分 享,順便希望我寫一些有關“純粹”的內容文字。 純粹?!一下子被這兩個字拉回了茶馬古道的旅程時空裏,以 前我一直嚮往去走回茶馬古道,它是我心中追求的心靈凈土, 在雲南,在西藏,也不知道為什,那裏的天特別藍雲特別白, 山水之間色彩特別鮮明。 當地藏族的朋友穿著鮮艷的民族服飾,手中轉著經輪,口中念 著經文,虔誠而流暢地繞著寺廟聖山轉。引領著我去感覺到一 種心靈的寧靜和精神的沈澱,是不是這就是純粹的生活態度 呢? 純粹應該是一種乾淨無雜質的心,夢想追求的最開始也是這樣 吧,不是常說不忘初心嗎?但要持之以恒就沒有那麼容易了。 就像我唱歌,拍戲,拍紀錄片的工作中,我始終希望自己本著 初心,做我想做的。在埋首創作的中間,我真的沒有想著做完 能賺多少錢,帶來多少名利。這樣好像比較純粹些,而那些商 業考量,就交給宣傳行銷專業團隊去操心就好了。 回歸創作人的工作本質,簡單的說,我們就是熱血的傻瓜而 已,我和炳存都是其中一員,想太多貪求太多,一切就變複雜 了,不如用最純粹的心去向前衝吧——熱血的傻瓜們。 -end

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I recently visited the Tea Horse Road in Yunnan, China, and along the way we did a documentary and some pictures to document the trip. When I was talking to Joshua, he said that I could feature some of these photos in his magazine, and also share with readers some thoughts I have on the subject of “purity”. Purity? The word immediately draws me back to Tea Horse Road. Tea Horse Road to me is like the land of the pure and in my heart it is like the spiritual holy land. In Yunnan, in Tibet, the skies seem that much bluer, the clouds that much whiter, and the colors that much more vibrant. The local Tibetan people I met wore traditional clothing adorned in bright colors, and in their hand they carried the prayer wheel, whilst reciting traditional scriptures. They led me on a walk through the temples, leading me to a place of true peace and tranquility. It is a genuine sanctuary for the soul. Perhaps Tea Horse Road is the epitome of a truly pure attitude towards life. Purity should be a heart without distraction. I suppose dreams are also born this way as well; we should never forget our original aspirations and intentions. Just like in my work. When I sing, or act, or make documentaries, I am very clear that nothing lasts forever. I am never focused on how much money I can make, or how much fame I can obtain. I always try to focus on doing what’s true to my heart. In this way, things are a lot simpler, and thus more pure. The business side of things should be left to the professionals and the marketing teams. A true artist or creator needs to focus on the original nature of the work it self, not anything else. Simply put, Joshua and I are just two fools who are intensely passionate about our work. Forget wanting more, because when you become greedy, things get complicated. We should all just look at things with the purest of intentions, and use that purity as our fuel to keep moving forward. -end Richie Jen


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為了呼應主題“純粹”,本期的攝影單元都是使用底片拍攝完成的。 不同於數位攝影,拍攝底片有著較高的門檻,從底片的挑選到沖片環境的控制,每一個 環節都會影響最後作品的呈現。 在拍攝的過程中,由於無法及時預覽,所以攝影師必須要更明確地知道自己要的是什 麼,對於燈光與環境都要能夠確實掌握。 底片昂貴,解析度不高,後製有限,費時費力費工,拍攝的過程更是一種訓練與考驗, 儘管如此,大家還是對她著迷不已,希望在看過我們這一期的雜誌後,你也可以感受到 底片的魅力和我們的用心。 每一種底片都有不同的特性與效果,由不同的寬容度、解析度、顏色與粒子構成不同的 質感,雖然市面上已經沒有像以前那麼多選擇,不過還是可以多方嘗試去尋找自己心目 中的底片。 以下是我們這次使用的一些底片以及調色後的效果給大家參考看看。

Fujifilm Velvia RVP 50

Kodak Ektar 100

Kodak T-Max 100

Kodak T-Max 400

各位讀者如果有任何攝影方面的疑問都可以email給我們互相交流

info@abookstudio.com


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Photography Classroom In parallel with our theme, our entire issue has been shot using the purest form of photography; the photographic film. Unlike digital photography, shooting with film requires greater skill sets because your final outcome relies on the decisions that you make, starting from the types of film you use to the way you develop your film. Using film means that during our shoot, we weren’t able to preview the shots we took. The photographer had to really know what it is that he wanted to capture, and the lighting and environment had to be handled with precision. Film nowadays is expensive, the resolution isn’t high, and post-production is limited. In modern times, it takes extra time and effort to shoot with film, and the entire process is like a training field or testing ground for even the most skilled of photographers. Nonetheless, we are so infatuated with film photography because of its tradition, its element of surprise, and its texture, quality and color. Different types of film have different effects and characteristics. Though there are no longer a lot of options available on the market, we still highly recommend doing a little search for film that really floats your boat. Below are some of the film types and color effects we’ve used for this issue.


Kodak T-Max 400

Fujifilm PRO 160NS

Bokkeh Vision2 50D Daylight 5203

Bokkeh Vision3 250D Daylight 5207


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In the beginning, we can appreciate all things that we have But when we see what other’s have, we compare When we receive something new, we notice the new is greater than the old We are constantly chasing for that something better But in the end, we realise the initial person we were Was the most genuine But the past is the past We will never be the old us


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一開始人們總以為自己懂得珍惜眼前,經歷喜新厭舊後發覺追求的樂趣,在不斷改變自己與更換目標的 輪迴中漸漸看透,終於明白一開始純粹的美好,可惜自己再也不是原本的自己,只是得不到的才是最好。


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「地球能滿足人的需要,但不能滿足人的貪婪」 —甘地 “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.” —Mahatma Gandhi


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! 神 精 滾 我的搖 的 百 之 分 要求百 純

My rocker spirit! Pursuit of Simplicity. 詹詠淇 PHOTOGRAPHER / Joshua Lin TEXT / 許菁芬


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我 們 是 實 踐 者 , 因 為 我 們 是 r o c k e r !

「我百分之百無法妥協!當無法百分百,寧願都不

在韓國和中國的夾擊下,台灣流行音樂產業開始

要,寧可放棄全部。」

萎縮,逐漸失去領先的地位,面對這樣的危機, 花花導演覺得需要更多人,願意動手去做,願意

阿花大導演,詹詠淇,創立有勇氣事務所,她自

放手去做。她覺得台灣沒有搖滾樂,但學習搖

豪地說我們是唯一有品牌的唱片企劃,她是唱片

滾精神確實能帶來改變的。她說,在這個敗壞年

圈的資深企劃,是資深娛樂記者,也是一名導

代真文青沒有用,要就要做憤青。既然新世代年

演,導演作品跨足MV與廣告,現在還身兼智慧

輕人要創造自己的世界,那就不要酸言酸語,乾

傳承的責任,創辦了青春革命學院,要把她的所

脆起來革命。講難聽一點,上一世代的舊浪不早

學傳授給下一代,她的頭銜一點都不純粹!

已經躺在沙灘上,老的老,死的死,還不趕快取 而代之?世代交替會自然發生,這就是自然的循

純粹的性格,不純粹的頭銜,是什麼原因讓她跨

環,但不要等前輩老去,才發現自己什麼都不

足了那麼多的職位?

會,無法接班。就算現在大環境再不好,我們還

其實就只因為她的百分之百不妥協!

可以趁機精進自己,說真的光說不做,是改變不 了自己困境的。

「強勢企劃」這是別的導演跟她合作時給她的評 語,阿花導演說,自己是水瓶座,總是在決定事

花花導演對於時下台灣的年輕人,還是充滿

情的最後一刻翻牌,常常別人不懂她在想什麼,

期待,她說自己是大前研一的粉絲,了解未

只有自己才知道自己要什麼,當唱片企劃時,喜

來的趨勢很重要,但去實現更加重要,就像

歡百分之百的執行自己的想法,於是動念想要當

她成立青春革命院,有許多年輕學員加入學

導演,自己的想法,自己拍攝,就能夠確實的掌

習,她著重於培養大家的積極性、抗壓性和

握百分之百的作品,她說「做這行的一定要自視

團隊合作的精神,一旦有目標就要做到。

甚高!」就是秉持著這樣的心態,花花導演不斷 地精進自己,不讓自己被淘汰。


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歸零回到純粹

「看見市場上開始流行黑膠唱片,看見AlphaGO的產

次載體的轉化,所以不能把現在唱片業的衰退怪

生,我就想到了一件事,那就是歸零。」

在網路上,只能怪經營者為何短視近利,不願意 對抗網路時代大量複製的科技特質,所以怪不了

她認為物極必反,當所有東西到了一種極至,人

別人。山不轉路轉,從做生意的方式去想,人的

類感受到威脅,就會開始回歸原始,就像Alpha-

消費還是源於自身的需要,為何黑膠唱片又能重

GO,帶出人類之於科技的矛盾。所以相對的,

回音樂市場?有沒有人注意到這是永恆的趨勢?

面對台灣演藝圈所面臨的困境,在阿花導演的眼

因為回到最純粹的本質,人花錢買音樂,是為了

中卻是一件好事,「敗壞的東西壞光,一切歸零

聆聽,不管載體是科技還是復古,音樂內容才是

後,就會立刻展開好的東西,舊時代到新時代的

王道。如果唱片工業要沒有精進自己的本質,就

改變,我一直很樂觀,希望敗壞的部分可以快一

被劃入淘汰那邊。

點。」因為她認為讓所有事情回歸到最純粹的部 分,才能留下好的東西。

黑膠的經濟效益並不是新事物,只是回歸於人 性。一切都是需要歸零,回到純粹,音樂也終將

有人說,因為網路時代的關係,唱片業很難永續 發展,花花導演卻認為,整個唱片已經經過無數

會回到最純粹。


專注的純粹

面對這樣的環境動盪,花花導演給的建議就是兩

第一次見到花花導演,亮麗新潮的外表下,看不

個字「專注」。

出實際年齡,但在她犀利的言語和堅定的態度

專注在自己喜歡的事情上,專注的做好每一件

裡,我們認識到她的多變,和不變。

事,時時刻刻都準備好,機會是給有準備的人, 做任何事,不能先想著賺錢,而要先專注做好

你無法想像她還是一個女兒11歲的單親媽媽,觸

事,自然會有好的機會。

及到這個問題,她爽朗的大笑,只說,誰規定單 親媽媽就要過得很可憐?

現實生活裡多功能的人才能存活下來,是經過千 百次的試煉,在複雜多元時代,最珍貴的是純

不管生活多善變,角色如此多樣,每個人最終都

粹。那是基礎,那是初衷。

必須面對自己。誠實地、謙遜地,因為那就是最 純粹部分,不複雜但無可逃避。

對花花導演來說,只要有目標,就一定要實現, 不論是否成功,就是不能放棄。也許就是因為這 樣的堅持,她一路走來,那些始終不變的,是那 顆熱情誠摯的本心。


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We take action! Because we are rockers!

I do not compromise. If I cannot get 100% from it then I’d rather give it all up.

The reason is simple. She doesn’t compromise.

With the Korean and Chinese market gaining popularity, the Taiwanese music industry is seemingly on a downward spiral. To Chan, in order for Taiwan to rise again in this genre, we need to discover more talent, and let go of our grips and allow those who want to contribute do their thing. Chan believes that there is essentially no rock music in Taiwan, however we can all learn from the attitudes of rock. We need a, “I don’t’ give a shit” attitude, and we needn’t be afraid to let young people replace the old. Young people on the other hand need to be ready and be equipped with the skills when this takeover takes place. Those who talk the talk, can’t necessary walk the walk.

Chan sees herself as a typical Aquarius. She often changes her mind at the last minute, and even people close to her don’t know what she’s thinking. During her time as an A&R executive in the music industry, she often wanted things done completely her way. That’s what essentially led her down the road of becoming a director, because she wanted to control exactly what was filmed, and exactly how the project turned out.

Chan is optimistic about the youth of Taiwan. She’s a big Kenichi Ohmae fan and she believes that to know the trends of the future is important, but being a go-getter is even more critical. Chan tells us that in her academy “Youth Revolution” , she focuses on teaching her students not only how to work as a team, but also how to cultivate a mindset that is enthusiastic and resistant to stress.

Director A-hua , Yung Chi Chan, founded her company“有勇氣事務所” with the purpose of passing on her knowledge to the next generation. For someone who was once a senior personnel in the music industry, and who was also an entertainment reporter, she now has the title of music video Director. Chan’s personality is genuine and simple, but her job certainly is not. What’s the reason behind her multitude of titles?


Back to our roots. Back to simplicity.

Focused.

“I see that vinyl records are coming back into popularity, and the development of AlphaGo, really confirms that fact that things always goes back to its roots.

In a society that is always evolving, Chan hopes to emphasize the importance of staying focused. Being focused on the task at hand, and being focused on accomplishing everything that you do in the best way that you can. Opportunity comes to those who are prepared. Making money shouldn’t be the most important thing on our mind, but rather, we should be focused on doing things well, and when we do, reward is bound to come.

Many people say that the music industry has suffered tremendously due to the internet era. However Chan believes that the music industry has survived so many software and hardware revolutions, that you really cannot blame its decline on the internet alone. The culprit to the industry’s decline is probably due to the shortsightedness of the CEOs and decision makers in the industry who are unable to see things in another way. Why are vinyl records once again popular? It’s because people listen to music for its content. If we cannot improve our content, then we are failing at the innate aspect of music itself. If you cannot keep up and improve, then the market will eliminate you. Vinyl records is just a great example. It’s nothing new, but it’s a return to human nature. It’s back to zero and back to the purest form of music.

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金魚跳下充滿青苔的水中 經過時間洗禮的黑墨反射純淨 晃動魚尾將水噴出來 水是乾淨透明的 這水洗掉狂妄的灰塵


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The goldfish jumps into moss-filled waters. Like a baptism, a purity and clarity emerges. As the fish moves, the water is clear. Washing away dirt and the unwanted.


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PH OTO Joshua Lin / TEX T Serena Chung

Serena,是造型師和Clash的創始人,時尚概念 精品店,精心挑選並引進來自世界各地的新銳 設計師品牌。近年來,Serena擅長混搭現代和街 頭時尚,為ABOOK雜誌,廣告,短片,平面和新 生代藝人合作。https://shopclash.com/


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THOUGHTS/ S E R E N A 純粹對我來說是用簡單跟最真誠的方式去做自己。不管是對於 快樂,時尚,想法或任何人事物,我們不需要榮華富貴,才能 實現你的夢想,誇張才能凸顯你的個人特色。四年前我開了ㄧ 間Select Shop,希望能夠分享來自世界各地的好時裝。在這個過 程中,得到的是每一天可以不斷的表達,提煉和質疑一個屬於 自己的視野及世界觀。希望有ㄧ天你也可以找到最純粹的你。

Pureness (to me) is the ultimate result of simplification and just being yourself. We don’t need fancy cars to accomplish our dreams, nor dress like clowns to stand out in a crowd. 4 years ago, I launched a business with hopes of sharing a lifelong love for fashion with everyone willing to listen. In the process, what I found was a medium to express, refine and simplify my worldview - all the way down to its purest form - and just be myself.

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PHOTOGRAPHY / ASH MAKE UP / Eddie Shi HAIR / 孫小熊 STYLING / 周竅 CLOTHING DESIGN / 洪維廷、許家瑜 MODEL / Daisy Yuping @Lo-Wen


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就這樣了。 綿密包裹的防護慣養著妳我,悶熱且濕潤的撕扯對 擁,在接近尾聲的同時回到初始的荒無高原,冷風 吹,吹掃通紅鼻尖、凝結著純粹的情感。


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Love. Do all that you can to admire and protect. Beneathe the heat of passion, perhaps you will find the purest of what love is.


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起初在Instagram看到Croon這個鞋子品牌就被其粉色系的配色與閃 亮亮的設計所吸引,相信任何女孩都會為之傾倒。從泰國曼谷起 家,Croon的創始人是同樣為另一個泰國品牌 Kloset 做時尚設計 的 Bloom Tripwatana。隨著泰國時尚逐漸被世界舞台接受,泰國 品牌的形象也逐漸從注重量產慢慢轉變成注重質感。我們想與她 談談創立品牌的過程,以及她那獨特手工與設計的靈感來源。


請為我們描述一下自己以及妳的出生背景 我喜歡所有色彩鮮豔的事物,像是動物或是大自然,我想這與我生長的環境有關。我喜歡旅行,而且 深信好看的衣服與鞋子能夠為每個烏雲密布的日子帶來些許亮光。

Croon是如何開始的? 在時尚產業工作了八年,研究著女性服飾的大小事,我覺得自己需要一些新的挑戰。同時也為了實現 兒時的夢想,我決定創立Croon這個鞋子品牌。

妳的設計充滿了鮮豔的顏色與各種閃亮耀眼的元素,是什麼啟發了妳做出這樣的風格? 我的靈感來自周遭的一切,記憶也好,氣味也好,將每時每刻的氛圍與心情的悸動凝結起來,這些便 成為我每個新靈感的來源。


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請用三個詞彙形容妳的個人風格。 好玩、復古與叛逆。

Croon有著某種古靈精怪的復古氣質。這與其他品牌的設計有何異同? 世界上的鞋子品牌已經多到無法數計,我們所能夠做的只是試著做出舒適好穿又 有品質的鞋子。我還記得小時候在媽媽的衣櫃旁邊打轉,我告訴她當我長大了我 希望能夠擁有她的鞋子。這些鞋子也一樣。它們也許是孩子們夢寐以求的,當有 一天他們擁有了,他們會想要一輩子都留著它。無奈的是當我真的長大了之後, 我的腳居然比媽媽的大兩號。

泰國的時尚在當地與全球有甚麼樣的發展? 泰國時尚發展得非常迅速,短短幾年間有許多品牌林立,其中有不少甚至已經登 上世界舞台。我相信目前泰國設計師們的製作品質與設計的獨特性將會讓他們在 全球市場上有不錯的前景。

創立一個品牌並非易事。在過程中有沒有遇到什麼阻礙或是趣事? 我一直都希望能成立自己的品牌,但是在工作滿五年後,我卻對此感到有些害 怕。我害怕的商業這兩個字!但是我決定轉換自己的心境,並著手做出兩款我自 己會喜歡穿的樣式。我希望能找到同樣喜歡這些款式的人們,而這兩款鞋也確實 得到了許多支持與回應並逐漸開始風行。一直到那時我才開始對自己有了信心, 所以我認為克服心境上的恐懼並尋找自己的信念的過程是整個品牌成型上最重要 的突破。

「純粹」對妳來說是什麼? 我認為這兩個字概括了生命的全貌。無論是時尚,生活品味或是人與人間的相 處,純粹是堆砌創意與獨特性的基石。尊重這兩個字會為我們帶來更好的生命。

Croon這個品牌的下一步是什麼?我們能在哪裡買到這個品牌的鞋子? 我們正在努力研發新的系列。我們Croon認為鞋子的生命週期不只一季,所以 我們通常不以季節作為分界。我們相信好的鞋子會永遠流行,所以我們更注重 於推出各式系列。我們也正在努力建構我們的官方網站,目前大家可以透過臉 書、Instagram或是以下email來聯絡我們 croonbybloom@gmail.com 。 - end


Croon Shoes first caught our attention on Instagram with their array of pastel colors and their dreamy, glitter-filled designs that would make any girl swoon. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Croon is the label created by Bloom Tripwatana who was also the fashion designer for coveted Thai label, Kloset. With Thai fashion gaining attention on the world stage and becoming known for its quality and intricacy, we wanted to talk to Bloom about her experiences creating a new label, and the inspirations behind her unique handmade shoes.


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Please tell us a bit about yourself and your background?

I love all things colorful, animals and nature. I suppose that stems from where I grew up. I love to travel, and I believe good shoes and good clothes can make any cloudy day more light and beautiful. I graduated in art and graphic design in visual communication arts and started to work as a fashion designer at Kloset, which is a Thai women’s wear company.

How did Croon Shoes come about?

After eight years of being a designer in the fashion industry, learning the in’s and out of women’s wear, I felt like I needed a new challenge. Combined with the childhood dream of owning my own shoes brand, I decided to create CROON.

Your designs are full of color and glitter, where does your inspiration come from?

My inspiration comes from all around me, from memories, to smells, to the atmosphere and the emotions of a single moment. I believe combining all these factors produces fresh feelings and ideas and this is where I get my inspiration! A corner of a cream colored wooden table in front of a falling sun, or my favorite toothpaste color can all be inspirations to me.

Croon shoes has this whimsical and vintage feel to it. How different or similar do you think Croon is compared to other brands?

There are so many shoe brands in the world that you can’t even count, so all we are trying to do is make shoes that are truly comfortable and of great quality. They might be the shoes that your kids look at and dream to own, and then one day when they do, these shoes will be ones they want to keep forever. I remember as a child when I was wandering around my mother’s closet, I told her that I want to wear her shoes when I grow up. Sadly though, when I did grow up, my feet were two sizes bigger than hers!


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How is Thai fashion evolving locally and on the world stage?

Thai Fashion is growing rapidly. Lots of Thai brands have started up over the last few years, with some gaining credibility on the world stage. I believe Thai designers and the quality in which they work will gain them respect on the international market and their unique designs will make them stand out in the future.

Starting your own brand is a difficult task. What obstacles did you have to overcome? Any interesting stories?

I’ve always wanted to have my own shoes brand, and ever since I started work and for 5 years after, I was scared to start my own business! It was the word “business” that scared me! But I changed my mentality and decided to make two different shoes that I would love to wear and hoped that maybe someone will think the same as me! My two designs received a lot of support and it became famous. That’s when I started to believe in myself! So I would say finding that belief in myself was something I had to overcome.

How would you describe your personal style in three words? I would say, playful, vintage and rebellious.

What does “purity” and “simplicity” mean to you? I believe these two words go together in all aspects of life. In fashion, in lifestyle and even the way we treat others. They are the building blocks of creativeness and individuality and by respecting them you can have a good life.

What’s next for Croon? Where can we buy your shoes?!

We are currently working on our next series. We here at CROON believe shoes last longer than a season. That’s why we don’t work by seasons, but by series, as good shoes will last forever. We are also in the process of getting our new website online but in the meantime you can contact us via Facebook and Instagram or by email at croonbybloom@gmail.com. - end


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透過設計教育給予孩子 展現自我價值與社會關懷的力量

Empowering Children Through Art and Design

PHOTO / Kuan TEXT / Ann Liao


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AN INTERVIEW 當我們聽到有 Totes & Tees 這樣的一個設計課程, 我們覺得很興奮因為在台灣真的很少專業設計課程 是針對學齡孩童而創立的。小朋友沒有人生歷練的 包袱反而充滿新思維及獨特的想法,是需要被鼓勵 並挖掘出來的。Totes & Tees 創辦人 Ann Liao 從 澳洲回國後就從事創意總監的職務,也參與平面商 品設計及時尚部落格的經營。Ann充滿了熱情並希 望給予小朋友機會,透過設計,啟發他們對自己的 信心。讓我們來認識這位充滿熱情與理想的女孩。

跟我們介紹一下你自己以

旅行讓我體驗不同的文化,開

的重要性。永遠別因為拍了許

及你的背景吧?

啟我思考人生與創意的不同方

多你朋友的照片與影片而感到

式。我深信擁有開闊心胸與不

抱歉,他們現在或許會感到厭

去批判他人的重要性,並且珍

煩,但將來他們會對你感激。

我是個目前居住在臺北的創意 人才、部落格主與教育家。三 年前,我從澳洲的墨爾本搬回 臺北。我是個動物愛好者與蔬 食美食家。我在世界許多地方 生活、成長:我在臺北出生, 住過南非、美國、荷蘭、澳洲 與南韓。我在澳洲墨爾本與德 國美因茨主修媒體傳達設計。

你在年紀很輕時就住過許 多國家,這些經驗如何影 響你的國際觀?

惜他人擁有這種特質。我非常 在意將種族、文化與宗教概括

如何產生TOTES & TEES 的

而論,並產生刻板印象會帶

想法?你想透過這個課程

來的危害。我想,這讓我更加

達成的主要目標是什麼?

小心面對這類話題、更有興 趣於學習及找尋人與人的聯結

三年前,我受國立臺北教育

方式。旅行開啟了我們的眼

大學附設實驗小學之邀開班

界,體會周遭的奇景;它讓我

授課。他們想要開設一個時尚

們欣賞生活中的小事物,不

設計課程,但當時那只是個還

去將生命與身邊的人視為理所

沒設計課綱的課程。我想要深

當然。同樣的事情從來不會發

入設計與創意思考領域;我發

生兩次–我從小就學習到時機

現,對我的學生而言,設計品


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的創造過程遠比從書中找尋一

界獲得更深的尊重與認識。

生中十分重要的技能;有能力

個圖案,再把它製作出來更有

我們以「透過設計教育給予孩

激發、影響且型塑世界則是強

價值。

子展現自我價值與社會關懷的

而有力的領導者特質。有些參

TOTES & TEE 2016是個生活

力量」作為座右銘。我們希望

加過課程兩次的孩子,他們在

風格時尚+創業課程。我們在

這個課程會針對創意與獨立思

組織想法時腦筋能動得更快而

安全的環境下授課,結合適當

考的重要性產生創意行動與對

且更有效率,在自我表達時變

的工具與人

話,並且在社會意義上的回饋

人才)

(其他的年輕創意

共同體驗這場旅程;同

孩童。

時.我們也與頂尖的設計工作 室

(攝影、平台、設計師與創

得更有自信且明確知道他們想 要的是什麼。

TOTES & TEES 不僅只用天 就設計思維本身而言,他

合作,讓孩子獲得自己

然+有機的材料與回收再

會如何影響孩童?你希望

居住城市的時尚產業知識。這

製的材料,你們也教導永續

透過課程能為孩子的人生

的概念。這背後有什麼更深

產生什麼影響?

的訊息要同我們分享嗎?

家力量,讓他們有能力回饋社

這個課程的主要目標是培養心

身為一個設計師,我了解產

會、共同努力地為我們周遭世

智。創意且批判性的思維是人

品。當產品是被大量製造時,

很可能造成環境污染、生物棲

買的衣服都與之相關。這不是

的看法?如果有的話,你

息地喪失與潛在的生態浩劫。

關於努力追求完美,而是在生

覺得有哪些限制呢 ?

我們的材料與來源可以讓生產

活中努力做得更好與更友善環

過程對我們的環境與跟與之息

境。我們不教孩子那些殘酷的

息相關的人們更友善。

事實,但要透過12至13周的學

身為 TOTES&TEES的主要教學

習過程讓他們看到不同選擇。

筍般冒出。在提倡設計與創新

者,我想要給予孩子對於生產

他們將獲得布料與材料的理解

的同時,也參與並主辦更多設

更深層的認識。設計是在解決

認識,並了解選用這些永續環

計相關的活動與展覽,台灣的

問題,不管是哪個設計領域,

保的布料的原因。當我們開拓

創意人才也獲得越來越多的國

我們都必須記得我們是在解決

了材料方面的知識,便能以友

際獎項與認可。我一直在關注

問題,而非引起更多環境問

善地球為基礎更加創新、並且

環保設計,我曾在台灣看過非

題。TOTES&TEES是個致力於

創造出美麗的設計。

常可愛的綠色包裝與設計

意家)

是個以創造跨界合作機會為目 標設計的課程:給予創意思想

時代真的在改變,越來越多文 化+創意的場域空間如雨後春

(以

更都市摩登的概念詮釋傳統技

將革新時尚 (永續時尚) 推廣 給社會大眾。這是關於建立對

對於台灣的藝術與設計

術或原住民傳統工藝)。我也注

話:從我們吃的食物到我們

圈,你有什麼正面與負面

意到越來越多代工生產製造商


在替國外企業代工多年之後開

會在流行當頭模仿、跟風,失

文作為資訊導引或是品牌創建

始自創品牌。這是件很棒的事

去了流行的事物原本的質感與

基礎,我們必須確保我們寫的

情,它代表消費者認可這些公

價值。想法比別人更前衛永

內文可以達到標準水平,否則

司的品牌價值,而社會也更支

遠會是潮流、搶先行動永遠是

就會有淪為國際上廉價品牌與

持、更信任台灣的在地設計。

好的、要去相信台灣的創意人

商品的風險。

根據我的個人觀察,我發現兩

才,不論他們現在的名氣與背

個較為普遍的問題:

景如何。認同呈現在我們眼前

為什麼 TOTES & TEES 是專

1.害怕改變或冒險

的好點子十分重要,我們需要

給9至12歲孩童的?會有給

2.有小圈圈,排外且不接納其

跨界合作、替各種產業另闢新

大孩子或成人的課程嗎?

他圈圈的人。

路、並在想到原創、創新點子

設計因進步和創新而繁榮。我

時邀請新的、不同領域的創意

們需要勇於冒險與改變才能進

人才共同合作。

步,並在舊的創意之上創造新

最後,語言的品質與品牌經營

的機會。我們不能等著看「什

的一致性非常重要,即使英文

麼會在其他城市或國家成功」

不是我們的官方語言,但他是

來判斷流行。許多相似的平台

國際語言。如果我們決定以英

與養成問題的解決與判斷能力

你有哪些其他的興趣?我

您可以在www.heyliao.com看我

並為自己創造更多機會。

們聽說你也是個攝影師與

的部落格文章。我的平台致力

我們在工作坊獲得了空前的成

時尚部落客?

推動倫理時尚與生活風格、天

功,計劃將在今年開設更多給

TOTES& TEES 是專為9至12歲 孩童設計的課程,因為這是培養 孩子獨立思考與建立新信的重 要時刻。這個年紀的養成將重大 的影響長大成人後的人生。及早 認同自我想法與創意可以建立

然且無動物的實驗的美妝及對 我是個有很多想法的人。這幾

環境友善的野外與都市觀光。

不同年齡層的工作坊。我們將

年來,我持續在探索不同的平

在社群網絡與官方網站上發佈

我想要分享一種值得有正向感

台與專案。我最早的專案是

覺且令人興奮的生活風格。所

更多消息。我們所有的活動、

「THE SHOE PROFILE」,這是

有最新消息都會更新在我的臉

工作坊和未來課程都將支持著

個從我在墨爾本時期就開始的

書專業與網站上。我其他的是

我們的社會行動「透過設計教

街頭時尚專案,現在仍持續進

好包含:製圖、繪畫與插畫,

育給予孩子展現自我價值與社

行中。我也從事自由攝影與人

我喜歡替詩作插畫和創造新的

會關懷的力量」。每當您報名

像攝影。我有十年的部落客生

插畫角色、喝茶、聽音樂和看

參加我們的工作坊,您就是在

涯,原先以美妝部落格/影音部

Netflix也是我的興趣。

支持我們社會中的孩童與創意

落格起家,現在主要在探討生

教育的發展上作出貢獻。

活風格與時尚。


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我們這期的主題是 “純粹

伊龍馬斯克 (Elon Musk)、宮崎

Simplicity/Purity”,這些

駿、特斯拉 (Tesla)、愛因斯坦

字對你的意義是什麼?

與 JRR托爾金都具有一種原始 的真實。那個瘋狂的火花激發

創意不在於擁有並使用最新的 工具或器具去創造,它在於的

他們創新、創造、疑問、呈現 出質樸熱情的作品。

是我們與生俱來的特性。這是 想要嘗試新事物與以各種不同 觀點看周遭世界的一種純粹能

最近會舉辦任何很酷的活 動或工作坊嗎?

量。純粹對我來說是靈魂所渴 求的原始與真實。華特迪士尼

有的!我們即將至少會再舉辦

從畫農場動物的素描到打造他

兩場活動。我們現在還無法宣

的迪士尼王國,他的成功時時

布,因為日期還沒有確定。

刻刻的提醒著我們「一切都從 一隻老鼠開始」。

請上我們的官方網站: www.totes-n-tees.com IG: totes_n_tees.com Facebook:totes.n.tees.designcourse. - end


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INTERVIEW w/ ANN

When we first heard about Totes & Tees we were very excited because professional art and design courses targeted at elementary school children are very rare in Taiwan. Children are not yet influenced or socially jaded by all the wrong and negative things in society, thus their creative abilities are just waiting to be activated. Totes & Tees founder Ann Liao’s main goal when she established the course was to bring open-minded thinking, critical thinking, and creative thinking into children’s lives. After returning from her studies in Melbourne, Australia, Ann has acted as Creative Director for many different projects and companies. With a strong background in graphics design and visual merchandising, we talked to Ann about her experiences and the reasons behind her Totes & Tees program.


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Tell us a bit about yourself and about your background?

You lived abroad in many countries since a young age; how has this influenced your world view?

I’m a creative + blogger + educator currently based here in

My travels have allowed me

Taipei Taiwan. I moved back

to experience different cul-

three years ago from Mel-

tures and opened me up to

bourne Australia. I am an ani-

more alternative ways of think-

mal lover and a plant based

ing about life and creativity. I

foodie. I grew up in various

firmly believe in and appreci-

parts of the world, born here

ate the importance of having

in Taipei, Taiwan then moved

an open mind and being less

to South Africa, United States,

judgmental of others. I’m very

Holland, Taiwan, Australia and

conscious of the dangers of

South Korea. I specialized in

stereotyping and generalizing

Communication Design in Mel-

when it comes to race, culture

bourne Australia and Mainz

and religion. I think it has made

Germany.

me more mindful and more in-

ways to connect people. Travelling opens our eyes to the wonders around us. It made me appreciate the little things in life, to not take life and those around me for granted. I learnt from a young age the importance of the moment; things are never the same twice. Never feel bad about taking lots of photos and videos of your friends. They may be annoyed now but their going to be grateful in the future.

How did the TOTES & TEES idea come about? What’s the main goal you hope to achieve through this program?

terested in learning and finding It was three years ago when I

course taught in a safe envi-

“Empowering Children through

was invited to teach at the Tai-

ronment combined with the

Design Education” is our mot-

pei Experimental Elementary.

right tools, people (other young

to. We hope this program will

They wanted to have a fashion

creatives) to bond and experi-

create a creative movement

design class, but because it was

ence this journey with, as well

and dialogue about the impor-

a new program the curriculum

as a direct link into actual top

tance of ideas and independent

was not yet created. I spent

design studios (photography,

thinking; as well as give back

a good deal of time thinking

platforms, designers and en-

socially to children.

about what values I wanted to

trepreneurs) to gain industry

bring to this program. I wanted

knowledge in their own city.

to dive deeper into design and

It’s a course created with the

creative thinking; the process

objective to creating cross col-

of creation I found much more

laborative opportunities, em-

valuable for my students than

powering

just making something from a

empowering society and work-

The main goal of this program

pattern in a book.

ing together to gain a deeper

is to nurture the mind, to be

respect and understanding for

able to creatively think and

the world around us.

critically think is a vital life

TOTES & TEES 2016 is a lifestyle fashion + entrepreneurial

creative

How does creative thinking affect children per se? How do you hope to affect their lives through your course?

thinkers,

skill. To be able to inspire, in-


fluence and shape our world

tial havoc it can cause when

It’s about creating a dialogue;

is a powerful leadership qual-

products

manufactured

from the food we eat to the

ity. We have seen children who

and mass-produced. Materials

clothing we buy it all matters.

have taken the course be able

and where we source them can

We don’t lecture our students

to think faster, quicker and

make the process of produc-

about all these harsh reali-

more efficient when organiz-

tion kinder on our environment

ties but we show them options

ing their ideas. They become

and for those involved in the

and through their 12-13 week

more confident speakers when

project.

learning process they will gain

are

it comes to self-expression and knowing what they want.

TOTES & TEES not only uses natural + organic materials, recycled materials and teaches sustainability. There is a deeper message behind it. Tell us more?

insight into fabrics and materiAs their head educator at

als as well as why we choose to

TOTES & TEES I want to bring

use the fabric we use. It’s about

a deeper understanding of

broadening the knowledge of

production. Design is problem

materials and that you can be

solving and with any design

innovative and create beautiful

discipline we must remember

designs even with the earth in

we are here to solve a problem

mind.

not create more environmen-

As a designer myself I under-

course dedicated to bringing

stand production. The pollu-

progressive fashion (sustaina-

tion, habitat loss, and poten-

ble fashion) into the public eye.

What do you see as the positive and negative aspects of the Art or Design scene in Taiwan?

Times are really changing and

after years of only produc-

build onto old ideas to cre-

we can see more cultural and

ing products for other foreign

ate new opportunities. We

creative hotspots popping up

companies. That is wonderful

can’t wait around to see what

promoting design and innova-

as it shows that consumers are

is working for other cities and

tion as well as participating +

recognizing brand value and as

countries to see that “some-

hosting more design related

a society we are more confi-

thing” is trending. When some-

programs and expos. Our crea-

dent and supportive of our own

thing is trending and many

tives in Taiwan are also gain-

locally designed products.

similar platforms start look-

ing more international awards

From a personal observation,

ing similar it loses quality and

and recognition. Green design

I find there to be two issues

value. Thinking ahead will al-

has been in my radar, I’ve been

which are more prevalent. 1.

ways be trending and it’s good

seeing really lovely packaging

Fear of Change/Taking risks

to move forward first and have

and design in the green cate-

and 2. Industry being too exclu-

confidence in our talents and

gory from Taiwan (a combina-

sive and not inclusive.

creatives regardless of their

tal issues. TOTES & TEES is a

tion of old techniques or abo-

current “popularity” and back-

riginal traditions with a more

Creative

thrive

ground. It’s important to recog-

urban modern spin). As well as

on progress and innovation.

nize good ideas when good ide-

more OEMS are beginning to

Change and risks need to be

as are shown to us. We need to

rise up with their own brands

taken so we can progress and

cross collaborate and open our

disciplines


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industries to one another and invite new creatives in the mix if we are to come up with original and truly innovative ideas.

Why is TOTES & TEES for 9-12 year olds, will there be courses for older children or adults?

We have had great success and feedback with our workshops and will have more throughout the year for various age groups. More information will

Lastly, quality of language and

TOTES & TEES was designed

be posted on our social media

coherent branding is very im-

for 9 – 12 year olds because

pages and official website. All

portant. Even though English is

this age is a vital time for in-

of our events and workshops

not our national language it is

dependent thinking and confi-

support our social movement

an International language and

dence building. Our pre-teen

which is to Empower Children

if we choose to use English as

years play an important role

through Design Education so

part of our info guide or in our

in our adult lives. To recognize

every time you sign up for one

branding we must make sure

our thoughts and ideas early

of our workshops, you know

the quality of the written text is

we can build and grow our

it’s contributing to supporting

up to standard. We risk coming

ability to navigate and resolve

children and creative educa-

across as a cheap brand and

problems and generate more

tional development within our

product otherwise.

opportunities for ourselves.

society.

What are your other hobbies? We hear you are also a photographer and fashion blogger?

Currently you can find me

working on collaborations with

blogging on www.heyliao.com

other designers and creatives.

My platforms are committed

Tea drinking + music is al-

to Ethical Fashion + Lifestyle,

ways a good idea and of course

Green + Cruelty Free beauty

watching Netflix.

I’m quite a busy brained per-

and Eco + Eco Urban Tourism.

son, so throughout the years I

I want to share a lifestyle worth

have ventured into various pro-

feeling positive and excited

jects and platforms. One of my

about. There will be some won-

earliest projects is “THE SHOE

derful changes on the website

PROFILE” it’s a street fashion

soon and all new designs for

project I started in Melbourne

all my platforms so quite ex-

Creativity is not about owning

Australia and is actually still

cited for that, still in the design

the newest tools or the lat-

ongoing. I also continue to do

phase of things. All the latest

est gadgets; it is about an in-

freelance photographer and

news and updates will be on

nate quality we possess in our-

portrait photography. I have

my facebook page and website.

selves. It’s the pure energy of

been blogging for 10 years

Another hobby of mine is draw-

wanting to try something new

now, I started as a beauty blog-

ing + painting, I love illustrat-

and seeing the world around

ger / vlogger then moved onto

ing poetry and writing stories.

us with a variety of perspec-

lifestyle and fashion.

Designing

tives and curiosity. Purity to me

characters

and

Our theme for this issue is “純粹 Simplicity/Purity” . What do those words mean to you?


is rawness, a truth that the soul desires. Walt Disney went from sketching animals on a farm to creating his Disney Empire and he always reminds us that “It all started with a mouse�. Elon Musk, Hayao Miyazaki, Tesla, Einstein, JK Rowling and JRR Tolkien all have that rawness in them. That spark that pushed them to innovate, to create, to question and to deliver raw passionate works.

Any cool events or workshops coming up? Yes, we will have at least two events coming up though we cannot announce it yet because the dates have not yet been confirmed. (TBA) - end

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