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B: master _ une

2019-10-15
Huang Peng Rui Fiber Sculptor Passionate about portrait creation, loves novel and interesting things. Always searching and learning new things, tend to fuse everyday life into creative works. Good at interpreting characters with refreshing and minimal style to accentuate their key features. Start her own brand named "une" in 2012 When & what encourages you to start this brand? When I was changing my career path, and I felt a bit lost. So I decided to leave work behind and start from scratch.   Is your education background related to work? Somewhat yes and somewhat no (laugh). I majored in “fibre and composite material”, which encompass all fibre materials and their mechanical utilisation. I guess the most related is probably “wool fiber” ?  What’s the concept and story behind your brand name? une originates from the French word meaning “one”. Because every piece of work I hand crafted are uniquely one and only, thus the name. It’s a constant reminder of my intention for creating these works.   How will you describe your creative style? What kind of message do you want to communicate through your work. Simple, refreshing, with distinct smooth texture is my creative style. I want to strip away stereotype perception of wool felt. I follow my intuition for inspiration most of the time when creating works, but when looking at my work altogether, I can’t seem to escape cuteness in the creation styles. It’s probably because my forever inner childishness (laugh).     How do you start your working day? I will try to grasp the time after my day job to start creating works and study languages. When schedule is intense, the adrenaline will boost my creative passion strongly.  When I get into the creative mode, I will not take any breaks and try to finish in one go when my mind is filled with passion. When I feel tired I will make myself a cup of black tea and watch a short video to relax.   Where do you get your inspiration when creating your work? Sometimes from a picture, or images from everyday life. It’s like a light flashes through my mind instantaneously at that moment, and I will immediately note down this sudden flash of inspiration.   What do you do in your leisure time? Read books, watch Japanese drama, go to exhibitions, go to stationery stores. I am crazy about buying stationery!   What kind of books/ magazines do you normally read? I read a wide range of books, but when I buy books care a lot about the layout and the cover, I’m very visual in that sense. Magazine wise I really like CEREAL.     Do you have other artists or designers you admire? Kusama Yayoi. I really like her avant-garde art and infinite polka dots. I admire even she’s old and physically limited, she’s still working hard to create new works. Her spirit is very admirable.  Another artist I admire is Agathe Sorlet. Her drawing are humorous yet cute, using simple lines and single tones to communicate deepest emotions with simplicity is very impressive.   What are your hobbies outside of work? I love to learn. Learn new language, new design or different types of hand crafts. As long it’s fun and interesting I am always tempted to try.   What do you like most about Kaohsiung? The weather, although it’s hot but it’s dry not humid. And Kaohsiung people have true temperament.    What keeps you motivated to move forward? The curiosity of wanting to know how the limit of my capabilities. I’m always super happy whenever I create something new or exceed my current level.     Do you create with your intuitions? I think so. Because all creative inspiration comes from sensual intuitions. Only when creating portraits I will observe people’s facial expressions and facial features more rationally.   What are things you haven’t done now but one day will definitely do? Sky diving, see aurora (went once but didn’t see it). Other list are still collecting.     If you haven’t set up your brand, what do you think you will be doing? Probably continue to be a soulless office worker or a wonderer. But to be honest, I never thought about giving up as a sculptor.   What’s the hardest thing in your work? During the stage at overcoming my fear, there’s a demon. However when you past that stage, all of a sudden it doesn’t seem to be a big deal anymore.     Do you have any hobby for collecting certain things? Doodling version Buzz Lightyear, Metamon (one of the pokemon character) or other funny ugly looking or interesting things.   Is there anything you have to bring in your bag? Lip balm, perfume, purse, but I quite often forget to take my cell phone.   Is there any place you highly recommend everyone to go? You have to go to the desert once, experience the sand blown all over your face, your shoes filled with sand. And the image of red sunset over the desert is truly unforgettable.     Share 3 instagram accounts that you recommend. @cineca They make lots of cute desserts with meaningful stories. @rvstapleton He is one of my favor photographers. @errer The owner has great aethetic sense.   Last question. From 0 to 100, how much you enjoy what you do. 99 points, cause "wool" is an amazing material. It has extensive usage and I am surprised at what I can make any objects with it whatever I want. The last point is the space for enhance, I never satisfy the current condition.     / website / instagram / facebook /

B: voyage _ Shiota Chiharu

2019-10-09
塩田 千春 Shiota Chiharu 1972年出生於日本大阪 原在日本京都精華大學學習油畫,畢業後於1997年開始在德國繼續深造,Marina Abramović是她深受引響的導師之一。   作品:未知的旅程   起初 塩田千春 想成為畫家,因此她開始學繪畫,但從20歲開始,她開始發現自己想呈現的感覺受限於二維空間的創作裡,繪畫對她而言畫僅剩下顏色,因此塩田開始尋找,屬於自己的材料。 塩田千春說:「我想在空中作畫,因此我開始使用線,畫出線條」,從一根線逐漸構成一個面,糾纏交織的線包裹著空間,形成一個新的空間。       紅色的絲線如同血液,是人與人的情感連結;黑色是代表夜空、宇宙。黑色同時也呈現人類內在的焦慮與黑暗的時候,觸動人對生老病死的恐懼。白色則是非常純凈,它與生命的開始和終結有關。   2016年〖未知的旅程〗於柏林展出的紀錄影片     作品:在沈默中 (九歲時,鄰居家發生火災,她看到這台焦黑的鋼琴,壞掉了、變黑了,再也彈不出聲音,卻覺得比原來更有存在感,非常美麗。〖在沈默中〗以燒焦的鋼琴為主題,燒焦的椅子表現聽演奏的觀眾群,如同一個音樂會的形式)     作品: Connecting Small Memories   對塩田千春而言, 她是在空間中用線作畫,線是人與人的情感連結,像是被剪斷的線(像是斷掉的情感)、鬆弛的線(不再緊密的關係)等等,線如同一個鏡子反射著她的情感,她想讓觀者離開展覽空間後,能持續對作品保有印象,對她而言這是非常重要的。     作品:內與外 「人去世之後,他的存在自此從世界上消失,但是他的記憶、他的情感、他的靈魂還存在,我就是去感受這樣的東西,考慮著這些“不存在中的存在”,用線來做裝置藝術。 」塩田千春說。 在一個展覽結束時,她也已經開始新的展覽,多半的作品在結束展期時會被剪掉,但她並不覺得可惜,反倒自在,因為這些都以保存在她的記憶中。 塩田千春的作品,宛如抽象的詩畫般,敘述著她的情感與記憶。如有能觀賞塩田千春作品的機會,務必要前往欣賞這如詩如畫的三維度空間裝置藝術。  

B: voyage _ 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT

2019-10-04
『設計需要有看透事情的能力與洞察力』 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT 位於東京六本木,利用『設計』的角度與思維,並以『日常生活』作為主題,設計能使生活更加豐富愉悅, 擴大人們的思維也喚起我們對生活的觀察。 不同於一般以藝術展覽為主的美術館,21_21DESIGN SIGHT 強調生活設計, 是發現與創造設計文化未來為基礎的展覽館。     在英語中,『20/20 Vision』意指擁有優異的視力(同等於我們說的視力1.0),而21_21 DESIGN SIGHT 希望能讓人們更近一步看待事物,SIGHT是表看到設計的視線,代表觀察事物的方式與其重要性。念讀為『貳壹貳壹』。 以 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT 為設計的角度視點, 心無旁騖地觀察事物,設計存在於日常中,與我們息息相關。     2019年7月起 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT 展出 匯集設計師、建築師與藝術家的『蟲展 – 設計模型』。昆蟲的發展時間比人類長得多,它們反映了自然界,儘管人類與昆蟲共同並存於生活中,卻意外地對它們了解甚少,也難以想像它們擁有的豐富色彩、生理結構與習性等。     展場第一件作品迎面而來的是一個放大700倍的巨大象鼻蟲的腳,引領觀眾用不同的視角與方式一窺昆蟲的奧妙世界。       由日本愛蟲聞名的解剖學家養老孟司企劃監修, 牆上也有虫の虫裡收入的養老語錄。     一般如果聽到昆蟲展,多半都會聯想到不喜歡的蟲類和感覺噁心或是討厭的氛圍,但實際上進入 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT 後,這些顧慮全都一消而散,展內除了昆蟲標本以外,還結合聽覺與視覺感官的呈現,用不一樣的角度與呈現方式,讓觀賞者一同進入昆蟲深層世界的機會。      ( 上圖:利用聽覺感受昆蟲的世界 / 下圖:昆蟲到喜歡的葉子時發出的聲音 )       ㄒ    此區域為昆蟲萬花筒,十種不同種類的昆蟲藉由光學原理,用微觀的角度欣賞昆蟲不同部位結構的對稱美學。     人們常用自己個人的意見評判昆蟲漂亮或怪異與否。然而這個判斷也會因身份是成人或小孩而有所不同。其實昆蟲是同時存在著漂亮和怪異。或許昆蟲能使動要我們的美感感受。     蟲展展期至2019年11月4日,如有機會到東京旅遊的你,非常推薦到21_21走走看看。   21_21 DESIGN SIGHT  東京都港區赤坂 9-7-6 東京MIDTOWN庭園內 開館時間:11:00 – 20:00(最後入館時間 19:30)  

B: master _ buchi

2019-10-02
    Concept: ”Making threads into wonderful accessories” I’m making embroidery threads into the accessories by using original hardening technique. Respecting the threads exquisite and tender character, I make great use of colored embroidery thread of every variety. Please enjoy an original feel of a material and infinite color combination. I give myself completely into every handmade accessory, with my wish;  “Color Your Everyday Life Cutely and Happily.”   Saki Maeda Embroidery creator, living in Aichi Ken, Japan Favorite foods are rice and soft cream.     Please simply talk about your educational background.  What's the driven force behind the birth of buchi? I was a nutritionist in the hospital, after getting married, I was thinking what I can do by myself. Although, I had not any background of art and design  in school, I like doing handicraft since my childhood. At first, I was making embroidery craft, but there are lots of people who is doing this as well. I wasn't confident enough to stand out in this domain. Therefore, I was thinking I must make the unique work that only me can do it. And this concept is carried through until now.   Tell us about “buchi”, the meaning and the concept of the brand. The brand name of "buchi" is inspired by the name of my pet. Buchi is a cat with variety of brown hair. She is docile, lively and interested. She is one of my favorite family members. I want to keep the delicate lines and rich color of the embroidery thread, so I named it “buchi.”            How would you describe your design style? Could you share with us how you maintain brand consistency? um.. The most important thing is the quality. I had tried for an year to make the embroidery ball as accessories, but I didn’t find out the best way on that time. It must have a right combination otherwise it will lost its slightly glossy. I would like to present the virtue of threads and my works, therefore, all my accessories are in simple design. 100% of embroidery threads, it is light with good quality.     How do you normally start a day? I do morning yoga everyday to wake up the mind and body, providing the energy.       How do you get inspiration for your work? The inspiration is from daily life and children's drawing or creations. They are full of imaginative ideas that I learn a lot from.   What is the most important part of your working process? Color. Especially when I combine the various colors.   Do you follow your instinct to design? Yes, it's all instinct. I like to do it directly with both hands rather than draw a sketch design.       What kind of books/magazines do you like? Books of national costume and colorful bird handbook.   Other artists or designers do you admire? Why? I like "watanabe hiroko" and "deidei clothes shop." I can catch the happy mood from their posts.   How many times have you been to Taiwan? What do you like in Taiwan? This August in 2019 is my first time in Taiwan. I like the food( specially doughnut), the life style in Taiwan and Taiwanese are so friendly.     What keeps you going and staying in tune? Especially when I get the gratefulness from the customers, and see them wearing the accessories that I made. Sometimes I will get the letters from them, that all my motive in keeping doing.   What has been the most joyful thing / experience so far since you started buchi? The moment of first time I had finished the work and held in hands.   And the most difficult part has been…? Keep being passion. Have to make the cutomers and myself to be enjoy.     What have you not tried to do, but would definitely want to try one day? I want to travel to India. I love India embroidery craft and the kantha embroidery. There are some masterpiece presented in museum, I want to see them all. And, I want to learn flamenco dance. Wearing the fancy dress and dancing.     What activites will you do in your leisure time? Plant the vegetable in field and harvest them. I also cook with these vegetables. And one more, "travel" is one of my favorite activities.   Do you specially collect anything ? If so, what is that? I like to collect Japanese traditional crafts, especially the Kyodo-gangu. This is one of my favorite Kyodo-gangu “the mouse is eating rice” from  Ishikawa ken.  Here is the short video to let you easily understand this toy.     Why do you especially choose the embroidery thread as your design material ? The embroidery threads are exquisite and tender. It can be used in sewing, woven,crochet etc, it has extensive usage. Besides there are many colors we can choose. I think it is a charming material.   Your packaging design is so pretty and inspired, how do you come up the ideas for packaging? To present the character of my works, I keep the packages to be simple. And present the thankful warmth with handwriting cards.     You have a good sense of color combination, how would you recommend people to cultivate their own aesthetics? If I have to say, it might be observation of the things in life.   Share 3 instagram accounts that you recommend. @lisa_smirnova  Feel the soul. @timor_textile   I feel like traveling. @kimono_salaokabe   I want to be able to wear a kimono.   Last question. From 0 to 100, how much you enjoy what you do.  85 points. Due to eyestrain and shoulder stiff, I minus 15 points. However, it is amazing to know more people through this work.     website / instagram

B: 良面職人誌 _ buchi

2019-10-02
    『在紗線中施加魔法』的概念, 用獨自的技法製作堅固的繡線飾品, 繡線細膩的線條與柔和的氛圍感非常重要。 主題是利用繽紛的繡線玩出色彩變化。 體驗看看這獨特質感和無數種色彩變化的組合樂趣。 每件作品都注入『讓我們為日常生活添加一些色彩』的想法,一個一個手工細心製作而成。   Saki Maeda 刺繡作家,現居日本愛知縣。 喜歡白飯和霜淇淋。     請談談妳的教育背景? 是什麼時間點的機緣下成立品牌的呢? 之前我是營養師,負責醫院裡的伙食; 結婚後,我想自己做點東西。 雖然我從未在學校學習藝術或設計, 但小時候開始就很喜歡手工藝。 一開始是從刺繡開始,但刺繡的專業領域裡, 當時自己沒有把握能夠脫穎而出。(笑) 於是我開始思考,必須製作只有自己能做出來的作品,而這個初衷至今也一直貫徹執行中。    “ buchi ”的品牌名稱有什麼樣的故事與涵義。 『buchi』的品牌名稱靈感來源,是來自飼養的寵物名字,buchi是隻有著混合各種棕色毛的貓咪,牠個性溫順且活潑有趣,是我很喜歡的家庭成員之一。我想保留繡線的細膩線條感與豐富的色彩感覺,如同buchi活潑、有趣的感覺,因而以此命名之。        妳會如何形容自己的創作風格?  能否分享如何維持品牌一慣的風格呢? 嗯~繡線的質感是最重要的事。 我花了一年的時間嘗試製作繡線球的配件,不過當時並沒有達到這個標準。如果沒有正確的搭配的話,繡線的光澤質感會消失,且也會因此失去繡線的纖細質感。 我想傳達繡線的優點與作品本身,因此皆以簡約的概念作設計。百分之百的繡線製作,除了質量很輕以外、質感也很好。   一天的工作流程是怎麼開始? 每天早上起床後我會做瑜伽,瑜珈能提振身心的精神。       妳設計的靈感來源是什麼? 靈感來自於生活日常,例如小孩畫的畫作或製作的作品等。小孩們有著天馬行空的想像,從他們身上能學到好多。   妳覺得工作過程中最重要的是什麼部分? 顏色。 我會特別注意顏色組合上的搭配選擇。   設計是憑直覺嗎? 是直覺沒錯。 與其畫出設計圖,我比較傾向實質直接動手製作。       平常喜歡閱讀什麼書/雜誌? 特別喜歡看不同文化的民族服裝或色彩繽紛的鳥類圖鑑。   妳欣賞哪些其他的創作者或藝術家嗎?為什麼? 喜歡渡邊紘子さん和デイデイ洋裁店,看他們的貼文會讓人感到開心。   曾經來過幾次台灣呢? 喜歡台灣的什麼? 2019年8月是初次來到台灣, 台灣的食物(脆皮鮮奶、甜甜圈等都好好吃)、 台灣人的熱情與氛圍等全都好喜歡。     是什麼讓妳仍保有活力,繼續前進的動力? 特別是從顧客那得到的回饋,且看到他們真實穿戴飾品時,以及偶爾收到他們的來信時,都是促使前進的動力。   自從成立 buchi 這個品牌後,最令人高興或難忘的經驗是? 第一次完成作品時,拿在手裡的感覺至今難忘。   那最困難的部份是什麼呢? 持續保持熱誠。要能讓顧客與自己都是發自內心的喜歡。     什麼是妳目前還未做過,但總有一天想嘗試的? 我想去印度旅行! 超喜歡印度的工藝刺繡和甘塔刺繡(kantha), 也好想去博物館參觀這些被展出的刺繡傑作。 另外我也想學佛朗明哥舞蹈,想穿著華麗的舞衣跳舞。   註:甘塔刺繡是印度沙麗上普遍的繡花圖案, 素材多來自於大自然與生活日常,如動物、樹木、太陽、花朵等,多半使用平針刺繡方式描繪圖案輪廓,有種小清新的自然風格。     妳閒暇的時候都做些什麼? 在田園裡種菜、採收熟成的蔬菜, 自給自足的方式料理這些有機蔬食。 還有,旅遊也是必須的活動之一。   有沒有收集什麼的嗜好? 我喜歡搜集日本各地的民間藝品,特別是鄉土玩具。 石川縣的『吃米的老鼠』實在是太可愛了! 由於照片可能太難想像,這裡有影片提供給大家看看   眾多的材料中為什麼妳會特別選擇繡線呢? 因為繡線的纖細線條、質感與手感等這些細微的感覺。無論是縫紉、編織等等皆能使用,有廣闊的可塑性以外,顏色變化上也非常多元,是一個極度具有魅力的材料。   妳的作品都別出心裁在包裝, 包裝的想法都怎麼來的呢? 為了能讓作品凸顯其自己的特色,會選擇較簡單的包裝,並且用手寫的方式書寫來呈現溫暖的感覺。       妳的作品配色很漂亮,妳都是如何培養的呢? 自己回答有點不好意思,如果要說的話, 應該是多觀察身旁各式各樣的事物吧!   推薦3個妳喜歡的ig追蹤對象。 @lisa_smirnova  能感受到那個靈魂。 @timor_textile   有跟著旅行的感覺。 @kimono_salaokabe   會想穿和服的感覺。   最後一個問題,滿分是100分,妳有多喜歡自己從事的工作? 85分。因疲勞的眼睛和疼痛的肩膀扣了15分; 但能透過製作的關係認識很多人,真的非常開心。       website / instagram  

B: master _ Iwasaki Akino

2019-08-28
IWASAKI AKINO Architect / Lives in Tokyo, Japan / Creator of tassel Graduated from architecture department, and she worked as an architect for years.  After leaving the architectural company, she started her own brand named "tassel de sica." The unnecessary ornaments are some kind of offense to architect, she said. All must be simple and uncomplicated design. Perhaps because of as an architect, it might somehow influence her design. All the tassels are elegant and noble. She likes to use different colours to create tassel with sense of season.       Please simply talk about your educational background.  What’s the driven force behind the birth of tassel de sica? After graduating from department of architecture at graduate School, I joined the design office as an architect. After leaving the company, I established ‘’tassel de sica’’ after getting tassel's teacher qualification.  After that, I got haute couture bead embroidery certification to expand the design range of tassel. I felt strongly that I wanted to make things because I hadn't made anything for several years after leaving the design office. That is the driving force.    Tell us about “tassel de sica”, the meaning and the concept of the brand. "de sica" means "only" in Japanese. This Japanese is written like French. “tassel de sica” means "to express only with tassel". How would you describe your design style? Simple, elegant and pop color. The objective of my design is elegant.   What is the main message you are expressing through your works? I hope the tassels can bring some joy to daily life.   What’s your typical working day like?  Responding to customers who order online, production, shipping, inventory management, and create new designs.        What does tassel make you feel? And what type of materials do you like most? Tassel has soothing effect on me. I won’t be tired to create various kinds of tassel designs for years, because the tassel bunch can relieve the stress.  I like soft materials that can be touched and feel comfortably.   How do you get inspiration for your work? I often get inspiration from nature such as flowers and plants. Sometimes I will get some ideas from the materials.     What is the most important part of your working process? The combination part. When combining all materials, the final finish will affect the completed look.   Do you follow your instinct to design? Finally I follow my instinct. Somehow it doesn't work with thinking it is good or not, it's the sense to feel good or not. And that is often the correct answer.   What kind of books/magazines do you normally read? I like traveling, so I read domestic or overseas landscapes magazines.        Other artists or designers do you admire? I admire my husband who is the architect. He creates beautiful architecture.   Have you ever been to Taiwan? What is your impression of Taiwan? I have never been to Taiwan, but my sister-in-law is Taiwanese. She gives me a good image, she is smart and calm.   What keeps you going and staying in tune? I think this is the only way, there is no escape. So I have to go forward even when I'm not motivated.     What has been the most joyful thing/experience so far since you started tassel de sica? I'm happy to meet people who couldn't meet without doing this job. When I made a collaboration with a musician, I was impressed to be invited me to a concert. And I was happy to sell a collaborative work with “Naito Rune”, which I thought it was cute when I was a kid.   And the most difficult part has been…? The time when I think new design. There are many works that couldn't be sold because they were not good design.     What have you not tried to do, but would definitely want to try one day? I would like to participate in a big hall sales event. I want to make a booth perfectly and make many products and challenge.   What activites will you do in your leisure time? Shopping and traveling. It is important to know what is prevalent at that time and to reset my thoughts by feeling nature.   What’s your next step of tassel de sica? I think that the emphasis is to continue with the current stance rather than the next step.     What is the most important thing in life from your point of view. You should listen to your internal voice, figure out what you really want to do, do not just drift along.   Share 3 instagram accounts that you recommend. @tokyoartsandculture @somewheremagazine @wonderful_places   Last question. From 0 to 100, how much do you enjoy what you do? I'd like to say 100, but it's 90 because sometime I have difficult job.     Iwasaki has a book about modern tassel design, to teach how to make tassels step by step.   / instagram / website /  

B: 良面職人誌 _ 岩﨑晶乃

2019-08-28
  岩﨑晶乃 建築師。居住日本東京。現為流蘇創作家   大學就讀建築系,進入建築事務所工作數年, 離職後取得流蘇講師資格,成立個人品牌 tassel de sica。 岩﨑在做建築工作的時候,有著“裝飾是種罪過”的壓力存在, 一切須符合簡單,不讓人感到繁瑣的設計。 不過也因為曾是建築師身份的關係, 岩﨑的設計風格有著高雅俐落的設計品味, 色彩搭配變化出季節感的流蘇。     請談談妳的教育背景? 是什麼時間點的機緣下成立品牌的呢? 大學就讀建築系,畢業後在建築事務所上班。 離職後,取得了流蘇講師資格,便成立了自己的品牌”tassel de sica”。 隨後我也獲得高級訂製珠寶刺繡認證資格,擴大流蘇的設計範圍。 我有想製作東西的強烈慾望,大概是因為離開事務所後, 有一段時間的都沒有製作東西的關係。這是推動力來源。   “ tassel de sica ”有什麼樣的故事與涵義。 de sica 在日語是『唯一』的意思。這是法式日文。 tassel de sica意味著僅用流蘇的意思。 妳會如何形容自己的創作風格?  簡單、優雅和流行的顏色。優雅一直是我設計的宗旨。   透過妳的創作設計中想傳達什麼訊息? 希望透過流蘇能帶給你日常生活中一點美好。   平時的工作過程是怎麼開始進行的呢? 回答網路購買的顧客問題、製作、寄貨、庫存管理以及思考新的設計。      流蘇給妳什麼感覺? 特別偏愛的線材是什麼類型的呢? 流蘇對我來說有種療癒感。多年來我從不厭倦創造各種流蘇設計, 因為流蘇很療癒。我喜歡挑選柔軟的材料,觸摸起來的感覺非常舒服。   妳設計的靈感來源是什麼? 我常常從大自然中的花草植物得到靈感,也會從素材中突然得到靈感。   妳工作過程中最重要的是什麼部分? 組合所有材料的時候,因為最後的加工會影響到最後的完成度。        設計是憑直覺嗎? 最終還是憑直覺在設計。 不是思考這樣好不好,而是經由直覺感覺對不對,而這通常都是正確的選擇。   平常都閱讀什麼書/雜誌? 我很喜歡旅行,會看一些有國內外風景照的雜誌。   妳有欣賞哪些其他的創作者或藝術家嗎? 我很欣賞我先生,他是位建築師。他所設計的建築物都非常漂亮。   妳曾經來過台灣嗎?印象中的台灣是什麼感覺? 我從未去過台灣,但我弟妹是台灣人,她給我的形象很好,非常聰明且冷靜。   是什麼讓妳仍保有活力,繼續前進的動力? 對我而言,這是唯一的路,沒有退路。因此即使沒有動力的日子也要努力前進。   自從成立 tassel de sica 這個品牌後, 最令人高興或難忘的經驗是? 我很開心能藉由這份工作而認識不同的人。 和音樂家合作的時後被邀約參加現場演奏會感到非常感動。 我也很開心能和從小就覺得很可愛的内藤ルネ合作販售。     那最困難的部份是什麼呢? 思考新設計的時候。 很多商品沒有好的銷售量,是因為它的設計不夠好。   什麼是妳目前還未做過,但總有一天想嘗試的? 我想參加大型的販售活動,想挑戰製作很棒的攤位,放置很多商品。   妳閒暇的時候都做些什麼? 購物和旅遊。了解當季流行的東西和透過感受大自然, 來重置自己的想法是很重要的事。     未來tassel de sica的方向和計畫是什麼? 我認為重點是繼續維持目前的狀態,比思考下一步還重要。   妳覺得人生最重要的事是什麼? 聆聽自己內心的聲音,真正了解自己所想要的, 不要被別人的意見左右,不隨波逐流。   推薦3個妳喜歡的ig追蹤對象。 @tokyoartsandculture @somewheremagazine @wonderful_places   最後一個問題,滿分是100分, 妳有多喜歡自己從事的工作? 我想說100分,但實際上是90分, 因為畢竟工作上還是有些困難度。     岩﨑晶乃 著有 『手作時尚流蘇飾品』一書 原文版 / 簡體翻譯版  / website / instagram /  

B: master _ BiRD FU

2019-08-14
    BiRD FU   Bird Fu, as oppose to photography, he has much stronger passion towards motion images. With his unique aesthetics and structure, he is transforming every motion imagery into stories.      When did you encounter film making, and how did you end up becoming a professional film maker? I participated in a youth documentary film making summer camp  when I was in my third year of junior high school. Everyone in the camp was college students except me.  During this time we were divided into teams to shoot and create a themed film. Since I was the youngest in the group, I got the job no one wants to do, which was film editing, the role that will be responsible for the final outcome and its’ quality. Under the stress I ended up in the library self learning the editing software. This was the time where we are still using window 2000 and YouTube wasn’t popular yet, so the only way I can learn is to buy related books to study.  After the summer camp, I learned the skills to edit films. I then started making short films and progressively share them onto social media.  So I will say I started out as a film editor, then I wanted to edit the images and stories in my mind, so I become a film maker.      Is your education background related to work? I studied Visual Communication Design in university. During this time my work started getting noticed so I was offered to work as an editing and filming assistant by a media company, and I continued working till now.    Why do you like film making especially? When I was a kid I love reading comics, I love the idea of telling stories through images. I am not good at drawing, and don’t particularly like it either. But though editing, I realise I can use camera as a medium to actualise creations in my mind, therefore I started using film as a way to communicate my thoughts and creativity. What kind of theme do you like? Anything that's interesting I want to make it into a film.   Where do you get your inspiration for creating films? In the early days I will reference works of some creative geniuses online. Nowadays my inspiration are more coming from improvisation. I like to feel the moment and adjust the content I am shooting accordingly.   What will you do if you are uninspired? I will seek relaxation on a spiritual level. When your mind is cleared out, inspiration will com in.   How do you start your working day? Wake up – eat breakfast – edit – eat lunch – edit – eat dinner – edit – sleep.   What do you think is the most important thing in filming? Perspective, style (for eg. the soldier on the field can only see the enemy in front of him. But the general will be able to see the complete layout.) The wider your perspective are , the more detailed you will notice. Your work will become more valuable when you can produce something with more distinguishing features.   How do you widen your perspective? I think thinking and observation ability will allow you to see perspectives people don’t normally see.  There are many ways, an easier way to understand is allowing yourself to be in a state where you are focused yet not over anxious. Anxiety will easily create inflexibility in your thinking. In my earlier years I do a lot of preparation work before any shooting because I want to excel my performance, hoping I will be able to create the same level images these online geniuses I admired created. But if I fail to meet this expectations I will feel disappointed internally and it will effect the quality of my work gradually.  Eventually I found a way to adjust my emotions, and I stop limiting myself in one specific method, and I can then see more fluid and creative ways. When do you do in your free time? House work, watch movies, chat to people.   What kind of books/ magazines do you like to read? I like magazines that has technology aspect init, like FHM, GQ.   Is there any film maker or artists you admire? Travel documentary film maker, Brandon Li   Will you bring camera with you when you travel aboard? Yes, my original intention of learning filming making is to make fun videos of my friends and I for documenting happy memories.   What do you like most about Kaohsiung? Passion!   Do you use your intuition when making films? Very often, but I think intuition is a reflective action of experience and long duration practice.   How do you start conceptualize a film in the beginning? The concept for every film is different, so I normally create a beginning for the film I am making this time. Because when you have a story you can then start filming and use your imagination along the way, the same time you will know what elements are missing. You will normally be able to find the ending scene during the filming.  Try to guide the film maker to shoot the images in your mind, the same time construct and think about what images are still missing. Try to edit the images that has already been filmed in your head, and ask yourself does it make sense and coherent.  This way not only you will create beautiful images, but the same time keep the audience excited. If you have not become a film maker, what will you be doing now? I encounter many jobs before becoming a film maker, so I don’t really limit myself in that way or thought about it that much. I don’t think being a film maker will be the last job I ever do in my life, let see if I can survive in the market first.   What’s the hardest part in your job? Editing… editing film is not like editing photos, can’t listen to songs I like to listen to.  I need to think about how to arrange the imageries in different ways to best tell the story, so the audience will be interested to watch, even want to share it.  To create something that resonate with the audience.   What’s the hardest filming experience? I was invited to team up and film with a group of professional and passionate people in 2017. When we got the first prize, I have unprecedented identified and agreed with the law of attraction.    What keeps you energised and motivated? Continue to film life related short films. Curiosity is my motivation moving forward, because this is something I am interested in so I want to continue learning to become more specialised. The only way to sustain energy is through passion. It’s hard to sustain anything when you don’t have passion.     Last question, how much do you love your job, if 100 is the highest score? 100!     / Vimeo /  

B : master _ Natsuko Echizen

2019-08-09
        Born in Ishikawa,based in Tokyo, Japan 。Illustrator。   Natsuko Echizen is an illustrator, based in Tokyo. She has worked with major companies in a wide range of fields, such as Advertisement, TVCM, Music video, Book cover, Main visual of department store, Collaboration with fashion brands. She is deep trusted by her clients because the high drawing skill acquired from Japanese paintings and the proposal with thorough user perspective. In addition, her fantasy world view with imposing female statue with transparency and an outstanding color sense attracts the hearts of fans of a wide range of layers. Her characteristics of a girl is transparent feeling with a unique soft color. And She draws a girl between two dimensions and reality. Such a "girl between two dimensions and reality", she can depict such a imposing and attractive girls who seems to be somewhere in the real world but it seems can't find anywhere.     Is your education background related to work? Yes, it's related. I studied Japanese painting in college. Now I’m producing digitally, but the drawing method cultivated in Japanese painting is still active.   How would you describe your creative style? What kind of message do you want to convey to? A girl who seems to exist in reality but not too real, who seems to be in two dimensions but does seem to exist in reality. I'm drawing such a girl. Some people express me as "a person who draws beautiful pictures like macaroons with a stoic spirit like black pepper steak". I want to draw a woman who has the beauty and strength of the heart as it is and who will be a hope for the new era.   How do you get inspiration for your work? I see a lot of beautiful things in all kinds of things, whether it's pictures, photos or scenery. I also like to see fancy packages and signs in window shopping.         What tools do you often use for your work ? iPad Pro、Apple Pencil and procreat app   What is your routine to start a day? I always drink a lot of water and stretch.   What activities will you do in your leisure time? I haven't been able to take a lot of days off recently, but on my days off, I go to chiropractic to maintain my body. And I love taking a walk. I think I walk a longer distance than other people. I look at the city scenery and signboards while I'm walking.     Which category of magazine or book do you like? I draw girls, so I look at fashion magazines for reference. I also read culture magazines and photo books as a personal hobby.   Is there any of artists or designers you like or admire? There are a lot! I respect my senior artists who have been working in their own style for many decades.   You have a very specific drawing style, how would you recommend people to cultivate their own aesthetics? I think you have to look at a lot and draw a lot. We need a lot of input and output, and it's not just the amount, but how carefully we stack them up.          2019 Creative Expo Taiwan is your first time to visit Taiwan? What do you like about Taiwan? It was my first time in Taiwan! It was so comfortable that I wanted to live forever in Taiwan. I can tell that people in Taiwan are all kind and they respect creators. I'm so glad that everyone gave me their impressions directly.  Many Japanese are shy, so even if they like the work, there are not many people who tell their impressions directly to the creators.  I'm so happy and motivated to get feedback directly like people in Taiwan did!       What keeps you motivated and continue to move forward? It is a desire to transcend myself of the past. It's a curiosity to want to see my work that doesn't exist in the world yet.   Do you work by following your instinct? I only follow instinct.  I value my intuition very much. Because if we don't trust our intuition and use it, it will become dull.                        Do you collect anything? If so, what is that? No matter how many ornamental plants there are, they are not enough! I want a room full of greenery like a forest.   What is the most difficult thing in work for you? To provide a visual representation of what the client is looking for and what cannot be translated. I think that it will not be achieved unless we do work beyond the other person's imagination. I think it requires thorough research, experience and imagination.   Could you tell us that your most unforgettable work experience? It is a work of video works such as CM and MV. I usually work alone, but I can work with a lot of people during video works, so it's refreshing and fun. I like the feeling of building things with many people.         Which color do you like? Why? I like pastel colors that are a little dull. The crayons I used when I was in kindergarten had the fastest decline in emerald green and salmon pink. Even now, those two colors are the most used colors.   What is that you haven’t tried yet, but one day you will definitely want to do? I'd like to Move my drawn character with animation!   What item you need keep in your bag? I try to carry an iPad as much as possible. Because I can draw anytime and anywhere!   What kind of travel style do you like? Is there any place you would recommend? I like to go out without a plan and ask local people what they recommend. My favorite places in Japan are Kamakura and Hakone. I like places with lots of greenery and retro buildings.           Share 3 instagram accounts that you like most. @loigi.kemo    @loriastern    @chiemiwakai_duft   How mush do you like your job, if ten is the highest score? If it is a perfect score of 10 points, it is 10 points. No matter how hard it may be, there is more excited and impressed than that.         Natsuko Echizen /  website  / Instagram  / 

B: 良面職人誌 _ 越前菜都子

2019-07-31
        石川縣出生,居住於東京 。插畫家。     活躍於廣告、商業CM、 音樂視頻、書籍展示、屏幕展示 室內裝飾和時尚品牌合作等眾多領域。 也曾與很多日本大型企業委託合作。 由於兼具日本畫功的高超畫藝, 以及優秀的高度提案能力, 而得到客戶的高度信賴與肯定。 此外, 她作品中獨有的透明感和感夢幻般的色彩世界觀, 深受廣泛女性粉絲的支持。     妳的教育背景與工作是相關的嗎? 是的,大學時是學習日本畫, 雖然現在是以數位電繪為主, 但從日本畫中培養出的繪畫方法 依然活用於現在的繪畫中。   妳會如何形容自己的創作風格? 想從中傳達什麼樣的訊息? 存在於現實與非現實世界的一個女孩, 貌似介於兩個時空中 但卻實實在在地存在現實世界裡, 我畫的正是這樣的一個女孩。 兼具美麗優雅及堅忍的心且是 新時代希望就是我筆下所描繪的女性。   作品的靈感來源是怎麼來的呢? 我常看一些繪畫、攝影照片、風景等, 所有關於美的東西。 我也喜歡看一些漂亮的包裝和商店櫥窗展示。       常使什麼方式繪畫作品? iPad Pro、Apple Pencil和procreat軟體   一天的工作流程是怎麼開始的呢? 喝大量的水,做伸展運動。   平時閒暇的休閒活動是什麼? 最近沒有太多的休息時間, 但休息時我會去做整骨推拿按摩保養身體。 還有,我很喜歡散步, 自己好像可以比大多數人還要走更長的距離, 邊散步時可以邊觀看景色與看板等。     喜歡讀什麼類型的書籍/雜誌? 因為自己的工作是繪畫女子相關圖畫, 因此會看一些時尚雜誌作為參考。 另外個人興趣的閱讀刊物, 則是特色主題雜誌和攝影寫真書。   有沒有欣賞的藝術家或設計師? 有啊,好多! 對於數十年能一直忠於自我風格的 藝術前輩們感到非常尊敬。   妳的繪畫風格非常獨特, 會建議大家如何培養自己的美感呢? 我認為我們必須得先多看、多畫。 需要有大量的吸收(input)與產出(output), 這不單純只是數量上的增加, 而是如何從中累積成自己的美感風格。          2019文博會是第一次來台灣嗎? 最喜歡台灣的什麼? 這次是第一次來到台灣, 台灣好舒適好想一直住在這裡。 我覺得台灣人都非常親切且很尊重創作者, 很開心在這裡大家都很直接給予直接的想法。 很多日本人都較為害羞, 因此即使他們喜歡創作者的作品, 也鮮少會直接傳達他們喜歡的心情。 從台灣獲得的反饋讓我感到非常開心且很有動力。   是什麼會讓妳仍保有活力,繼續前進的動力? 一種想超越過去自己的慾望,也是一種好奇, 想知道自己未來的作品,還未出現的作品什麼樣子。   設計是憑直覺嗎? 完全本能的憑靠直覺, 我非常重視自己的直覺。 因為如果連我們都不相信自己的直覺且運用它, 那漸漸地直覺會開始變得不靈活。                      有沒有收集什麼的嗜好? 無論多少觀葉植物永遠都不嫌多, 我想要一個如同森林般的房間。   工作中最困難的事是什麼? 理解客戶的需求, 用視覺化效果呈現無法單用語言傳達的事。 如果沒有超越對方的想像就很難有效地傳遞訊息, 我們需要徹底的研究與經驗累積和想像力。   能否能我們聊聊印象中最難忘的工作經驗。 之前有合作過商業廣告和MV的工作, 平常都是獨自一人工作, 但在這類的工作中我可以和其他人一起工作, 覺得很新鮮也很有趣。 我喜歡和很多人一起創造東西的感覺。       喜歡什麼顏色?為什麼? 我喜歡帶點暗色調的粉色, 從幼稚園時, 翡翠綠和鮭魚粉都是最先用完的顏色, 直至現在,也是最常使用這兩個顏色。   什麼是目前還尚未嘗試, 但未來有一天一定要試試看的事? 讓自己的角色人物可以以動畫呈現。   包包裡必帶的單品? 試著盡可能攜帶iPad出門, 這樣我則可以在任何地點、任何時間畫畫。   喜歡什麼樣的旅行?有沒有推薦的旅遊地點? 沒有計畫的旅遊, 直接詢問當地人他們推薦的地點。 推薦日本的旅遊地點是鎌倉和箱根。 我喜歡充滿綠地的地方和老建築。       推薦三個妳最喜歡的ig帳號。 @loigi.kemo    @loriastern    @chiemiwakai_duft   最後一個問題,滿分是10分, 妳愛這份工作的分數是幾分? 如果滿分是十分,那一定是十分! 無論工作如何艱難, 過程中都會有比這更興奮與令人印象深刻的事。       越前菜都子 /  website  / Instagram  /