Today, Taipei Fubon Bank and Pinkoi are hosting a design market called, “Very Fun Park”, whose name is actually a play on words. You see, in Taiwan, people sometimes pronounce “very” so that it sounds like “pink”, and in this case, the written name for “Very Fun Park” is “Pink Fun Park”, but when you say it, it sounds like the colloquial, “Very Fun Park”. And, Pinkoi’s main color is pink and its name contains the word pink, doesn’t it?
Very Fun Park has been hosted at 56 Da’an Road, which is a 60-year-old house in the American colonial style, and will be hosted in the month of September every weekend. For many of the designers and handcrafters, this is their first time at a market, their first time standing there all day to meet you!
我們這是第二次參加市集活動，為了這次的設計市集我們特地提前向 “tik á（竹仔）design studio – 竹乙太工作室” 訂製了一個雷射雕刻的 竹製招牌 ，這個竹製招牌背面藏了磁鐵，讓我們在擺攤的時候可以直接吸附到商品看板上；收到這個竹製招牌的時候，我馬上把它拿起來展示，越看越喜歡! 真的是一個非常有質感的竹製招牌，加厚的竹板紋路和顏色非常漂亮，竹子有深、淺與混合共三種顏色可以選擇，我選的這款是深色，上面的字，是我自己排版好傳檔案去給設計師做雷射雕刻的，客製化程度非常高。
tik á（竹仔）design studio – 竹乙太工作室: http://www.tik-a.tw/
tik á（竹仔）design studio – 竹乙太工作室
Facebook 粉絲頁: https://www.facebook.com/tik.a.design.tw
For SIDONIEYANG | HANDMADE, this is our second time participating in a design bazaar, and for this bazaar, we decided that we needed more than just a paper sign displaying our name! Luckily, something beautiful caught Sidonie’s eye – bamboo products from “tik á design studio”. In Taiwanese, tik á means bamboo, and tik á design studio made some very beautiful laser-cut bamboo products. We asked designer, Frank, to laser-cut our name into a magnetic bamboo signboard for us. When we got it back, it was more beautiful than we had hoped for; the beauty of the bamboo shown on every surface, with the SIDONIEYANG | HANDMADE lasered perfectly in the center.
tik á design studio – http://www.tik-a.tw/
tik á design studio – Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/tik.a.design.tw
On the day that we set up our stall at Very Fun Park, we coincidentally had our stall right beside Frank’s tik á design studio! Wow, what a coincidence! We had just received our bamboo sign from him a day earlier. Of course, we took a look at what he had for sale and we couldn’t help but buy a couple more things. We took home his bamboo business card case and his bamboo clock. We would’ve taken home his bamboo iPad case, but we don’t have an iPad.
另一位是Taiwan Hearts 的設計師，為了她的設計市集攤位也訂做了一個專屬的竹製招牌，這個竹製招牌經過兩位設計師討論、溝通之後，做出來的成品，真的非常好看，讓我也想再訂製一個了!
tik á design studio also custom-made a bamboo shop sign/postcard holder for the designer, Taiwan Hearts.
順道一提，Taiwan Hearts 是一位台灣、舊金山兩邊奔跑的設計師，因為在國外很多人都分不清楚台灣跟泰國，所以，創立這個愛台灣的品牌，店裡有各式各樣的小台灣設計商品，我覺得是很棒的送禮選擇。
Taiwan Hearts- Pinkoi設計館: http://www.pinkoi.com/store/taiwanhearts
Taiwan Hearts – Facebook 粉絲頁: https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanHearts
The designer behind Taiwan Hearts is a very lovely Taiwanese girl that spends half her time in San Francisco and half her time in Taipei. But, why did she choose to use Taiwan as her main theme for her designs? Well, she found it strange that people in America confused Taiwan with Thailand… and she loves the land in which she was born… so she decided to use this island as her theme and help more people to discover this lovely island. We feel that her products are the perfect gift for anyone who has ever been to Taiwan!
Taiwan Hearts – Pinkoi Store: http://www.pinkoi.com/store/taiwanhearts
Taiwan Hearts – Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanHearts