​一個充滿生命物件的世界

The World of Living Things

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『在一個遙遠、充滿著生命物件的世界裡有一位叫湯米的小男孩』

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『湯米在五歲生日時收到一組“自己種”的淋浴勺子

湯米終於不用在和自己的哥哥姐姐共用淋浴勺子了』

『透過爸爸的幫忙,湯米種下了自己人生第一支淋浴勺子,

​迫不及待的等著它長大』

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『每晚睡覺前,湯米都會記得餵飽淋浴勺子。。。

。。。這樣淋浴勺子在受傷時能夠自我修復』

『淋浴勺子陪伴著湯米度過童年

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『淋浴勺子隨著湯米成長。。。

。。。是屬於湯米一個人的』

『湯米成長期間繼續好好的照顧淋浴勺子。。。

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『。。。湯米慢慢的長大。。。

『。。。很快的長大。。。

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『但是有一次,湯米連續好幾天都忘了餵淋浴勺子。。。

『淋浴勺子無法再自我修復了

​淋浴勺子死掉了』

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『湯米慌張的尋找當初種淋浴勺子的模具。

『但是他知道,不管再怎麼重新種,

​也種不回陪伴他一生的淋浴勺子

『一個充滿生命物件的世界“幻想著一個不一樣的工業革命後的時代。在這個世界,工業革命是以天然的成長方式產出我們所需的物件。這是一個探討消費者文化的專題,以及『價值』的意義,並提出『價值不只是生命,而是體驗及回憶』的論述。

“A World of Living Things" imagines a world where Industrial Revolution has a different meaning, to industrialize our world through natural methods, producing objects through the natural growth of living objects. This is a discussion of the consumer culture and what does "value" mean to us, and raises the argument that meaning isn't just about life, but experiences and memories.

微笑男孩牙刷

The Smiley Kid Toothbrush

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『很久很久以前,在“微笑小鎮”裡住著一位叫做湯米的小男孩』

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『在微笑小鎮裡的每一個小孩都隨時微笑著,

但湯米卻不知道為何而老是悶悶不樂』

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『有一天放學後,湯米的同學溫蒂很開心的給她們媽媽

看老師給她的微笑印章』

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『當天晚上睡覺前,湯米跪在床邊向流星許願 - 我也希望有個微笑印章』

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『在夜深人靜時,一個小精靈優雅的降落在湯米的牙刷上,並撒了魔幻粉塵,然後就消失了』

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『如同昨天、及前天、及大前天、及大大前天、及大大大前天。。。

湯米記得在睡覺前好好的刷牙』

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『當天晚上湯米熟睡後,媽媽看到了湯米牙刷上的微笑印記』

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『媽媽到了湯米床邊給湯米一個晚安親吻

湯米帶著微笑入睡』

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微笑男孩牙刷是一個探討親子關係的概念產品,並提出“耐心及理解”是美好童年的必要元素。


The Smiley Kid Toothbrush is a conceptual product that discusses the importance between parent - child relationship, and argues that patience and understanding is the key to a wonderful childhood.

​現代祭典套件

The Worship Set

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新祭典套件重新詮釋中華民俗祭拜文化。此概念重新探討民俗祭拜行為的起源、意義,並將於當代價值相符的意義保留,以當代的語彙重新呈現,讓現代的使用者能夠產生共鳴。


The Worship Set revisits traditions using Chinese traditional worship ritual as a discussion theme. The concept reexamines the origin of ritual behaviors, retains those that are relevant to our contemporary values and re-present them in ways that current generation of users can relate to.

新祭典套件組包含祭典盤、單份包的香粉、澱粉金紙以及電金爐。

The Worship Set consists of The Offering Tray, Incense Powder, Starch Paper Money and Electric Kiln.

祭典盤

以雙手接納的之態為外觀元素,祭典盤是用來擺放貢品及祭典中各個物件的主要容器。祭典盤上有相對的圖示來引導祭拜者在正確的位置擺放祭典物件。

The Offering Tray

Shaped in the gesture of a pair of receiving hands, the Offering Tray is a vessel for offerings, paper money, incense powder and fortune-telling crescent pieces. On the tray are graphic elements to direct users correct places to place each object.

單包份香粉

香棒的原始用途是在打坐時驅趕蚊蟲,並沒有宗教意義。隨著演變,人們開始將它視為在祭典中人與神明間的連結,而香也在祭典及早期生活中扮演著計時的功能。因此香棒的設計該為單份的粉包,在祭典盤上的時鐘形狀溝槽內將香粉撒入。祭拜者能夠依溝槽邊的刻度知道何時該進行下一個祭典步驟。

Incense Powder

As incense sticks originally were used for repelling bugs during meditation, it had no religious meaning. Over time, it became the symbol between the communication between worshiper and divine spirit. Incense sticks also serve as timer in ancient China as well as during rituals today. Therefore, the incense stick is transformed into powder form in individual portion packs. The powder is to be spread along a clock shaped grove on the Offering tray. The worshiper can tell time by the indicators along the groove and know when it is time to proceed to the next step of the worship.

澱粉金紙

燒金紙是表達對於神鬼的尊敬以及對先人、過時的好友們的思念,但在現實世界裡,祭拜者往往過度的燃燒紙錢以表達虛榮之心,也造成空氣污染。澱粉紙經測試後為快速燃燒並產生極少煙霧的材料。加上澱粉紙成本低廉、是容易取得的再生材質,因此非常適合作為替代再生紙的紙錢用途。

The Starch Paper Money

Paper money burning is used as offering to divine spirits as a form of gratitude and well-wish. However in the real world, worshipers burn them in excess as a way of showing off, meanwhile creating air pollution. Starch is tested to be quick-burning with minimal smoke, and being a renewable resource, it is easily produced and highly affordable, therefore an ideal replacement of recycled paper.

電金爐

電金爐讓祭拜者能夠在室內燃燒澱粉紙錢,不需除外便可完成祭典儀式。透過內部靜電過濾功能,煙霧不會被釋放出來。電金爐的外觀以英式郵筒為產品語意,象徵兩個世界之間的思念傳遞。電金爐的入口尺寸特別限制澱粉金紙的投入量,讓祭拜者放慢過程,給予更多的反思空間,並效仿過去帶著期待寄信給遙遠的筆友的情境。

The Electric Kiln

The Electric Kiln allows worshipers to carry out the burning procedure indoor with its electric static particle filters. The Kiln takes the product semantic of a British mail box to signify the meaning of paper money burning, which is to "mail" a thought or appreciation across two worlds. The reduced volume inlet forces the worshiper to insert only small amount of paper money, slowing the process to give more thoughts about this behavior, while emulating the scenario of sending out an anticipated mail to a pen pal of the past.

偏執窗戶

The Paranoia Window

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窗戶通常被用來比喻為不同世界之間的連結,但偏執窗戶是恐懼的象徵。偏執窗戶是一個將玻璃替換為佈滿偷窺孔鏡的窗戶。偏執窗戶裝有一支手把,讓使用者能夠繫帶出門,利用偏執窗戶的保護下與世界交流。


A window is usually a metaphor for a gateway to a bigger world. In this case, it is symbol of extreme paranoia. The Paranoia is a window with its glass panels replaced with door peep lenses. With a handle, the Paranoia Window is a portable device that a paranoiac user can take with him/her, acting as the ultimate protection between him/her and the world. 

回歸花瓶

The Return Pot

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我們被教育三R概念 - 減少用量、重複使用以及廢物回收。我們過度的歌頌廢物回收,卻嚴重的忽略減少用量以及重複使用的重要性。不過我們也該思考第四個R,也就是『回歸』。人類自文明前便一直扮演著消費者的角色。如果我們有將廢物處理並『回歸』到大自然的科技,我們的世界會如何改變?其實我們已經有此科技了,那就是聚乳酸(PLA)塑膠。試想一個沒有石油塑膠的未來,所有的塑膠產品零件都以PLA做代替,我們可以創造一個能夠處理PLA廢棄物的家電,在家裡就能夠將PLA廢料轉化為水分及養分,同時能夠供給給植物。但是,如果使用者拼命的消費、產生過多PLA廢棄物,那植物是否會因此而過度肥胖?或者使用者捨棄PLA的使用,植物是否會餓死?所以科技不一定能夠解決人的行為問題,畢竟“取、捨”之間是一個微妙的平衡,而也在之間有許多人類還為思考的問題。


We are taught the concept of the three Rs, namely Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. While we over celebrate Recycle and grossly neglect Reduce and Reuse, we also need to think about a fourth R, Return. Humans have always been the consumer since before civilization was established. What if there is a technology that can process our waste and "return" it back into the nature? Well, we do have the technology today. Imagine the future world where all petroleum based plastics are replaced by Poly Lactic Acid plastic (PLA), we can create a home appliance that processes unwanted PLA parts back into water vapor and nutrient that can be fed to plant life. However will this resolve a world of mindless consumption? What if the user over feeds the pot and the flower becomes obese? What if the user cuts down so much reliance on PLA parts that the flower starves? Therefore consumption and return is a matter of balance, which poses many more questions that we as human race has yet to think about.