July 18, 2017

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Musician Cabinet in SCMP

Our Musician Cabinet has been featured in this article on South China Morning Post and we're thrilled! 

Not only is it one of our favorite items in terms of design and appearance, it is also very practical as a storage solutions! If you're looking to tidy up your apartments (hide everything!), Musician Cabinet could be a wonderful choice for you.

June 20, 2017

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A brand new ziinlife experience!

It's been a while! 

The reason we haven't been updating this blog is because of two major reasons: 
1. we're preparing the launch of a new furniture collection and; 
2. we've just opened a brand new showroom/cafe/loft/library/creative hub (all in one yes!) in Shanghai! 

ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

Located near Fudan University in Shanghai, ziinlife Life Store opened on a sunny day last month. We named it 'Life Store/ 生活館' because it's a whole building that's everything you need to enjoy life! A space over 500 sqm, ziinlife Life Store consists of a coffee shop, a loft and a library that provides you with an ultimate relaxing atmosphere with constant sunlight pouring in. And of course, it is a space decorated with all of our best furniture pieces to bring you the most comfortable experience. 

ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

Collaborated with renowned Moon Coffee in Shanghai, ziinlife Life Store's coffee is curated and prepared for you by the best barristers in town. Just look at the design of our cups and you can get a glimpse of ziinlife's aesthetic in everything we do. 

ziin cafe at ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

Also a collaboration, dessert is served by Jouer (French meaning 'to play') from Hong Kong. The mastermind behind Jouer, Anna, is a renowned pâtissier who has spent years studying the best of dessert-making in Paris. 

Red Elephant
When you walk in, visitors are instantly greeted by this pink tunnel that's supposed to look like an elephant; it is inspired by ziinlife's No More Macaron Sofa (tribute to 2016's Pantone color of the year - serenity). 

Red Elephant entrance at ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

ziin cafe
A coffee area that is bright and spacious, ziin cafe serves you the best coffee and dessert prepared by our good friends and partners Moon Coffee (Shanghai) and Jouer Atelier (Hong Kong). The coffee counter is designed in a way that customers are invited to interact with our barristers; we want everyone (even the introverts!) to just relax and be friends :) 

ziin cafe at ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

ziin cafe at ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

ziin cafe at ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

Design Gallery 
Located on 2nd and 3rd floor of ziinlife Life Store, the most iconic pieces of ziinlife furniture are exhibited here. More than just a regular showroom, we want visitors to feel like they are visiting an art exhibition. 

Design gallery at ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

Design gallery at ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

ziin loft
A mini loft on the top floor of the Life Store, various styles of interior is simulated here using ziinlife's furniture. It acts as a showcase of different possibilities ziinlife brings to your household. As season changes, the display also gets a new look! 

ziin loft at ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

ziin loft at ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

ziinlike
Another very important component of our showroom is the platform we created to showcase good designs and brands we enjoy. Including Offgrid, Atelier Errance and Jiu Kou Shan, we aim to gradually curate more interesting brands into our collections. 

ziinlike is a collaboration with designers by ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

ziin library
The concept of the library derives from our love for books. From art & design to architecture and lifestyle, you can easily find yourself indulged in endless reading and daydreaming! 

ziin library at ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

Meditation Space
Like its title suggests, it is a corner specially built for meditating. Simply grab a couch, relax, sit back and let your minds wander! Once in a while, it's nice to indulge yourself in nothing but solitude. 

Space out corner at ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

Space out corner at ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

Let's check out some more photos from the opening: 

Lily Yang founder of ziinlife at ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

Life music performance at ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

A celebration of good design, good books and good coffee, what more can you ask for? 

ziinlife Life Store in Shanghai

April 21, 2017

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Where's your other half?

I am often impressed by Plato's Symposium, where he talks about the origin of a soulmate, the fact that every human being is condemned by Zeus to be born incomplete; our lives basically is a search mission to look for the other half of us that is missing since the day we were born - that is, if we care about being complete

Despite the seemingly cruel nature of a condemnation, Plato talks about it in the most endearing way: 

And so, when a person meets the half that is his very own, whatever his orientation...then something wonderful happens: the two are struck from their senses by love, by a sense of belonging to one another, and by desire, and they don't want to be separated from one another, not even for a moment.” 

The idea of 'other half' is rather romantic; it makes incompletion sound so much better, to think that we are all on this lifelong mission to be 'whole'.

Not my intention to sound cheesy, but the thought of Plato's theory actually brought my mind to a piece of furniture we have at ziinlife - the 1/2 Coffee Table. Complimented by each other, 1/2 Coffee Table is a very good example of good 'team work'. As a set of two tables that fit perfectly together as a whole, they can also be separated and act on its own existence. Sometimes they want to be together, sometimes they don't. No matter the arrangement, they always seem content with themselves and with each other. Come to think of it, isn't it the kind of human relationship we always hope for? 

Something to mull over on a rainy day.....☔️

1/2 Coffee Table by ziinlife Modern Furniture

 

當每一次拜讀到著名哲學家柏拉圖的論說時,都會使我感觸良多,而其中一個使我印象最深刻的是有關靈魂伴侶的根源。傳說中,宙斯人類分成兩半,要我們窮一生的精力去尋找自己的另一半,使自己達到完滿。

聽到這個故事你可能會感到殘忍,但柏拉圖對此則有另一番動人演繹。

因此,當人們遇到屬於他們自己的另一半,美好的事情就會順其自然的發生:兩個人相愛的感覺,歸屬於一個人的感覺,在慾望驅使下,他們不會想彼此分離,一刻亦不會。

這個解釋使另一半不只是一種浪漫;它令不完整聽起來變得是一種美好,使我們明白生來就要令自己變得完滿,要永生不渝的去尋找另一半。

我並沒有任何刻意宣傳的意思,但柏拉圖的學說的而且確令我想起ziinlife1/2 Coffee Table。像互相恭維著對方一樣,1/2 Coffee Table是一個很好的演繹去表現出協同的意識。由於它們都與另一半完美合身,因此無論是分開還是組合使用都十分方便。有時候它們會形影不離,有時又會想暫且分離。但無論安排如何,它們都是一體的。細思一下,這種關係不就是我們人類最渴望的嗎?

 

April 13, 2017

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Easter Fun Facts

I have a habit of, what my friends would call, "reading nonsense" on the Internet before I fall asleep. In my defense though, some 'nonsense' can be pretty educational, such as these fun facts I've read about Easter. One particular fact that amused me the most is that 76% of people eat the ears on the chocolate bunny first, while only 5% go for the feet. For me though, I've always had a difficult time consuming a chocolate bunny because it's just soooo cute! 

I don't have any big plan for Easter weekend but all of us at ziinlife will just chill in our Kwun Tong showroom so if you're in town, feel free to pay us a visit and perhaps I can share more of my Easter fun facts with you :) 

Last but not least, I want to bring to your attention our latest 'jetso'! From now until April 17, we will offer FREE Premium Service upon any purchase of ziinlife products! Premium Service means free delivery and free installation, a very attractive deal no?

HINT: Bulky furniture means higher delivery and installation cost, but now with our special promotion, I'm sure you know what to do ;) Don't miss out, and have a Happy Easter! 

PS. If you happen to eat a chocolate bunny, do let us know if you consume it head first or feet first ;) 

小編有一個習慣,朋友們都稱這個習慣為非理性閱讀-說到尾就是不甘心太早入睡於是不斷遊走在互聯網世界。當然我也要為自己進行辯護,這些所謂非理性閱讀的學術養分還是挺高的,就像以下有關復活節的趣味數據。其中一個令我忍俊不禁的研究就是統計著當我們收到慶祝復活節的賓尼兔朱古力時,究竟會率先將牠身體的那一個部分放進口呢?調查顯示原來大家對賓尼兔的大耳朵情有獨鍾,有76%的食家會先吃牠們的耳朵,但到底是左耳裹是右耳受歡迎就沒有詳細論述:P 同時研究亦指出只有5%受訪者會先選擇進食賓尼兔的腿部...是生怕牠們跳得太多所以朱古力亦比較粗糙嗎?相信只有他們才知道事實的真相。對我而言,把朱古力兔放進口裡是一件困難非常的事因為它們實在太可愛了!

說到復活節,不知道大家在該週末有沒有節目呢?而我們ziinlife團隊當然會全員留在香港的總部-觀塘巧明街的體驗店與大家一起分享節日的快樂!如果大家沒有打算到外國去一趟短暫旅遊,不妨前來我們的體驗店,讓小編分享更多有趣的復活節故事予你們每一位 :)

最後,讓我多分享一件事,就是關於於復活節ziinlife提供的著數!由今天起直至417日,我們將會提供免運費+免安裝費優惠!十分吸引對吧!?

 小貼士:龐大的傢俬所需要的運費和安裝費會更高,但基於我們的特別復活節推薦優惠,你們應該比我更清楚怎樣才能得到最多的著數“ ;) 不要錯過這個少有的機會!祝大家復活節快樂!

P.S. 如果你真的有機會吃賓尼兔朱古力,記得告訴我們你會先吃他們的上半身裹是下半身 :P

科科~

April 13, 2017

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Shenzhen here we come :)

As soon as we wrapped up the eventful days at Design Shanghai, as a team of restless creatives, we almost immediately flew to Shenzhen to participate in another design fair to showcase our latest collections!

The highlight of our Shenzhen trip, however, had to be the fashion show and speech given by our company's founder Lily. The idea of combining fashion and modern furniture might sound a bit bewildering to you, but it actually makes a lot of sense if I try to explain...



Since the start of ziinlife in 2013 in Shanghai, we have been striving to bring original and innovative furniture to the homes of everyone who shares our visions of aesthetics. Like our fashion counterpart, we are inspired to change the way we look at originality and creativity; we have hope of raising the awareness of good design, as well as making it part of our everyday lives. Furniture is not only a utility but also a form of art, that when we sit on our chair or lie on our bed, we take a moment to appreciate the lines and curves that form the object that interacts with our bodies and lives. 

There have been both good and hard times, but above it all, we are thankful to be loved and supported by so many and to see Lily speak about the story of ziinlife truly brought back lots of memories.

While memories flowed a fun story about love came to my mind:

One day, a couple came to our showroom and both really loved our "no more macaroon sofa" as it's a "couple sofa". They didn't buy them at the end though. A few days later, the boy came back and purchased the sofa set as a Valentine's Day surprise. Coincidentally on the next day, we found another order of the same sofa set. Out of curiosity, we checked the delivery address of to order and to everyone's surprise, the delivery address is same as the boy's!! Which means the couple both secretly came back to buy the set respectively, and meant for them as a surprise for the other half! Lovely story but we were not gonna deliver the redundant set, were we? So without telling the couple, we secretly canceled one order for them and only delivered one set at the end. A week after the couple came to the showroom to tell us how much they laughed when they saw the sofas at home!

What was our reply? Well, with ziinlife, everything is a surprise to be!

 

作為一隊不眠不休的創媒一分子,收拾好上海設計展的行裝後我們就馬不停蹄到了另一個設計展覽為我們的新產品作展出準備!

但是整個深圳行程的高潮莫過於大會悉心準備的時尚秀及ziinlife始創人Lily的演講。可能你會覺得將時尚及現代傢俬揉合起來有點奇怪,但意念裡頭其實隱含不少原由的。

自從ziinlife2013在上海正式成立,我們已經清楚我們所追求的是將原創及創新的傢俱帶到與我們擁有著共同美學觀感的群眾。與時尚互相對應,我們亦會受到它們的啟發並改變自己對原創及創新的觀點;我們希望提升每一個設計的關注度並將它們融入生活的細節中。傢俱對於我們而言並不局限於一件生活工具,而是藝術的一部分;安坐於一張木倚或是躺臥在床上會令我們花上一時半刻去欣賞它們的線條與弧度,而這些細節每分每秒都與自己的身體及生活絲絲細扣。我們很清楚任何事情都會帶來美好時光及不快回憶,但只要一想起支持者對我們產品的信任及支持,就會再次充滿動力的努力堅持。而看到Lily在台上細說ziinlife的品牌故事亦令我回憶起不少快樂時刻。

同時,我亦回想起了一個有趣的愛情故事:

一天,一對情侶前來我們的體驗店,而目光很快就被我們的“No More Macaroon Sofa”所吸引,因為它們著實是一對情侶梳化。然而他們最後都沒有任何意圖想下訂單。數天之後,該男生獨自前來並買了這雙梳化作為情人節給予對方的一個驚喜。巧合地,第二天我們發現網上出現了一張同樣是買同一組梳化的訂單。出於好奇,我們查看了一下送貨地址,然後都驚呆了,因為該地址竟然與前一天男生所填寫的一模一樣!換言之,這對情侶都偷偷的為對方買了一組梳化作一個情人節的驚喜!既然我們了解到這本應是一個浪漫的愛情故事那麼我們就要做應該要做的事-偷偷的取消了其中一張訂單。

一星期之後,可愛的情侶再次到來我們觀塘的體驗店並告訴我們當天收貨的情況多麼的令他們驚訝,然後就一起大笑起來!

而我們的回應則是:Well, with ziinlife, everything is a surprise to be!

April 13, 2017

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We're exhibitionists!

It’s been a while since I last wrote, miss us yet? 

Tbh the past few weeks have been quite hectic for us, having to first participate in Design Shanghai, and then a symposium and booth in Shenzhen right after. But the outcome was great, and we are very thankful for everything. 

Let me just cut to the chase and show you some photos of the events: 

Ziinlife at Design Shanghai 2017

As the world's most prestigious international design events, there were about 46,000 visitors at Design Shanghai this year. The entire convention was housed inside this amazing post-colonial mansion that used to be the Sino-Soviet Friendship Building; in its best neoclassical architectural style, the Exhibition Centre now majestically stands in the heart of Shanghai, providing space to numerous large-scale local and international conventions related to art, design and fashion.

Ziinlife at Design Shanghai 2017

Participating in Design Shanghai has always been a pleasure; not only is it a showcase of Ziinlife's latest design, we also get to mingle with some of the world's most leading design brands, such as HAY, Morosso, and Vitra. Whereas the convention is divided into three sections - contemporary, classic and collectibles - we are given this great opportunity to get inspirations as well as exchanging ideas with our fellow designers. 

This year, we exhibited our latest collection Stretch Your Mind that really did stretch our minds. In a matter of just a few days, we were exposed to a great number of innovative brands, people and ideas, got fully inspired, and to top it all off, gained experiences that will always remain in Ziinlife's history and our memories. To be honest, what more can we ask for?

 

自上次更新日誌已經一段時間了,閒時有想起我們的文字嗎?

不瞞大家,上數個星期對我們來說是挺繁忙的:先是出席在上海的設計週,接踵的是於深圳國際傢俱展中擺設示範單位。幸好一切順利,成果亦很好;我們對此十分感恩。

言歸正傳,事不宜遲,立即為大家獻上活動花絮。

作為世界上其中一個最有聲望的國際性設計盛事,今次的設計上海總共吸引共46,000名參觀者前來一睹不同地方的設計美學。而整個展覽則置於前身為中蘇友好大廈,有著濃厚新古典建築風格氣息,並聳立於上海中心區的著名地標-上海展覽中心。多年來它承辦了大大少少的會議,亦提供龐大的空間予本地及海外國際參展商舉辦有關時尚,藝術,及設計的展覽。

能夠成為設計上海的參展商之一永遠都是一種榮幸,因為這是設計權威所對我們的一種肯定。作為參展商不單令我們有機會展出ziinlife的新系列,更令我們有機會與世界上其他的著名設計品牌聚首一堂,例如HAY, Morosso, Vitra等等。而會場亦分起了三個部分,分別是contemporaryclassiccollectibles-我們則可以籍此嘗試探索新靈感及與其他設計師集思廣益一番。

今年,我們展出了ziinlife最新的系列Stretch Your Mind,名符其名,它們真的具有舒展心靈的功效。只是數天的時間,我們已經接觸到不少有具有創意的公司,設計師,及意念,最重要的是,這些經歷及體驗都會保留於ziinlife的歷史及我們的回憶當中。老實說,我們還能要求什麼?

March 09, 2017

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Into the cloud/ Let's play!

Many years ago when I was still a student, I watched a Thai film called "The Last Lives of the Universe", and felt deeply connected with the protagonists in the film. I'm not gonna go into details of the story but since then, I've become fascinated by the universe. The vastness, the uncertainties, the beauty...everything related to this mysterious outer space amazes me, and since I am unable to go into space, I satisfy my longing by collecting objects (from this planet) related to the universe. 

When I first heard of Cloud Cabinet, I was beyond happy. Not only does this cabinet serve its primary function as a storage of long items, its design also gets inspiration from the orbits in the universe. As an art lover, the Cloud Cabinet sounds just like my ultimate dream of a modern furniture piece. 

The cabinet itself is a representation of a tree that grows so high it reaches beyond the clouds and into the universe. My favorite part, nevertheless, is the design at the top of the cabinet that mimics the orbits in the universe. I can put my precious little objects in it and they will never fall off. 

Whereas gravity pulls everything together in space, thoughtful design is what we have that keeps our earthly lives in their right place and order.  

Cloud Cabinet comes in two sizes, and with the removable shelves, there are numerous arrangements of space available for your likings and of course, needs. 

 

 

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No matter how fulfilling your life is, there are times it gets a little dull and boring. That's why we need to explore the fun and quirky sides of life from time to time. 

In our Playful Angles Collection, there is this one piece that is absolutely playful that even its name suggests that: the Capricious Wall Shelf

If you have followed us long enough, you know how much we love playing with curve lines and fitting them perfectly into our homes. Capricious Wall Shelf is another good example. It is not geometric like any other shelves, but curvy all the way. 

Capricious Wall Shelf is so capricious that, it doesn't want to be conventional! It has this attitude like it's shouting "don't tell me what to do!" all the time and it shows its mischievousness by exhibiting exactly that. 

Seriously, how awesome can a furniture be?

 

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若干年前,當我仍是一名學生,在機緣巧合下觀看了一套名為宇宙只有我和你的電影。看畢,我深深感受到故事主人翁的感受,亦立刻建立了深厚的共鳴。我不是想要在這篇文章裡敍述故事的細節,而是想帶出,從此之後,我對宇宙就產生了濃厚的興趣。浩瀚、未知性、壯麗....所有有關這個未知的外在世界都令我沉醉不已。亦因為自知餘生應該沒有機會踏足這個奇妙世界,我十分熱衷於收集地球上所有關於宇宙的物件。

當第一次聽到 Cloud Cabinet,我喜出望外。不只是因為它提供了收納長物件的空間,更是因為它的設計靈感是源自繞星軌道。作為一個藝術愛好者,Cloud Cabinet 簡直是我夢中所憧憬的摩登家具。

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櫃子本身的設計亦是模仿樹木的存在,含義是不斷成長直至突破天際,並抵達宇宙。而我最喜愛的部分則是櫃頂,因為它所模仿的是恆河星軌。一旦放置小恆星於軌道上,我就不需要擔心它們會偏離軌道。

引力將萬物聚於宇宙空間,慎密周到的設計則將我們的生活排列得井然有序。

雲端櫃設有兩種尺寸,及可移除式層板,因此你可以隨著需要及喜好作出調整,從而創造出最適合自己的雲端空間

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無論你的生活是怎樣的多姿多彩,亦少不免會有平淡的時候。因此我們須要無時無刻都探索著生活新奇有趣的一面。

在我們“The Playful Angles系列中,有一件物品可謂玩味性十足。如其名,它名為 Capricious Wall Shelf

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如果你有留意著Ziinlife的動向,會發現我們對弧線情有獨鍾,並將它們完美契合於大家的住所。Capricious Wall Shelf 就是其中一個很好的例子。它並不甘於與其它置物架一樣遵守著刻板的幾何規則,而是選擇走上一條“彎曲“的路。

Capricious Wall Shelf是名實相副的任性,生來就注定跟傳統勃谿相向。就像有著自己的態度並會時刻說著類似“不要命令我做事!“的說話,沒錯,它就是一個完美的“淘氣“代言人。

原來傢俬也可以這樣酷的!

March 02, 2017

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My personal moon

I know most of us when we look for something to decorate the walls in our apartments, we tend to go for the obvious choice of a framed drawing/painting/poster. Good idea for sure, but wouldn't it be nice to think outside the box and accessorize our homes with something a little special and more practical? 

Let's say, instead of placing a rectangle on your wall, how about something round? And instead of having it just an object on the wall with no particular function, how about something that has a little shelf space? Oh and what do you think about hidden geometric patterns that only show when being shone at? 

Meet Enlight Casement - a wall piece that has everything I've just mentioned.  Being a Ziinlife fangirl, I have currently acquired one of these and had it placed directly above my dining table. Every time I look up it looks as if there is a moon looking after me and on the moon there is a pot plant that provides me with just enough green to cheer up my day. I would stare at the geometric patterns as the dim light shines through it, for hours on end, only if I could. 

We as humans are known for many things, but never for our lack of imaginations. 

 

 

每當我們想為家居牆身點綴時都會傾向放置框畫或海報。當然它們都是十分理想的選擇,但倘若我們能突破思維並放置一些既特別又實用的東西,豈不是有著更佳的效果?

譬如,與其放置一個方形的物件,何不選擇一個圓形的?倘若擺設一件並無特別用途的小物件,又何不揀選一些有架子空間的東西?誒!若然是一個當只有被照耀時才展現出幾何圖案的一個掛飾呢?

讓我們帶大家認識Ziinlife的全新產品-融光掛窗-一件掛牆飾品而又擁有上文所提及的獨有特色。作為一個Ziinlife的小粉絲,我最近就購置了一個並放上了餐桌上方的牆面。每一次的抬頭都看到它婉如一個明月凝視著自己並露出親切的微笑,而月亮上則有一個小盆栽足以提供我一整天的能量。每當有昏明的光線照射著掛窗,我都會凝視著那些隱約含蓄的幾何圖案。咋一看,就會不經不覺過上了一個多小時。

作為萬物之靈的我們力之所及並不少,但有時則遺忘了最為寶貴的想像力。

February 23, 2017

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The world underneath

Have you ever wondered what the world looks like in the eyes of children? When they look at our world, what do they see? 

As days go by, our curiosity never runs dry. One day at the Ziinlife Creative Corner (aka the pantry) we thought, "why don't we explore the world of the little humans, wouldn't that be inspiring?", which led to an elaborated process of sketching, planning, discussing, and prototyping, which eventually led to the birth of Small World Table. 

Unlike any other dining table, Small World Table is more than a surface for your meals. On the other side of the table top, you'll discover a cushion attached to it, and that's where the 'small world' unfolds. 

Let's admit it, children are fun and cute, but they are also weird. They do strange things that we cannot understand because we are very 'adult'. We're so used to thinking with logics, and acting with reasons that as a result we are bound within our knowledge and experiences. Whereas children see the world as a gigantic playground, they see possibilities that are invisible to us. Therefore to them, a table is never just a table. 

Children are not limited in the concept of space. When they play, their presence can be anywhere - such as under the table. You don't tell a child to stay in the confine of a table top just because it seems normal to you; when children go under a table, it becomes a new world to them. It becomes where they play out the characters and scenarios in their imaginations: it can be the wild west, the unknown universe, or the deep blue ocean; when children play, everything becomes their own little world. 

Small World Table explores exactly that. The world only a child can see, and literally a safe one with cushions to protect their heads. It doesn't matter what a table is to us, it is always something different in the eyes of a child. And that is the beauty of it all. 

Maybe one day, we all ought to get under the table and into the imaginary world hidden within our consciousness. 

你有否幻想過小朋友眼中的世界是什麼模樣?當他們以雙眼探索我們的世界時,又是怎樣的一片光景?

隨著時間流逝,我們的好奇心亦慢慢減淡。某天,在Ziinlife的創意角落(即茶水間),我們忽發奇想:為何不嘗試探究小朋友的世界,或許會給予我們創作靈感?就是這個想法,我們開始計劃、討論、草擬及制作,最終達至一件全新產品的誕生:小天地桌。

有別於一般餐桌,小天地桌不單單作為一張用餐平面。在桌面的另一面,你會發現一層布藝軟包,這就是小天地桌所要展現的東西。

雖然小朋友趣緻又可愛,但有時候卻淘氣得難以理解他們的想法。而他們所做的事情有時更會令你感到詫異非常,究其原因,是因為我們年紀大了。我們習慣用邏輯去思考一事一物,並以理性思考作為行動的依據,但就令我們局限於知識及經驗當中。相反,我們的世界對於小朋友而言卻是一個巨型遊樂場,有著無限的可能性,而我們則再難以像小孩般觀察世界。因此,在他們眼中,一張桌子並不只限於「一張桌子」,而是一個遠超於桌子的存在。

我們知道小朋友並不受制於空間的概念。只要他們開始遊玩就會無處不在,就如躲藏於桌子底下。你不會叫他們乖乖的坐在桌子畫地為牢,因為這根本不符合小朋友的習性;而當小朋友躦進桌下,該空間就卻會成為他們的一個全新大陸。這個大陸將會是他們腦海中的一個又一個製片場地:會是一個西部大草原,或是汪洋深海,甚至是浩瀚的未知宇宙;當小朋友開始遊玩,所有東西都會成為只屬於他們自己世界的一部分。

小天地桌所探索的正是如此。一個只有小朋友所能看見的世界,一個比現實世界更為安全的空間,為此我們就特意在桌子底部鋪上軟墊。一張桌子對我們而言就只是一張桌子,但在小朋友眼中,一件簡單如桌子的物件都會變得與別不同。這就是只屬於他們的美麗所在。

也許有一天,我們都應該走到桌子底下,作為一個再次通往深藏於意識當中的奇幻世界的一個入口,並再次走進其中。

February 17, 2017

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A box and a couch

If you have been paying attention to our social media, you might have noticed our new collection 'The Playful Angles' - if not, I'll be talking about it from now on ;) 

'The Playful Angles' consists of 8 pieces of functional and playful furniture that can put a smile on your face. And trust me when I say this because, I'm a picky (Virgo) user myself. 

First off, the Handy Box. At first glance, Handy Box may just look like any other book stand to you, but when you look closer you can see the curvy hollow shape of a handle that looks a little like a cucumber (or banana?). What's so special about this handle is that it is designed to fit our grips in a way that whether you want to lift it up or lower it down, the motion involved will feel so smooth that in your head you'd be thinking something along the line of 'heavy objects ain't no thing' or 'I'm super strong'. In short, it's a box that makes you feel good about your physique.

If you're thinking 'that's it?!' about the coolness of Handy Box, I'd kindly ask you to literally change the orientation of your imagination! What if we place the box sideway, could it become a compact sofa-side table with STORAGE? Yes it can! All you need is a few of the Handy Boxes, stack 'em up, and voila! Your very own DIY table/storage/coolness all in one! I kid you not, sometimes surprises are that simple and handy

Handy Box from Playful Angles Collection by Ziinlife Modern Furniture

Now that we have the 'table/storage' in place, I think it's only necessary that we add a sofa next to it. And pardon my straight-forwardness, but how many of you lonely peeps spent the past Valentine's Day alone (and being totally 'poison')? Although we should all agree that a 'love life' is very overrated, there are times we crave for a little comfort, especially at the end of a long, hard day at work. But when there is not a shoulder to lean on, there is us. No *cough* I didn't just invite you to lean on MY or any of my coworker's shoulders, but on our new design - the Turtleneck Sofa. 

Comes in three sizes and colors, Turtleneck Sofa has an extendable collar that can be lifted up to hold an extra cushion, allowing you to rest your entire body and mind. Whether you're home alone, chilling with your bae, having friends over for movies or whatnot, Turtleneck Sofa always has your back (literally!) and you know it. 

Turtleneck Sofa from Playful Angles Collection by Ziinlife Modern Furniture 如果你有留意Ziinlife的Facebook或者Instagram,你應該會發現我們的最新傢俱系列-角度的想象力。倘若沒有,就讓我藉此向你們正式介紹 ;)

「角度的想象力」系列包含了八種能令你使用時會心微笑,且具功能性及玩味性於一身的新產品。我說話你必須相信,因為我是一個頗為挑三揀四的(處女座)用家。

讓我們先由The Handy Box巧曲收納盒開始。咋眼一看,你會以為它跟一般的書立沒有任何區別。細看之下,你會留意到它的邊緣旁有個彎曲的空位作把手,形狀像根小黃瓜(或香蕉?)。再當你緊握把手時會發現它的獨特之處更是無論將盒子提起它還是放下,手感都是一流,一流得「會視沉重的東西如無物」,或者會覺得自己「強壯非凡」。簡單來說,Handy Box是一件能讓人自我感覺良好的小傢俱。

如果你認為Handy Box除此之外就沒有其他特別之處,我會建議您嘗試一改常規思維!試想想,當我們將幾個Handy Box疊在一起,放在梳化旁邊,它不正正就成為一個具備存放功能的茶几嗎!一件完完全全屬於你的DIY家品,集茶几/存放/格調於一身!驚喜,有時就來自簡約,輕巧。

茶几準備好了,欠的就是身旁的一張梳化。原諒我的直接,請問前天有多少人是獨(毒)自渡過一個人的情人節?雖然我們同意「愛情生活」有時被誇張美化,但不能否認我們有些時都會希望透過愛情得到一點心靈撫慰,特別是剛渡過一個冗長又辛勞的工作日。可是當身旁沒有一個肩搏予以倚靠時,你會想起我們嗎?先不要打哆喙,我並不是邀請你輕倚在我的或者其他同事的肩搏上,而是我們的全新設計 -The Turtleneck Sofa 高領梳化。

除了提供三種顏色及三種尺寸的自主選擇,Turtleneck Sofa 還有一個可延伸的領套。將它朝上翻起,把靠枕放入其中;讓自己的身驅完全仰仗於此,能令你的身心得到充分休息,且使當天的倦怠一掃而空。無論你是獨處家中,抑或跟你的寶貝在一起,或者是跟三五知己共渡美好時光,只要坐在我們的Turtleneck Sofa,相信你們都會感受到它在身後所給予的默默支持。

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