Series 5. Eco Icon No.11

Johan Ku’s emotional sculpture collection’.

Taipei  born Johan Ku began his free-lance graphic design career when he was 17. His acclaim started before he’d graduated from his Ba & later MA courses in fashion and textile design in Taiwan where he was awarded numerous Fashion Design prizes. In 2005, shortly after graduation, Johan set up his own studio and  twice took part  in Hong Kong Fashion Week in 2007. His highly recognisable signature designs  feature dramatic over scaled sculptural  forms that are as textural as they are organic in their aesthetic. Called ‘the Emotional Sculpture collection’originally  created back by Johan in 2004, won the Avant-Garde Prize in Gen Art Style 2009 in New York. His work has been heralded a the  new rising star – “The Glory of Taiwan” by the fashion media.

In March 2010, Johan held his solo exhibition at the Taipei Fine Art Museum with his sculpture-like collections under the theme “Breakthrough”. His creations have been defined as a new form of fine art, as international art collectors queue to acquire his textural master pieces. Johan Ku is currently based in the UK; having recently enrolled a Central Saint Martins MA fashion course, the artist is currently launching his autobiography soon to be published in July 2010..which is bound to be as compelling visually as it will be to learn more about Johan’s unique combination of visionary talent combined with a drive and focus that belies his years.

If you want your art to be wearable, sustainable and collectable…johan Ku is your man.

Series 5. Eco icon No.10.

Tea & philosophy by Today was fun

inspiration tea

Today was Fun has created five organic hand blended, herbal teas and carefully wrapped them in a little of their philosophy. Formed in 2001 Today Was Fun had a simple mission:

“To put something nice out into the world.

To have fun and make money doing it.

To learn something from doing it.

To drink a lot more tea while doing it.

And to start doing it today.”

“We may not be able to change the world but we can make the most of today-and that’s as much as any of us can really do”.

For centuries people have known that wisdom and advice,love and support, news and gossip, all go better with a cup of tea.

Tea and philosophy go together so naturally it was obvious to Todat Was Fun that they  should combine the two.

and we should all do what it says on the packet……….!

Put the kettle on to boil.

Warm your favourite teapot.

2. Add one tablespoon of tea for each person.

3. Pour in boiling water, allow to brew for ten minutes, and remember:

If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.

Just pretend you don’t know how hard it is.

Hold your ideas up to the light.

Make a date to do something you’re scared of doing.

Pick wildflowers.

Look into the eyes of a child and see the wonder.

Sit under the stars or on the edge of the ocean. S

pend time with someone who believes in you.

Or with someone you believe in.

Make a list of everything you’d do if you were guaranteed success.

Walk under old trees.

Take ‘can’t’ out of your vocabulary.

Risks are worth taking.

Mistakes are worth making.

Take a deep breath.

Plant a seed.

It will grow.

4. Stir and pour.

5. Drink.

Love the tea and the message !!!