PINMO started out in 2002 as a graphic/interior design firm, but have since also put their expertise to designing and publishing their own products. All of which are very nice and will work tirelessly but effortlessly to coax out your wallet. Resistance is the path least chosen.
The PINMO shops carry a fine selection of their paper products and indie publications as well as hand-made pottery and accessories from other Taiwanese designers. On the basement floor of their 巷內店 shop, you can also find a decent selection of art papers. We can never resist buying papers (though we are never sure what to do with them; it seems such a waste to use them!) so we went away with two variety packs.
Oh, and there are cookies too. Kaohsiung’s Biscuit & Rabbit Café closed last December when the owner moved north to Taipei. It has since popped up at one of the PINMO shops on Yong Kang Street. There isn’t any seating available, but I think it’s not too bad an activity to stroll down Yong Kang munching on freshly baked cookies.
I like PINMO’s quiet, unstated aesthetic. It’s always inspiring to visit other independent shops in other countries. It gives us some perspective and we come away refreshed and energised to do more!
For more information (and better photos), do visit Creative People + Projects’ feature on PINMO.
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There are two PINMO shops along Yong Kang Street. One is in plain sight (just look out for the bunny statue). The other shop, which is located in another nearby lane, is a little harder to find but the shopkeeper at the first shop will gladly point you in the right direction.
Location 1 街上店：永康街63號 Yong Kang Street No. 63
Location 2 巷內店：永康街75巷10號 Yong Kang Street Lane 75 No. 10
Open daily from 12-7pm