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In "Japanese Tea: Tradition and Innovation" From PechaKucha Night Kyoto Vol. 26Simona Zavadckyte explores how Japanese tea was made traditionally, how it is currently made today and some of the new developments involving tea in Japan.

Tea is the second most common drink in the world and it has been in Japan for around for over 800 years. Through time it has developed distinct culture and traditions. 

 "I just felt like there was something else in me that needed to be expressed and released to the world."

In A Fashion Vision - Bespoke, Local and Global from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 19Alex Mearing talks about her vision for her work and how she has been building her brand and using social media to create and capture a market all over the world.

Based on the Sunshine Coast but with a global vision, Alex is a fashion designer who handcrafts made to measure, individually designed gowns and one of a kind wedding dresses. She also has a swimwear label called Klams. While she produces these in Brisbane she sells them exclusively online through her website.  

 

"I wanted to take a risk and try something new."

In Leave My Heart in Vancouver from PechaKucha Night Vancouver Vol. 28, After an experimental phase in her youth, Shawna Olstenlonged for a marketing spot in the action sports industry. She only had one, tiny stipulation: she had to do so in the city of Vancouver. Here Shawna speaks of her trials, triumphs, but mostly her gratitude to the city that raised her. 



The PechaKucha People Spotlight lands on Queensland Emerging Architects Prize recipient and longtime PechaKucha Night Brisbane organizer, Christina Cho. As one of 20 architects profiled in Chasing the Sky: 20 Stories of Women in Architecture, she encapsulates how on-target our organizers are. And with PKN Brisbane's 50th Volume this week, we thought we'd go ahead and blast the PechaKucha Global Spotlight on Christina again, posing here with PechaKucha Founder Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein at PechaKucha annual organizer meetup in Tokyo. Well done Christina and PechaKucha Brisbane Team for all the amazingness! Here's to the next 50!!!

Temperate and tantalizing Brisbane has taken the slow and steady approach in inspiring and entertaining their fellow Brizbanians, hosting, count 'em, FIFTY PechaKucha Nights since 2007! This is no easy task, and we know! This week for their semicentennial volume, they'll also be celebrating their 10th anniversary in the Queensland Capital! Look forward to seeing presentations from Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse, and join them if you're down under! 

 

"Maybe the paradise that I thought I was trying to create is in the act of creating..."

In "Creating Paradise" from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 9, Kim Jenuwine shares her 20-year long journey to create a little slice of heaven in her own backyard. Kim's personal vision of paradise has shifted and changed shape along the way so her enchanting abode is in constant reconstruction. From bowling balls to flowers, Kim never stops redesigning her paradise.

 

"Making cocktails and tending bar is a process that evolves from science into art. Doing the science beforehand enables the art during service." 

From "The Art & Science of Mixology" from PechaKucha Asheville Vol. 8, Asheville Organizer Jasper Adams, beverage manager at Table restaurant and The Imperial Life bar in Asheville and co-founder of Ninebar Creative, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the science and the work behind the beauty of cocktails and the craft of tending bar.

"I started to get a feeling that creativity didn't have to happen as that brush stroke that Bob Ross did, but it became something more than that.

In "This Guy Is NOT Creative" From PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 30Bob Somers, having been surrounded by talented people since his younger years, claims to not have a single creative bone in his body. Inspired by the famous artist, Bob Ross and the people around him, Bob found his passion in architecture and has discovered that there is more to creativity than meets the eye.  

"When I'm at the factory, I'm completely switched on. I'm almost not thinking about anything... I'm almost like a man possessed until I can reach that image that's in my head..."

In "A PhD in Surfboards" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Summer Party - Curated by MINIBen Wei (Wavecraft) shares his unique hybrid surf and skateboard designs which stem from his lifelong passions of surfing and skateboarding.

Ben is a surfboard shaper, artist, and musician originally from Oceanside, California now residing in Chiba. After falling in love with the country and its people, he decided to move from California to stay in one of Japan’s professional surfing meccas Ichinomiya, 8 years ago. Growing up in a surf shop, Ben basically earned a PhD in surfboards and Wavecraft but after becoming dissatisfied with traditional board designs, he taught himself to shape so that he could bring a new breed of board into the market which he sells in his own shop in Tokyo. Check out his daily surfing updates on Instagram: benwei5050

カリフォルニア・オーシャンサイド市出身のBen Weiさんは、サーフボードシェイパー、アーティスト、ミュージシャンと多彩な顔を持ち、現在は千葉を拠点に活動しています。日本を大好きになり、故郷のカリフォルニアから日本のプロサーフィンのメッカである一宮市へ8年前に移住されました。サーフショップで育ったBenさんは、サーフボードとウェーブクラフトの”博士”ですが、徐々に既存のボードデザインに物足りなさを感じ、ボードシェイプを独学で習得、そして今や東京のご自身が経営するショップでの販売などサーフマーケットに斬新なボードを展開するまでになりました。サーフィンを毎日アップデートしているinstagram (@benwei5050)は要チェックです!

"As my use of social media increased, so did my understanding of how it worked."

In "Hashtag Photography", from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 3Jo Mansfield talks about mobile photography and the use of the imaging platform, Instagram and how it has developed her skills and pushed her in new creative directions.

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