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#myMYKU #myLife | Meet Xavier Ferre Eyewear Designer

#myMYKU #myLife | Meet Xavier Ferre Eyewear Designer

French-born and Hong Kong based product designer Xavier Ferre is driven to create eyewear that is wearable yet distinctive. Meticulously detail-orientated, Xavier moved to Asia’s most vibrant city, Hong Kong, seven years ago. Originating from a small town in France, the change of scenery fueled his creativity and drive. We are delighted to talk to him about what lies beneath his ideas and what inspires him to pursue his dreams.

"My name is Xavier, I live in Hong Kong for seven years.

Over the time, I grew an interest for glasses. Today, I work with various luxury brands for their projects. We support them throughout the development, we suggest different lenses, we try to explore new materials to keep up with their luxury standards. 

Glasses are the kind of products that makes you wonder, what can really be developped around two circular shapes, around the eyes? I wondered a couple of times: Where do designers find inspiration to always produce more and innovate? And after working on it, you eventually discover new materials and new techniques. And what is fascinating working with glasses is that there is always a solution.

To me, glasses are an accessory. I never really considered a watch to be an accessory I would be interested in. I got my watch for my 30th birthday. It is the Obsidian, I love the color, I spend my time watching it, the details of the stone that reflect in the light.It's a beautiful object. I thought I would not wear it often, now, I wear it every day."

MYKU Obsidian Watch Xavier Ferre

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Unique Mother's Day gift for a good cause

Unique Mother's Day gift for a good cause

Mother’s day is celebrated to honor motherhood all around the world. Many of us know when is Mother’s day as it usually falls on the second week of May every year (or when we start seeing the florist ads all around again).

But did you know that celebrating this special occasion can be traced back as far back as the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals known as “Mothering Sunday”?

Here come the facts to impress:

Mother’s day was officially recognized in the 19th century when a woman named Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped starting “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children in the United States. After her death, her daughter Anna Jarvis fought to include Mother’s day in the national calendar of the US as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. That’s when this day became known officially as Mother’s day.

Anna Jarvis did not get married or have any children. Yet, she recognized the achievements of motherhood by drawing attention to women. In the chic spirit of Feminism all around us these days, she was a true fighter of her time, recognizing the dedication and hardship of being a mother.

For this Mother’s day, we want to recognize the importance of woman in our society. There are millions of women who are not famous, or will never have the chance to be heard, but who make a profound difference in the life of their children. Many of them make incredible sacrifices and fight to raise their children, naturally wanting the best for them. Strong willed and connected with their loved little ones, they manage to go beyond, often juggling work and being a mother every day.

MYKU The Woman Foundation Mother's Day 2017

For this year’s mother day, we want to give back, and invite you to join us in this cause. MYKU is proud to to support a woman’s charity to empower women in challenging gender stereotypes and fighting for a better quality of life for themselves and their families.

We are proud to contribute 10% of every watch sold online to The Women’s Foundation for the month of May to celebrate this Mother’s day. This foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong.

“The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.” ― C. JoyBell C.

 

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Mother’s Day Special | Meet Carrie Lim, a working mom

Mother’s Day Special | Meet Carrie Lim, a working mom

Mother’s Day is only a few weeks away. In honor of this special occasion, we invited one of our customers, Carrie Lim, to talk about the meaning and joys of being a mother.  Carrie, like many working moms today, faces the challenge of managing time between work and being there for her adorable son Lucas.It is the boundless love for her child that keeps her going, discover how she does it all.


"My name is Carrie I work in a bank and I am a mom as well. I have a son who is 15 months old, a very active boy named Lucas.

What does it mean to be a mom? Being a mom is the toughest job in the whole wide world in my opinion. Everything that you do, everything that you think about is being consumed by this little thing and at the same time it completes the family, it completes yourself as well as a whole. The bonding that we have we can never explain it. Although it is the toughest job, I am pretty sure every mom enjoys it.

Time is essence to me now because every minute counts. The one I have is Rose Gold Black Onyx. I got it after I gave birth actually, it is a gift for myself. It is a very unique piece, one that exists in the whole wide world: a sort of like a reminder to me that symbolises my child. There is only one, a unique piece a gift from God."

MYKU Black Onyx Rose Gold Watch Carrie Lim

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