If you have been following us at MIKOL, you know we love marble stone! People often ask us where our marble is from and how we choose it for our designs.
Since we are a fashion accessory company, the design aspect is very important. We first think about what color is in season and how it can fit our latest designs, whether it's an iPhone X case, notebook, wallet, clutch purse etc.
Then it's the emotional factor we seek for. Without meaning and a story behind the product, it's just another item. We might as well just sell plastic marble printed products since it's so much cheaper to produce.
But we don't, we appreciate natural stones. Every piece of marble has a story behind it. And we look at where the stone comes from, the history behind it, the surroundings of the quarry location and if we enjoy going there of course! We don't want to have to travel somewhere that's not fun either!
Business insider mentioned Taiwan as a must visit!
It was initially the beautiful Emerald green stone with a deep green polish and lightening veins that attracted us. Very similar to the country itself. The island is incredibly green. No matter where you are, there is always a lush tropical forest around the corner. Even the city has great green landscape beautifully planned.
Crystal clear blue rivers that are so well maintained! And since it's an island, the beaches are phenomenal!
Aside from its beautiful surrounding landscape. The people in Taiwan are amazing! One of the friendliest people on the planet! And for the most part, you can easily get around Taiwan speaking English. Even if the elderly can't speak English, they make a tremendous effort to assist you with your needs.
You'll notice people properly line up, no rushing very organized similarly to what you would expect in Japan.
If you look into Taiwan's history, you will know that majority of the population immigrated from China. But because Taiwan was independent during the revolution in China, they retained the culture, artifacts, and traditions. It's very festive during those lunar holidays such as lantern festivals, dragon boat festivals and so on. And very similar to America, the newcomers bonded later on with the natives.
There are 16 different tribes that share their traditions amongst all the Taiwanese.
Taiwan is known for its food! I'm not talking about fine dining. Night markets, mom and pop restaurants, plenty of places you can walk into and finding something delicious to eat!
Taiwan dishes you should try:
Mango shaved ice: a pile of mango ice shavings that will make you experience a food orgasm.
Stinky tofu: fermented snack that assaults the nose but pleases the palate. The smellier, the better. Ouch!
Beef Noodle: noodle soup made of stewed or red braised beef, beef broth, vegetables and Chinese noodles.
Braised pork rice: order “Lurou fan” and you get a bowl or rice with braised pork slices on the top. Humble but very traditional.
Flaky scallion pancakes: Chewy, flaky, and savory scallion pancakes are one of my favorite snacks in Taiwan. So addictive!
There is so much more we can share with you, but it's something you need to experience yourself.
We find the Emerald green stone a great representation of Taiwan, the beauty, the green, and vibrancy that comes together.
As you can see in the photo above. This green iPhone X case really represents the image of Taiwan and carries a rich story for its users.
We hope to share a piece of Taiwan with the world, allowing like-minded people to take a piece of this green country with them.
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