When curating products for IPPINKA, we use a Simplified 4 Principles of Good Design, derived from Dieter Ram’s original 10, to evaluate which products are worthy of us introducing to you.

Good Design:

  1. is functional
  2. is made to a high quality (well-made)
  3. has minimalist aesthetic design that withstands time
  4. is environmentally and socially conscious
Although it may sound counter-intuitive, IPPINKA wants you to consume less. We want to help you choose products that will serve you for a long time, instead of constantly buying similar products to replace old items.


In the fall of 2012, Jerry Chang left his software consulting job to pursue his long-time passion in design. IPPINKA was born with the help of friends who share the same vision. Now we are still a small team of people who are very grateful to be doing what we love. Our backgrounds come from engineering, product design, and art. We love culture and try to feature designers & makers from different regions of the world on IPPINKA.


Above: IPPINKA at a bowling alley


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