Beijing Design Week 2014

Posted by on 03.09.2014 in Events
The top Chinese Design event of 2014 is beginning to warm up in Beijing. Beijing Design Week will be taking place from September 26th until October 3rd and for the first time will include a new Design Film Festival.

Photo Shanghai

Posted by on 02.09.2014 in Events, Photography
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Photo Shanghai is the first international art fair dedicated to photography in China. It will be arriving in Shanghai from 5th - 7th September 2014 and will feature fine art photography from around the world. Chinese talents to look out for include Yang Fudong and Huang Xiaoliang.

P-Lamp | A’postrophe Design

Posted by on 25.08.2014 in Other, Product

A’postrophe Design, run by Ivan Zhang have designed the P-Lamp, a modular lighting system which can be adjusted to suit different situations. Unusually, the aluminium unibody is used to conduct low voltage electricity to the LED lights. Each module can therefore be connected to its neighbour without the need for intrusive and bulky wires.

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O-Office Architects in Shenzhen have completed a circulation space for a gallery in the city. The building, EMG Shenzhen needed a continuous spiral staircase in the centre of the building, with the architects designing a lit ribbon of very thin stone connecting the 3 floors.

Shanghai Express | Roy Zhang

Posted by on 08.08.2014 in Photography

Shanghai Express is a street style photography blog run by Roy Zhang. Roy captures people who wear their own style well, not necessarily what is ‘on trend’ He says I don’t like taking pictures of people who dress to the nines just to stand out, but rather people who have their own special quirks and characteristics’. You can read an guide on how to take great street snaps by reading this Time Out article or visit his website here.

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Earlier this year, Original Design Studio completed a new coffee shop for Starbucks in Shanghai. Located on the close to the Nanpu Bridge, this Starbucks contains a traditional courtyard with a native Chinese Tallow tree and the architects intention was to create calmer volumes amongst the chaos of competing architecture from the expo over the river.

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