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.
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.
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.
Liushui Mao is a prolific illustrator from Shanghai, with his digital works full of fantasy and rich with colour. Often basing his work around repetition in our built environment, his illustrations create worlds which are unfamiliar but full of warmth.
Beijinger Zhe Chen has only been taking photographs for a small number of years, but already she has been exhibited internationally. Her work explores self inflicted activities and abuse on the human body (viewer discretion advised).