Monthly Archives: March 2014

Eat, drink & shop in Shanghai French Concession

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Toothpicker

The former French Concession in Shanghai is a large and historical where you will find beautiful colonial architecture, Western-style eateries, cafes and bars as well as glossy shopping malls and independent shops selling fashion, gifts, furniture, design and home accessories.
This is not a comprehensive guide, it is only a rough guide to [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Food & dining, Exhibitions, Architecture, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Chinese design, Traditional arts & crafts, Shanghai, Design, Colonial architecture and was tagged with Coffee, Food & dining, art and design exhibitions, shopping, fashion, traditional crafts, chinese design, Shopping guide, Shanghai

Shanghai's creative & design hubs

Posted on March 22, 2014 by Toothpicker

Until a few days ago, I did not realise that Shanghai was officially named as the 7th UNESCO City of Design in 2012. And what does it all mean? Well, here is the official description:
"It is designed to promote the social, economic and cultural development of cities in both the developed and [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Chinese design, Shanghai, Architectural conservation, Design, Modernist & Art Deco and was tagged with chinese design, Shanghai, creative hubs, art deco architecture

Shanghai: Beyond the fa├žade

Posted on March 15, 2014 by Toothpicker

A more authentic Shanghai can be seen near Lu Xun Park in the Hongkou distric
I first (and last) went to Shanghai 12 years ago to visit a friend who had just moved from NYC to the city. I had always wanted to go to Shanghai before the trip, so I [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Photography, Travel, Social issues, Shanghai, Street life and was tagged with architecture, Shanghai, street life

Design Shanghai 2014

Posted on March 8, 2014 by Toothpicker

The exterior of Shanghai exhibition centre
For my annual trip to Asia this year, I decided to skip Japan and opted for Singapore to visit Maison et objet Asia ( the first show outside of Paris) and Singapore design week. But I also wanted to make a trip to China to [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Talks, Chinese design, Design festivals & shows, Contemporary craft, Shanghai, Design and was tagged with design show, talks, contemporary crafts, chinese design, Shanghai

London winter 2013/14 art & design exhibitions

Posted on March 7, 2014 by Toothpicker

Main and bottom left: The new Serpentine Sackler Gallery designed by Zaha Hadid Architects opened in Sept 2013; Bottom right: Paul Klee at Tate Modern
I intended to publish this a while ago, but I have been traveling and it took longer than I expected to complete. It is a recap [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Architecture, Photography, British design, Fashion, Art, Design and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, architecture, fashion, photography

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