Uncertain Future for Architectural Treasures

Breakneck development and urbanization campaigns often threaten the relics reflecting China’s ancient architectural tradition. An article from Caixin takes us to the northern province of Shanxi, a “treasure trove of...

A Chinese Fashion Moment?

From the Wall Street Journal: As young designers, Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent dueled in a 1954 contest that helped put both on the fashion map. This year, the competition has been resurrected, and the finalists reflect...

The Energy Wall of China

From the New York Times’ The Moment blog: This evening, rush hour commuters on Xicui Road in the western part of Beijing will be treated to the sight of a 20,000 square foot LED screen displaying videos that are twelve...

From the High-Rise to the Hutong

The Guardian looks at a new generation of Chinese architects who are creating their own style that incorporates traditional Chinese aesthetics: Say the words “new Chinese architecture” and what springs to mind?...

Shanghai Surprise – Nancy Hass

From the New York Times Magazine (link): Pearl Lam knows what we think about when we think about Chinese design: “Fakes. All those counterfeit Louis Vuitton bags. The miles

China Design – Business Week

From Business Week: There’s a lot of that going on in China these days. As Chinese companies seek to build global brands and foreigners aim to boost sales in the mainland, they’re



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