Neighborhoods

The former Royal Asiatic Society building

Far from the maddening crowds on the Bund, the Rockbund Art Museum on Huqiu Lu (虎丘路) is a favored destination that singularly embodies the East meets West history, design and architecture of…

The simplicity in patterned wood

I’ve always liked the predictability and soothing effect of uncomplicated patterns. This was one reason why I found myself standing in front of a discreet entrance off the…

The diversity of design in shikumen headers

What makes a shikumen (石库门) header an architectural tapestry so emblematic of Shanghai? The grey stone pediment, shaped in a triangle or semi-circle, contains designs that range from the…

Conversations

Latest Posts

What I am reading this week

Am thoroughly enjoying piecing these great links over the last week. I hope readers will also share their favorites in comments. Enjoy! – An interview with Mumbai-based street…

What I am reading this week

In case you didn’t know, I tend to share photography related work and articles that pique my interest via the blog’s Facebook page and Twitter. They range from…