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"Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has developed an ‘electronic vacuum cleaner’ that can remove smog from urban skies and is working with the mayor of Beijing to use the technology in a new park in the city". Interview and movie via Dezeen.
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Columbia University have a series of interesting talks and exhibitions taking place throughout China these coming months. Studio-X Beijing, for instance, will offer up a new exhibition called “On the Immediacy of Objecthood and Situatedness of Architecture”, whilst the People Building Better Cities exhibition will open in Shanghai this Sunday with a talk moderated by Dr. Dai Chun, Managing Editor of Time + Architecture and Director of T+A Books Publishing Studio. See also Columbia Global Centers, East Asia for related events.
"To prepare ourselves for the dark winter months ahead, Ubi Gallery have created a new exhibition [called Glow] with work from three bright, young artists: Xinzi Song from Beijing, Heng Lee from Taiwan, and Choonson Moon from Korea. All three dare to work with strong colours, outspoken shapes and fresh materials: big gestures to express ourselves and to celebrate life”. Exclusive preview images under the cut.
Details of the Glow exhibition can be found on the Ubi Gallery website.
Last month, Beijing-based fashion label NEEMIC launched their Cocoon collection alongside beautiful handcrafted fabrics from Summerwood (夏木). Here, we select some images from the launch event and new collection.
Sneak peek at Su Guangyu’s latest collection.
"Beijing-based illustrator Guo Hui draws from classical Chinese aesthetic[s]…to create these illustrations". See more.
Beijing-based Taiwanese designer, Chi Hsiao-En, recently sent in these images of his new product series Li-Wai, which we instantly fell in love with. The concept draws on the forms of different traditional Chinese containers, such as vases and bowls, which are combined with the shape and function of an everyday cup. When the cup is filled, the ‘vase’ or ‘bowl’ is revealed. Buy via Etsy.
Founded by China National Garment Association in 2011, Chic Young Blood is an international platform intended “for young domestic and overseas fashion brands to gain new energy and a rooting in the Chinese market”. Head on over to 751 D-Park where this year’s edition of the event is currently underway; until 27 October 2013.
It’s been a busy few weeks, from Design China’s involvement with Creative Cities (due to take place in Taiwan later this year), Selects 2014 (organised by Somerset House in London), and V&A, as well as writing for our friends over at Jing Daily and AnyWearStyle. Wuhao Curated Shop has also, sadly, moved from their beautiful courtyard space at Mao’er 35 (although, we are sure they will resurface with another incredible space very soon); meanwhile, NEEMIC have launched an intriguing new collection, and Chic Young Blood opened its doors to Beijing today. Watch this space for details.