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Nesting Bowl Set by Heath Ceramics

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A trio of ruby red nesting bowls from California's clayware kings $85.00

This year, Heath Ceramics rang in the holiday season by reimagining some of its traditional shapes in bright, festive red. The red-glazed dinnerware collection includes this set of three nesting bowls that, if you ask us, add a welcome dose of color to the kitchen any time of year. The trio includes a cereal, dessert, and mini bowl, all crafted at the company's factory in Sausalito, California.......read more

Ai Weiwei: Forever Bicycles

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Dissident Chinese artist showing famous bike installation in Toronto

Superstar contemporary artist Ai Weiwei unveiled the latest rendition of his incredible bicycle sculpture last weekend in Toronto. "Forever Bicycles" is the centerpiece of this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the annual all-night art event that takes over the streets of the city. This marks the first time that the Chinese dissident artist has shown the installation in public, outdoor space. With......read more

Lovely Photos on Film by Li Hui

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More gorgeous images from everyone's favorite Chinese photographer

We have professed our love for Li Hui's work before, and it's been too long since we featured it in a post. This selection from the self-taught Chinese photographer carries on with her ethereal, softly-lit work on film. Li, who only started taking pictures in 2009, is known for her experiments with light leaks and double exposure. "My first camera was a Nikon FM2 and I mostly use that camera for......read more

Tianjin Eco-City Museums by Steven Holl Architects

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NYC firm commissioned to design two new museums in coastal Chinese city

Billed as "a socially harmonious, environmentally friendly and resource-conserving city," Tianjin Eco-City is a collaborative effort by the Chinese and Singaporean governments to develop a sustainable city quarter on China's east coast. Now, Steven Holl Architects has been given the go-ahead on designs for two marquee buildings in the "Eco-City." Holl has been commissioned to design the Ecology......read more

Zhang Kechun: The Yellow River

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Chinese photographer documents life along the world's sixth largest river

For his latest series of images, Chinese photographer Zhang Kechun traveled along the Huang He, the world's sixth largest river, known to us English speakers as the Yellow River. Rising in the Tibetan Himalayas, the Huang He winds 5,000 miles through northeastern China before emptying into the Gulf of Bohai.  Armed with a large format camera, Zhang set out to capture life along the river,......read more

The Chinese Town That Recycles Your Old Christmas Lights

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Every year, 20 million pounds of discarded holiday lights make their way to Shijiao, where they're recycled into slippers and more

A single strand of burnt-out Christmas lights weighs almost nothing in the hand. But a bale of burnt-out Christmas tree lights the size of a love seat? That weighs around 2200 pounds, according to Raymond Li, the general manager of Yong Chang Processing, a scrap metal processor in the southern Chinese town of Shijiao. He would know: on a recent Saturday morning I stood between him and three such......read more

Surreal Photos by Fenk Zhang

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Young Chinese photographer shoots gauzy and ethereal images of nature

Fenk Zhang is a 20-year old photographer from Chengdu, China whose Flickr-folio is chalk full of gorgeous images that show off his experiments with light and shadow. Hazy and dreamlike, the photos harken Ryan McGinley in their gauzy portrayal of beautiful people in nature. "I've been photographing seriously 1 year ago," says Fenk in endearingly broken Engrish. "Most of my photographs were made......read more

Nadav Kander: Yangtze, The Long River

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Chinese environmental change chronicled in prize-winning photo series

In his Prix Pictet-winning photo series Yangtze, The Long River, acclaimed photographer Nadav Kander documents the blistering pace of change on China's most famous waterway, along which more people live than in the entire United States. Using the river as a metaphor for constant change, Kander shot the landscape and people along the banks of the Yangtze, from mouth to source. Shot......read more

Ethereal Nature Photos from Li Hui

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Chinese photographer creates evocative portraits -- without revealing anyone's face

For someone with no formal training who's only been shooting photos for a couple years, Li Hui sure knows how to make a nice picture. The Chinese artist takes expertly-rendered, soft focus photos of her friends in natural settings. They're portraits, but you never see the subjects' faces. She says it's because she's too shy to look them in the face. "I think people change their faces too fast......read more

Hu's Here

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US visit by Chinese leader is a chance for clean energy cooperation.

President Obama is entertaining his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao this week, and while the agenda is jam-packed with thorny issues like trade and human rights, clean energy represents a potential area of cooperation for the two nations. This is an opportunity to build upon the progress made at last month's Cancun climate summit, where compromise was the order of the day. "Our cooperation at the......read more

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