This is a quick translation of the Chinese audio from the following video, posted on Yitiao.tv.
There are four or five of us, my friends and Iareall in the creative industry. Slash youths. Our multiple identities make varying demands on our living spaces. So we have moved our offices together, so we can work together, live together.
Posted in Blog and tagged architecture, china, Chinese, community, culture, living space, video, village
As Avatar: The Legend of Korra Book: Change, has just started airing on Nikelodeon, I wanted to write about the Chinese elements in the series. The whole of the beautifully drawn and conceived Avartar series, including The Last Airbender, which a whole generation of fans grew up with, is steeped in Chinese culture. Whilst Aang’s journey through a Wuxia inspired landscape clearly drew influences from traditional Chinese and other Asian cultures, I want to focus on Korra, as the cross-over between East and West, ancient and the modern, has achieved some very interesting results.
Posted in Blog and tagged architecture, Art Deco, automobile, Avatar, china, Chinese, clothes, culture, fashion, Legend of Korra, Louis Sullivan, Nikelodeon, The Last Airbender
When people think about Guangzhou, people think of factories, shops and a place where money can be made. But when you turn away from the over crowded main roads into the alleys, you’ll find a world utterly different from the commercial side of this age old city. Like the Hutongs of Beijing and the Long Dangs of Shanghai, the 巷 (“Hong” in Cantonese dialect) of Guangzhou has its own regional cultural uniqueness.
Posted in Blog and tagged alley, architecture, china, Chinese, community, culture, Guangzhou, heritage, Lingnan, Xiguan