Pushing the boundaries of brand-building, global skincare brand @skii unveiled “SK-II Artist Series: Power Of Pitera” to reimagine its iconic Pitera and brand-building, from story-telling to retail experience, through the power of collaborative art. This comes to life in a first-of-its-kind exhibition in Shanghai and in SK-II’s first-ever art-inspired store design for its Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Ikebukuro flagship outlet in Tokyo. Photo courtesy of SK-II.
@david.chipperfield completes the West Bund Museum in Shanghai. The building consists of three main gallery volumes placed in a pin-wheel formation around a central lobby with a double-height atrium. This configuration allows for different components of the museum to operate independently. / 📸 Simon Menges
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Having recently escorted a beautiful visiting friend to Hudson Yards and seeing her reaction to the imposing Vessel, I found myself thinking back to one of the first projects completed by Heatherwick Studios that really took my breath away - the Seed Cathedral, the United Kingdom’s pavilion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. Exploring the relationship of cities to nature, this delicate building was composed of over 60,000 acrylic rods that channeled light into the interior, illuminating the unique sets of rare seeds representing the world’s wild plant species. Pure poetry in built form ... I can’t wait for his Pier 55 project to open here in NYC next year! (photo by Hufton+Crow) @officialheatherwickstudio#seedcathedral#thomasheatherwickstudio#worldexpo2010#shanghai#dandelion@huftonandcrow@thevesselnyc#pier55nyc#tutto_cool
Now Discovering The Bund in Shanghai, China, with @trashhand.
"My 73-year-old father and I traveled to China together and Shanghai was at the top of our list. We woke up early to walked along ‘The Bund’ watching the sunrise out of the horizon and hit all of the incredible architecture. As we took a seat to enjoy and reflect on the moment, watching locals pass by, I have seen a small puddle close to me creating a reflection of the scenery, I got down, took my photo and kept exploring." #thediscoverer#nowdiscovering
How does teaching maths in a secondary school in Shanghai look and feel to experienced observing teachers from secondary schools in England? Our very own Head of Maths, Mrs Sharples, is among a group of teachers who are visiting Shanghai to find out. https://uhhs.uk/news-events/latest-news?n=17 #maths#shanghai#exchange#upholland#china
There’s so much to see that you simply can’t cover in just one trip. In 16 days, we visited 4 provinces, walked 90 miles, saw one of the wonders of the world (The Great Wall of China) and ate more rice than we would have wished. China is unlike any other country that I’ve been to and definitely deserves to be added to everyone’s must visit list.
However, I would advise beginner travelers to visit a few countries before heading to China as in my experience it has been the most challenging one. The main reason was the language barrier and our trusted friend, google translator, rarely helped us out. Basic tasks like asking for utensils, finding the bathroom or getting directions took a lot of patience and effort. Additionally, the restricted internet use really takes a toll on a tourist especially when you need to research something quickly and have to rely on VPN that works on its own terms.
China is not the country to visit if you are looking for a relaxed vacation but is definitely one that will leave you in awe at every point on your journey.
From watching our stories and reading our posts, has China made it to your list of destinations to visit?