An eccentric Beijing resident has built a huge house among what looks like a pile of rocks dotted with trees on top of a 26-storey apartment block in the capital, reports said Monday.
Neighbours have complained about China’s latest architectural oddity, which covers more than 1,000 square metres (10,000 sq ft), saying they fear it could cause the structure to collapse on top of them.
The rocks, said to be imitation shells rather than solid stone, have trees and bushes growing among them, as in classical Chinese landscape painting.
Poking out from between them, sections of the house underneath can be seen — a blue-framed window here, a balcony under a curved roof there. At least two neighbours have moved out because of the construction work, which has been going on for years, the paper said.
Nike has unveiled its full lineup of Zoom Hyperflights paying homage to China’s three largest cities: Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.
The “China” pack offers three distinctive designs, with Beijing: Lion featuring a golden-copper synthetic upper and intricate weave patterns. The Shanghai: Shark references the famed port city with a silver-tone upper and aqua accents. Guangzhou: Tiger features an orange and black tiger-stripe pattern inspired by the city’s dominance as a trade and manufacturing hub.
The pack has already launched in China and will launch globally in early August.
Nike has also announced that along with special edition T-shirts, it will release one pair of shoes per week on nikestore.com.cn, at the Nike Huaihai Brand Experience Store and at designated retail outlets.
Nike plans to unroll 10 Shanghai-themed models — ranging from basketball to running shoes, as well as urban sneakers — all imprinted with the word “Shen,” the old name of Shanghai, and “Luwan Never Gone 310103,” as a tribute to Lu Wan District, the birthplace of street fashion in Shanghai.
Master plans for the new mega airport in Beijing have been released by Dutch Airport Consultancy firm NACO. Located outside Beijing, it will have capacity for 130 million passengers per year, 23 million more than JFK and London Heathrow combined. Continue reading →
Fashionistas are invited to take their seats at the first fashion show to stream live in 3D when Hugo Boss presents its Boss Black Fall/Winter 2012 catwalk show May 18 from Beijing.
Hugo Boss will now show what has been dubbed the first live stream 3D runway show at www.hugoboss.com, with model and designer interviews and backstage impressions also to be part of the live stream, which begins at 8.45 PM CST. Continue reading →
Construction has started on Beijing‘s tallest skyscraper, set to rise 500 metres and shaped like a vase, the state-owned CITIC group said Tuesday.
The building is the latest in a surge of ambitious construction projects in the Chinese capital, which along with other cities in China is attracting cutting-edge international architects keen to push design boundaries.
A groundbreaking ceremony on the planned 500-metre tall China Zun tower, named after a type of traditional Chinese wine vessel, took place in Beijing Monday. Continue reading →
The “Louis Vuitton – Voyages” exhibition retraces the crowning moments in the history of the Maison, which since 1854, has beautifully paired form with function, creating travel items that bear witness to the French lifestyle.
The Louis Vuitton Voyages exhibition runs at the National Museum until August 30. Admission to the museum is 10 yuan. Continue reading →
In the tradition of the company’s 30 years of creative collaborations, Absolut Vodka is touring 20 pieces of renowned artwork from the Absolut Art Collection in seven cities across the Asia Pacific region.
The twenty pieces have been touring cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Dubai, Sydney and Seoul, and are now showing at Beijing’s Today Art Museum until May 22.
To celebrate the opening of its Beijing flagship store, Burberry staged its biggest runway show to date on April 13, at the Beijing Television Center.
The fashion-meets-technology extravaganza featured Brit rockers Keane who had never before performed in the country, stunning lifelike holograms, and an impressive turnout of celebrities and top models on and off the runway.
British fashion house Burberry is taking its runway presentations to new heights in Beijing April 13.
The fashion-meets-technology extravaganza staged at the Beijing Television Center will feature British band Keane’s first performance in China, “life-like” holograms, and of course lots of coats on lots of top models.
A teaser released on YouTube also states that the event will be a celebration of British weather, which probably means that there will be artificial rain or snow involved, as seen at Burberry‘s show during London’s past fashion week.
The event will be broadcast live all around the world at burberry.com and many other international fashion sites at 1.30 pm London time.
Burberry also just opened a new Chinese flagship at Beijing’s Sparkle Roll Plaza.
After vowing to increase her presence in the Chinese market a few years ago, Diane von Furstenberg has brought her “Journey of a Dress” exhibit to Beijing.
The display that details her fashion house’s history opened to the public at the Pace Gallery on April 4 after having traveled Moscow and São Paulo, also known as ‘other important emerging markets,’ in the past.
Diane von Furstenberg, who also happens to be chairwoman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, has also announced the release of a new book on designers’ favorite spots around the world, called American Fashion Travel. Continue reading →