Category Archives: Design

Ode to Hong Kong

  When I was growing up and I thought of China, or Japan, or any place in Asia really, I imagined this; narrow streets bustling with people, skyscrapers enclosing on all sides, and an energy that can’t be described but

Ode to Hong Kong

  When I was growing up and I thought of China, or Japan, or any place in Asia really, I imagined this; narrow streets bustling with people, skyscrapers enclosing on all sides, and an energy that can’t be described but

Moganshan Lu

One of most delightful places in Shanghai by far is Moganshan Lu, otherwise known as the M50 galleries. This mini-neighborhood found near Suzhou Creek (and has it’s own Wikipedia Page) is a collection of independent shops, galleries and studios occupying the

Moganshan Lu

One of most delightful places in Shanghai by far is Moganshan Lu, otherwise known as the M50 galleries. This mini-neighborhood found near Suzhou Creek (and has it’s own Wikipedia Page) is a collection of independent shops, galleries and studios occupying the

The Ningbo Museum

Last April I accompanied some friends to a weekend sports tournament in the city of Ningbo,  3 hours southeast of Shanghai. This was shortly after the 2012 winner of the Pritzker Prize was announced, Chinese architect Wang Shu( His small

The Ningbo Museum

Last April I accompanied some friends to a weekend sports tournament in the city of Ningbo,  3 hours southeast of Shanghai. This was shortly after the 2012 winner of the Pritzker Prize was announced, Chinese architect Wang Shu( His small

The Catie Lo-down

A few months back, while meandering through the French Concession on one of my morning runs, I caught a glimpse of a shop so lovely it literally made me stop in my tracks. In the dim window I discerned sparkling

The Catie Lo-down

A few months back, while meandering through the French Concession on one of my morning runs, I caught a glimpse of a shop so lovely it literally made me stop in my tracks. In the dim window I discerned sparkling

Last days of Portlandia

In mid-September, I shall be embarking on an epic journey to the distant shores of China, and situating myself in the quaint town of Shanghai. There, I hope to marvel in all its glory, amongst the amazing and exotic food,

Last days of Portlandia

In mid-September, I shall be embarking on an epic journey to the distant shores of China, and situating myself in the quaint town of Shanghai. There, I hope to marvel in all its glory, amongst the amazing and exotic food,