home is never too far away

Posted on Jun 6, 2010 in architecture, buildings, shanghai, urbanism | One Comment

I went to a party a couple nights ago at Maria and Olivier’s apartment near People’s Square. Maria is a friend of Paul’s from school. Olivier is her boyfriend. Maria is Bulgarian. Olivier is French…so French that they have a cat named Napoleon. They also seem to be a hub of international activity. People from ...

you may ask yourself, how do i work this?

Posted on Jun 5, 2010 in architecture, buildings, interiors, shanghai | One Comment

For those of you who have never seen one but have heard the stories, here is the mystical squat-a-potty in its natural habitat. I admit that I have not had to use one yet, though I am sure I will at some point over the next few months. It’s not nearly as scary as I ...