we are all doing originality

Posted on Jun 30, 2010 in interiors, shanghai, signs, urbanism | No Comments

It rained all day yesterday. And I really mean all day. We are entering the rainy season. Today I woke up and the rain had stopped but the city has turned into a sauna. It is unpleasant so I will be glad to be working in the air-conditioned studio…unless the battle with the tyrannical building ...

my brief awkward telephone conversation with china about the weather

Posted on Jun 27, 2010 in buildings, shanghai | No Comments

<ring> Wei? Oh hey China, how’s it going. Yeah, it’s super busy here right now too. We have this meeting today with the planning team from Tong– the weather? Yep, grey and rainy but cool — sort of like Seattle or Port –  wait, what? I guess the connection is bad. Oh yeah I know, ...

so that’s where it goes?

Posted on Jun 10, 2010 in shanghai, urbanism | One Comment

I’ve been thinking about trash. Maybe it’s a continuation of my thesis studio project where I was making models out of discarded, rotten bits of old railroad lines and abandoned tires or maybe it’s just the smell in the air. There are about 13 million people in Shanghai, and I haven’t seen a garbage truck ...