Young Urban Professionals and Micro-adventures
Young urban professionals, termed as the yuppies, first appeared in the 1980s, following the gentrification of older neighbourhoods. Aged 20 – 30s, the urban middle-class professionals with an income of $30000 and above are a high preference for old and rejuvenated neighbourhoods with lower rent prices (in the earlier classification). Read more →
I came across a few articles regarding the different types of hair accessories during ancient China. They more or less are same in content. Here is the brief summary of the information.
There are countless styles of hair accessories in ancient China, just like modern times. It is hard to count every single design, like we can’t give an exact number Read more →
Research article: Economically motivated food fraud and adulteration in China: An analysis based on 1553 media reports by Wenjing Zhang, Jianhong Xue
Summary:The authors studied 1553 media reports in China for this research.
Why using media reports?
In general, people pay more attention to acute food-borne illnesses that are severe and requires immediate medical treatment. However, most illnesses caused by consumption of adulterated Read more →
The middle class to affluent millennial around the world has shown the trend of rising interest towards engaging in a diversified array of leisure activities, especially in the radical and the alternative. With a majority of young urban professionals living in space constraint cities, many alternative indoor activities have seen to meet their interests in diversity, and Read more →
Chinese Hairstyles Through the Dynasties
Youtube Channel Off the Great Wall
access date : 28th August 2016
While this video is not a 100% accurate historical documentation, it gives an idea of how important hairstyle is in Chinese history.
Hair carries significant meaning in Chinese culture, it reflects your identity, status, your religions, and your political stands. With changing of ruling parties, the Read more →
To make Chinese related Jewelry, I need to understand the role of jewelry in China. At the beginning, jewelries are solely meant for ceremonial and religion purposes in China, they are the items of superstitions and worships. Only later it became accessories.
To make my jewelries “Chinese”, I decide to understand more about Chinese culture. However, if the purpose of the Read more →
This project aims to learn from traditional Chinese regimen such as Taiji or Hua Tuo Wu Qin Xi, in order to design a product or system that could improve people’s fitness level, facilitate indoor exercise, especially in small space since urban lifestyle in China does not provide enough time and space for people, and many people lack the knowledge and Read more →
These are the issues that I observed people in this hectic lifestyle are facing. Most consumers have the problem of organizing their wardrobe and in need of a smart organization system. Consumers also need to customize their wardrobe base on their lifestyle. Different people have different needs in terms of what they wear. A university student may have more casual Read more →
The project will revolve around portable mobility devices to aid in the movement of our daily lives in the bustling and fast paced society that we live in. With such mobility devices, we can also travel green and cut down on the carbon dioxide emissions and bringing environmental sustainability to our environment as well. Using generative design to Read more →
Exploring Chinese history, culture,as well as the stories behind famous poems and art pieces, combining with 3D printing and other techniques, the aim of this project is to design a set of jewelries that embodies Chinese stories and shows the culture influences of the eras in history. Chinese culture is not independent from the rest of the world, at different Read more →