“Borderless” by Photographer Yishu Wang

Yishu Wang

New work from Zhejiang/Shanghai-based photographer Yishu Wang. Based on observations from Wang’s own life as well as some of his travels, the series attempts to demonstrate that the world is far less defined and much more flexible than we might think. See more images from “Borderless” below.


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Artist Spotlight: Phuong Nguyen aka Jacquell

Captivating watercolours by Saigon-born, Bologna-based artist Phuong Nguyen (aka Jacquell). Aiming to capture moments of fleeting and undisclosed feelings, Nguyen’s paintings often involve figures of women suspended against a dark background alongside various natural elements emblematic of femininity in art and literature. While simultaneously jarring and whimsical, her work is ultimately about balance and harmony. See more of Nguyen’s paintings below.

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Boss Design’s Atom furniture collection designed for flexible workplaces, says Simon Pengelly

Designer Simon Pengelly and Boss Design’s Mark Barrell explain how their new collection of office furniture can be used to create open and flexible workplaces, in this movie Dezeen produced for the brand.

The modular furniture collection, designed by Pengelly for British office furniture brand Boss Design, is called Atom.

According to Pengelly the furnishing system has been designed to be as flexible as possible. “Holistic furniture system designed as a collection of components that can be combined together in almost endless ways, for all types of working and public environments,” he says. Continue reading

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Chinese County Shames Debtors by Showing Their Faces During Cinema Screenings

Authorities in Hejiang county, China’s Sichuan province, have come up with a controversial method of convincing borrowers to pay up their debts – showing their faces and names during short clips played in cinemas before the main movie starts.

Called “Reel of Shame”, the clip features an animated character who tells the audience “Come look at these laolai” before showing the borrowers’ faces, names and other details on the big screen. The derogatory term ‘laolai’ refers to borrowers who fail to pay their debts on time. To maximize the technique’s effectiveness, authorities show the borrowers’ faces in cinemas in their local area. Continue reading

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