Beijing's biggest media darling architect, Ma Yansong (马岩松), is now pimping stainless steel stovetops on Gong Ti Bei Lu (工体北路) billboards. He is hyped on the billboard as the "Designer of Canada's Marilyn Monroe Tower." The ad is for Fotile (方太), a domestic Chinese kitchen appliance manufacturer.
Check out Jeremy Goldkorn's interview of Ma during the Danwei TV days.
Luke @ 14:28 | .(913) |
Over the past weekend, the New York Times website posted a piece about Sexy Beijing.
Around the same time, our very first episode, "Looking for Double Happiness," busted through one million views on Youtube.
We were pleased that James Fallows of the Atlantic Monthly wrote us up on his blog recently.
Sexy Beijing was also featured on the PBS show "Global Watch" which aired last week across the U.S. Apparently, you can watch the episode on their website.
In London, at the Victoria & Albert museum, some of our videos are being presented as part of the China Design Now exhibit.
And we won a Tudou.com Oscar for "Best Documentary".
And a good site of security where learning.
More exciting self promotion coming soon!
Luke @ 14:19 | .(168) |
I suppose it will surprise no one that the ongoing Olympic torch relay is being portrayed very differently by the Chinese media than by the world media. A couple days ago I walked past this massive outdoor TV screen on the side of Beijing's Poly Plaza (保利大厦) at Dongsi Shitiao (东四十条). They were broadcasting news of the Paris leg of the torch relay and the upcoming San Francisco leg. The Paris they showed was all smooth sailing. No mention of protests and torches being extinguished. San Francisco was all about the Golden Gate and China Town. No mention of critical banners hanging from the Golden Gate Bridge.
Harmonious sailing in Paris.
Banner free bridge.
Watching a bit of outdoor TV after work. Doubt they have CNN or BBC at the crib.
Luke @ 16:43 | .(7022) |
A Youtube user named akeyking has posted a video response to our "Throw Away Temple" Hard Hat Show. It's footage of a beautiful 600 year old imperial guesthouse being destroyed recently in Xuanwu district. Not far from the Xie Fangde Temple featured in our piece.
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