“Straight Out Of Inception”: Enthralling Optical Illusion Bookstore Will Draw You Into A World Of Fantasy

Straight out of Inception or the grand staircase from ‘Hogwarts Castle’ in the Harry Potter series is a whimsical, mind-tripping bookstore in China. Zhongshuge Bookstore in Chongqing city has an interior that’s the stuff of fantasy tales. Designed by architecture firm X+Living, the location—dubbed one of the most beautiful bookstores in China—is a mirrored maze that might make any visitor feel...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/05/straight-out-of-inception-enthralling-optical-illusion-bookstore-will-draw-you-into-a-world-of-fantasy/

Cardboard Modelling Experts Build Life-Size Replica Of Israeli Battle Tank

A team of Chinese cardboard modelling experts stole the show at this year’s Hobby Expo China (HEC) International Model Expo, in Beijing, with a 1:1 cardboard replica of the Merkava MK4 Israeli battle tank. Photos of this awe-inspiring masterpiece of cardboard modelling have been doing the rounds on Chinese social media for the last five days, drawing the admiration of millions in the Asian country.


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/05/cardboard-modelling-experts-build-life-size-replica-of-israeli-battle-tank/

“Beauty Warriors”: Fine Art Portrait Photography By Evija Laiviņa And Her Powerful Message For Our Society

Facial Tattoo Measurement Tool The series “Beauty Warriors” is collection of photographs featuring strange and unusual-looking beauty products. All the products were bought on Ebay, and most items were made in China. These products promise instant cures to almost all beauty problems; they fight “problem zones” and promise to cure problems without surgical intervention. Each item visually appeals...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/04/beauty-warriors-fine-art-portrait-photography-by-evija-laivina-and-her-powerful-message-for-our-society/

Chinese Company Set Up A Simulation Of Mars In The Gobi Desert

Thomas Peter / Reuters About 100 excited Chinese teenagers completed a five-hour tour of a space colony against a desolate backdrop not unlike the desert planet of Tatooine, the home world of Luke Skywalker. h/t: businessinsider Wang Zhao / AFP / Getty They were not on the set of Star Wars, but at a Chinese-built Mars simulation base in the barren, windswept hills of Gansu province. Wang Zhao /


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/04/chinese-company-set-up-a-simulation-of-mars-in-the-gobi-desert/

“Life Is Tough, But Keep Going”: Colorful And Sunny Illustrations By Xi Zhang

Xi Zhang is a China-based illustrator and concept artist. She graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. Just go to the beach, relax and enjoy. More: Artstation, Instagram img src=”https://designyoutrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/zhangxii_art_43280833_307262629869137_5788226210649675020_n.jpg” alt=”” width=”1080″ height=”670″.


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/04/life-is-tough-but-keep-going-colorful-and-sunny-illustrations-by-xi-zhang/

Chinese Hairdresser Uses Clients’ Hair Trimmings To Create Amazing Hair Paintings

Looking at the artworks bellow, you could swear they the charcoal drawings of a talented artist, but they’re actually not drawings at all, but hair paintings, and they’re hand-made not by an artist, but a skilled hairdresser. Allen Chen, who works as a hairdresser at the XB Hair Professional salon in Changhua, China, recently became an internet sensation in his home country...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/03/chinese-hairdresser-uses-clients-hair-trimmings-to-create-amazing-hair-paintings/

Outstanding Urban Landscapes Of China By The Daredevil Photographer Hym Chu

Spectacular urban shots by Hym Chu, a talented self-taught photographer, Instagrammer, and street explorer from Guangzhou, China. Hym focuses on architecture, urban, landscape, and rooftop photography. He shoots futuristic and cyberpunk urban landscapes. More: Instagram h/t:


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/02/outstanding-urban-landscapes-of-china-by-the-daredevil-photographer-hym-chu/

This Cave-Like Art Gallery Has Been Built Inside A Sand Dune

A network of subterranean concrete galleries forms the UCCA Dune Art Museum, which Beijing-based OPEN Architecture has completed in Qinhuangdao, China. The building, which took three years to complete, is carved into a dune on a beach in the coastal city in northeast China. Its experimental design is emblematic of the current mood in the country, according to OPEN Architecture co-founder Li Hu. &#


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/02/this-cave-like-art-gallery-has-been-built-inside-a-sand-dune/

Foreigner Living In China Documents Their Funny Shirts

Shuang has been living in China for quite some time and in her Instagram account she provides cultural context for why things in China happen the way they do. Since her Instagram is not exclusively about fashion, we put together this gallery to show the funniest and most absurd outfit choices she has encountered. More: Instagram h/t:


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/02/foreigner-living-in-china-documents-their-funny-shirts/

Photographer Celine Liu Photoshops Herself In Images Of Celebrities Found On The Internet

Celine Liu – is a female Chinese photographer who graduated from the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University. In her series “I’m everywhere” started in 2002, she challenges our global cultural landscape by literally integrating herself in iconic portraits in the history of photography. Moving beyond time and space, Liu is portrayed next to famous figures in history...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/01/photographer-celine-liu-photoshops-herself-in-images-of-celebrities-found-on-the-internet/