October 1, 2013

Time Out Magazine Blog: Dashilar Design Hop

Dashilar Design Hop. A few highlights from one of Beijing Design Week's Design Hops.
Taken from Time Out Magazine Blog

Read article here; http://www.timeoutbeijing.com/features/Blogs-Around_Town_Blogs/23878/Dashilar-Design-Hop.html

SALON/BJ on chinaculture.org

SALON/BJ on chinaculture.org.
New reflections on design and art in Beijing's hutong/2013-09-29 13:16:16/ (chinaculture.org) By Yang Qi

Manon Schaap, one of founders of SALON/BJ, introduces the art project to visitors at Dashilar (one of Beijing's the most ancient and distinctive neighborhoods and commercial streets) on September 26 in Beijing.  [photo by Yang Qi/chinaculture.org]

  SALON/BJ, is a vital part of "Design Goes Dutch" during Beijing Design Week 2013, and is a platform for design, fashion, art and culture, where both young and new talents along with established designers and artists present their work at various locations throughout the city.
SALON/BJ invites you to participate in a new reflection on fashion, design and art in a context that transcends the boundaries of the various disciplines while focusing on the underlying creative process. Every location features a specific presentation, which can also take the shape of an installation.SALON/BJ aspires to stimulate the interaction between designer, inhabitants, public and space, where the process and experience takes central stage.
SALON/BJ was founded in July 2010 by Gijs Stork and Manon Schaap, with the purpose of encouraging a dialogue between design, fashion, art and culture while providing insight into the deeper layers of creative disciplines and new forms of cultural entrepreneurship.
Location: Various locations in Dashilar
Time: September 25 – October 3, 2013


Mimi Beijing by Mimi Berlin

Mimi Beijing by Mimi Berlin, 9/29/2013. A group portrait in The Far East Hotel Lobby in Beijing, China. All the portrayed are volunteers who coöperated with SALON/BJ mostly students at CAFA, from left to right: (standing) Richy, Greg, Rebecca, Tom, (sitting): Viola, June, Ray, Rex, Paris. Dear boys and girls; Danke Schön for inspiring us! 

Mimi Beijing by Mimi Berlin
Mimi Beijing by Mimi BerlinMimi Beijing by Mimi Berlin

Extra thanks to SALON/BJ participants: Conny Groenewegen for the Fashion vibe and the black&white knitted tops. Sander Wassink for Viola’s shoes. youasme-measyou for the grey scarf. Klaas Kuiken and Dieter Volkers for the dipped lantern. Martin Butler for the wearable statement. Jan Rothuizen for the Heart-I-N-Y t-shirt. (Chris Kabel, Manon Schaap and Gijs Stork for lending your clothes to us) Mimi Beijing by Mimi Berlin by is on show at Yangmezhu Xi Jie #79, Dashilar, Beijing, China.