Chinese probably is one of the most difficult languages to learn. Different from Enlgish which only consists of 26 characters, there are more than 2500 common words in Chinese. It is quite difficult to connect those characters with their actual meaning, especially for Westerners. Luckily, London-based Chinese-language teacher Shao Lan invented Chinese character graphics called Chineasy that make learning Chinese more fun and intuitive. Via using eloquent illustrations of certain Chinese characters, the Chinese character becomes visually simple to remember and easier to recognize. Take a look at below examples, tell us how easy you find to learn these words in Chinese. If you find it interesting, you can buy the Chineasy book on Amazon.
As a big fan of mini-size animals, I am really glad to share my collection of “Tiny Animals on Fingers” found on Flickr. Those photos deliver exactly what you’d expect—adorable pint-sized creatures resting on mere fingertips. These little guys range from the width of half a human fingernail to no more than the size of an average hand, including frog, turtle, chameleon, moth and other tiny size animals. Take a look at these little creature and be amazed by our nature mother. Time to go “Aww!”
Those paper sculptures featured in this post by Li Hongbo aren’t normal paper sculpture we’ve seen before. Made from thousands of sheets of flexible paper, these sculptures actually can twist and elongate in almost any direction. Inspired by both traditional Chinese folk art (known as paper gourds—made from glued layers of paper), Li Hongbo applies a honeycomb-like structure to form remarkably flexible sculptures. Through this juxtaposition of playful mobility and a traditional aesthetic, Li Hongbo breathes a unique life into his works that stuns and awes the viewer.
Soft-boiled eggs are a special treat which many remember fondly from childhood days. Here we have collected 9 Cool and Unusual Egg Cups, which help to properly hold your eggs in fun and stylish way. Not matter you need a cute armor egg cup for your kids, artistic bird-nest egg cup for a romantic morning or a eco-friendly cork egg to keep your egg warm, there is someting for you. Hope you enjoy those lovely egg cups.
1. Arthur – Egg Cup [buy here]
Want a special egg cup? How about server up a soft-boiled egg inside this cool armor egg cup? This cute little suit of armor for knighted eggs holds a serving spoon. Perfect egg serving cup for kids or anyone needs a good laugh in the morning.