Designed by Architecture firm XL-Muse, “Yangzhou Chongshuge”, a library located in Zhen Yuan, China, seamlessly blend modern architecture with traditional Chinese culture and is one of the most beautiful modern library I have seen. Arch bridge, an important designing element in this product is an indispensable traditional element used as a guiding factor of commerce, which will represent in the bookstore the connection between human and books throughout history. Besides that, the black mirrored glass floor and kids zone are also worth mentioning. Although more and more people start to read electronic book, I wouldn’t mind to have a relaxing paper book reading-time in the library like this. How would yo like this place?
I am always obsessed with ancient eastern culture, China, Japan, Korean…..and today, I will present you with 15 beautiful photos of some traditional Chinese culture, which were shared by my Chinese friends. For some of them, I have no idea what they are and what they are used for… Just like the antique style looking and historical feeling.
I have one of this… It is a personal stamp… carved on stone, jade…really beautiful
I have written several post about paper art before, like “city of paper“, Rotating Paper Art and Origami Art. I am always amazed by those incredibly detail and vivid art. And today, I will present you another 10 masterpiece of Chinese paper cutting. Chinese Paper Cutting or Jianzhi is the first type of paper cutting design, since paper was invented by Cai Lun in the Eastern Han Dynasty in China. The art form later spread to other parts of the world with different regions adopting their own cultural styles.
In today’s 10 images, we can see traditional Chinese symbols like lotus, temple, village as well as modern elements like city, plane, fashion girls… It kindly hard to believe the whole beautiful pictures are done by scissors or knives.