So here’s a post of my week…
Something yay-worthy I’ll like to share is that we finally got to start designing our final product.
Place we were asked to travel to to design our products. Our TA believes that being immersed in a place with bamboo let’s your brain juices flow more. (our blood flowed more too due to sucking by mosquitoes)
Cool Bamboo paper pulp chair and lamp shade found in that place
Wednesday road trip (mountain trip) to Anji to look at bamboo factories.
Located on a mountain in a village is this house, what lies inside is quite interesting
Old man splitting the ends of bamboo so that it is easier to bend
Old man thinning out bamboo strips width wise
Old man thinning out bamboo strips thickness wise
Weaving bamboo is harder to find because it is so time consuming. The ladies on the first floor of this house takes half a day to make a bamboo basket.
Another hard to find technique was found in the other factory we visited. A technique which involves coiling bamboo.
A view found on Friday from IDI while we were writing our report till late in the evening
Zhuo Zheng Yuan in the morning is still crowded
Su Zhou Museum is a place to go to to see their architecture.
A shot of a typical scene everywhere in Su Zhou
平江路 at dusk
Cute sign at a cafe
Shang Tang Jie in the night (old red light district) explains the multiple red lanterns seen
Learning to appreciate chinese tea culture
Last glimpse of Su Zhou before heading back to Hang Zhou