Monthly Archives: July 2010

Old Imagethief site temporarily offline

Apologies to anyone trying to access the pre-2010 archives the last few days or stumbling into dead links from search returns. The old news.imagethief site, where all pre-2010 posts live, is offline for some reason. I’m looking into it.

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Hey, baby, come up and see my tiger bedspread

Our ongoing exploration of the bizarre furnishings of Beijing apartments has entered what appears to be the “oriental love nest” phase. Surely we must be getting close to the end. Today my eye-sockets were cauterized by this: As you’d expect … Continue reading

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Sinica podcast: The death of the China blog

The latest Sinica podcast is now live. In this edition, Kaiser Kuo, Danwei editor Jeremy Goldkorn and I discuss the state of English language China blogging. The title and blurb are actually a bit alarmist. Our conclusion is that the … Continue reading

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The last king of Guanhu

Continuing my exploration of the zaniest fixtures and furnishings in China, this weekend I looked at a lovely apartment in Greenlake Place (Guanhu) that was thoroughly trashed by this living room set: When I finally get around to overthrowing that … Continue reading

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Your sinister ship names are all wrong

I’ve been paying pretty close attention to the long-running BP disaster. As a PR professional, most of my reactions to the spill boil (or refine) down to the following: Better them than me. Still, while I am mindful of the … Continue reading

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Sinica podcast: China’s environmental collapse

Last week I had the pleasure of co-hosting Sinica with Kaiser as we discussed China’s environment with Guardian journalist and author Jonathan Watts and Alex Wang, director of the China Environmental Law project at the Natural Resources Defense Council. That … Continue reading

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I’ll expect my free vacation from Action Divers in the mail

Imagethief used to do a lot of dive photography back when he lived somewhere conducive to scuba diving. Beijing is not conducive to scuba diving. It’s not that you can’t do it, it’s just that your options are limited to … Continue reading

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Journey to the planet of the electro-squids

It’s time to move. We’ve been in the same place for nearly three years. It’s been good, but Mrs. Imagethief’s business is growing, I’m spending some of my time working at home, and let’s not even get into the whole … Continue reading

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