Design, Travel

Beijing Design Week: Dashilar Pilot

The old hedonistic hutong has become a test site for preserving the city's design heritage.

Black and white photos courtesy of Beijing Postcards.

During Beijing Design Week, Amsterdam-based agency Lava took to the streets to be briefed by local businessmen.


An octogenarian Beijing cobbler and an emerging Dutch artist and designer create art out of knock-off shoes.


The 'Unlimited Hutong' is French designer Matali Crasset's vision of a creative space for the Dashilar community.