上海 Shanghai ist im Gegensatz zum eher tradtionellen Beijing eine moderne Metropole, vergleichbar mit Paris oder New York. Rund 23 Millionen Menschen leben dort. 

[上海 Shanghai is compared to the traditional Beijing a very modern city like Paris or New York. Round about 23 million people live there.]

Shanghai ist ein Traum in Sachen "Vintage-China". In keiner anderen Stadt gibt es so viele Cafés und Shops, mit retro Dingen oder wirklich antiken Dingen aus dem alten Shanghai der 20er Jahre. In diesem Blog sind alle meine Tipps gesammelt. Shanghai MUSS man sehen!

[In Shanghai you can find a lot of vintage cafés and shops. I love it. In no other city in China is the "old China" of the 20ies so alive. Here you'll find all my tips and must-sees!] 





Art on Board!


Nach 1 Jahr und 6 Ausstellungen in Shanghai sind meine Bilder gepackt und sicher nach Dalian verfrachtet.

Eine wundervolle Zeit war das! Hach, Shanghai ist toll!

Nun freu ich mich auf die nächste Ausstellung in Italien!


After 1 year and 6 exhibitions in Shanghai it's all wrapped, packed and moved safely back to Dalian. Ah, it was a great time! Shanghai is amazing!

Looking forward to my next exhibition in Italy!


PS: Einige meiner limitierten Drucke bleiben noch eine Weile in Shanghai in:

Some of my limited prints are still available in Shanghai at: 


桔庭 El Patio,

110 Fenyang Lu, French Concession, Shanghai, China



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Exhibition @ Peter's in Shanghai

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Opening at M50, Mycenae Gallery

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Opening at D&S Gallery, Shanghai

Got  a pair of traditional chinese shoes as a present. I love it!
Got a pair of traditional chinese shoes as a present. I love it!
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Vintage Shanghai


While strolling around in Shanghai I discovered the "Emporium Vintage Shop", tucked away in a lane, behind Swarovski.

No. 4, Lane 526 Huaihai Zhong Lu near Yandang Lu 淮海中路526弄4号, 近雁荡路. 


Boyfriend-girlfriend team Wu Wen Ting and Philip Fust started carrying rare finds from Europe two years ago, before they opened the hidden treasure box. They sell handpicked ladylike vintage gems like 1950s-70s cotton sundresses, 1940s leather top-handle bags, 80s leather moto jackets, a fantastical array of  broaches and studs, typewriter and other whimsical stuff.


Check it out, take a trip down memory lane and enjoy!


Wanna hang out in a Bar afterwards?

Check out the bike-themed HANDLE BAR at 50 Yongkang Lu, near Jiashan Lu 永康路50号, 近嘉善路.


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The bug is a secret!

Shanghai Daily Secret_Christine Hohenstein_Jitterbug


Was seh ich da heute bei facebook: mein Käfer ist ein daily secret in Shanghai! Yeah!




[Just found today: my bug is a daily secret in Shanghai!]


Grab the chance and see it! Still open until April 28, at Contesta Rockhair, 733, Julu Lu, Shanghai!


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The Opening

Christine Hohenstein_Jitterbug Jive_at Contesta Rockhair


Meine Ausstellung ist eröffnet!! Hier könnt ihr einen Blick auf das Event werfen! Klick!


[My exhibition is opened! Take a look at the event! Klick!]

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Shanghai - vintage love


Die Tage in Shanghai waren großartig. Ich habe mich sehr in die Stadt verliebt: vintage-multi-kulti, perfekt für eine China-Pause. 


Hotel-Tipp: URBN

Chinas erstes CO2-neutrales Boutique-Hotel. Es wurde aus alten Steinen und Hölzern von abgerissenen Shanghaier Häusern gebaut. Super gut gelungenes eco-vintage-Design. Nicht nur für das beste Frühstück in der Stadt hat es viele Preise gewonnen!

[China's first carbon-neutral hotel. The URBN was built using bricks and hardwood s reclaimed from bulldozed local buildings, with intriguing results. Rightly awarded for the best breakfast in town!]

- William the Beekeeper,

  84, Fengyang Lu

 (the boutique offers a collection of one-off pieces by

  locally designers, along with retro accessoires and pots

  of organic wildflower honey from Hawaii)

- Emporium

  526 Huaihai Zhong Lu, No. 4, 

- Up Town

  115 Pingwu Lu


In der Moganshan Road findet man den M50 Art Industrial Park. Interessante Galerien und Design-Shops. Süß fand ich die kleine Lee Gallery, in der gerade eine Ausstellung von Lin Hairong zu sehen ist.

[The M50 Art Industrial Park is located at Moganshan Road. You'll find interesting galleries and Design-Shops there. In the cute little Lee Gallery I saw the exhibiton of Lin Hairong. Very nice illustrations.]

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In den ehemaligen Shikumen des Tianzifang findet man ein Labyrinth an kleinen Kunstshops, Eco-Fashion, handgemachten Accessoires, Galerien, Cafés, Restaurants,... Mein Lieblingscafè: das Da Li Garden! In der angrenzenden Taikang Road sind nette Boutiquen, Einrichtungsläden, Cashmere-Shops und ein toller japanischer Designshop.

[In the former Shikumen of Tianzifang, the labyrinth alleys are filled with boutiques and cafés, handicraft shops, galleries and accessoires... My favorite café is the Da Li Garden! Next to Tianzifang is the Taikang Road, full with lifestyle items and nice boutiques.]

...walk down the Nanchang Lu, where you can find elegant shoe makers and tailor boutiques...


...have a lunch brake at Pasha, a cute turkish vintage restaurant, where you can sit on the little french balkony under the sycamore trees...


...have a cup of coffee in this lovely book store Lao Shi...


...walk to the Bund and have a special lunch in Table No.1 by Jason Atherton on the ground floor of the Waterhouse at the South Bund boutique hotel. Modern European cuisine in a stylish dining room and cortyard terrasse. This guy is cultivating his own rooftop herb garden!


...have a glass of crémant in the roof top bar M-on-the-Bund with a gorgeous view over the Bund, the Huangpu River and Pudong...

 ...honestly, if you like unique shops, don't go to the Nanjing Xilu. Stay in the French Concession or see local bizzarre chinese life instead! Walk directly to the peoples square to Jiangyin Road. There you can find cricket markets! Some Chinese People love to put them in miniature cages and listen to their "music".


...visit the Foreign Language Book Store in Fuzhou Lu. They have plenty of interesting Design Books!!


...have a spicy dinner at Coconut Paradise Thai Cuisine. (Reservation neccessary!) No.38, Fumin Road


...get a brandnew haircut by Emanuele at Contesta Rockhair in the French Concession, 733 Julu Road. With an italian lifestyle mood have Spaghetti Vongole for dinner at Dolce Vita.

...best Hunan Cuisine: Di Shui Dong, 56, Maoming Road; while you are here: around the corner in Jinxian Road are great lifestyle shops!

As in every chinese city I look urgently for good art suppliers, I hunted them down also in Shanghai:

- Marie's Painting Materials,

  850 Xikang Road

- Pebeo Space, M50,

  Moganshan Lu, Building 0 (here you can find a lot

  off art stuff for kids like window colour, ceramic and

  glass colour, DIY,...)

- Jin Ni Art Equipment Center,

 480 Fuzhou Lu

- Hui Feng Paper Store,

 303 Fuzhou Lu

- Studio 1, Scrapbook Store,

 1086 Zhu Guang Road (13:00-17:00)

- Crayola Art Supplies,

 200 Fujian Zhong Lu, 2/F

- Shanghai Waigo Hobby,

 Hongku Football Stadium, 444 Dong Jiang Wan Lu




...in one of the beautiful Spas of Dragonfly :-)


Whatever you choose, enjoy Shanghai!

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