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Ai Weiwei 
Seen here is an art installation created by the Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei. In the piece called Straight, the artist used rebar that was recovered from the rubble of collapsed schoolhouses in Sichuan following the 2008 earthquake. Ai Weiwei and a sizable team laboriously straightened each bar into a straight line. Currently, this and several other works are being featured at Perez Art Museum in Miami. 
To learn more about the life of this gifted and controversial artist, visit eBay’s selection of books on Ai Weiwei. 
(Photo & Text: Jauretsi)

Ai Weiwei 

Seen here is an art installation created by the Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei. In the piece called Straight, the artist used rebar that was recovered from the rubble of collapsed schoolhouses in Sichuan following the 2008 earthquake. Ai Weiwei and a sizable team laboriously straightened each bar into a straight line. Currently, this and several other works are being featured at Perez Art Museum in Miami

To learn more about the life of this gifted and controversial artist, visit eBay’s selection of books on Ai Weiwei

(Photo & Text: Jauretsi)

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Postcards from China: Chris Benz & Duck Fever

This December, we’re proud to announce eBay’s launch in China. One of our eBay Holiday Collective Designers, Chris Benz, visited the nation this month and sent us a new shopping obsession: “I’m in love with Chinese duck figurines!” he exclaims. Here’s 2 finds he searched on eBay just for our readers, first a pair of Chinese Green Turquoise Duck Figurines, and secondly, a pair of Late 19th Century Chinese Porcelain Turquoise Duck Figurines. Check out his favorite Pecking Duck restaurant too. Thanks for the tip, Chris!

You can follow Chris Benz on his instagram: @cmbenz

(Photo: from eBay Seller. Text by Jauretsi)

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Postcards from China: Steven Alan
Steven Alan was recently in China to celebrate eBay’s launch out there. We asked him to pinpoint a new obsession he was inspired by. He tipped us off to this very cool traditional Chinese teapot. It’s an antique Chinese pewter Yixing teapot with jade signage. Following his lead, we’re now scouring eBay for more antique teapots, which make the cutest home adornments. We’d also like to remind you that the Steven Alan eBay Holiday Collective bags are in short supply, but still available for a limited time only. Take one for yourself and for a friend this Christmas. 
(Photo: Courtesy of eBay. Text by Jauretsi) 

Postcards from China: Steven Alan

Steven Alan was recently in China to celebrate eBay’s launch out there. We asked him to pinpoint a new obsession he was inspired by. He tipped us off to this very cool traditional Chinese teapot. It’s an antique Chinese pewter Yixing teapot with jade signage. Following his lead, we’re now scouring eBay for more antique teapots, which make the cutest home adornments. We’d also like to remind you that the Steven Alan eBay Holiday Collective bags are in short supply, but still available for a limited time only. Take one for yourself and for a friend this Christmas. 

(Photo: Courtesy of eBay. Text by Jauretsi) 

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Postcards from China: Steven Alan’s Morning
By Jauretsi 
Designer Steven Alan recently flew out to China for eBay’s big launch this month. Here’s the most awe-inspiring morning shot of Beijing from the man himself. When asked which Chinese phrase he mastered, Steven responded, “Thank you, I am full” or “謝謝,我飽了.” Remember, there’s only a few more Steven Alan-designed eBay Holiday Collective goodies left. Perfect stocking stuffers.
(Photo: Steven Alan Instagram at @salan212)

Postcards from China: Steven Alan’s Morning

By Jauretsi 

Designer Steven Alan recently flew out to China for eBay’s big launch this month. Here’s the most awe-inspiring morning shot of Beijing from the man himself. When asked which Chinese phrase he mastered, Steven responded, “Thank you, I am full” or “謝謝,我飽了.” Remember, there’s only a few more Steven Alan-designed eBay Holiday Collective goodies left. Perfect stocking stuffers.

(Photo: Steven Alan Instagram at @salan212)

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Postcards from China: Chris Benz & Street Style
We asked Fashion Designer (and eBay Holiday Collective Designer), Chris Benz about his recent trip to China for eBay’s launch and what styles he saw on the streets: “I’m loving all the dresses over pants, again, and the oversize outwear proportions that people have started to embrace and re-imagine in their own ways this winter.”
(Photo: Courtesy of Chris Benz Instagram @cmbenz. Text by Jauretsi)

Postcards from China: Chris Benz & Street Style

We asked Fashion Designer (and eBay Holiday Collective Designer), Chris Benz about his recent trip to China for eBay’s launch and what styles he saw on the streets: “I’m loving all the dresses over pants, again, and the oversize outwear proportions that people have started to embrace and re-imagine in their own ways this winter.”

(Photo: Courtesy of Chris Benz Instagram @cmbenz. Text by Jauretsi)

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Postcards from China: Chris Benz & Chinese Lingo
Chinese language can seem overwhelming. If you don’t know any words at all, well, here’s a short lesson. Designer Chris Benz (on his voyage to China for eBay’s launch) maxed out at 2 words. ”I didn’t make it much past “nihou”(hi or hello) and “xie xie” (thank you). It’s such a tricky language!” It’s ok, Chris, that’s two more words than we knew before. Oh, one more fact. If you add “ma” to the end of their hello, it means how are you doing today? In other words “ni hao ma?”. Probably a good thing to ask your stewardess before that long flight. 
(Photo: Courtesy of Chris Benz via Instagram @cmbenz. Text by Jauretsi)

Postcards from China: Chris Benz & Chinese Lingo

Chinese language can seem overwhelming. If you don’t know any words at all, well, here’s a short lesson. Designer Chris Benz (on his voyage to China for eBay’s launch) maxed out at 2 words. ”I didn’t make it much past “nihou”(hi or hello) and “xie xie” (thank you). It’s such a tricky language!” It’s ok, Chris, that’s two more words than we knew before. Oh, one more fact. If you add “ma” to the end of their hello, it means how are you doing today? In other words “ni hao ma?”. Probably a good thing to ask your stewardess before that long flight. 

(Photo: Courtesy of Chris Benz via Instagram @cmbenz. Text by Jauretsi)

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Room Dividers: Ancient Chinese Tradition

By Jauretsi

A lady needs her space to make herself all pretty. Consider a sexy boudoir theme for your apartment if you lack walls and would like to make a separate compartment for your clothing and lingerie. The idea is good for transforming small apartments or large lofty areas with no walls. The panel pictured above is a Chinese Antique gem found on eBay. The 4-panel divider is Carved Coromandel and is inspired by screens that once graced wealthy Chinese homes since ancient times.

If you’re considering adding this touch to your new home boudoir, take a look at these additional antique room dividers on eBay, or keep this theme of items loaded into your new eBay Feed. 

(Photo: Courtesy of eBay)