FuZhou road


Visiting the Life by city’super store in Shanghai 2

Here’s the last video from a previous trip to Shanghai.

This time I went to the Life by city’super store in Shanghai. Like the Lamy store in the last video this store is again in Raffles City, at the end of FuZhou Road.

City’super is a supermarket chain that concentrates on imported food. I think they are originally from Hong Kong, but are now also in Shanghai (and maybe Taiwan).

They have a lot of choice but are generally a bit more expensive than other chains with imported food. I did have some bad experience there in the past (bought food that then turned out to be mouldy), but nevertheless going there is usually an exciting event.

They have now also started to open stores that only sell non-food items, they are called ‘Life by city’super’. In the video you can see what to expect in these ‘Life’ stores.

Interesting fact: As far as I know Patrick from the Scription blog is or was the stationery buyer for this chain.

 


Here’s a link to the video on YouTube.


Visiting Lamy’s store in Shanghai’s Raffles City

After the blog post about the shop from FuZhou Road I had to interrupt this Chinese New Year series with the Pencil Pot of the Month before the month came to an end – but now we are back on track with the next Chinese New Year blog post.

This time: a look at Lamy’s store in Raffles City, a shopping mall at the end of Shanghai’s FuZhou Road.

If you want to know more about Shanghai’s Lamy stores have a look at this blog post about the store in Raffles City, the stores in this comment or  the one in this blog post.


Here’s a link to the YouTube video.


Visiting a stationery store on Shanghai’s FuZhou Road

To celebrate Chinese New Year here’s the first China themed blog post..

..well, it’s not much of a blog post, more of a video showing a visit to a stationery store on Shanghai’s FuZhou Road.

I have mentioned Shanghai’s FuZhou Road many times before, it’s a street full of stationery and book stores.

Have a look how a typical store there looks like.

 


Pencil stuff!

Seen in the news

A pencil factory for Nigeria. If it really provides employment for 400,000 people it must be one heck of a factory.

 

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Seen in the supermarket

A magazine that comes with pencils. Int he past I’ve only seen (and bought) ‘children magazines’ (Simpsons, Disney) that came with pencils.

 

Seen in a shop on FuZhou road in Shanghai

A ‘graphite object’.

From the description:

Please Use! Functional Graphite Object writes like a pencil while resists staining your hands. Handcrafted using a proprietary technique that San Francisco artist Agelio Batle invented. With daily use they should last 7-9 years.

Functional Graphite Object writes like a pencil while resists staining your hands. Handcrafted using a proprietary technique that San Francisco artist Agelio Batle invented.

 

IMG_1041Seen at the chemist1

A crazy golf set – with one pencil, one golf putter eraser, three golf ball erasers and more.

 

Seen at the airport

Cheap Rhodia notebooks2. Only €1.20 for a Bloc Rhodia N° 12.

Relay

 

Man MugSeen in the catalogue of a distributor of electrical and related products

A Man Mug. Comes of course with a pencil!

  1. Not any old chemist, even a dispensing chemist. []
  2. Well, cheap for UK standards. []

Pencil stuff! 4

Seen in the news

A pencil factory for Nigeria. If it really provides employment for 400,000 people it must be one heck of a factory.

 

wpid-wp-1452288285893.jpg

Seen in the supermarket

A magazine that comes with pencils. Int he past I’ve only seen (and bought) ‘children magazines’ (Simpsons, Disney) that came with pencils.

 

Seen in a shop on FuZhou road in Shanghai

A ‘graphite object’.

From the description:

Please Use! Functional Graphite Object writes like a pencil while resists staining your hands. Handcrafted using a proprietary technique that San Francisco artist Agelio Batle invented. With daily use they should last 7-9 years.

Functional Graphite Object writes like a pencil while resists staining your hands. Handcrafted using a proprietary technique that San Francisco artist Agelio Batle invented.

Functional Graphite Object writes like a pencil while resists staining your hands. Handcrafted using a proprietary technique that San Francisco artist Agelio Batle invented.

 

IMG_1041Seen at the chemist1

A crazy golf set – with one pencil, one golf putter eraser, three golf ball erasers and more.

 

Seen at the airport

Cheap Rhodia notebooks2. Only €1.20 for a Bloc Rhodia N° 12.

Relay

 

Man MugSeen in the catalogue of a distributor of electrical and related products

A Man Mug. Comes of course with a pencil!

  1. Not any old chemist, even a dispensing chemist. []
  2. Well, cheap for UK standards. []