"More than just 'the Amazon / eBay of China'. You can find anything - I cannot stress this enough - anything (live fireflies, Jackie Chan's nose-shaped soap dispenser, someone to pose as your significant other for family events / holidays) on Taobao."
"I have been an evangelist for this site (that seemingly no one has heard of despite its genius?) since I stumbled upon it—you can make your own guides to anywhere in the world to share with friends or browse others' guides. I have some up for Shanghai and other favorite spots around Southeast Asia to check out if your primary purpose of travel is also to eat / drink."
"Running a bunch of restaurants + other projects can get overwhelming at times— these slick yet empowering collages get my mentality back on track without cringeworthy 'Live, Laugh, Love' cheese."
"Just super nerdy + cool."
"A curator friend of mine turned me on to this Hong Kong-based artist—I love his 'Fables' series, short films which combine his signature trippy animations with modern versions of traditional Chinese folk tales. On the surface they're hilarious but also contain insanely smart social commentary on topics like repressed sexuality, immigration, and political limitations (caution: NSFW)."
"Their Insta content of weird food art makes me smile."
"In a restaurant, music is the (literal) unsung hero in setting the right vibe for our guests' dining experience. This sweet app is the easiest way to explore quirky music from around the world whether Japanese disco for Bird or psychedelic 60s-70s shadow music for KIN."