Something unique!

(shanghai daily)
Updated: 2006-12-20 09:02

Your teddy bear

After Andersen's fairytales, do you remember the teddy bear-shaped cloud in Amelie Poulain's fantasy world? In the movie "Amelie" the teddy bear signifies her imagination.

At the real Teddy Bear Family, you start from scratch to make the teddy bear of your dreams. It's not the usual "make-your-own-bear" process you can find everywhere in the United States, where you choose your bear style, then it's machine-stuffed, you dress it, pay for it and go home.

Here you start from the very beginning, with a piece of cloth. Rather than getting an already made bear without stuffing, you will learn how to shape the head of the bear, the body, paws and legs, then sew them together. Rather than watching the bear being stuffed by machines, you will stuff your bear yourself, by hand.

Teddy Bear Family |
Opening hours: 10am-10pm
Address: 378 Shaanxi Rd S.
Cost: 200-300 yuan DIY
Tel: 2717-8345

Design your own denim jeans

Wu Kebo has been working on denim since he first frayed a pair of jeans more than six years ago. In the past few years he has learned the know-how of denim and become a specialist back in his hometown in south China's Guangdong Province.

Recently Wu and two friends moved to Shanghai and launched the city's first customized denim wash house at The Source for jeans, a new streetwear concept store on Xinle Road.

Wu uses Never Akin proletariat denim that he says is inspired by Eastern and Western aesthetics and constructed to be worn and weathered.

Each journey begins with a single step. Make an appointment and meet the denim specialists at The Source. Choose your ideal cut, fit and size from a range of unbleached basic styles of denim flown in to Shanghai directly from the United Kingdom.

Choose from a range of handcrafted effects for your ideal pair of jeans, including fraying, printed detailing, paint effects and abrasions. Wu and his co-workers will handicraft the denim to your specifications.

If you have more complicated requirements, such as special prints, embroideries, beads or sequins, or you want a special style you saw in a magazine or dreamed up the other day, don't hesitate to tell Wu. He promises every customer will leave the shop satisfied.

The price of customized denim jeans isn't high, ranging from from 800 yuan (US$101.3) to 1,000 yuan. It takes about 10 days.

The Source
Address: 158 Xinle Rd
Tel: 5404-3808



Pilgrimage to Tibet
If you want to get a detailed Travel Handbook to Tibet and know more interesting tour routes leading to this divine place. Please click here!

Yunnan New Film Project
Ten female directors from China! Ten unique sights from mysterious Yunnan Province!Yunnan New Film Project,Travel with the film.Wanna know more? Please click here!
Editors' Picks  
Beijing Guide  

Eating out: Three reasons to celebrate the season
Bars&Cafes: The bigger, the better
Weekend&Holiday: "Swan Lake" from Russia
Shopping: Scents for the solstice
What's on: Sense and sensibility

Shanghai Guide  
Eating out: Special events in restaurants
Bars&Cafes: Absolute attraction
Weekend&Holiday: Winter package soothes holiday ills
Shopping: New collections ready to party
What's on: Festivities keep the yuletide bright