Apparently, some people in China have never heard of U-Haul. They are, however, amazingly efficient in the way they pack and move all their inventory on a tiny little bike.

"Manufactured Totems" is a series by Alain Delorme which brilliantly portrays the pressure Shanghainese migrant workers face. Piles of products labeled “Made in China” are stacked up to produce gargantuan sculptures, symbolizing their ever-increasing fetish with objects. The vertical nature of these items echoes the incessant expansion of the urban space - constantly under construction.


Alain Delorme
via mutual art

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Comment by vibe666 on September 10, 2010 at 3:59pm
since when did photoshoppage that bad = art?
Comment by Skip Higher on September 10, 2010 at 9:42am
You couldn't get those computer chairs into a van even if you tried. They are really awkward to pack in a van. The bike is super-efficient!
Comment by MarkmBha on September 10, 2010 at 9:11am
I live in Asia, and have seen similar "Feats of Enginering". These people are truly amazing!
Comment by Maribeth Joyce on September 10, 2010 at 7:01am
Amazing!
Comment by Skip Higher on September 10, 2010 at 6:23am
Necessity is the mother of invention! So much skill, effort, perseverance and ingenuity displayed here. They should be admired.
Comment by Skyreal on September 9, 2010 at 9:28pm
That's ordinary Chinese people's daily life, most of them comes from country side, with minimum or even no education, they came to the big city with the hope of earning some money and make a living.
Comment by Stephen M. Barrett on September 9, 2010 at 5:46pm
I wonder if a couple of these folks would be kind enough to stop by my house and organize my closets?
Comment by sAm on September 9, 2010 at 5:19pm
Nuts!
Comment by Natasha on September 9, 2010 at 12:51pm
That is nuts!!!
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