Stack at home: Open Sesame, May 2021
Open Sesame is a Beijing-based magazine about China as seen via Taobao, the world’s biggest online shopping platform. Here in the UK we’re so used to thinking of Amazon as the Big Bad of retail that it’s somehow refreshing to realise there’s actually a much Bigger Bad out there. Plus, Open Sesame’s tone is so mischievous, reading about Taobao is a delight. Spotlighting cultural quirks like facemasks for dogs, or Christian flip flops, Open Sesame points out the absurdities of contemporary life as seen through the frantic, hyper-commercialised world of Taobao.
Stack subscribers loved this delivery as much as we do. Below are some of our favourite pictures of Open Sesame. Scroll down to see our Stack subscriber of the month!
Delighted by this little Gif of Open Sesame, being opened.
4. Never predictable
Lovely tweet from Stack subscriber John, who likes this month’s drop.
Let’s be honest, @StackMagazines is never predictable, but this month’s drop (Open Sesame from China) is something else… pic.twitter.com/JQxCrcxRT4
— John V Willshire (@willsh) May 10, 2021
3. Extremely stoked
Nice closeup of a strange fluffy pillow here.
Extremely stoked about the latest from @StackMagazines: Open Sesame, about the culture(s) of Taobao (one of China’s biggest e-commerce sites) pic.twitter.com/xtqMFmr4tc
— rich gall (@richggall) May 10, 2021
Delicious pictures of dogs.
We love this tweet from Stack subscriber Briony Gowlett. Money-can’t-buy Stack t-shirt on its way to you now, Briony!
Catching up on reading and obsessed by my latest @StackMagazines. ‘Open Sesame is a Beijing based magazine devoted to the weird and wonderful world of Taobao, a Chinese online shopping site’. pic.twitter.com/FUHuGkzkQk
— Briony Gowlett (@Gowlettronic) May 22, 2021