Stack at home: Open Sesame, May 2021

by Stack editorial in May 2021
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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!

5. Flick-through

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.

3. Extremely stoked

Nice closeup of a strange fluffy pillow here.

2. Dogs!

Delicious pictures of dogs.

1. Obsessed

We love this tweet from Stack subscriber Briony Gowlett. Money-can’t-buy Stack t-shirt on its way to you now, Briony!

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