by Katie Nelson
In a clear (heh) attempt at sensational self-promotion, a local hotel in Chengdu set up this fully-furnished bubble room on Sunday in the middle of crowded Chunxi Road, where a young woman lived for two days to model a “new way of camping” amongst “nature”.
Perhaps inspired by talk of China’s growing property bubble or by Tilda Swinton’s unique “performance” at New York’s Modern Museum of Art, the hotel placed the model in in a see-through room furnished with a bed, chairs, tables, and lamps. Says the Global Times:
According to the hotel, the bubble gives their clients a chance to get even closer to nature because its see-through surface offers a 360-degree view of the surroundings.
For two days, onlookers could observe the creature in her man-made habitat as she mysteriously sat on Ikea cushions and played with her iPad, perhaps thinking “What are you looking at? You never seen a kid in a bubble before?”