— by Natasha Levy: Preserved tarantulas and beetles decorate the shadowy rooms inside this bar in Shanghai, China designed by local studio Atelier XY.

Atelier XY designed the bar, which is called J Boroski, to reflect its owners’ interest in insects.

It’s located in Shanghai French Concession – a region of the city that was occupied and governed by the French state from 1849 up until 1943. Over the last few decades the area has been redeveloped, and it’s now host to a number of eateries, boutiques and quaint music venues…

Image courtesy of Schran Images and Han Yanyun