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Amassed Stuff

Amassed Stuff

The other day I considered the springform pan on top of my fridge.  It sits there taking up a good fifth of my precious top-of-fridge space, an area I was considering rearranging. Living in a tiny studio will cause one to do these re-evaluations regularly. Every inch of space is precious, every piece of kitchen...
Trippy 18th-Century Furniture By Lila Jang

Trippy 18th-Century Furniture By Lila Jang

Korean sculptor Lila Jang specialises in creating unusual 18th-century-influenced, French-style furniture. After studying a BFA in Sculpture at  Hongik University in Seoul, Jang continued solidifying her designs in Paris, where she began gaining international recognition for their quixotic beauty. Jang “makes a practice of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary,” according to Lux Art Institute, and was “inspired...
Win a L VE M TEL Copy!!

Win a L VE M TEL Copy!!

You may remember us mentioning L VE M TEL, a printed ode to Korea some friends of ours were raising money to publish. Well, they’ve achieved their goal, and the result is beautiful: a 320-page publication chockfull of high-quality photography, art and writing. Pick one of for 20,000 won at Seoul Base Camp, through the...
Help Fund L VE M TEL

Help Fund L VE M TEL

L VE M TEL is the name of a single-issue art publication, a “tribute of sorts” to Korea that will be printed and bound locally. The magazine’s editors — who, along with its contributors, are some of the most talented people I know in this country — plan to bring together Korea-produced photography, writing, drawings...
Observations on Queer Korea

Observations on Queer Korea

Read Miyuki Baker’s full zine here.
A Complete Rundown of the Zizek 'Event of Philosophy' Lecture

A Complete Rundown of the Zizek ‘Event of Philosophy’ Lecture

From Sept. 24 to Oct. 2, The Zizek / Badiou Event of Philosophy is happening throughout various venues in Seoul with a slew of conferences, discussions and lectures by a collection of academics and philosophers from around the international community. In the program pamphlet for the event, handed out at Platoon Kunsthalle’s opening lecture lead...
The Ch'eat Sheet: Good Eats at a Mailbox Near You

The Ch’eat Sheet: Good Eats at a Mailbox Near You

Introducing The Ch’eat Sheet, a Chincha column devoted to savoring food and drink in the Seoul area. The Ch’eat Sheet is written for foodies or hungry people eating out or hoping to make something of their apartment kitchens. What’s a good concert without a good meal, glass of wine, or bowl of patbingsu beforehand, anyway?...
In Pictures: Go Skateboarding Day 2013 in Seoul

In Pictures: Go Skateboarding Day 2013 in Seoul

Seoul’s skate scene was looking good when a several-hundred-strong crowd of skaters and fans bustled into Dongdaemun’s Cult Park for the South Korean chapter of international Go Skateboarding Day. Held on June 22, a day later than the international standard, to account for the weekend, skaters with skillsets as polarized as their nationalities joined together...