Win Tickets To Oktoberfest!

Win Tickets To Oktoberfest!

The swanky Banyan Tree Hotel is hosting an all-you-can-eat-and-drink Oktoberfest this Saturday October 11 on their rooftop, and we have a pair of tickets to give away to the event. Seven DJs from some of our favourite club nights in the city will be spinning everything from vintage Korean pop to...
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...
Seoul Events in 2014

Seoul Events in 2014

Ongoing To Sept. 17: The Great Artists: From Renoir to Damien Hirst SAC has curated a trip through the most famous artists of the 20th century, from Renoir to Hirst. Dali, Picasso and Matisse all make an appearance, too, as well as plenty of other greats.   “Somebody” by Kim Joon...
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FLORA Kicks off Asian Tour in Seoul

FLORA Kicks off Asian Tour in Seoul

Liron Meshulam, whose stage name is Flora, kicks off her Spring 2014 Asian Tour in Seoul with gigs at Mudaeruk, Studio Zemi and Jebidabang. Flora brings passionate, tingling and lyric-driven music from her hometown scene of Tel Aviv, Israel. Chincha chatted with Flora to hear more about her singular sound and what she’s excited to...
Summer Sundays in Seoul

Summer Sundays in Seoul

VENUE CHANGE: THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CIELO IN ITAEWON. Rooftop chilling, BBQ burgers and underground music. What more could you want on a Sunday? On May 11 (1pm–9pm) head to Cielo in Itaewon to hang out and listen to a mix of lowkey music, from house, new disco and electronic to indie, R&B and pop. Entry is 5,000 won...
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...
Chained Dogs in the Korean Countryside

Chained Dogs in the Korean Countryside

Albert Retief noticed a phenomenon that was foreign to him, being from South Africa, where pets are mostly treated differently, when he moved to Ganghwa Island, northwestern Korea, in 2010. All the dogs were tied up or in cages. “I started to explore more of the island while documenting chained dogs,” said Retief. “I returned in 2012 and...
Seoul Fashion Week AW14

Seoul Fashion Week AW14

Attending Seoul Fashion Week is not so much glamorous as it is spellbindingly entertaining. There is some amazing talent coming out of Seoul right now that is worth learning about, and I highly recommend heading to high-end select shops like 10 corso como, to check out some of the top Korean designers under one roof, or to the...
Seoul Swingers

Seoul Swingers

On April 12, during a cloudy Saturday afternoon, Seoul’s swing dance hobby club Tantara Dance Hall performed to early American rock ‘n’ roll classics at Dongdaemun Design Plaza as part of the cultural facility’s opening month. Colton J was there to snap some photographs.  Images by Colton J
Big Day South: A Mini Guide to Alt Culture in Busan, Ulsan and Daegu

Big Day South: A Mini Guide to Alt Culture in Busan, Ulsan and Daegu

Ever since I moved to South Korea I’ve noticed a heavy amount of Seoul-centralism when it comes to art, music and other creative ventures. Things that happens in Seoul, especially creative things, get much more attention than the same activities happening outside of it. This is not an unusual occurrence; growing up in England, I...
Shopping Guide: Gangnam Station

Shopping Guide: Gangnam Station

If you’re a shopper, Seoul is a candy store. The city itself is like a giant, twisting shopping arcade; it’s rare to come across an area that isn’t packed with patchworks of chain stores and tiny boutiques. Subway stations, especially the major hubs, can have bug lamp effects on travelers — or at least those...