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 Until February 23rd, 2015: Jeans This National Folk Museum of Korea exhibition hones in on the domestic and international history and culture of jeans. As well as featuring vintage clothing and retro relics, stories related to denimwear from ordinary people will be weaved throughout.  More info Until March 1st, 2015: Studio Ghibli Exhibition Fans of...
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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...
At the Baseball in Korea

At the Baseball in Korea

It is Friday evening and Jamsil Stadium is host to Seoul’s hometown rivalry: the Doosan Bears versus LG Twins. Sold out, the stadium is packed with everyone from Gangnam’s elite to ajusshi’s who spend their days selling Korean pears from the trunk of blue Hyundai trucks. While on the green bus to the stadium I passed...
Q&A: Washed Out

Q&A: Washed Out

Washed Out recently played to a packed audience in Seoul on his recent Asia tour. We got to ask the man behind the fantasy-driven music on Paracosm a few questions ahead of the show. Here’s what he had to say.  How did you make the leap from trainee librarian to professional musician?   I had been...
Ticket Giveaway! Baths Live in Seoul

Ticket Giveaway! Baths Live in Seoul

WIN TICKETS TO BATHS! The U.S. musician from suburban LA is hitting Korea this weekend, and we have two pairs of tickets to give away for the show. Just head to Chincha’s Facebook page, like us, and then share this post to be in with a chance of winning. For more information, head to the...
Humans of Seoul

Humans of Seoul

Humans of New York-inspired blogs have sprung up all over the Internet, and now Korea’s capital city has its very own. Seongkyoon Jeong, editor in chief of Humans of Seoul, feels that “Korean society tends to emphasize group consciousness, often ignoring individual existence, values, and diversity.” “I wished I could peek at what people of Seoul...
Events in Seoul This Weekend: Feb 28 — March 2

Events in Seoul This Weekend: Feb 28 — March 2

ALL WEEKEND Exit Last Dance Party Exit is closing down, waaahh. Give the garage bar a proper send-off this weekend; the goodbye event spans Friday and Saturday night. Free entry. Sol-Sol Pop-Up Shop The street style bloggers and purveyors of menswear are holding their first pop-up shop this weekend in Seoul. The address will be...
Review: Mogwai + Daughter Live in Seoul

Review: Mogwai + Daughter Live in Seoul

Daughter struck a beleaguered note in Uniqlo Ax Hall’s dark amphitheatre on Sunday as the ambient UK rockers launched into an enjoyably fuzzy set. Elena Tonra’s voice seems learned from the reading of dusty books in an attic lit only in small part by one window. It’s the ideal match for the band’s will-o’-the-wisp sound; bright,...
TICKET GIVEAWAY: Washed Out Live in Seoul

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Washed Out Live in Seoul

  GIVEAWAY DONE Here’s a potential gift for you that’s as magical as the GIF above. Washed Out is coming to Seoul’s Rolling Hall on Sunday March 2 at Rolling and we’re giving away TWO PAIRS of tickets to see the American chillwave musician with his wispy, wonderful sounds.  To win, share this post on your Facebook...