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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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...
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...