Monthly archive November, 2012
Unusual Finds: Masan's Half Wing Book Cafe

Unusual Finds: Masan’s Half Wing Book Cafe

Masan city isn’t a name that really resonates with anyone. Even the most experienced expats might only know the place by name, at best. They certainly won’t be familiar with the terrain. Sadly, for the most part, there really isn’t that much to talk about. Deeply conservative, small and lacking in aesthetics, Masan doesn’t really...
Seoul's Simone Handbag Museum

Seoul’s Simone Handbag Museum

A handbag museum with a collection of over 300 handbags that date from the 16th century to the 21st century opened this summer in Shinsa-dong, Seoul, South Korea. Judith Clark, V&A curator and London College of Fashion professor worked on this project for the last two years with a team of academics and curators. This...
Events in Seoul This Week: 29/NOVEMBER/2012

Events in Seoul This Week: 29/NOVEMBER/2012

This weekend in Seoul is looking crazy. There are far too many cool events on to write about very single one, so keep coming back to check the comment box at the bottom for random happenings we’ll be adding throughout the weekend. This week on Chincha we’ve been commiserating over the cold weather by drinking...
Anish Kapoor Seoul Exhibition Review

Anish Kapoor Seoul Exhibition Review

For museum goers and non-museum goers alike, the Leeum Samsung Museum in Seoul presents an astonishing exhibition of works by renowned Indian-born British artist, Anish Kapoor that is certainly worth visiting. I have to stress that this show does not require you to have much knowledge of the artist, or art in general for that...
Unsung Skateboarding Magazine Launch

Unsung Skateboarding Magazine Launch

Although I think it’s awesome that Unsung Magazine is launching, a publication that will highlight skateboarding in Korea, I’m mostly writing about it for an excuse to repost this seriously great Penny Skateboards video, A Seoul City Night, made by Kadence Distribution in Seoul. There are some really cool architectural shots in the vid, and...
Chincha Films...Seoul's First Retro Roller Boogie Night

Chincha Films…Seoul’s First Retro Roller Boogie Night

We chatted to Dambi Kim from Project Outings, a Seoul dance music blog, about her collaboration with the YMEA (Young Men’s Electronic Association) on Seoul’s first retro roller boogie night. The initial party was awesome, with vintage roller skating, old-school music, fruit punch cocktail, retro visuals, and some utterly fabulous 70′s and 80′s style costumes....
Future Shorts Film Contest

Future Shorts Film Contest

Future Shorts is an established international short film festival with screenings in over 150 cities and 60 countries around the world. It is the only pop-up film festival of its kind, showcasing innovative short films from the international film making community. Based in Platoon Kunsthalle, in Gangnam, Future Shorts Seoul has decided to hold a...
Winter. Korean Style

Winter. Korean Style

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. I hate to say it, but Korean winter is here. Here are some snaps from last year, from the times I just about managed to leave my apartment. Whenever I ask my students what weather is typical of the winter season, they all shout...