Monthly archive January, 2013
Events in Seoul This Week: February 2013

Events in Seoul This Week: February 2013

*Events are for the first week of February, 31st January – 6th February. Post updated every Thursday* We’ve been so busy this week, hosting a super cool skate deck contest, reviewing the incredible Dirty Projectors live in Seoul, exploring the steel factories and creativity of Mullae, Seoul’s art village, and launching a new video series in line with...
Barterlines: A New Model for 'Consuming' Art in Seoul

Barterlines: A New Model for ‘Consuming’ Art in Seoul

Eloquence Magazine‘s new Itaewon headquarters will play host to a two-day art fair taking place this weekend. The pop-up exhibition operates on a barter system whereby participants trade their wares for goods or services. This means attendees can potentially swap cupcakes for a sketch, a photography shoot for a painting or studio assistance for a...
Street Art and Steel Factories in Mullae, Seoul's Art Village

Street Art and Steel Factories in Mullae, Seoul’s Art Village

To many, Seoul is a city that is stark and clean. Cloned, white high-rise apartment buildings are replacing old, demolished houses, and graffiti and street art is rare. Some neighborhoods have yet to be redeveloped, such as my neighborhood in northeast Seoul, comprised of 1970s style houses with kimchi pots and gardens on rooftops. Others are slowly being converted,...
Review: Dirty Projectors in Seoul

Review: Dirty Projectors in Seoul

“It’s like the opera, they’re only letting late people come in between songs. It’s actually kind of cool,’ David Longstreth, the amiable leader of Brooklyn-based band Dirty Projectors, jokes between songs as a few late comers try to burrow their way into the already packed crowd at Hongdae’s V-Hall. While the mood is certainly more...
MuteHouse x Chincha Skate Deck Giveaway!

MuteHouse x Chincha Skate Deck Giveaway!

Design duo MuteHouse have just arrived in Seoul and are celebrating with a MuteHouse skate deck giveaway. Two of each deck design from the most recent pressing have also made it to Korea and are ready to be thrashed on (or hung on a wall). This is the first time the limited edition decks, which...
Review: Beach House Live in Seoul

Review: Beach House Live in Seoul

The shiny new Interpark Art Center, nestled deep within the labyrinthine bowls of Hapjeong’s gleaming Mecenatpolis Shopping mall, provided an oddly fitting venue for Beach House’s unique brand of glistening dream-pop. Taking to the stage in a svelte sequinned silver blazer that appeared to have been crafted out of several small disco balls, backlit lead singer...
A Shot of Soju With: Semipermanent's Erik & Tiffany

A Shot of Soju With: Semipermanent’s Erik & Tiffany

We started to film some of our Shot of Soju interviews and couldn’t be happier to launch this new project by chatting to the Jay-Z & Beyoncé of the Seoul expat community: Erik Moynihan and Tiffany Needham. They’re known for being the TV hosts of kick-ass Arirang documentary series, Semipermanent Seoul, and for being co-owners of...
Events in Seoul This Week: 24/JANUARY/2013

Events in Seoul This Week: 24/JANUARY/2013

We just discovered this week that Sigur Ros are coming to Seoul! Find out when and where in this article. Yay. In other Chincha news, we’ve been focusing on Seoul’s metro system with our 5 thing to do while you wait for the subway to open and a photoessay of some of the city’s most attractive...