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Magnifying glasses become necklaces, handkerchiefs

As a child, jewelry designer Yoon Hye-rim loved playing with her magnifying glass. “I’ve always been an observer,” she said. “I would use it to observe flowers, insects and other things in nature....

Updated : 2014.04.23 19:36

[Herald Interview] Designer Munsoo Kwon adds whimsy to menswear

Munsoo Kwon attracted more viewers than any other rookie designer for his runway show at this year’s Seoul Fashion Week. His show was also frequently mentioned by foreign buyers and press as a favori...

Updated : 2014.04.01 20:33

Rich heritage of Korean craft to be showcased in Milan

The aesthetics and rich heritage of Korean craftwork will be introduced during Milan Design Week in April. A total of 174 craftworks by 21 Korean artisans will go on display at the Triennale Design Mu...

Updated : 2014.04.01 20:30

Menswear designers on quest to establish brand identity

A week of fashion showcases for the 2014 fall and winter season began with menswear collections on Friday and Saturday at Seoul Fashion Week. This year, designers and crowds of fashionistas gathered a...

Updated : 2014.03.23 20:14

Dongdaemun Design Plaza makes debut

The long-anticipated Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Park opens Friday with showcases of modern design works and a rare collection of traditional Korean art. To celebrate the opening, the DDP is holding f...

Updated : 2014.03.20 20:28

Dokdo-themed miniature garden to go on exhibit worldwide

A miniature garden themed around Korea’s easternmost islet of Dokdo will go on a global exhibition tour after being showcased in London last week.The downscaled garden created by Korean designer Hwan...

Updated : 2014.03.10 20:10

[Weekender] Eco-goods carve out niche

In line with global efforts to curb their ecological footprints, a growing number of businesses at home and overseas have been introducing products designed to last longer and reduce waste. Some tooth...

Updated : 2014.02.28 20:47

Mulberry paper products showcased at Paperworld

Korean mulberry paper and everyday products that use it are on view at Paperworld, an international trade fair for paper and stationery, in Frankfurt, Germany. Forty-three kinds of Korean mulberry pap...

Updated : 2014.01.26 19:28

Exhibition shows men’s bags’ evolution from practical carryalls to style items

Men’s bags have become more than a practical means of carrying belongings. They are now much more like accessories, fashion statements or reflections of a man’s identity. In step with changing perce...

Updated : 2014.01.12 19:34

Dongdaemun Design Plaza creates futuristic Seoul scape

Dongdaemun, one of the largest commercial districts in Korea, will have its new face revealed with the opening of the latest masterpiece by star architect Zaha Hadid, in an ambitious Seoul Metropolita...

Updated : 2014.01.01 19:36

Craft Trend Fair offers gift ideas for holiday season

The biggest showcase of craftwork in Korea will be held from Thursday to Sunday at Coex in Seoul, presenting unique and creative works made by more than 600 artists.The 8th Craft Trend Fair will featu...

Updated : 2013.12.18 19:26

Sydney Opera House celebrates 40 years

SYDNEY (AFP) ― The Sydney Opera House, world heritage-listed as “one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity,” celebrated its 40th birthday Sunday with a flotilla of lifesavers, Aborig...

Updated : 2013.10.21 18:52

Public design breathes new life into communities

This is the last installment in an eight-part series that examines the social role of design beyond its aesthetic aspect.  ― Ed.In Yeomni-dong of Mapo District in Seoul, near Ewha Womans University,...

Updated : 2013.10.17 20:27

‘Public design means democracy’

Design has long been seen largely as a matter of appearance, with public design being no exemption.The recent trend in public design, however, reflects a call for change among designers, says professo...

Updated : 2013.10.17 20:18

International buyers eye Korean style

Attending the Fashion Kode 2013 event at Coex in Seoul on Thursday, Jessica Cheung, an operations manager at bauhaus, a select shop franchise based in Hong Kong, noted the trends in Korean fashion. “...

Updated : 2013.10.17 19:18