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Herald Design Forum seeks to expand definition of design

This is the first in a weekly series that examine the expanding role of design as the run up to the Herald Design Forum 2014 on Nov. 26. ― Ed.The Herald Design Forum 2014, a celebration of creativity...

Updated : 2014.10.22 20:21

Herald forum draws top design innovators

Herald Design Forum has established itself as one of Korea’s leading platforms to discuss design.The forum has shed light on the growing role of design in contemporary life since it was first held in...

Updated : 2014.10.22 20:06

Revisiting old Seoul

The simple rectangular building in Gwanghwamun, which looks identical to the U.S. Embassy building in Seoul, was a symbol of a power shift in the modern history of Korea. Initially built using an aid ...

Updated : 2014.09.28 20:47

Inspiration behind Chanel’s iconic designs

The double C logo, the signature little black dress with a white collar, and cuffs and fine jewelry collections. The list goes on for Chanel’s iconic styles that make women’s hearts flutter. Ever wo...

Updated : 2014.09.15 20:17

Japan architects sell a lifestyle on global stage

TOKYO (AP) ― A new generation of Japanese architects is scoring success by reinterpreting the past. Unlike their predecessors, who modernized Japan with Western-style edifices, they talk of fluidly d...

Updated : 2014.08.12 20:52

Stroke by stroke, Hangeul grows popular in design

With his untamed shoulder-length hair, dark-rimmed glasses and loose-fitting black outfit, calligrapher Kang Byung-in has the quintessential look of an artist. The name of his company, Sooltong, might...

Updated : 2014.08.01 21:17

Not an ordinary chair

Along the “design promenade,” the curved, flowing passageway inside the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, visitors pass by stylish, unique chairs. Some take a look, while others hardly notice them a...

Updated : 2014.07.07 20:54

Master of textile art, flavoring past with present

Choi Ae-ja, adjunct professor of Korean traditional costume at Konkuk University Graduate School of Design, has been selected the “Korea Arts and Culture Master” of traditional craft in fabric dyes....

Updated : 2014.07.03 20:56

Delicious mix of food and crafts

Cooking doesn’t end when the food comes out of the oven. The finishing touch ― serving it on stylish dishes ― is necessary to elevate the culinary experience.Refined and creative tableware by Korea...

Updated : 2014.06.26 20:47

Urban greenery redefines cityscape

Modern architecture has created the same gray skyline in metropolitan cities, losing the link with the nature that surrounds them. Inviting nature back into the city can offer the sense of comfort tha...

Updated : 2014.06.24 20:34

Team sheds light on architectural differences between two Koreas

Deviating from past editions, this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale asked all 66 participating countries to respond to a common theme ― to focus not on architecture itself but on architectural “...

Updated : 2014.06.13 20:26

Bug-free, cooler fabrics highlight summer apparel lines

Shopping for a summer wardrobe can be tricky. Style choices are simple: it’s either short-sleeve or sleeveless shirts, normal-length long pants for men and shorter pants for women. The trick is how t...

Updated : 2014.06.11 20:00

[Weekender] More than a piece of jewelry

As more people are choosing clothes and jewelry that highlight the wearers rather than specific brands, jewelers have started creating one-of-a-kind jewelry that can showcase the wearer’s personal hi...

Updated : 2014.05.23 20:23

Polishing the image of factory-built homes

AKRON, Ohio ― Factory-built homes have long suffered from an image problem.But it’s time for that image to change, representatives from the industry say.Tim Williams, executive director of the Ohio ...

Updated : 2014.05.21 19:56

A rare look at North Korean architecture

In Pyongyang, there are none of the narrow alleys that are commonly found in old cities. Instead, streets are up to 50 meters wide, lined with buildings with perfect symmetry. They are among major fea...

Updated : 2014.05.20 20:43