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Discover creative design products at Hi Design Festival

Innovative design products of emerging young designers in Korea will go on display at Hi Design Festival from July 3-5 in Seoul. The festival, co-organized by Herald Corp., publisher of The Korea Herald, and shopping mall Hi Brand, offers young designers a chance to market their creations ...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:26

Thai interior design for eco-chic living

Thai handicraft has been known for its high level of craftsmanship passed down for generations. Made in all parts of the country using natural materials, small pieces such as embroidery and ceramics h...

Updated : 2015.06.10 18:54

Age of transformation

This is the second in the two-part interview with Rem Koolhaas. ― Ed.MILAN ― In an architect’s work, the most important influences are the client and the site, according to Rem Koolhaas. “An archi...

Updated : 2015.05.21 19:03

Seoul Fashion Week appoints first director

Seoul Fashion Week announced Wednesday that it had appointed veteran fashion designer Jung Ku-ho as its first director. Jung will oversee Korea’s biggest fashion event for a two-year term, orchestrat...

Updated : 2015.05.20 18:44

Changing the world one building at a time

MILAN ― An architect with an iconic status around the world, Rem Koolhaas’ cool piercing eyes and tightly pursed lips can intimidate. Sitting outside on the terrace of the ’60s Milan-inspired Bar L...

Updated : 2015.05.15 19:04

Chanel finds new inspiration in Korean aesthetics

The Chanel Cruise collection for 2015/16 was a tribute to Korean aesthetics. Models wore large braided wigs, or “gache,” a key accessory for women of noble birth during the Joseon period. The elegan...

Updated : 2015.05.06 18:32

Hanok blends into public buildings

Nestled at the foothills of Mount Inwangsan, Cheongun Literature Library is an emerging tourist draw in Seoul.In a rare architectural style for a public building in Korea, the library’s faade exudes ...

Updated : 2015.05.04 19:15

Dreaming of a Korean craft renaissance

Throngs of foreign tourists stroll the streets of Insa-dong. The popular neighborhood in upper Seoul is famous for antiques, traditional crafts and art galleries and is considered a must-see location ...

Updated : 2015.04.17 19:09

Interior inspiration for springtime

For those seeking to primp up their living spaces in time for spring, inspiration could be found at the 21st Seoul Living Design Fair recently held at Seoul’s Coex Convention Center. Certain decorati...

Updated : 2015.04.08 19:41

Milan Design Week to showcase Korean crafts

Korean sophistication, artistry and craftsmanship will be exhibited during Milan Design Week, one of the world’s largest showcases for design and craftworks.A total of 192 craftworks by Korean artisa...

Updated : 2015.04.07 20:24

Social influence on fashion

Menswear at Seoul Fashion Week has never been so diverse in styles and ideas as in the 2015 fall and winter collections. Designers presented an interesting mix of styles from streetwear and traditiona...

Updated : 2015.03.22 18:15

[Weekender] ‘For new look, think outside the box’

 For many people, the coming of spring brings an urge to renew their home interiors. But decorating can be a daunting challenge for those who have not kept up with the latest trends. Revamping one’s...

Updated : 2015.03.20 19:13

[Weekender] Inside Korea’s DIY home decor craze

It may come as a surprise how many young people in Korea know their way around a power drill. One example is Kim Ji-eun, a 33-year-old woman who was carefully drilling a small oval into a rectangular ...

Updated : 2015.03.20 19:10

Design meets humans

The oversized, domineering gate of rusty steel topped by the nameplate Devil’s Door is never meant to make guests feel at ease. Inside, an awe-inspiring interior of the top-flying brewpub in southern...

Updated : 2015.03.20 18:51

Milan Fashion designers celebrate normality

MILAN (AP) ― Tactile fashion set the trend on Sunday, the second day of Milan Fashion Week previews for next autumn and winter menswear. Designers are luxuriating in mohair, cashmere and heavy knits,...

Updated : 2015.01.19 21:15