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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

Cook up some color for a kitchen that pops

Some like it hot, but when it comes to kitchen design, most of us don’t dare to boldly go where no one has gone before. A little edgy with backsplashes, maybe. A lime spatula or even a KitchenAid mix...

Updated : 2015.01.14 19:28

Ask a Designer: Improving the kitchen in small (or big) ways

Another holiday season has passed, and with it the marathon cooking and baking sessions. The hours spent using every kitchen appliance and inch of counter space had a potential benefit more lasting th...

Updated : 2015.01.07 20:50

[Herald Interview] Aedas chairman: Problems with Lotte World Tower ‘unusual’

Koreans seem to be keener than ever on safety issues after witnessing a series of accidents this year, including the Sewol ferry disaster that killed more than 300 passengers and the deadly collapse o...

Updated : 2014.12.15 20:33

Warmth, comfort of handmade crafts

A hand-carved ceramic vessel, an origami-inspired molded ceramic bowl and a tree-shaped vertical wooden clothes rack. The craftwork to be showcased at the ninth edition of the Craft Trend Fair on Thur...

Updated : 2014.12.14 21:07

[Weekender] ‘Where we live defines us’

A box-shaped apartment complex has been a dominant housing option for Koreans for decades. The government has encouraged the development of such complexes, considering them as the most efficient type ...

Updated : 2014.12.12 21:42

[Weekender] ‘HOUSHOW’ brings dream houses to life

The Association of Young Architects launched the HOUSHOW initiative, a dream house-building project, in 2012. For the first project, it selected six candidates among 80 applicants and then met with th...

Updated : 2014.12.12 21:40

‘The Nutcracker’-inspired jewelry to go on show at 10 Corso Como

A group of six jewelry designers will present a collection inspired by the Christmas ritual ballet performance “The Nutcracker” for the coming Christmas season. The jewels are made in collaboration ...

Updated : 2014.12.03 20:15