South Korea’s Busan port is one of the best places to take photos after-dark

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 12 January 2015

During the day, Busan-South Korea’s second largest metropolis-is a bustling city with a huge shipping and trading industry. By night, this beautiful city comes alive in other ways. Busan is located on the southeastern-most tip of the Korean peninsula, with the country’s longest river-the Nakdong River-flowing through the west, emptying out into the Korea Strait.

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Incredibly revealing flow-motion video of the North Korean capital

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Film on Wednesday 13 August 2014

So you may have seen the recent hyper-lapse video of Barcelona that absolutely blew our minds. Well now we’re excited to bring you another amazing short film from the same blossoming genre. Enter Pyongyang is an unbelievable flow-motion film by JT Singh and Rob Whitworth that takes us on a soaring tour over the central city of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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Korean kids get kicked out for ordering $250 worth of french fries at McDonalds

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Wednesday 31 July 2013

Apparently, buying $250 dollars worth of french fries and spreading them out on a large table is frowned upon in this Korean McDonalds. But seriously, who can blame the fast food joint for kicking these pesky kids out of the store after they pulled this stunt? Annoying, and just plain unhealthy.

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Korean contemporary history in just three minutes

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Tuesday 5 February 2013

If you’ve ever been curious about Korean contemporary history but never had the motivation to read a book, here’s a video for you. Now you can learn about the basics of democracy in Korea via a simple video game style narrative. It’s amazing what you can learn in only three minutes.

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Terrific selection of book covers from 1960s korea

Peter Mclisky Reader Find

By Peter Mclisky in New Design on Monday 12 March 2012

This whole site is great, but these children’s book covers alone are pretty spectacular. Superb colours (probably Letterpress) and great design, evoking an era when graphic design became a recognised art form.

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Love Land: a South Korean Sex Themepark

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By Margarita Peker in Cool Travel on Friday 21 October 2011

In all honestly, I think the only words required for this post about a sex theme park in Korea are: ‘Seriously? Yes’. But of course, I am a self-indulgent narcissist, so I’m going to bore you with a few more. Professional Creatives will tell you that a fundamental process in creative ideation is combining two (or more) existing concepts that have nothing to do with one another. Apparently, this is where the genius ideas come from: Carwash + Café = Carwash Café. Swimming + Aerobics = Water Aerobics. Cheese + Cake = Cheese Cake. You get the idea.

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Busan, Korea

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By Bernadette Chua in Cool Travel on Friday 3 September 2010

Bright lights, big city. No, I’m not talking about Busan, Korea, the second largest city in Korea. It’s one of those unknown gems that have an array of activities, shopping haunts as well as a great nightlife.

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Body art by Kim Joon

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Tuesday 18 May 2010

Korean artist Kim Joon takes body art to a whole new level using his subjects as a creative, sprawling, slightly flawed (hey, we’re only human) canvas on which to create hi vibrant, colourful, and dynamic artworks.

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Gwon Osang’s photograph sculptures

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Design on Friday 7 May 2010

These sculptures by Korean artist Gwon Osang are made from hundreds of photographs of the original subjects, overlayed onto life-sized mannequins to create an effect which is both realistic and surreal at the same time.

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Minjae Lee

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Illustration on Monday 12 April 2010

Nineteen year-old self-taught Korean artist Minjae Lee creates the most luminous, eye-popping illustrations. They are intricate yet surprisingly accessible, the daring splashes of messily-applied colour accentuating the strong lines that characterize her portrait work in particular.

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Korean green housing

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By Snell in New Eco on Saturday 1 March 2008

Korean architects, Mass Studies, have attacked the idea of housing typology in this project for a Seoul Commune in the year 2026. The buildings are comprised of public and private cells; technology is harnessed to make the private cells more private and the public cells more public. From your private cell, you can monitor the goings on in the public cells.

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