An abandoned freeway in Seoul is being turned into a beautiful skygarden

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Thursday 28 May 2015

Instead of knocking down an abandoned section of freeway in Seoul, design company MVRDV are turning it into a beautiful skygarden with 254 different species of trees, shrubs and flowers.

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Thousands of people just made thousands of kilos of kimchi for the poor in South Korea

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 20 November 2014

Kimchi is a little like Vegemite-you either love it or hate it, and those that hate it just need to keep eating it until they love it. And this fermented side dish is so popular in South Korea that there is a Kimchi Making and Sharing Festival held in Seoul every year.

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A Box From: All the best things in a city mailed to you

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Wednesday 8 May 2013

Wish you could travel to the most exotic corners of the globe, but you’re just too short on time? Then you should order A Box From whatever city you get curious about. A Box From is a little box full of all the best things from a city. Take A Box From Seoul. It’s full of cute […]

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Tea Diver

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 27 May 2011

Add a little whimsy to your afternoon caffeine fix with Tea Diver from Seoul-based Abel Partners Design Studio.

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Seoul’s Interactive Xylophone Bike Path

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Travel on Thursday 16 September 2010

Lookie here! A bike path in Seoul that plays music as people ride over it. The path is made of planks of wood of varying lengths that trigger little hammers when people ride over them, creating little percussive notes. Happy fun place yay!

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Jinyoung Yoon Edibles photo series

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 12 June 2009

Jinyoung Yoon studied photography at Arizona State University and is now based in Seoul. Of this project, she says, ‘I seek what is at the boundary of grotesque and beautiful. The ambiguous feeling that is both repulsive and attractive at the same time reminds me of the predicament we face in everyday life, including the relationships we get involved in’.

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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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