In South Korea, it looks like the days of buying fake casts for pretending you have an injured arm to evade preparation of holiday meals during the Chuseok Festival may well be over. Chuseok is a major harvest festival and a three-day thanksgiving holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. South Koreans visit their ancestral hometowns and share a feast of Korean traditional food and ceremonial dishes prepared by the women in the family, while the men chat, drink and watch television.
The Hanwha Eagles, a South Korean professional baseball team, became famous recently not so much for their wins but because they filled three rows of a stadium with robots they named Fanbots. Their fans can request for their faces to be projected on each Fanbot’s facial screen and their messages sent via SMS can be projected in real time by the LED placards held by these robots.
Here’s another item to add on the bucket list of photographers. Six miles east of Seoul, South Korea, there’s a coffee shop designed to look like a giant Rolleiflex Camera. Also inside the iconic structure, called the ‘Dreaming Camera Café’, is a mini museum that houses both classic and modern cameras.
Apparently there are now plans for South Korea’s port city of Incheon to build 8City, a massive $290 billion leisure and gaming destination by 2030. According to the developer, if the project gets the green light, the resort will be built on Yongyu-Muui island near Incheon international airport, and come with the likes of casinos, […]
Recently released by the US Navy, these photos document an FA-18 Hornet as it shatters the sound barrier. The event took place on July 7, 1999 off the coast of Pusan, South Korea. Apparently the cloud around the craft is due to Prandtl-Glauert singularity.
We just recently finished a low poly commercial for a Korean company called MagnaLAB to promote their flagship app, YellowRibbon. The app allows the users to send a message to a person who can only open the message when he/she gets to the specific location the sender wants them to go to. This video explains the story […]
Young Ju Choi is a freelance illustrator from South Korea, currently attending Savannah College of Art and Design. I recently stumbled upon Young Ju’s work and instantly became a fan. If you’re feeling a little down and need some cheering up, then her work will surely remedy you. She uses vibrant washes of colour together with a very distinct drawing style that makes her work accomplished and cute at the same time.
I may be marking myself out as a bit of a nerd here, but I have a guilty pleasure in listening to the poppiest of pop music from the Far East, particularly Japan and South Korea. Perfume, an all-girl trio are my favourite group and they make ridiculously super produced electro pop music.
This is the greatest invention. Ever. Commuters in South Korea can now do their grocery shopping whilst waiting for the train to arrive using their mobile phone to scan the QR codes of the virtual goodies they want. The order is then delivered direct to their doorstep the next day. Amazing! Sure beats moaning about the crowds, delays, smells, noises …
Contrary to popular belief, you now can recharge a battery by urinating on it. The MetalCell, a unique and portable backup battery that charges from sodium, was designed by South Korean researchers in a bid to replenish electronics when in warfare.
In an attempt to have a more comfortable life, Sim Jae-duck, a Korean activist from Suwon, south of Seoul, decided to build a house of extraordinary proportions. The result is a 4,508-sq-foot toilet-style structure in the shape of a toilet. It’s a symbol of Korean hygiene. Sim Jae-duck, who is the President of the Inaugural […]
Designed by Slade Architecture in collaboration with Ga.A Architects and Mass Studies, the Dalki Theme Park in South Korea’s Kyungki Province is a shrine to a popular cartoon character used to promote clothing and other goodies to young Korean children.
Xinjian Lu is a Professor of Visual Communication at South Korea’s Yeungnam University. But he is also a gifted artist in his own right, as evidenced by these elaborately shaped and vibrantly coloured works from his Love series.