Between the bright neon lights, gritty artsy neighbourhoods in Seoul such as Itaewon and Seongdonggu, the outgoing and hospitable vibes from the local people - Seoul has quickly become one of the most inspiring creative capital cities globally. I wanted to highlight a few of game-changing creatives coming out of Seoul at the moment, locally grown lifestyle brands by young entrepreneurs and some of my favourite spots to check out when I am in town.
Starting with producing a handful of block printed scarf designs in 2010, Block Shop has grown into a hugely popular design studio producing wearables and home goods featuring their signature geometric designs, as well as offering workshops for those wanting to learn the block printing process first hand. Read below to learn more about the formation and evolution of Block Shop from my chat with co-founder Hopie Stockman.
As we approach the end of summer, it's time to make the most of the warm, long days and get out there and enjoy all that LA has to offer. This month's roundup features a few ongoing art events and exhibitions, as well as some extremely talented artists who are helping to make the LA art and design scene one of the most vibrant in the nation.
It's time to go on vacation which is convenient because May is synonymous with long weekends. This selection is catered to the wanderer, as everybody knows that in May take advantage of the things which please us.
Argentinian illustrator, Mariano Pascual, translates the work of Australian Furniture Desingers, DANIEL EMMA, in a series of four illustrations.
There are few things I love more than discovering new projects and spaces around Paris started by other young creatives. So when I received an e-mail from Aapo Nikkanen, a Finnish artist living in Paris, inviting me to visit a new exhibition space to discover their creative intiative 'The Community: Offline' - I was very curious to check it out.
Our particular favourite time of year has to be when the experimental, boundary pushing, forward thinking Dutch design community hold their annual design week and show us what they have been working on the past year.
The creators of POPCORE introduce us to their forward thinking initiative which showcases the new generation of Dutch Design!
I threw on a pair of espradilles and packed up my new book, A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art by Erling Kagge, to learn, poolside, how a girl of moderate means, but subjectively, million dollar taste - could start collecting art.