“She’s a recluse, so every day I need to take her out. She lives in Seoul, yet this is her first time coming out to a place like this. She likes things like reptiles and bugs, so we came here with an alligator stuffed animal as well. Hey! Why do you keep hiding? By the way, she’s particularly good at catching flies.”

“이 누나가 히키코모리라서 제가 맨날 끌고 나와요. 서울 사는 데 이런 데는 처음 와 본대요. 이 누나가 파충류, 곤충, 이런 걸 좋아해서 악어 인형도 같이 들고 왔어요. 누나! 왜 자꾸 피해. 아참 이 누나 특기가 파리 잡기예요.”

UNTITLED

AT SEOUL FASHION WEEK, I’D JUST BE CASUALLY TAKING PHOTOS, GENERALLY DOING MY THANG, AND THEN I’D TURN AROUND AND FIND A CROWD TAKING PICTURES OF ME BACK. BEING TALL AND FOREIGN IN KOREA DEFINITELY MADE ME WAY COOLER THAN I’M USED TO BEING IN MOST ENVIRONMENTS. TOTAL HEADFUCK, BUT I WENT ALONG WITH IT.

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Dongdaemun Design Plaza by Zaha Hadid Architects | via

The DDP has been designed as a cultural hub at the centre of Dongdaemun, an historic district of Seoul that is now renowned for its 24-hour shopping and cafes. DDP is a place for people of all ages; a catalyst for the instigation and exchange of ideas and for new technologies and media to be explored. The variety of public spaces within DDP include Exhibition Halls, Convention Halls, Design Museum, Lab and Archives, Children’s Education Centre, Media Centre, Seminar Rooms and Sky Lounge; enabling DDP to present the widest diversity of exhibitions and events that feed the cultural vitality of the city.

The DDP is an architectural landscape that revolves around the ancient city wall and cultural artefacts discovered during archaeological excavations preceding DDP’s construction. These historic features form the central element of DDP’s composition; linking the park, plaza and city together.

Photography: Virgile Simon Bertrand

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25 best things to do in Seoul,South Korea

1. Gyeongbukgung Palace
2. Bukchon Hanok Village
3. Jogyesa Buddhist Temple
4. Suwon’s Hwaseong Fortress
5. War Memorial and Museum
6. N Seoul Tower
7. Myeongdong Shopping
8. Insadong
9. Namdaemun Market
10. Dongdaemun
11. International Itaewon
12. Hongdae (Hongik University)
13. Lotte Mart
14. Lotte World
15. Seoul Children’s Park
16. Han River Walking / Riding
17. Walk along the Cheonggyecheon Stream
18. Hike in Seoul
19. Gwangjang Market
20. Noryangjin Fish Market
21. Garak Wholesale Food Market
22. Korean Street Food
23. Ice Cream Selections
24. Coffee at a Coffee Shop
25. Korean Barbecue

Source: Mark Wiens

UNTITLED

REACHING THE END OF MY SEOUL FASHION WEEK BACKLOG THANK FUCK. I LOVE THESE SHOTS, BUT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO PLACING MY ATTENTIONS ELSEWHERE FOR A WHILE. 

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