Archive for Design

Pixels On the Street

Hong Si-jin/29/CEO & Hong Ki-pyo/23/Student

Kim Tae-jun/29/Engineer & Choi Ji-hee/27/Editor

Pixel street fashion by Serene Weather

Mountain by David Prosser

London based director David Prosser visited Korea for The Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival and created a marvelous animation “Mountain” that tells a story about three different characters who live in Seoul. He has been observing the city carefully and used symbols and elements that represent Seoul really well.

Client: SICAF 2012
Director: David Prosser
Production Company: Studio AKA

Design Studio KAMKAM

KAMKAM is a Seoul based design studio of two designers Hyunjin Seo and Jaekyoung Kim. They produce fun and playful furniture and other design items. In their own words “Our dream is to have the time and space to conceptualize, construct and share whatever comes to our minds. We want to transform all this darkness to show every single one of its colors.”

The dressed up furniture (2010)

An Furniture (2010)
A cabinet inspired by paper sizes A3, A4, A5 etc.

XYZ NOTE (2011)

Animation co-produced by Studio YOG and LOBOTOMY.


The Loner by Sticky Monster Lab

New animation by the ever so lovely Sticky Monster Lab.
See also two more posts about Sticky Monster Lab on Wowsan.

o-check design graphics stationery

Beautiful and simple with a doze of nostalgia stationery by o-check design graphics. The photographs above present some of the newest products. Apart from stationery, o-check also makes small items for home/living as well as accessories. The stationery can be bought online (Korean shop) as well as in selected stores all over the world. Check out o-check website for more details.

All photography by o-check.
Online store (Korea)

Homeplus Virtual Subway Store

Tesco/Home plus supermarket had a mission: how to become NO.1 without increasing the number of stores?

They decided to approach the busy Seoulists and created virtual stores where people can shop while waiting for subway. The stores at the subway stations look very close to the real stores, however customers use their smart phones to shop in these virtual grocery stores. Scan the QR code and the items land to your shopping cart. Once the payment is completed, Homeplus delivers your purchases to your doorstep.

Currently, Homeplus has become No.1 in on-line market and is a very close 2nd offline.

Advertising Agency: Cheil, South Korea

MMMG Your Summer

Introducing few latest products from stationery brand MILLIMETER/MILLIGRAM. Perfect items to make your summer adventures even more beautiful.

Backpack for your little summer trips. Perfect for weekend trips to beach or country side!

Label your snacks with these cute stickers.

Gather your friends to play a memo game.

Write a letter to close or long lost friend. These letter paper sets are made of recycled materials, old MMMG paper goods.

What is your favorite summer drink? Cute mugs will make it even more delicious and refreshing.

If you are lucky enough to stay or visit in Seoul this summer, take a moment to escape the heat and visit MMMG cafés in Anguk or Myeong-dong. In both cafés you can of course find MMMG products as well.

For international orders, see instructions.
All images: mmmg

Company / Aamu Song & Johan Olin

COMPANY is Korean-Finnish designer couple Aamu Song & Johan Olin. They are currently living, working and running a Secret Shop in Helsinki, Finland but many of their projects are made in Korea and inspired by traditional Korean culture.


BibimBag Big
In Bibimbag all ingredients stay well separated
Made by Ssamzie in Busan, South Korea

Gomusin Shinbal / Gomusin Shoes
Tradition goes out with youngsters
Made in Busan, South Korea

Banchan Sang / Sidedish Table
A table for many tastes.
Made in Eulgiro, Seoul, South Korea.

An exhibition/play presenting ourselves in 40 years time.
Company together with Nene Tsuboi & Tuomas Toivonen.

Hanbok t-shirt (Aamu Song)
Traditional dress becomes casual wear.

Chim chil outdoor (Nene Tsuboi)
Maximum comfort of Chim chil bang for outdoor life.

Safety Suit (Johan Olin)
A reflective Hanbok jacket and a illuminative cane
makes Johan’s retirement days safe in the city of Tongyang.

If you are in Seoul check out their exhibition ’History of Future (2050)’ at Space Ggooll, 683-31 Hannam-dong,
Yongsan-gu, Seoul. It’s open until 30th of June.

See more of their amazing work at

All images: Company

Dressed furniture by Soo Jin Kang

Fighting against today’s mass production and disposable culture Soo Jin Kang gives new life to old forgotten furniture. Using antique raw materials, needles and thread she creates unique one of a kind furniture.

More of Soo Jin Kang’s work and projects can be found on her website

Photos by Ania Wawrzkowicz

Misun Won Jewelery

Scotland based artist Misun Won makes beautiful jewelery influenced by Korean patchwork. In her works she uses fabric embedded in resin, fabric roll printed onto silver and thread to connect the pieces. Check out Misun’s blog for more examples of her jewelery as well as the list of online and offline shops where you can purchase it.

Artist’s statement.