Hadong and Gurye

  Countryside charms and nature's beauty await along the banks of the Seomjingang River   Gazing southeast, the sun rises slowly but surely over the horizon. The Seomjingang River’s pristine waters reflect the morning light…

Old Is New Again

Young entrepreneurs use old buildings to give Seoul new life   “Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration,…

True to Its Name

Swedish home cooking thrives at Hemlagat

Seeing the World through Rose-Flavored Glasses

Little & Much’s Chef Hwa-young Lee dream ups delectable desserts at her new café, A Lot

Happiness in the Details

It took some sacrifices, but popular illustrator and author Seungyoun Kim made it all come together

Drawing History

In ‘Seoul’s Historic Walks in Sketches,’ illustrator Janghee Lee explores the city’s rich but unknown past “When I go overseas, all the buildings can look similar no matter how carefully I look at them. Visitors here can feel the…

Riding the Tide, Walking the Runway

  Korea’s ‘first black model,’ Han Hyun-min adds beauty to Korea in more ways than one   On his Instagram feed, Han Hyun-min’s fierce facial expressions make it easy to forget that the internationally renowned model…

Quest for Olympic Gold

Korean national team player Mike Testwuide revives his love for hockey in Korea

A City That Sparks the Imagination

Nobel laureate J. M. G. Le Clézio’s ‘Bitna: Under the Sky of Seoul’ is an intimate exploration of a city in perpetual change

K-pop With a Social Conscience

Lee Sol-lim of studio SOL +plus project is not just an idol scout. She’s an educator

Don’t Overthink. And Don’t Overplan.

Traveler, artist and author Yoo Hye-joo shares the beauty of slow travel in ‘You Smell Nice’