Fascinating Color Photos of Marilyn Monroe Singing to the Troops During the First Show of Her Four-Day Tour in Korea

Fascinating Color Photos of Marilyn Monroe Singing to the Troops During the First Show of Her Four-Day Tour in Korea

Pictures of Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe singing to an audience of G.I.’s during the first show of her recent four-day tour of Korea on February 22, 1954. She is wearing her much-discussed low-cut purple cocktail dress about which she had told newsmen, “it’s the only one I brought over that is suitable for the show.” Continue reading »

Korean Artist Meticulously Crafts Sculptures Of Everyday Meals And Household Objects Out Of Colorful Paper

Korean Artist Meticulously Crafts Sculptures Of Everyday Meals And Household Objects Out Of Colorful Paper

Korean paper artist Lee Ji-hee builds scale models of food, household furnishings, and brightly colored vehicles for her commercial clients. Continue reading »

Using Flowers And Colour, Photographer Giseok Cho Documents His Generation Of Koreans

Using Flowers And Colour, Photographer Giseok Cho Documents His Generation Of Koreans

Giseok Cho grew up knowing he wanted to be a creative. His career began working with Korean fashion brands as a graphic designer, art director and set designer but “in my mind, I wanted to use all that to create my own images” he explains, “so I started doing photography”. Today, Giseok works in Seoul, and his myriad creative interests are apparent across his multifaceted portfolio. Continue reading »

Emerging Korean Insta-Artist Takes Reality For A Ride With Her Reality Warping Pictures And Fierce Looks

Emerging Korean Insta-Artist Takes Reality For A Ride With Her Reality Warping Pictures And Fierce Looks

Beauty meets digital art in MLMA’s Instagram account @melovemealot. Emerging Korean rapper and insta-artist, MLMA takes reality for a ride with her reality warping pictures and fierce looks.

Even among today’s generation of overtly provocative Instagram stars, there is no one quite like MLMA. The Seoul-born rapper and visual artist uses her face and body as the canvas to present a wildly imaginative, often satirical and feminist body of work that navigates the thin line between what’s gorgeous and what’s gross. Continue reading »

Grasshopper’s Dream, A Cafe With Two Giant Grasshoppers At The Train Station In South Korea

Grasshopper’s Dream, A Cafe With Two Giant Grasshoppers At The Train Station In South Korea
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Here’s a Grasshopper’s Dream, a cafe at the Gujeol-ri train station near Jeongseon, South Korea. Housed in a train, the cafe is the shape of a grasshopper. Also, there is another cafe in the shape of female grasshopper. Continue reading »

Potterheads Are Losing It Over This New Harry Potter Collection From Korea

Potterheads Are Losing It Over This New Harry Potter Collection From Korea

I think it’s safe to assume that most of us didn’t get a letter from Hogwarts. But just because we are muggles doesn’t mean we have to look like them as well. Korean brand SPAO has introduced a Harry Potter clothing line, and the items are ready to transform anyone into a wizard.

Sweaters cost about $27, hoodies go for as much as $35, and you can even get matching socks, gloves and a hat to keep you warm during the winter. Sadly, most of the selection is already sold out, so you’ll have to be on a constant lookout for a new release. Continue reading »

Pokemon Go Craze In South Korea

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South Koreans play Pokemon Go on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. South Korea is not one of the initial Pokemon Go released countries, nor is the game likely to be released officially any time soon as the South Korean government does not allow Google to use its map; however, South Korean game enthusiasts are now visiting a handful of loophole areas in the north eastern side of the country near the border of North Korea to join the global frenzy of Pokemon Go. Continue reading »

Young Artist From South Korea Creates Visual Illusion Art Using Her Face And Hands

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Dain Yoon, a make up and visual artist from Seoul, South Korea, has earned over 24K+ followers on Instagram for her incredible illusion artworks – all of them created without using Photoshop. The talented 22-year-old, who is a student at the Korean National University of Arts, shares her mind-blogging artworks online, which she creates using watercolours on her face and her hands. Continue reading »

North Korea: Big Visual Jouney to the Land of Whispers

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North Korea lies somewhere between a 1930′s Soviet Union frozen in time and a dark, futuristic vision of society… as imagined back in the 70′s.

We invite you to visit arguably the most unique and isolated travel destination in the world – not to criticize, but to observe. Aside from usual highlights those unique pictures brings you to areas still virtually unknown to even google or wikipedia.

Here: A man pushes a bicycle just outside Pyongyang October 8, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters) Continue reading »

The Annual Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea

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Women wear colored mud on their faces during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, South Korea, Saturday, July 18, 2015. The 18th annual mud festival features mud wrestling and mud sliding.(Photo by Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo)
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North Korea’s Women Workers

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A woman stands in a gift shop in central Rason city, part of the special economic zone northeast of Pyongyang, in this August 30, 2011 file photo. North Korea is a militarized, male-dominated society, but it is women who are making the money as the insular nation allows an unofficial market-based economy to take shape. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)
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Children of North Korea

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North Korean children stand after snowfall along the banks of the Yalu River, near the North Korean Sakchu County, December 17, 2014. Picture taken on the China side of the Yalu River. (Photo by Jacky Chen/Reuters)
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The Annual Ice Festival in South Korea

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A man bites a trout during an event promoting the Ice Festival on a frozen river in Hwacheon, about 20 km (12 miles) south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, January 10, 2015. The annual ice festival, which is one of the most famous and biggest festivals in South Korea, expects to see more than 1,000,000 people attend. The festival lasts for three weeks from January 10 this year. (Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)
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A Rare Look Inside North Korea

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North Korea has closed its borders in fear of the spread of the Ebola virus. But at a time when the secretive state was still welcoming tourists, former aid worker Andrew Macleod made the journey to the repressive nation. Andrew’s holiday snaps and camera footage provide a unique insight into the reclusive country, where he came across deserted motorways, metro stations plastered with propaganda and attractive border guards. Here: Andrew MacLeod in front of portraits of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-il in February 2013, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo by Andrew Macleod/Barcroft Media)
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Everyday Life: North Korea

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A woman in traditional Korean costume watches as a student leaves a swimming pool of Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang, April 11, 2012. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)
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Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea

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Festival goers wrestle in the mud during the annual Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach on July 18, 2014 in Boryeong, South Korea. The mud, which is believed to have beneficial effects on the skin due to its mineral content, is sourced from mud flats near Boryeong and transported to the beach by truck. (Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images AsiaPac) Continue reading »

Chinese Pollution Affecting Japan and South Korea

Chinese Pollution Affecting Japan and South Korea
Buildings in the western Japanese city of Osaka, some 2,250 kilometers (1,400 miles) southeast of Beijing, are shrouded in dense smog Wednesday, February 26, 2014 a day after parts of northern China suffered a sixth straight day of severe pollution. The readings of particulate matter known as PM2.5, a key measure of pollution reached 104 micrograms per cubic meter in Osaka in the morning. The World Health Organization considers 25 micrograms a safe level. (Photo by AP Photo/Kyodo News) Continue reading »

Moonlight Rainbow Fountain in Seoul, South Korea

Moonlight Rainbow Fountain in Seoul, South Korea
The Moonlight Rainbow Fountain is the world’s longest bridge fountain that set a Guinness World Record with nearly 10,000 LED nozzles that run along both sides that is 1,140m long, shooting out 190 tons of water per minute. Installed in September 2009 on the Banpo Bridge, former mayor of Seoul Oh Se-hoon declared that the bridge will further beautify the city and showcase Seoul’s eco-friendliness, as the water is pumped directly from the river itself and continuously recycled. The bridge has 38 water pumps and 380 nozzles on either side, which draw 190 tons of water per minute from the river 20 meters below the deck, and shoots as far as 43 meters horizontall Continue reading »

North Korea ‘Launches Own Smartphone’

North Korea 'Launches Own Smartphone'

North Korea is reported to be manufacturing its own smartphone, with leader Kim Jong-Un giving his seal of approval to the project. The communist state’s KCNA news agency showed Kim touring a “factory” and inspecting the phone, which it claims is produced using “indigenous technology”.

The handset is named Arirang, after a famous North Korean folk song Specifications of the handset are unknown but the young leader “noted that these hand phones will be very convenient for their users as their camera function has high pixels”, reported KCNA. (Reuters/Scanpix, via SkyNews) Continue reading »

Milou van Groesen for W Magazine Korea, May 2012

Milou van Groesen for W Magazine Korea, May 2012

Model Milou van Groesen poses for W Magazine Korea, May 2012.
Photographer: Gianluca Fontana.
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Inside North Korea: Silk Mill Workers

Inside North Korea: Silk Mill Workers

North Korea is a nation known for its reclusiveness. Media coverage is strictly censored and press freedom highly restricted. Occasionally, the government permits foreign journalists to take guided tours, which allows a limited view of what’s inside the country.

Reuters photographer Bobby Yip captured pictures of workers at the Kim Jong-suk Pyongyang Silk Mill in Pyongyang April 9. The factory is named after the wife of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung and appears to employ women exclusively on the factory floor. Little else is known about the mill, such as working conditions or level of output, but these photos present a rare glimpse into how the North Korean government would like outsiders to see its industry. Continue reading »

Students for Blood Donation company in South Korea

Students for Blood Donation company in South Korea
About 3,000 Baekseok University students create the shape of a drop of blood at a ski resort in Pyeong Chang, South Korea. The Korean National Red Cross and the faculty arranged the event as part of a campaign to encourage blood donation. They plan to seek a listing for the “World’s largest blood drop” by Guinness World Records. (Shin Jun-hee/Yonhap/Associated Press)

North Korea’s Ryugyong Hotel: ‘Worst Building in the History of Mankind’ and Probably the Ugliest

North Korea's Ryugyong Hotel: 'Worst Building in the History of Mankind' and Probably the Ugliest

North Korea’s Ryugyong hotel, described as “the worst building in the history of mankind” by Esquire magazine, is set to open partially for business this spring, 23 years behind the schedule, Seoul-based Yonhap news agency reported. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Death of a Dictator in North Korea

Photo of the Day: Death of a Dictator in North Korea

North Koreans mourn their deceased leader Kim Jong-Il at the Kim Il Sung Plaza in Pyongyang. North Korea was in seclusion on Tuesday, a day after it announced the death of Kim Jong-Il, as concern mounted over what would happen next in the deeply secretive nation that is trying to build a nuclear arsenal. (KCNA via Reuters) Click image to zoom.

2012 Korea Hair Collection in Seoul

2012 Korea Hair Collection in Seoul

Models present creations during the 2012 Korea Hair Collection in Seoul. (Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters) Continue reading »