A Photographer Shows the Harsh Reality of Living in 43-Square-Foot Rooms in South Korea

A Photographer Shows the Harsh Reality of Living in 43-Square-Foot Rooms in South Korea

Korea is widely known for its diverse culture, magnificent skyscrapers, delicious food, and highly developed technology. But South Korean photographer Sim Kyu-Dong shows us the other side of the coin by telling us about “Goshiwon” — a tiny, cramped, cheap housing unit where South Korea’s poorest people live. Turns out, it also serves as a home for people who end up living on the streets or who are dealing with mental or physical issues. And in cases like this, Gosiwon becomes a beacon of hope, not despair. Continue reading »

The Moscow Girl Turned Her Small Flat Into A Baroque Palace

The Moscow Girl Turned Her Small Flat Into A Baroque Palace

Aelita, a girl from Moscow, turned her 1-roomed 36 m2 (387 ft2) flat into a royal palace in the baroque style. She ordered furniture from Italy and though it was rather expensive, the girl admits it lacks comfort. Continue reading »