Fighting an international chip shortage has led to innovation on all fronts. Korea began their own initiatives by partnering with UK based Arm chip designers. Read about their deal and what it means today.
Two masterclass poets join together to disuss their interpretations of life and love. Read about Kim Hye-soon and Don Mee Choi’s shared experiences and reflections here.
This salad is super easy to make. It only requires a few ingredients and just a little bit of knife work.
Single-person households are projected to be the new normal for individuals looking for housing by 2040. Read more about what this means for younger generations adjusting to the growing body of statistics.
Internationally renowned art comes together for two of the biggest art fairs in Korea, Frieze Seoul and Korean International Art Fair. At these exhibits, visitors will be able to see the works of Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and many more. Learn about the exhibits here.
Perfume culture is another item in an ever-growing list of ways for people to express themselves. Korea has capitalized on this trend with “perfume workshops” that allow people to customize their own scent. Learn more about the custom perfume process here.
Korean artist Park Dae-sung's new exhibition, Ink and Soul, has been sweeping the international art community. Check out the traditional ink style reinvented here.
Ramen, ramyeon, and ramyun – what’s the difference? instant noodles are a favorite comfort food across the world, and exports of instant noodles from South Korea are on the rise. Learn the history of the snack we have all come to love.
Alarming studies have shown a decrease in the amount of sleep Korean workers are getting. Not only is this harmful for their health, but for the overall productivity of Korea. Learn why people are trading sleep for work in this article.
Chanel has never officially produced a full menswear collection, but G-Dragon's daring look has proved that Chanel is not limited to a single gender. Learn more about how Korean fashion designers are changing the game!
With lessening restrictions and an increase in cultural interest, Korea has greatly benefited from the excitement of people to travel internationally. Read more about how Korea is staying afloat with a recent wave of tourists.
Spice Up your Hot Dogs with a Korean Twist
Webtoons are the movies of the future according to Korean tech company CJ 4DPLEX. With innovations in the 4D movie experience, the Korean company wants to introduce a lower cost alternative to the action-packed movies that viewers can already see. Learn more about the future of Korean cinema here!
Ryu Sung-sil's 'The Burning Love Song' lays bare primal desire for wealth prevalent in Korea's neoliberal market economy. The artist saw that such an obsession with an elite upbringing and wealth could speak to one aspect of Korea's particular economic sensibilities, as the country's rapid growth brought equally swift changes to people's financial statuses. Read more to discover how art informs the Korean social discourse.
Buckwheat noodles is a summertime staples in Korea. When the scorching weather makes you lose your appetite, it is hard to resist the slurpable noodles that can be served either hot or cold. Known for their unique texture, buckwheat noodle lovers seek dishes that ditch the heat for added flavor. Read here to discover the interesting ingredient and a recipe to add into the mix!
Incense burning has been practiced in Korea for centuries. In the 8th to 14th centuries, incense burning was an essential part of Buddhist rituals. As early as the start of this century, incense was primarily used only for special or ceremonial occasions. Today, it is used for meditation, yoga or “mung” (the Korean word for a trance-like state) sessions. Discover more here.
Seo In-ji talks working for musicians around the world, creating her own style. Seoul-based illustrator and animator Seo In-ji has worked for the likes of Girls’ Generation, Red Velvet and NCT Dream. The Korean artist based in the UK brings a global perspective to her work with non-traditional elements like voluptuous women, cute in bright colors, and having fun. What does her more boy accepting art mean for the SK art scene future as a whole? Read along here.
Insider spoke to seven South Korean tattoo artists about the paradox at the core of their profession, as they build up social-media presences to attract customers but hide their workshops in basements to avoid drawing the scrutiny of the law. South Korean tattoo artist Ilwol Hongdam has inked close to 4,000 people in the last 10 years, many of whom flew into Seoul just to see him. Read more about the controversial body art here.
Clothing is an extension of our self-image. It helps define who we are and where we have been. South Korea Hanbok, have evolved into various styles throughout history. Although once only used traditionally Hanbok continues to influence modern style and art. Learn more about the traditional garb, and it's intrinsic link to Korean culture and couture here.
In Korea and other regions of Asia, bamboo is cooked and eaten regularly.
Eaten at the beginning of summer, bamboo shoots have many health and wellness benefits to the body. Such as a slow down the aging process, prevention of constipation and hypertension, and assists in detoxifying the body. Read more for a recipe to add Bamboo shoots to your menu routine!
A battle over play-to-earn (P2E) games in South Korea between the government and the industry has yet to show any signs of stopping as authorities continue to ban the game genre for its speculative nature. But does harsher regulation on mobile games like this negatively affect Koreas P2G exports in the global market? Discover more here.
‘Metaconz’ is a 3D PFP (Profile Picture, a digital image in the form of a profile for social medi...
Virtual humans are taking an active part in the real world, expanding their influence in various sectors such as advertising, music, commerce, and education. Digital humans are expected to increase their presence as the cost to development continues to reduce. What other applications can AI personas have in our digitally transformed work and living spaces?
Nike announced it will open the 'Nike Style Hongdae' in Seoul. Nike Style is a concept store that expands the brand to a lifestyle shop. The first of its kind Nike Style Hongdae will first launch in Korea. Generation Z, the future 'big hand', is the main target customer base. “Generation Z is the most creative and self-expression generation, and we want to tap into that” a Nike rep shared. Learn more about Gen Z shopping and fashion here.
In terms of Korean cuisine, one of the most popular dishes to come to mind is the staple side dish kimchi. The fermented cabbage dish has sparked several debates, both in its taste and in its historical origins, but the tradition of making kimchi is known to be of great importance to Korean people. Learn more about all things related to kimchi in the latest Inbebo news!
Why are companies paying attention to 'buccaneer marketing'? Generation MZ reveals how media consumption has changed forever. Audiences tune in to their favorite content more based on the personality than the content itself. So the importance of building a branded personality is critical for young and growing content creators and companies seeking Gen MZ audience and attention.
Creating a fully sustainable plastic recycling system solves a myriad of waste problems that many corporations face and is the ideal solution for many enterprises. But it's not easy to put such an ecosystem in practice. Because recycling is an expensive and time-taking job, it is hard to make a profit. Learn how Korean firm LG Chem, InnerBottle, and CJ Logistics designed better.
Korean cultural exports continue to expand beyond just pop music and TV dramas. 'Taekwon, Fly Up' is the latest musical winning over hearts and minds. Complete with not only the traditional musical singing and dancing this musical also included taekwondo routines and athletic displays. Could a Korean musical be playing by you soon? Read more here.
Did you know that more than half of adults who had been drinking wine within 3 months said that they drank more wine last year compared to the previous year? Learn more about how premium wines are beginning to make their way into convenience stores and how wine companies are catering to the MZ Generation.
As social distancing limitations are being lifted, many young people are starting to flow into Gwangjang Market Food Alley, a traditional market where every stall in the middle of the street featured delectable snacks such as tteokbokki, sundae, and gimbap. Learn more about how these old locations are being revitalized thanks to the MZ Generation.
South Korean game studio Action Square and Netflix Games announced that they are releasing a game called Kingdom: The Blood, a hack-and-slash action game set in 16th century Korea. Learn how this upcoming game will stack up to its reference material, the South Korean hit TV show “Kingdom” and what we can expect in the development of this game.
Triangle kimbap (samgak kimbap, 삼각김밥) is a Korean dish that is made with rice, vegetables, and meat fillings in thin sheets of dried seaweed. Learn the history of Samgak kimbap and how to make your own!
Over the last few years, Korean products have taken the world by storm. Consuming K-Pop, K-Dramas, and K-Beauty, little is yet known about Korean craft arts outside of Korea. Kim Eun-bi is determined to solve that problem with the opening of Kohip, an e-commerce platform service for promoting and selling traditional craft products with modern designs.
Disney Plus announced a collaboration with BTS’s label Hybe to bring “five major content titles” to the platform. Two exclusive projects include BTS: Permission to Dance On Stage — LA and BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star. Learn what we can look forward to from this partnership between two powerhouse companies.
Tilda, the world’s first AI designer, will unveil her first capsule collection of sustainable clothing, both virtual and IRL items, on World Environment Day. Learn more about her collection and how it plans to shed light not just on problems of real-life waste that ends up in real life landfills, but also the impacts of digital carbon footprints.
As the cost of living rises in the country and the number of one-person households increases, more people are seeking to buy products together at reduced prices when shopping for daily necessities. Learn how a local community service called "Buy Together" is addressing these issues and concerns for Korean people.