Arts+Crafts

Cafe Mom’s Cookie 커피 맘스쿠키 ~ Korean Cookie Deco Date!

This year for my birthday Nara asked me if I wanted to do anything special like go to a theme park or visit someplace in particular.  We both had a lot going on at the time, so I wanted to just have a simple outing that we both could enjoy quietly in Seoul~ so why not something crafty!?


Baskin Robbins Korea~ Pink Pirate Ship Lego Kit for Children’s Day

So the month of May marks Children’s Day in South Korea! Since the holiday is all about children, many places here have special children’s day items~  yearly I look forward to the goodies Baskin Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts Korea put out because they are usually extra cute!


I Park Mall’s Bandai Gundam Base & Hobby Shops (Yongsan)

Gundam is a staple in anyone’s childhood that grew up in Asia, of course this included Koreans even though the importing of Japanese entertainment goods was fairly tight due to Korea’s censorship back in the day. With the notion that Japanese anime were too sexual and violent for kids in Korea, a lot of manga were censored and banned.  Despite that, Japanese anime and toys did manage to slip in here over the years and Gundams of course have a special place in Korean boys hearts young and old!


Cute Streets of Korea~ Posters, Flyers, Misc.

Maybe because I am a visual person, but aside from cute little cafe signs I also enjoy posters and other misc things throughout Seoul sometimes! Here are some fun things from the streets of Seoul that I felt like sharing with you guys~ enjoy!


김형태 Hyung-Tae Kim Interview at NCsoft “Blade & Soul” studio

Meet the super-star Korean Artist Hyung-Tae Kim! 

If you are a player of games such as Magna carta, War of Genesis, or just have a fondness for beautiful character art overall, chances are you have at least come across some of 김형태 Hyung-Tae Kim‘s beautiful art before!

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Dankook Uni 2012 Ceramic Arts Graduation Exhibition

This winter Nara and I headed out to Insadong 인사동 which is this old amazing area of Seoul for mainly cultural activities, traditional tea houses, Korea related tourist goodies, and tons of galleries!  It is a really fun location that I need to feature here in the near future~ it is a bit far from my apartment so I do not venture out to it nearly enough!


Pepero Day ♥ 빼빼로데이 11/11

Did you know that on top of Valentines day and White day, Korea has ONE MORE holiday for giving sweets to someone special? Pepero day 빼빼로데이~ a holiday made for giving pepero snacks that is held every year on 11/11!  Why that date? Well because it resembles the stick biscuit treat! ♥


Namdaemun 남대문 Camera Market

Where can you buy DSLR Cameras + Gear in Korea?

Are you looking for a good place to shop for cameras or camera gear in Korea? What about older vintage film cameras or very expensive DSLR cameras, Lenses, Tripods, etc?  If you are a serious camera lover or professional and not just looking for a simple pink Hello Kitty digital camera~  Namdaemun 남대문 Camera Market is a place you should check out!  This is one of the best areas to buy SLR, DSLR gear (used or new) in Korea for people who know what they want.


Cute Penguin Frozen Chocolate Kit ♥

Make your own candy kits are extremely popular in Japan, the selection is endless and always amusing!  Kits like those are here in Korea, but sadly the selection is very random and limited!  These are really fun little craft kits + edible, so I hope they catch on because I love giving them a try and I am sure kids do as well!

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바늘 이야기 Needle Story~ Knit & Crochet theme cafe in Edae

This week I discovered a new Korean theme cafe right by my bus stop in Edae~ 바늘 이야기 Needle Story!!   This is a Knitting / Crochet themed location and is a GREAT spot if you are here in Korea and fond of that craft!  Yes, it is a cafe~ but it is so much more as well ♥

If you are looking for where to buy crochet yarn & supplies in Korea this place is definitely of interest for you!


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