EVENPRIME Skincare’s Comprehensive Future-Forward Design

From rigorous Korean beauty product standard adherence to anime-inspired branding

When Koh Kim and Rickie Ashman began to develop EVENPRIME‘s new line of vegan-friendly Korean beauty products they sought out more than the standard dermatological approval. Their target was scientifically formulated, environmentally friendly and honest skincare, produced in partnership with Korean chemists—with design handled from the brand’s Los Angeles home. Concerns over ocean pollution and falsely advertised wellness benefits power their mission to help young …

Coffee Manufactory’s Transparent and Fair Business Model

Seeking the perfect supply chain starts with promoting small farms

The total contribution of the coffee industry to the US economy is around $225 billion per year—a statistic that stems from a 2015 tallying. Worldwide, the effects of its popularity permeate even the most remote locales. Unfortunately, however, many hubs for coffee bean production are systematically cut out of the earnings. Others act as middlemen in a lengthy supply chain and their employees are oftentimes …

Seoul’s Punto Blu Launches Y∞n1verse Art Residency + Exhibition

Seongsu-dong's newest social hub reveals its artistic vision

From Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art to the D Museum, Seoul’s art destinations nourish international travelers and inspire Koreans. Punto Blu, however, wants to do both. The brand new venue wants to provide a platform for emerging artists and garner attention from the global art community. Located in Seoul’s Seongsu-dong neighborhood, the open-concept concrete space features a bar, a smattering of chairs and tables, large windows to …