Tea Powder + Eunbi Ceramics Gift Set

Ibi Yoo of Studio Kō travels to Korea to meet with local designers and find all kinds of goods for her shop. Personal interest turned her attention to sourcing high-quality tea powders, along with the utensils needed to make matcha, hojicha, hongcha, and ssugcha drinks. This Tea Powder + Tool Set comes with a black bamboo chaseon (whisk), chashi (scoop), two Eunbi ceramics cups and …

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 …

South Korean Women Destroying Cosmetics in Protest

As part of a movement called “escape the corset,” many South Korean women are destroying their make-up—and sharing the glittery, colorful results on social media. The act is a rebellion against “the strict beauty standards that have become their country’s norm,” but further, the unpaid labor of that beauty. While this is a theme across countless countries, South Korea is the eighth largest cosmetics market in …