Scented Crying Candles by The Jacks

The young Korean designers make melting animal faces and human brains adorable

We’ve seen our fair share of handmade scented candles and thoughtful containers, but it’s the ones hiding a devious personality underneath that really go the extra mile. PyroPet’s cat and bird forms (which reveal a metallic skeleton inside) are a favorite—but we’ve now found another brand that successfully blends the cute and macabre. These candles, from new Korean company The Jacks, are shaped like ears, …

100 Years of Korean Beauty

In The Cut’s third episode of “100 Years of Beauty,” stylist Tiffany Lee takes viewers on a visual journey through classic Korean looks. Beginning in the 1910s, each decade is represented by one signature style—often expressive of the time period’s values and culture. As the video progresses into the ‘50s and beyond, the split between North and South Korea is noticeable as the hairstyles, makeup …

LIE SS15

The young Korean brand channels tropical hues and sportswear silhouettes for the spring season

Veteran designer Lie Sang Bong has been injecting the avant-garde into the bloodstream of Korean fashion since the ’80s. Now his son, Lee Chung Chung—a Central Saint Martins alum—takes the reins in his own offshoot, LIE. Having made its debut in 2013, LIE appeals to a younger generation at a more approachable price point than its parent brand. The SS15 collection, dubbed “Urban Tropicana,” catches …