Cool Hunting Video Presents: How to Make Kim Chee

Radish, chili pepper and garlic star in our video documenting the process of making Kim Chee

by Gregory Mitnick For this video we visited our friend Tim‘s grandma, Yu Um Chon, at her home in New York where she showed us how she makes Kim Chee. As one of dwindling numbers of Koreans who still make the spicy pickled staple themselves, she explained that everyone has their own recipe and walked us through hers (including the addition of artificial sweetener to …

MoMA Design Store: Destination Seoul

We were lucky enough to attend the opening for the MoMA Design Store's new product collection, Destination Seoul, which highlights designers and products from South Korea. Buyers selected young, emerging Korean designers and their creations across a range of categories for a diverse curatorial of goods usually only found on the peninsula. As part of the MoMA Design Store's destination series and sponsored by HyundaiCard, …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: R-16

Athleticism, style and creativity take center stage at Seoul's second annual international breakdancing competition

With hundreds of the best b-boys and b-girls representing 16 crews from 14 different countries, R-16, Seoul’s second annual international breakdancing championship, is an unparalleled event. Episode 88 packs the two days of competitions into a kinetic experience of skill, energy and a love for the artform. From the slo-mo pop rocking of Japan’s Hamutsun Serve to Korea’s own Drifterz and Rivers, it’s a portrait …