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[Weekender] How design affects our lives

A couple asked architect Cho Min-suk to build “the most unique house in the world” in the scenic area of Heyri in Paju, a town near the border with North Korea. The couple believed that the design...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:48

[Weekender] Master of mini foods weaves design with fun

Sitting at a dinner table with strangers, it is often hard to avoid the awkward silence. You try to think of what to say but you are not sure what would be appropriate. This is when you turn to the ...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:44

[Weekender] Food packaging evolves as imagination meets science

This is the sixth in a series that examines the expanding role of design in the run-up to the Herald Design Forum 2014 on Nov. 26. ― Ed. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Desi...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:41

[Weekender] ‘No boundaries in art, design and ideas’

“Art has no boundaries. The boundary of art is the boundary of ideas, and ideas have no limits. If you can think it, you can make it happen with lots of hard work. You can create whatever you imagin...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:39

[Weekender] ‘Designers should be socially responsible’

Designers should be more than a beautifier, but a person who makes improvements for the world, said Daniel Kim, principal of Daylight Design. By following the “design thinking process” to draw out...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:38

[Weekender] Art toys dazzle kidults

Toys are no longer just for children. The website of Mattel, the maker of Barbie dolls, has separate pages for parents and collectors. Male adults go to Lego cafes where people can play with Lego se...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:37

[Design Forum] ‘Bringing emotion to people’

Belgian fashion designer Olivier Theyskens debuted in the high fashion world with a much-praised show for Rochas in 2003. Imbued with Parisian elegance, Theysken’s creations were regarded as a redef...

Updated : 2014.11.19 21:22

[Design Forum] Fast fashion meets designer names, changes consumer trends

This is the fifth in a weekly series that examines the expanding role of design in the run-up to the Herald Design Forum 2014 on Nov. 26. ― Ed. Over 300 people from their 20s to their 60s camped ou...

Updated : 2014.11.19 21:19

[Design Forum] Scrutiny of ‘homo mobilians’ key to designing mobile world

Like in the real world, there are rules in the mobile world of smartphones and tablets. The size of images, line spacing, location of buttons ― everything is carefully designed to help users find wh...

Updated : 2014.11.12 20:54

[Design Forum] In-car IT logs driver’s habits, runs mobile devices

This is the fourth in a weekly series that examines the expanding role of design in the run-up to the Herald Design Forum 2014 on Nov. 26. ― Ed. The word “design” derives from the Latin word “de...

Updated : 2014.11.12 20:53

[Weekender] Designs for life

Nearly a decade after Seoul City’s urban beautification campaign, design has become an essential part of urban planning in Korea. In Seoul, flashy new buildings continue to pop up, creating some no...

Updated : 2014.11.07 21:45

[Weekender] Urban renewal starts in the alleys

For the past decade, major urban projects in Seoul have centered on creating landmarks to achieve the ambition of making it the design capital of Asia. Old buildings and neighborhoods have been trans...

Updated : 2014.11.07 21:33

[Design Forum] Design resembles nature in Paju Book City

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us,” Winston Churchill said in October 1943 as he promised to reconstruct the British Parliament building, which had been destroyed by bombs during Wo...

Updated : 2014.11.05 21:12

[Design Forum] Removing the unnecessary brings out the essence of design: architect

This is the third in a weekly series that examines the expanding role of design in the run-up to the Herald Design Forum 2014 on Nov. 26. ― Ed. “Less is more.” Joon Paik’s simple answer epitomi...

Updated : 2014.11.05 21:08

Design ideas with a twist

Using 3-D printing technology, Dutch design studio Minale-Maeda has designed a set of plastic connectors that make it possible to assemble your own wooden furniture. Without using any tools, the conn...

Updated : 2014.11.04 20:42