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A Designer’s Weekend in Seoul

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I first knew of Seoul as a place to visit for pop music and fashion. I was delightfully surprised to find a city alive with museums, galleries, cafes and design shops. To get a good sense of its creative energy, make sure you visit these places.
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50 Jong-ro 1-gil, Junghak-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
No matter where travel takes me, my favorite way to begin a day is with a cup of cappuccino accompanied with a buttery treat. On my recent trip to Seoul, I bookmarked Terarosa Coffee in Gwanghwamun and was blown away by the flawless coffee and...
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Heartist is a charming shop tucked between the Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Bukchon Hanok Village. From the street, you can see a 6-story building with people hanging out on the balconies crawled with plants. Once inside, you can visit the...
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240 Itaewon-ro, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
MMMG (millimeter/ milligram) is a design studio in Seoul that focuses on stationery and desk accessories. The founders chose the name mmmg to emphasize that details, no matter how small, make a difference in everyday life. The shop has some of the...
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Hidden in the hills of Namsan is an architectural gem that is the Leeum Samsung Art Museum. On my visit, I saw an impressive collection of Korean ceramics as well as installations from Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The three main...