Vegan's Chronicles + [seoul]

Handmade Korea Fair 2011

If you have nothing to do today, check this out! On Friday, I dragged a friend with me to go see the Handmade Korea Fair at COEX (last day is today!). It was the perfect indoor event for these rainy days, and was like a Korean version of the Renegade Craft Fair in the US (which I looooove), except not quite as hipster.

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There was quite a variety of vendors, ranging from cool young crafters to older traditional Korean artisan-types, and from furniture designers to painters and illustrators.

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A wheel throwing demonstration

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Sew, good woman, sew!

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Here are some of my favorites:

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There were also a few food booths inside the event hall, such as this ddeok stall. All their ddeoks looked so pretty and yummy, I had to get one.

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Yum. Especially liked the black beans.

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Overall, it was an awesome event and I was inspired by all the creative minds making things and following their passions. I kept wishing I could be there too, selling my own stationery line, prints, paintings... I wanna try to get my own booth at next year's event! :P

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This is me.