I know. I know. It's been a long while.
I've been working a lot. Essentially working Mon - Sun for the coolest little hagwon in Seoul. It's a project of love (I know. Sounds mind boggling, but it's true). I haven't be going about town as much as I used to, and when I do, I don't feel like taking out my camera. Basically, what I'm trying to say is, this blog will continue to be a little boring, but I will try to make an effort to blog at least once a week.
A few weeks ago, I accompanied my cousin N to 동대문 종합시장 (Dongdaemun Chonghap-shijang). It's a textile market, so I never would have thought to check it out. Fortunately, my cousin needed to pick up some fabric and knitting material, so I tagged along.
If you're into sewing, knitting, or like me, are just really into Project Runway, you need to check out 동대문 종합시장, the "Mood" of Project Runway Korea.
I can barely sew a button, but I love looking at fabric, ribbons, and other design accessories. It's strange, I know. It's truly a sight to see all of these stalls bursting with beautifully colored textiles and other crafty knickknacks. In addition to textiles, you will find stalls selling handmade jewelry, ribbons, costumes, and housewares. It's pretty awesome to have all of those vendors in one complex. You can even purchase fabric from one stall, then find a seamstress a few stalls down who will make you custom curtains.
It's a bit of a maze, as most Dongdaemun markets are, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes. I'm always amazed how Korean shopkeepers manage to stay afloat with such side-by-side competition, but from the consumer's standpoint, it's great to have all those options.
I captured a few pictures if you need visuals.
(By the way, if you're digging my "polaroids" you should download the Poladroid: "The easiest and funnest Polaroid Maker."