Pin Up Girls: Evolution


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Infinity of Sound

I have recently come across these great Korean  songstresses, not the regular diatribe of Kpop, from the likes of Big Bang and Super Junior which makes you want to hurl from there sticky sweet tack. These girls are actually quite talented and also unsual and quite alternative. Infinity of Sound a.k.a IS (아이에스) play traditional Korean instruments fused with contemporary lyrics and funky beats. Unfortunately there is not information in English about IS. However they are well worth the listen!

Check it Out: ‘Bom’ (Spring)

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A Goreski Obsession

Break out the vintage frames, bow ties and prep style and you have Mr Brad Goreski, as seen on Bravo’s Rachel Zoe Project.  Mr Goreski always looks pristinely styled and well presentable. The über geek chic icon, who has a Clark Kent cuteness, is definitely a latest obsession for Retroho.

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The Visual Aid: Mike Perry

My new latest obsession is the illustrator, typographer Mike Perry. A brooklyn artist regularly has work appealing in magazines, newspapers and had a really perfect collaboration with a great British illustrator, Jim Stoten.

Check out Perry’s great T-shirt designs:

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The Oddjects

There whimsical creatures are designed and made by Kit Lane. Ugly cute felted creatures wonderfully designed and utterly adorable! I need one!

Check it Out: Kit Lane

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End of the Korean Road

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Wow! What happened to this year ? 12 months has already flown by here in South Korea. What a year it has been, lots of ups and downs, some great memories and some horrible.

One thing I will miss is weekend trips to Seoul to look around art galleries and explore. Seoul really is a great city and reminds me of back home in London. Which brings me to my first problem… why did I decide to live in a small city….. wow so much harder than I thought! Small town life is not for me, I enjoy walking around busy streets, checking out cool little stores and observing urban culture.

Another great memory I have had here is travelling around Korea, seeing the green tea fields, climbing to the top of mountains, and exploring Buddhist temples and shrines. I have met many nice people here and also many I would rather not see ever again… well that’s life.

I never thought I would be homesick but it really hit me hard around Christmas time when I didn’t feel well and i missed home cooked foods and my creature comforts. However, my DS, trashy Korean TV, Starbucks and Retroho have kept me sane.

As the chapter is closing , I am anxious and excited to see what will be happening in the next one, and what life back in the UK will hold for me. Here’s a few of my explorations:



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Stayin’ Cool

Threadless, Problems of Genetic Engineering Tshirt

Watermelon USB

Watermelon Bearbrick

Levi’s “Watermelon” 505 Jeans

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