Korean empire's legacy remains trapped abroad 2013/03/10, Source,
Buddhist monk Hye Moon got a rare chance to examine an emperor's helmet
In its final years and desperate to protect its sovereignty, the Joseon Dynasty briefly transformed into an empire, complete with majestic titles and ornate equipment. The royal family of the Joseon Dynasty declared themselves emperors and empresses, and King Gojong (1852-1919) himself took the title,...More
Top designer wants Korea to up its game 2013/03/09, Source,
Clockwise from top: a bath tub design for Samsung C&T, a concept car for Toyota and "Club World" seating for the business class cabin of British Airways. Provided by Tangerine
One of the most famous works by the London-based design company Tangerine is the seating configuration for the British Airways business class cabin. The firm rearranged the seats in a forward and backward facing configuration to give passengers 20 percent more space. It also became possible for passengers to use the seats flat beds. The design won the IDEA Grand Prix in 2001, and British Airways eventually commissioned the company to redesign its first class cabin as well,...More
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