Posts from April 2010.

April 27th, 2010

CAFE1010

10×10 is one of my favorite stationary/ design stores in Korea. I was quite excited when I saw the sign of CAFE1010 while I was walking around the streets in Hongdae.

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CAFE1010 is a cafe themed with travel. The entire experience at this coffee shop reminded me of being on an airplane – the receipt of purchased item looks like an airplane ticket, the menu items reminded me of in-flight meal, and their membership card is called passport.

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Coffee tasted great here and you can purchase the cute mug they serve coffee with at their stationary/ design store. Although I didn’t get a chance to try their food, some of their sandwiches and light alcohol looked quite good as well.

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They also have a few book shelves filled with travel/ photography books and magazines. The windows are decorated with airplane windows and travel destinations.

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The huge red container on the doorway is their stationary/ design store filled with the brilliant 10×10 stationary/ design items. If you are lucky, you can get store discounts as well.

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To get to CAFE1010, take subway line 2, get off at Hongik Univ. station, and take exit number 5.

Website: www.cafe1010.co.kr
Address: 358-8 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Phone: +82 2 324 1616
Open: noon – midnight

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For more photos of CAFE1010, please visit my Flickr set CAFE1010.



April 25th, 2010

Someday

John was kind enough to let me use his Hasselblad while he was visiting Korea. I finally managed to scan my very first roll with Hasselblad yesterday. The entire experience of holding Hasselblad, looking through the amazingly beautiful view finder, and hearing the loud but complete sound when the shutter is pressed is something else. Now I see the result of it, I can’t wait to get one for myself someday.

looking out.

sunny afternoon.

two.

creative buddhas.

chestnuts & tea

reflected.

spring.



April 23rd, 2010

Porto, Portugal

The grey and nostalgic weather yesterday reminded me of the day I was wandering around in Porto, Portugal. Such a lovely place to take a walk along the river, stop by at some random outdoor cafes for a glass of Port wine, get lost in allies where the buildings are tiled with beautiful Azulejo, and have a lovely dinner with a new friend at an awesome Moroccan restaurant by the river. I went through my photo archive to remember the days and wanted to share some of my favorite shots with you.

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oranges.

portoness.

a visitor.

waiting.

cute butt.

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porto wine tasting.

sarah tasting porto wine. :-)

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her window.

by the window.

morrocan.

obrigada!

porto by night.



April 16th, 2010

By the River

Sara & Hisung are very special clients and the sweetest couple I’ve worked with. It’s been a while since I did the engagement photo shoot with them and I finally managed to have time to process all the photos from it. I decided to share some of my favorites from the session.

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Here’s the link Sara’s Engagement for more photos from the session.