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the power of threadless

When I was at BU, we read a very interesting case about Threadless, an innovative company in Chicago that uses an online community of artists  to create and vote on T-shirt designs. They call this kind of model crowdsourcing, and it’s pretty … Continue reading

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“ondolbang” in korea

one of my favorite childhood memories is of our family sitting together on the toasty floor, talking, laughing, and watching TV during cold winter nights. we would crawl around feeling for warm spots and beckon others to come sit: wave, tap … Continue reading

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shopping in seoul: part 1

seoul has a lot of famous department stores, like Lotte, Hyundai, Shinsegae, but they tend to be a little fancy. and by fancy, i mean expensive. hella expensive. i also find them a little annoying because most brands in women’s … Continue reading

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toilets in korea

toilets in korea are awesome. most public bathrooms are clean and beautiful and many even have bidets. i confess i have never actually used a bidet myself, but the most amazing thing about these bidets is that the seats are … Continue reading

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first world problems

my friend at Sweet + Condensed sent me the link to this hilarious quick meme page, and i’ve been cracking up the past half hour. the sad fact is that i have actually complained loudly about 99% of the first … Continue reading

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smart city: seoul

seoul is the smartest city i have ever been in. and by smart, i don’t mean that its people are intelligent (although, let’s be honest: korean peeps are pretty darn smart) — i mean that the city seems to make … Continue reading

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magic, magic, magic

Every time I go to a korean hair salon, I learn that they’ve invented some new, super techy-sounding perm. There’s regular perm, digital perm, magic perm, straight perm, roll-straight perm, air wave perm, thermal wave perm, blah blah blah. seriously, who can … Continue reading

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’twas a few days after Christmas

i feel like i’ve really let down my readers (yes, all four of you) by not writing anything about christmas. i mean, this is, like, the most commercial, consumer-driven time of the year, isn’t it? shouldn’t this be my time … Continue reading

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a day at the malaysian fish spa

The Husband and i went to singapore and kuala lumpur last week. before our trip, i told everyone that i’d be doing two things in KL: going on a food tour and going to a fish spa. the former didn’t … Continue reading

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happy cyber monday!

oh, hello! sorry i’ve been MIA. i’ve been too busy traveling around the world and spraying money in four different currencies. the consummate consumer is making a major comeback, y’all! i have lots to talk about, but i need time to … Continue reading

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