* Date : 2017-03-04
4 Angles Ep.158
Shoe Factory Town Gets a Makeover
Urban regeneration is giving a second life to ghost towns. Once a desolate industrial area with shoe factories, Seongsu-dong in Seoul has now transformed into a hip neighborhood with handmade shoe boutiques, retail shops and artisan cafes. The urban renewal project of the area involved active participation from residents in the decision-making process. We take a look at how it breathed a new life into a decaying neighborhood and restored its economy to its former glory.
Self-Built Dream Homes
Owner-builders are on the rise, driving the DIY home-building trend. To cater to this trend, there are now professional agencies that offer useful advice and tips for home construction. Self build has never been easier with professional tips and consulting services, but it is still a project that require commitment and passion. Then what makes it so appealing? Learn how people are turning the dream of building their own home into reality.
Men Emerge as New Force in Retail
Men are increasingly showing interest in consumer home appliances with sophisticated designs. The rise of single-person households and men's increased involvement in household work have created a male consumption trend that considers household appliances as part of a home's interior decor. Brands are capitalizing on the trend, unveiling new lines of products that cater to men's preferences. Find out how men's contribution to household work is affecting the retail landscape.
Rising Pet Stars
Amid the rise of "pet families," or pet owners who consider their pets part of their family, the Korean pet industry is expected to reach US$ 5.8 bil. in 2020. Today, companion animals are popular than ever, appearing on TV shows, movies and commercials and garnering an impressive social media following. We take you into the adorable world of famous pet stars and acting or modelling schools that offer professional training for these animals.