See & Do
On Insadong’s Saamzzie Street rests a small handicraft shop called ‘Bin Collection’. Its studio and showroom belonged to an annex of the Jeongdong Sungkonghoe Church. Here, the public can find handmade goods such as blankets, pillows, and wrapping cloths. Traditional Korean designs and patterns are embroidered and knitted into the featured goods, which were considered necessities for women in earlier days. The shop is famous for the majority of its clientele coming from overseas – nearly 70 percent – the most notable of which was the Queen of Denmark who purchased a Korean blanket. A popular shop in Tokyo’s Roppongi district, ‘Midtown’, carries items from ‘Bin Collection’ and has popularized its wares.