What's on This Episode
World Ch. Schedule : THU 07:30 KST
Date : 2018-03-15
4 Angles Ep.212
▶Handmade Beauty – Speakers
AI-powered smart speakers are now available for everyone, letting them simply speak a command to have their wish come true. Despite the new, convenient technology, some are continuing the legacy of analog speakers to present a one-of-a-kind auditory experience. Let's learn more about Korea's handmade, analog speakers with Kim Yeon-seung, the owner of Courve.
▶Custom Handmade Bicycles
The bicycle is a simple means of transportation that is fun and doesn't pollute or take up much space in dense city environments. The majority of bikes available in the market are mass-produced, but custom-made bikes are also getting the limelight thanks to enthusiastic bikers. Each bespoke frame is made after matching the geometry of the frame to its owner as well as their riding style, purpose, and taste. Learn more about these exquisite and exclusive pieces of art made with devotion and craftsmanship.
▶Capturing Analog Sentiments: Handmade Fountain Pens
The "personal touch" of a fountain pen has led to such resurgence with modern consumers looking for an alternative in a world of digital products and services. The Korean fountain pen market revenues reach around US$100 million, and handmade pens are particularly sought-after thanks to the classic feel of the nib against paper, the sounds that the interaction of the nib with paper produces. Let's find out how this old-fashioned object has survived the winds of change and is evolving for the future.
▶Premium Handmade Umbrellas
Every year, a total of 40 million umbrellas are discarded in Korea. As the figure indicates, they are considered disposable items that are easily replaced. To change the traditional view of umbrellas, stylish and durable handmade umbrellas are being introduced in the market. Find out about these umbrellas, which are quickly becoming a new wardrobe essential.