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UndercoverCartographer’s Independence Hall, Seoul snapshot.

Taken April 29, 2011.

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UndercoverCartographer’s Teddy Bear Museum, Seoul snapshots.

Taken April 23, 2011.

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UndercoverCartographer’s Korean Food Trip, Saemangeum snapshot.

Taken April 26, 2011.

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UndercoverCartographer’s National Folk Museum, Seoul snapshot.

Taken April 22, 2011.

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UndercoverCartographer's National Folk Museum, Seoul snapshot.

Taken April 22, 2011.

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"To live is to be among men, and to be among men is to struggle, a struggle not only with them but with oneself; with their passions, but also with one’s own."

- Jose Rizal
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UndercoverCartographer's Photo Archive: Sparkling South Korea.

Taken April 2009 and April 2010.

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UndercoverCartographer loves Seoul’s penchant for design!

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Mas Oyama’s challenging training regimen culminated in year-long periods of isolation in the Japanese mountains, where, legend has it, Oyama shaved off one of his eyebrows so that he could not return to civilisation before his training was complete. This solitary training, known as yamagomori, was inspired by the ascetic tradition of Japanese Samurai, and involved a great amount of shugyo, or spiritual discipline.


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Teodora Zareva on April 11, 2011, 9:00 AM


It’s not easy for most urban dwellers to get their daily dose of nature moving from one concrete box to another. Habitat Horticulture tries to solve this problem by painting walls with plants. The company designs living walls that optimize everyday space, transform it aesthetically, and in addition improve its inhabitants’ physical and mental well-being.

Even though vertical gardens are nothing new, it turns out that not all living walls are created equal. Unlike vines, for example, which create damage to the exterior surfaces on the walls, plants in the living walls are rooted directly into a medium attached to the wall. In HH’s case this medium is not soil but porous, mold-free, geo-textile material allowing for root migration throughout the wall. The soil-less system uses 75% less water than traditional ones with soil, and is made from 100% recycled and recyclable materials. The medium itself doesn’t decompose or has to be replaced.

Since the plants are not constricted to a small square box, the designers can literally paint the walls with plants and move around curves, arches or any geometric shape. But the benefits are not just aesthetic. Living walls reduce energy costs for heating and cooling, improve the air quality, diminish annoying street noise or echoes in large rooms and reduce stress. 

Via triplepundit.com

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UndercoverCartographer's Mekong River, Vietnam snapshot.

UndercoverCartographer's Mekong River, Vietnam snapshot.

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"Genius is eternal patience."

- Michelangelo
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"If you do not overcome your tendency to give up easily, your life lead to nothing."

- Masutatsu Oyama
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"One must try everyday to expand one’s limits."

- Masutatsu Oyama
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Goodness Gracious Me: Typical Asian Parents