Friday, October 23, 2009

Link: Komushin (고무신)

I love this website, especially the page with pictures that have doodles on them. So cute!

Narcissus, reinvented as a French fry:























The dried jujubes on the right are saying, "Oh, this feels so refreshing!" while the poor little yellow thing (I want to say it's a clove of garlic, but it looks smoother and rounder than garlic!) on the left is muttering, "It's hot as hell, hmph!"























I also really love the website's name. Komushin, or gomusin or gomushin, is pronounced "go-moo-sh-een," without the 'w' sound that the word 'sheen' has in it.

Gomu (고무) literally means rubber.
Shin (신) literally means shoe.

Cute, no?

I loved wearing these shoes as a child because of their pointed toes. And I really loved the socks that went with the shoes, called beoseon (버선), because they were also pointed and usually decorated in ways that little girls love, with embroidery or flowers or tassels. I could pretend I was a little elf!

I have only ever worn white gomusins, but they make them in black, too.



















Now I want Korean food and some pointy socks.

2 comments:

Pete December 16, 2009 at 11:39 PM  

hello

I love also gomusin and I want to have a pair, but I can`t buy them i Denmark. Can you help me. ?
Black ? size 280/295

Best regards

Pete

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