Ok, so we’re pretty much spending every second day with our design and construction team at the studio trying to get it all ready. Things are flying by so quickly! We see things developing everyday! Anyhow, we’re super excited about it all, and just wanted to share with you some shots of the progress. This is your studio as much as it is ours, since you contributed to it, so we figured you might want to see what we’re seeing! We also have some plans of including you all in special ways, which we’ll reveal shortly.

I’m sure after watching this video some of you are gonna be like “WHEN WILL IT OPEN AHHHH!!!!” So, as for the expected finish date, it should be CHRISTMAS DAY! In less than a week! Holy smokes! They said that there could possibly be delays, but they don’t foresee it being any later than the 29th, which is still pretty freaking fast! Shouldn’t these things take months? Ah!

We’re doing this with a really cool design firm, Ogisa Design. Ogisa is, like, one of the biggest architects in Korea, supposedly. He’s written a bunch of books on architecture, too. Now, we’re not doing it with the HEAD of Ogisa. He’s a bit too out of our budget. But he did come by to look at the studio and sent one of his staff to handle the design. Luckily, we have a connection with him, somewhat. It’s not like we said “GET US THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST ARCHITECT IN KOREA!” No. Fortunately for us, the people that are designing our app have connections with Ogisa, and so they arranged it. That’s pretty cool, by the way. Our app developers, who should just be app-developey, hook us up with a design and architecture place. Side note: they also helped us find our apartment in Seoul. Good people, they are. JUNE! If you’re reading this, thanks for being such a great guy :D

Back to designing the studio talk: we’re doing things a bit differently than what’s normal, supposedly. We’re saying “supposedly” for a lot of this because we really don’t know anyone that’s done this before, so we’re just telling you things that we’re told. Anyhow, supposedly designing a place takes a lot longer than what it’s taking us, because the designers think about the layout and design and color scheme a lot, and then spend a while making perfect 3D renders of the whole thing. We didn’t need that, though. We had most of the studio already planned out in our minds. We don’t need 3D renders of everything, either. We’ve got good imaginations. If you tell us what you’re thinking about doing with what paint or material, we get it. No need to draw it out for us. So, basically, we have the designer come by with us to the studio as it’s being reconstructed. The designer gives us options of materials and paints and accessories and stuff. We choose then and there on the spot. Construction team starts working on it right away. That’s it! So, it’s a lot cheaper than the normal way of designing things, and also a lot faster. We like it that way!

Anyhow, we’ll tell you more as it develops, though we’re getting at the point now with construction that we don’t want to reveal that much more. We want the final reveal to be surprising in a way, you know? If we show you it all as it unfolds, then you won’t be like “OH MY GOD! THEY DID THAT?! SO COOL!” Woohoo! We can’t wait to get in the studio and do a live tour of it all! As soon as they set an end date for sure for sure, we’ll set a livechat date and do a studio reveal for you all. Then we’ll get back to doing livechats regularly. We sure miss those!

Also, if you’re, well, new to this, here’s our studio hunting video, where you can see a lot of the process of actually finding the place. Yeah!


  1. Have you guys noticed that on the OGISA website, if you click through Interior, and then on the EYK studio link, one of the pictures is like a outside view of the studios, and it has Simon doing what looks like the Abracadabra (now Gentleman) dance? I cracked up

  2. So jealous of all your success in the SK! So proud of you for making it!! Keep up the good work.

  3. Isn’t it ready yet? It’s the 29th!!!!

  4. I just wanted to say how frikkin jealous and proud I am of you guise! Going to Korea, living there, eat, sleep, cry and laugh there, creating these awesome videos and blogs for us and making it really succesful. And now you are actually getting your own studio! I’ve seen you guys grow since day 1 and I love watching you. I hope you guise will keep up the good work and live a happy, succesful and daebak life with eachother! GO TEAM NASTY!

  5. kpopfan123

    !!!!> . . <


  6. Oh gawd was that a NAP POD that I see? I am already imagining idols + nap pod combinationsssssssss hehehe

  7. This is going to be AWESOME, I’m so excited *-*

  8. I am totally digging the new website layout!!! awesomeness!! rock on y’all, rock… on…

  9. I really love how everything is coming along. The designers are amazing. I adore their little drawing on the walls. It is so organic. When I first saw the kitchen shelves I kept thinking of a wine rack because of the cubby holes. Don’t tell me that you guys are going to encourage drinking on the job. So exciting!

  10. I just thought of a golden ticket idea now that you have a studio space. Why don’t you cover the walls of the largest room in bricks and rent it to entertainment companies for video shootings and give mister Brohoho a run for his money? I know you said you don’t ever want to see another MV filmed in a brick room setting in 2013, but imagine how much you would earn, and all you have to do is sell your souls. It seems like a pretty good deal to me.

    • Hahaha! Simon just posted a picture of them in front of a brick wall, so you already have your wish granted. I think when they originally toured the studio there was a white painted brick wall. Now it seems to be completely stripped and bare which is how I like my brick walls.

      Btw, we missed you. Hope you are doing well.

      • Sorry for being MIA for so long. I’m well though. I applied for a scholarship a long time ago and I got accepted so I was in Dusseldorf, Germany for a month, doing busy work. Just got back ten days ago and now I’m in my hometown spending Christmas with my dad, so I kinda lost touch with the EYK community. After new year’s when I get home, I will catch up with you guise again.

        Btw, I saw the white brick wall but I haven’t seen it stripped down. They could live it like that just as an inside joke if not to make money out of it.

        • Oh that is great about the scholarship. It sounds great, even though you don’t get alot of down time. Better to be busy than bored!

          Here is a link to the EYK brohoho wall. http://Instagr.am/p/Tfh7G8TJOq/

        • Hi! Nice to see you back again. :) Congratulations on the scholarship!

          I can sum up the main things that happened while you were away. ^^
          - We get to use that pizza cutter after all!!! All KPop picked the Epik Nasty DHM cover as one of their contest winners, hahaha. :D iloveminhyun should eventually get it and post some pictures, I think, but she hasn’t heard anything from AKP since the announcement.
          - Tablo never revealed who the 16th baby monster was. I am of the opinion he was just trolling us the whole time.
          - EYKA nominations! Boy was that a huge job. It was really fun, but at the same time you probably would have wanted to tear your hair out more than once.
          - We broke DHM’s thread from over-commenting about the nominations and moved over to Up’s thread (S&M eventually fixed DHM again, but we stayed over on Up). They’re both about to go off the charts, though. We’re going to be homeless soon.

          (This isn’t really an event, just me, lol: I did a video request for the Indie segment.)
          - You were nice enough to take one for the team and participate in the DHM cover, so here’s a link to my own embarrassing YouTube footage: http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/korean-indie-playlist-the-what-season/
          If you’re interested in KIndie at all, you should check out their Indie segment. Jamie’s got a video request in the works as well.

          I can’t really think of anything else, so I guess besides the nominations you didn’t miss too much.

          Happy holidays! I guess we’ll all catch up again after New Year’s. ^^

    • To second Natz’ sentiment, we do miss you. Did you hear our Epik Nasties video won for the AKP cover contest? :)

      • Aww, thanks, I’m honestly overwhelmed. I missed you guise too, but as I said to @Nutnatz:disqus I was really busy for the last month and a half. I barely got to check my email, let alone the Nasty threads. No worries though, I plan to join you again after new year’s when I get home. For now I can only sneak in from the office computer when I can take a work break which is almost never.
        Anyway, I checked the contest winners list a while ago, but I don’t remember seeing our video being there. Wow, it’s awesome that we won. I’m quite shocked frankly.

  11. In a way, I’m glad for you guise that you already envisioned how your studio is going to look like, but I kinda wished you would be a bit confused about the layout that you would need some nasty opinions from us. Then I could have gotten the chance to be a part of your awesome ground setting experience. But hey, that’s just my inner architectural selfishness, urging me to stick my hands into every project I see, so don’t mind me. I’m really happy for you that all the pieces are starting to fall into place and I’m sure the studio is going to look amazing because it will reflect your personalities.
    I know you want to do a big inauguration, but I hope you’ll post at least a few more updates.

  12. I am honestly so amazed that you two are accomplishing this. This is a difficult feat to achieve in NORTH AMERICA! And you’re doing it in a FOREIGN COUNTRY! I love watching you guys because it just reminds me that you never really know where life will take you. I bet if someone would have told you guys 10 years ago that you’d be living and starting a fun, creative business in South Korea, you would have slapped them silly and called them crazy. So inspiring!

  13. Wow… this is amazing. You two are truly inspirational and super creative. The finished studio would be an excellent Christmas present for you :)

  14. Wow can’t wait to see the finished studios. I hope you guys give a tour once a month with a fee to public to raise some more money! I would definitely pay to come and see.

  15. Hey,This is JUNE. As I said, I’m really thanks and happy for mentioned me HERE!
    AND Watching the EYK’s growth same time beside you guys is such a big honor for me.
    Remember me :)

  16. I’m going to Korea in January and argh I wish I could just spend a day with you guys or something! I’ve been on an eatyourkimchi marathon since a few days ago haha it would be cool if you opened the studio to the public or something similar cos I would totally stalk you guys mwahahaha

  17. Will Spudgy and Meemers go to the studio with you guys everyday? Hoping that Spudgy and Meemers will not have lesser screen time in the future, because they’re one of the reasons i subscribed. =X

  18. Are you guise going to have a multi-camera setup in the new studio? Or is it going to be single-camera like the rest of the blog?

  19. i’m so excited for you guys!!! wish you all the best!!!

  20. Are you guys going to live in your studio? I find it unnecessary to build rooms like the little kitchen. Don’t get me wrong I think it’s cute! Waiting for the tour! :3

  21. Can’t wait to see it done! it’s going to look awesome! :)

  22. You guys have a chalkboard? Wow! I don’t know why am I so excited about this, but it’s awesome! Can’t wait to see what you will draw on it :D

  23. Looking so awesome you guys! I’m really excited for you. Curious to see who the first interview/musical guest will be too :D

  24. Watching all these videos makes me kinda sad that I couldn’t donate… But I’m really happy to see things coming along so smoothly! I love your color choices, so vibrant! :D

  25. This is a little weird, but your kitchen is Spudgy colors! The tile is blue and the wall above is the green he used to have…

  26. So fast? It’s like Extreme Makeover! Home Edition. Oh, do one of those!:D

  27. I’m confused. I thought you were a blog shot (generally) in the kitchen of your apartment. Was that a set the whole time? Or now you’re getting a set and you’re like a real company? Is doing the blog your job now or do you still teach or do something else?

    • They do currently shoot in their kitchen, but they are building a studio so they no longer have to keep all their equipment at home, and so they can officially invite people over to a place to do interviews. And they needed to register EYK as a business at least partly for Visa purposes. Since they are Canadians they have to have a legitimate reason to stay in Korea.

  28. Anyone else worried about missing the livechat? I have problems with those because of school :( I wish there could be a video too!

  29. It’s soooooo soooo cool! I’m soooo proud of you, of us. I guess it’s all so overwhelming and crazy to do that, huh? :3

  30. I CANNOT wait for you guys to reveal this! So happy for you and you both have such an amazing sense of style. It’s going to look awesome!

  31. The studio is coming along nicely. I love the way they just draw their ideas for you on the wall, what amazing skills they have. I love the submarine room you have, you should put a periscope in there just for the sake of it.

    Soo looking forward to the final finish-revealing video.

  32. YAY!!! SO glad to see it coming to life! Totally love the colour choice!

    p/s: you can rent that part of the brick wall and exposed ceilings to K-Pop bands for their MVs. Brohohohoh~! :D

  33. Congrats guys and the studio space looks so amazing!

  34. PunkyPrincess92

    it’s becoming so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!
    i love the colour of the kitchen!!! and your tubey ceiling is AMAZING!!!!!
    man i’m so excited for it to be finished and to see the results!!!!

  35. kawaii_candie

    this is so cool you guys! so cool! i have no words! i’d be so excited if this was me!


  36. that seems awesome !! can’t wait seeing you in your new studio ^^

  37. SIMON!!! MARTINA!!!!

    I’m so excited for you guys!!!

    I can’t wait to go to Seoul and bombard your studio of awesome!

    xD xD
    Keep up the good work! hwaiting!

  38. Wow it’s like they’re doing everything at the same time… like they’re painting the ceiling while constructing a shelf… can’t wait to see it!

  39. Have you guys encountered any difficulty in hiring people for the construction, planning, and explaining your ideas to the people you hired? While you guys seem very proficient in Korean, since it’s not your native language, I’m curious if finding/remodeling a studio has been more challenging for you because of that?

  40. so cool, cant wait to see it finished!!! ^.^

  41. Can’t wait to see it all finished! And then when you get to work from there and so on :D

  42. omg :D the eat your kimchi studio is lookin great!!

  43. i am so exciting and touching even i am just helping with 5 dollars for nasty studio .. argghhh so excitingggg

  44. EYK studios is like, my new dream office after YG building. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? OGISA IS WORKING ON EYK STUDIOS. A;DKJF;LWKJF. I’m jelly. VERY jelly.

  45. I’m so excited to see what the finished EYK Studio will look like!

  46. Who would you like to be the first person or people you guys interview in your new studio in the New Year? And “anyone would be awesome” is not an answer…dream person no matter how minuscule the chances are that you’d actually interview them.

  47. I’m so excited for you guys!!! And super jelly of Martina’s make up room.

    I was wondering if we can make donations on the fundraiser page still? Or are you using a different system now?

  48. I am so ridiculously excited about the studio. I know it’s silly, but I’ve been with EYK for a long time and to see you guise becoming so successful warms my heart. You so deserve it and I’m more than glad to help in any way I can. I’m a Nasty 4 Lyfe <3

  49. PLEASE make a separate video of the revealing! I know you guys are probably switching to youtube instead of Kondoot, and thank goodness, but most of your fans are international and probably can’t make the times that you can :’(

    Regardless, I love you two to death! Such amaaazing work you’ve both done so far! <3

  50. Costco actually has tubes that take money somewhere actually aha. They just put money in a mini tube and then they have a bigger tube to suck it and you see it go somewhere. Also I really like the colors you are using, the Spudgy blue especially :D.

  51. I haven’t even seen it complete yet, and I’m already in awe. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!
    They’re like design ninjas! I’ve never seen work like this get done this quickly! (And I think I’m a fair judge, I go to an art school and we have Design and Interior Design majors. This is nuts. Lol!)
    And you’re coming out with an app??? :D When will that be done?!

  52. I guess most would be like “Yay, sat through it all. It wasn’t so bad actually…” But I was like “OMO, this is so coool *w* ” Hahahaha ~ Can’t wait to see the end result!

  53. I can’t describe how happy I am for you guys :D It already looks so great. And I’m so excited to see the result and all the videos your going to make.

    What I thought would be kinda cool is, if you would upload a video similar to this one after the big reveal. A bit in the “here’s the music video and after that you’ll get the behind the scenes/making of” style.

    I would love to see it, mainly because I’m a little interior freak and totally love stuff like that :D

  54. Once the studio is finished, I hoep that you’d open it up to the public XD As a nasty, if I ever got the chance to travel to Korea, I’d LOVE to see your studio and tour it!! :D

  55. You guys said that you were having some one design an app for you, any idea as to when that will be released, also who is designing it, just curious ^^

  56. Gosh…the design wizards are amazing. We want this. Draw. Coffee. Done. It’s so fast 0___0 No wonder it will be done in a week.
    Seriously after the first visit to the mini kitchen and then watching it progress so quickly I was just thinking: “what is this Korean design sorcery?!”

  57. It would be amazing if tour groups started bringing us to your studio and be all like ‘This is the wonderful and famous studio that eatyourkimchi does their filming in!!!!’ HAHAHAHA.

  58. Studio’s looking great! I can imagine it looking really whacky and all… Since it’s thought out by you guys!

  59. KATHyphenTUN

    OMG!!! i’m sooo excited and sooooooooo proud of you two!! you have really come so far!!! I feel a little misty eyed T.T

  60. can you guys tell us your new studio address ,
    so you can start getting your fan mail there ( but not now when everything is all done ) ;)

  61. I am soooo excited for you guys!!!
    Been watching your videos for almost a year now and love both of you so much!!!!

    The studio is going to turn out so colorful and EPIC!!!! :D x

  62. This is so awesome! You know, you guys have a pretty freaking cool success story. I’m sure there are a lot of people who are not only fans of you and your segments, but inspired on a personal level.

  63. Oh my gosh, I am SO excited for this. I can’t even explain my feels. /lol/ I’m glad I was able to be apart of why you guys have accomplished this! :D

  64. Wow! The studio is looking amazing guys! I can’t wait to see the end result! This is so amazing! I feel like crying, really I do, you are including us so much so we can feel like we are a part of this, and on behalf of the Nasties, I want to thank you. You guys are amazing! This couldn’t happen to any two nicer people than yourselves! I hope you are sleeping well and staying healthy! EYK, Hwaiting!

  65. Congratulations! You guys worked so hard to get to where you’re at right now. Can’t wait to see the final product! :D

  66. I kept cleaning my monitor because of that fruit fly~!! haha just realized it was with the video after i finished watching ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  67. ahhh! i can already imagine you guys interviewing people in that studio and when they come over having people be like “sorry you have a nAP POD?”
    on the real though, the studio is looking fantastic and i absolutely cannot wait to see it when it’s finished because wowie zowie it just looks fabulous

  68. ahhhh I’m so excited!

  69. Looks absoluetly amazeing! You two are so full of energy and inspiration when it comes to your projects that it gets me all amped for them!
    This will defnintly be a studio that will be remembered by anyone who comes to visit. Excited for the end result!

  70. wow it’s really starting to come together >.< it's going to look great and I can't wait till you guys get to start using it for realsies ^.^

  71. omg i just realized this now, if i ever visit korea, u guys will now have a place where i can come, instead of stalk (your apt) haha so cool!!

  72. Ahhhh, just did a hyperventilatey happy dance when I saw this video was posted! Thank you so much for sharing all of this process with us. Also, the bright green paint in the kitchenette TOTALLY reminded me of Spudgy’s old mohawk :P

  73. How far is the studio from your apartment?

  74. AAHHHH This is super exciting! Best part is I know that I’m going to love it because you both have an amazing sense of style

  75. In the entrance, on the wall you should put a BIG eat your kimchi logo, but use tile or something else eye popping. Maybe something 3 dimensional? Anywho, Congratulations guys!!! Keep up the awesome work and don’t ever ever give up!!!

  76. CRAZY!!! It looks seriously amazing so far and I can’t imagine how awesome the finished product will look like!! SO EXCITED!

  77. AH this is super exciting and omg its like a christmax/new year present except ebtter than any other present ever! :DD
    and i loved those pencil drawings on the walls and the colors you guys chose and how fast you chose them :D

  78. unicornsgalaxy

    guise! I’m so excited to see the end result! You guys have such a good eye for design. I almost want you to come to my house and do some designing. I have pictures and artwork that I’ve had for about a year and they have yet to actually make it onto the walls!

    I can’t wait to see who will be the first group to be interviewed in your new studio! I’m thinking UKiss is going to be all over that! Kevin is such a little fan boy, I bet he’s bugging his management all the time saying “Book us for EYK in their new studio” and giving puppy eyes!

  79. I bet your designers might find some of your ideas wacky! But that’s what makes you guys you! Can’t wait to see the final unveiling!

    • I was thinking that. lol I bet when the guy was painting the ceiling green,he was like “WTF is up with these foreigners and their bright colors?” But it wouldn’t be a Nasty studio without the S&M touch ;D

  80. can i visit your studio if i ever go to korea? so excited to know that the money i donated payed for like about 1/2 sq inch of carpet LOL

  81. I just spent like two minutes trying to figure out what was on my computer screen because there’s a speck on Martina’s face in the beginning of the video. Turns out it was a bug on your camera…haha

  82. i’m so happy that the studio is process :D i’m so proud of you guys! i’ve been you guys for quite a long time and seeing this studio sobs its like i have been through an adventure with you guys. i really hope everything will go well for you guys in the future and i am soooo looking forward to a Big Bang and 2NE1 interview hahaha i know you guys are gonna use all your power to make that come true! other than that, could you please do a separate video of the revealing of the studio? :c i’m afraid what if on that particular day, i was busy or i couldn’t do the livechat with you guys and i’ll miss the revealing :c i hope you guys will do a separate video :/ anyways, all the best for the studio and i can’t wait to see the apartment you guys got in Seoul!

  83. hapagirl

    Super excited. My best friend is a bit worried if this means a end to wanks and fapfaps. I’m guessing Meemers and Spudgy are also getting a little area too.

  84. bigbangfosho

    are you guys going to bring spudgy and meemers to the studio once it’s finished? how are you going to move from your apartment to the studio? SO EXCITED!!

  85. So freaking excited, cannot wait to see it finished and filled with kpop idols!!! ^.^

  86. AAHH!!!! I’m absolutely STOKED for you guys!! Hopefully it will be bombastic-elastic and freaking awesome (who am I kidding, of course it will be awesome!) And what a GREAT Christmas present for you both sqqquuueeee. I’m not sure you can comprehend how big my smile is, and how much my heart is filled with joy for you <# (the heart explodes cause it can't handle all the looovveee)

  87. Everything looks so great although I will miss your videos at home.
    Btw… tiny fly on day one :D

  88. Pfft I love the bit about the tubing and little messaging system. Reminds me of some cartoon that I’ve forgotten the name of…
    Martina has her own Makeup Room~ 8D

    I can’t wait to see how this’ll turn out! >w<
    The kitchen ceiling is so bright :o After it dried, did it still look like that? I wish my house was colorful like that. Unfortunately, my house is full of white walls :P

  89. Waa! *-* it’s so exciting you guys!!!! can’t wait to see it ready! n.n* good luck :D keep up the good work

  90. You GUys!!!!!!!! This is so awesome!!! I love your commitment to us Natsies. Letting us see and explore with you. Even thought you’re super busy getting this whole this going…. I love it!!!! And It will be your Christmas present ^0^ <Awweerz)

  91. You know what this is? This is like one of those home videos parents take of their kids’ first birthday and first steps and first time on a bike and then second time on a bike and YOU GET THE IDEA XD

    Seeing EYK grow like this is pretty surreal. I’ve watched you guys since before people could vote for KMM and seeing the studio videos just nails it home how far you’ve come. If I, as just a subscriber, already feel this way then it must be 12958439x more surreal to you guys!

    and idk much about designing but those probably aren’t designers you’re working with. They’re most likely high level wizards because “oh you want it like this? *draw on wall*” and then next day its like, VISION COMING TO LIFE. Yeah. Ogisa hires wizards.

  92. Ah! Hopefully I can visit while I’m studying abroad next semester :) ^^

  93. You guise are gonna have the most badass studio EVAR!

  94. This is so exciting, guys!! I’m really happy for you! <3333

  95. I’m a designer and I loved watching the two designers working with you sketching on the walls. Super organic. And you both have a very good idea of what you like visually so I’m sure that’s helping get things moving so quickly. Can’t wait to see the finished product. Felicidades. :)

  96. Could you guys make a video once EYK studios is up and running and completely furnished and all that? Other than that I’d like to congragulate you guys on your hard work. EYK fighting!!!!

  97. Am I the only one who saw the random like fruit fly thing on the camera at random scenes? Just me? Anyone?

  98. At 1:57-2:24 I literally thought that bug on your lense was on my laptop because I tried to squish it. Sadly I just smudged my screen and didn’t kill the bug XD

  99. It’s beautiful! ;w;

  100. Congratulations!!!!!
    You guys are amazing and I’ve been sleep deprived due to watching your videos nonstop. <3
    Keep up the great work^^

  101. AWESOME!! I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited to see the final studio!! :D <3 you guise!

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