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Update on Our Studio Construction!

December 17, 2012

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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!

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  1. !!!!> . . <

    <3<3<3<3

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

    4 years ago
  3. 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.

    4 years ago
  4. 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!

    4 years ago
  5. HEY JUNE YOU ARE AWESOME :D

    On behalf of EYK’s fans I would like to thank you for taking care of our two favourite Canadians :D

    4 years ago
  6. 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

    4 years ago
  7. 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!!!!

    4 years ago
  8. this is so cool you guys! so cool! i have no words! i’d be so excited if this was me!

    congratulations!!!

    4 years ago
  9. that seems awesome !! can’t wait seeing you in your new studio ^^

    4 years ago
  10. 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!

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

    4 years ago
  12. omg :D the eat your kimchi studio is lookin great!!

    4 years ago
  13. i am so exciting and touching even i am just helping with 5 dollars for nasty studio .. argghhh so excitingggg

    4 years ago
  14. 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.

    4 years ago
  15. I’m so excited to see what the finished EYK Studio will look like!

    4 years ago
  16. 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.

    4 years ago
  17. 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?

    4 years ago
    • We don’t have any donations page set up anymore. The donations were just for the fundraising period. I didn’t think people would be interested in still donating afterwards!

      4 years ago
      • I would rather make you a transfer every month than watch ads before your videos, and you would get more money in the end!

        4 years ago
      • I missed out the last time and would like to express my appreciation to you both for enhancing my internetainment/ cybertainment life since the beginning of EYK.

        4 years ago
      • I am still interested. Maybe you could setup an official fanclub with a small monthly fee, to have a steady source of income, just in case.

        4 years ago
      • I am interested too!!!~! ^^ <3

        4 years ago
      • Well, I am. :) It’s a huge undertaking and I figured you guys could use all the help you can get.

        4 years ago
        • You could always buy their t-shirts. The money goes directly to them and you get an awesome shirt. It’s a win-win :D

          4 years ago
        • I have 3 shirts. :P I was thinking of giving a donation that’s a little bigger than the cost of those.

          4 years ago
  18. We’re thinking of ways to let people come visit, but we can’t leave it just flat out open for anyone to come in. We gotta, you know, work there and all, and we’d be too busy talking to people than actually working. But we do want to have events there, hopefully!

    4 years ago
  19. 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

    4 years ago
  20. 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.

    4 years ago
  21. 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?!

    4 years ago
  22. 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

    4 years ago
  23. 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 ^^

    4 years ago
  24. 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?!”

    4 years ago
  25. 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.

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

    4 years ago
  27. 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

    4 years ago
  28. 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.

    4 years ago
  29. 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

    4 years ago
  30. 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!

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

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

    4 years ago
  33. 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

    4 years ago
    • Maybe a little curtain. There are ones that completely block out all light.

      4 years ago
    • An electrochromic window might be useful for that…that way u can have it block the light and make it dark for the napper, then flip a switch to make it clear when u want people to see in and know if it is empty. Works as a do not disturb sign and effective light blocker/allower.

      4 years ago
  34. Nic

    ahhhh I’m so excited!

    4 years ago
  35. 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!!

    4 years ago
  36. 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

    4 years ago
  37. How far is the studio from your apartment?

    4 years ago
  38. 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

    4 years ago
  39. 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!!!

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

    4 years ago
  41. 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!

    4 years ago
    • Ha! for that to happen they would actually have to come back to Korea though. I think they plan on staying in Japan until March.

      4 years ago
    • I have a mental image of him being super happy and wanting a tour of the whole place.

      4 years ago
  42. 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!

    4 years ago
    • 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

      4 years ago
  43. 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

    4 years ago
  44. 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.

    4 years ago
  45. 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!!

    4 years ago
  46. So freaking excited, cannot wait to see it finished and filled with kpop idols!!! ^.^

    4 years ago
  47. 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)

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

    4 years ago
  49. 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

    4 years ago
  50. 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)

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

    4 years ago
  52. 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.

    4 years ago
    • Wait, you tell them what you want, and they actually get it done?!!! Unreal!

      4 years ago
      • Not only that: we tell them what we want, vaguely. They whip out a pencil, Michaelangelo it on our wall, and when we say yes, then they start making it, after the Michaelangeloing.

        4 years ago
        • as i was watching the video i kept thinking to myself “the studio is coming alive right before my eyes magically” i can’t wait to see the finished product. and i love your color choices… definitely colors that are harmonious and lively~ make sure you don’t use any brain waking colors in the nap room^^

          4 years ago
  53. Ah! Hopefully I can visit while I’m studying abroad next semester :) ^^

    4 years ago
  54. This is so exciting, guys!! I’m really happy for you! <3333

    4 years ago
  55. 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. :)

    4 years ago
  56. Woooow, so cool!

    4 years ago
  57. 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!!!!

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

    4 years ago
  59. Can’t wait :D

    4 years ago
  60. It’s beautiful! ;w;

    4 years ago