Inspiration New York

Farewell, New York: A Giveaway!

I am hosting a small giveaway as a way to bid New York farewell and to thank you for making the blogsphere such a warm, welcoming place to share and grow.  I am especially grateful for all your kind words of encouragement during this time of transition. I will already be living in Korea by the time I send out the giveaway package, which would be a wonderful excuse to explore my new neighborhood’s post office.

And of course, I am so excited to officially share my new limited edition photo zine “The Way Home” with you. It’s beautifully printed on 100lb silk-coated paper, and full of expired vintage film and digital photographs from New York.





The giveaway features: my original “The Way Home” photo zine, four vintage airmail envelopes, two New York City skyline postcards, one “Wish Tree for Zuccotti Park” postcard by Yoko Ono, two Japanese stationary sets, and of course, a little surprise (maybe something from Seoul!).

Everything goes to one randomly chosen winner.

You only have to do two things:
1) Be a Maps and Fragments follower. It can be on any RSS readerTwitterBloglovin’Facebook, etc.
2) Leave a comment with a way for me to contact you.

The giveaway will be open until June 21st, and the winners will be announced shortly after.
The giveaway is now closed. The randomly chosen winner is Koey!


“In life, a person will come and go from many homes. We may leave a house, a town, a room, but that does not mean those places leave us. Once entered, we never entirely depart the homes we make for ourselves in the world. They follow us, like shadows, until we come upon them again, waiting for us in the mist.”
― Ari Berk



  • Reply
    June 8, 2013 at 5:35 am

    You have chosen such beautiful things for this farewell giveaway! I hope you have a safe trip to Korea! With these words I’m enternig your giveaway.

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    June 8, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Your giveaways are always so beautiful! 🙂 Have a happy summer!

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    June 8, 2013 at 7:44 am

    I love your givaways! Have an exiting summer *

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    June 8, 2013 at 8:02 am

    oh yes please, i definitely like to join 🙂
    enjoy your last days in the US Sewon, and have a safe trip to Korea! i know i’ve said this a thousand times before, but i can’t wait to read about your adventures. you know how badly i’d like to go there … 🙂

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    June 8, 2013 at 9:36 am

    So exciting! I hope you had an amazing time in new york and wherever in the world you end up next 🙂

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    June 8, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Thank you for sharing your life and discoveries with us. I feel like I’ve been able to travel the world throughout your visions in your photos. =)

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    sara (kanpai)
    June 8, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    oh, beautiful zine! count me in!
    thanks a lot and have a safe journey!

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    June 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    oh yes, pretty please!
    i love receiving things from you!!
    have a nice trip to korea 🙂

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    Rueben Romero
    June 8, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    What an awesome giveaway! 🙂
    Count me in. Hehe.

    Good luck in Korea and wishing you all the best.
    (Your blog fan)

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    June 8, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I would love to receive a package from you!
    Travel safe, Sewon! It sounds like you’ve always got exciting plans hidden around the corner 🙂

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    June 9, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Looks beautiful! I would love to make a chance

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    June 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Such a beautiful set for the giveaway! It has this reverie feeling that all your photos manage to capture. I hope this new stage of your life brings you plenty of good memories 🙂

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    June 9, 2013 at 9:23 am

    What a beautiful giveaway! I’d love to make a chance…
    Wish you all the best in Korea, how exciting!

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    June 9, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Wow Sewon I love your zines! And I’m also in love with NY so I’m definitely joining this giveaway.
    Good luck with moving, can’t wait to hear (and see) your new stories and adventures! 🙂

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    June 9, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    You will be back to Korea?
    Best Wishes & Good Luck! May your journey through be an adventure of discovery & growth Sewon!
    And please email me your new Korea address so I can send a letter to you my dear!
    All the best and thanks for the great giveaway!

    Cheers, fiona

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    June 10, 2013 at 3:13 am

    congratulations on your new zine, sewon. all the best with your move and enjoy all the new adventures that await you! x

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    Veronica Fish
    June 10, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Your life never ceases to fascinate me!

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    June 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I’m a follower on Bloglovin’! I believe it’s under ‘margarie’.
    What a great giveaway!

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    June 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Good luck on your new adventure! Please keep us readers updated. How long will you be there? I totally miss Korea. My parents just got back and picked up a copy of the Orange Tree book for my son. Can’t wait to read it to him.


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    June 11, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Really love this give away 🙂
    you are such a lovely blogger! x

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    Bonjour Juliette
    June 11, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Bonjour! Your zine looks superb, and i love its title… I’d love to welcome it in my home… 🙂

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    June 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Sewon everythings sooo pretty! Hope you have a safe trip to Korea. Where are you right now? NY? Cali? Virginia?

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    June 11, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    What a great package of goodies 🙂

    looking forward for you posts from Korea!

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    June 13, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I like this giveaway! the photo zine is so “bonito”

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    June 13, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Oh, you are moving to Korea! Sewon you are like an adventurer, always going to many different places. Wish you a wonderful new page of life in Korea!

    BTW, I would like to join the giveaway:P

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    June 14, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Lovely give away! I hope you have a marvelous time in your travels, I’m sure New York will miss you though! I’m forever inspired by your images. Thank you!

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    June 14, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    As always, love your photographs. You capture life beautifully.

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    June 16, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    I’m so glad that you seem to be doing well, Sewon. I can’t wait to see your photos of Korea. I was briefly passing through Seoul from Hong Kong a few weeks ago, and I really regret not having a chance to really see Korea. It looks like a beautiful country!

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    June 19, 2013 at 5:39 am

    I just hopped over here from your latest post, it looks like you’re having a lovely time in Korea. Hope your wrist heals soon!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway, the photos in your zine are so dreamy 🙂

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    June 19, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    oh wow, what a wonderful giveaway. the zine looks awesome 🙂 this would be so wonderful to win because your photos are just stunning & the other little goodies are adorable too. <3

    i'm following you on bloglovin & my contact email is:

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    June 21, 2013 at 5:40 am

    Hello! I’ve been following your blog for the longest time & I never found the chance to say this – I love your pictures, your musings and your art! Please don’t stop posting even if you are in a beautiful mountain village (very envious, by the way).

    I’m following you on Facebook as well! My email is
    Thank you (:

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    June 30, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    eeek! I’m too late for this 🙁

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    Parisa Mahmoudi
    July 17, 2013 at 5:09 am

    oh, I’m so late, but I want to say this photo zine seems lovely! 🙂

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