Paperlove Giveaway!


I can hardly believe I have been blogging on Maps and Fragments for nearly four years now. Thank you for accompanying me on these journeys near and far, and allowing me to consistently have this little space and be a part of a growing creative community.

Just in time for the upcoming holidays and end of the year, I wanted to host a small giveaway. It includes one of the first copies of my Shanghai photo zine and a handmade pouch from Yunnan. During a trip to Dali, I met a tiny old lady sitting on the steps of a closed store with a big bag of colorful fabric scraps. She was squinting, hand-sewing these geometric patterns onto small pouches. I saved this triangle pattern pouch for you:



The giveaway includes: my original Floating Island photo zine, two colorful polkadot envelopes, a floral stationary paper pack, a kitten stationary set (8 sheets and 4 envelopes), loose sheets of sheer origami paper with diagonal stripes, three polaroid postcards of my photographs, a handmade triangle pouch from Dali, and of course, a little surprise (maybe something else handmade by me or something from New York City).

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 Google readerTwitterBloglovin’, Facebook, etc.
2) Leave a comment with a way for me to contact you.

The giveaway will be open until Dec. 9th, and the winners will be announced shortly after. The giveaway is now closed.

The randomly chosen winner is comment #14, Nekoblog.

Good luck, and thanks, again!


“What a wonderful thing is the mail, capable of conveying across continents a warm human hand-clasp.” – a quote by unknown

  • Madison
    November 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Yay! Congrats on your 4 years here 🙂
    Been following via Google Reader

  • Jenn
    November 25, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Congrats on 4 years! I love your blog; I’ve been following on Google Reader. Hopefully you can see my email, cause I filled out the box up there. 😀

  • beebee
    November 25, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    How cute! I love the polka dot envelopes 🙂
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway, and congratulations on your four years of blogging!

  • Xena
    November 25, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Hi! 🙂 Hope you had a great thanksgiving! Thanks for hosting this — I’ve been following on Bloglovin’ and twitter for a while now.

  • Sarah
    November 25, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I follow you via BlogSpot. Email: thepajamapenguin (at)

  • Anne Le
    November 26, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Hi Sewon! 🙂 You can contact me with my email: or tumblr messaging: ! I’ve discovered your blog last year and have been reading since! Thank you for hosting this giveaway! Congrats on your 4th year anniversary with your blog! 🙂

  • Eva Barea
    November 26, 2012 at 1:21 am

    I ❤ your blog
    I ❤ your hand made
    I ❤ your pics
    I ❤ your comments
    I ❤ NYC
    I ❤ you



  • tasha
    November 26, 2012 at 1:45 am

    i’d love the opportunity to be a part of this giveaway! everything in this pack is so pretty and lovely and one of a kind xxxx

  • tasha
    November 26, 2012 at 1:46 am

    oops! forgot to leave my email:

  • Marlou
    November 26, 2012 at 2:39 am

    whoo congratulations, Sewon! i’ve only been following your blog for the past 1,5 years or so, but it’s been really lovely – and so is this give away. my email is 🙂

    have a good week!

  • Nicole
    November 26, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Congratulations Sewon with your 4 years anniversary of your blog! It’s unbelievable you’ve been blogging for so long, your blog is such an inspiration to me!
    Of course I’ll join the give-away, I follow you on Bloglovin’!

    Best wishes from Nicole.

  • Our Strange Nature
    November 26, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Beautiful giveaway, Sewon! I’m never lucky with those things but i’ll give it a try being a part of this giveaway 🙂
    Good luck with your thesis btw!

  • sylvie
    November 26, 2012 at 3:46 am

    I’m hoping on many more years of your blogging 🙂
    And would to take a chance on this giveaway!

    Here’s my email:

  • ねこちゃん
    November 26, 2012 at 3:52 am

    Congratulations on your fourth year with maps&fragments! You know how much I enjoy your photographies and how much your perfect food pictues make me drool 😉
    Would love to participate! I like everything made out of paper… ლ(╹◡╹ლ)

    I follow you on facebook (doralice) but I will gladly follow you everywhere else 🙂

  • Ali
    November 26, 2012 at 4:08 am

    I’ve been admiring your blog for quite some time! I’m subscribed by Google Reader. Congrats on lasting 4 years on the interwebzzz! 😀

  • vesle serena
    November 26, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Thanks for a nice give away! I follow you on reader and Facebook, and love every post!

  • Eileen黃愛玲
    November 26, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Holidays are simply not the same for me in Asia and that would be a pick me up. I didn’t even celebrate Thanksgiving. Period. I have no room for a holiday tree. =/

    I followed you through twitter. I forgot to readd you when I got another twitter account. Whoops!

  • Barbara
    November 26, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I am a huge paper lover, so I would like to join your give-away! Some mail is on its way to you soon!

  • sc
    November 26, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Yay! Such a lovely set <3

  • Karen Robinson
    November 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary!
    I’m a new reader but following you on Facebook and Instagram. Love your pictures!

  • cynthia
    November 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I just liked you on facebook and have been following you on google reader. Thanks for the giveway looks awesome!

  • Aude
    November 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Congratulations! Stationery things are my cup of tea! And I’m longing to get a glimpse on your photo zine! Hope luck will be by my side! 🙂

    Twitter, Instagram and facebook follower!

  • Cissy
    November 26, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Ooh! Gorgeous! Would love to win this one. Email is

  • Rina
    November 27, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Congratulations on your 4 year blog anniversary! It’s so nice to look back on old blog post and see what was going on this time a year or two ago. : ) Your blog is so splendid, and of course we enjoy following you on all your wonderful adventures around the world!

  • Diana
    November 27, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Hello, I like your Maps & Fragments page on Facebook my name on there is Dante Peak.
    I’ve been a follower of your journal since Liverjournal. Your cute default picture that was yellow on yellow.

  • MK
    November 27, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Wow! Congratulations for 4th year anniversary! I’ve been following you on google reader for a while 🙂 Love your blog!

  • Mansilliana
    November 27, 2012 at 9:31 am

    yay! congrats!!! 🙂

    very inspiring blog!

  • Sooji
    November 27, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Happy four years! Of course I can’t help but include myself in this lovely giveaway—would love to own a piece of your homemade craft. Hope your semester is going strong! xx

  • Hilary
    November 28, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Your blog is so inspiring and as a fellow lover of the many beautiful things that can be made with paper, I’m thrilled for this giveaway! Congrats on the 4 years. You can contact me by email. Thanks!


  • Marta
    November 29, 2012 at 4:08 am

    I love your blog…. photos of ur trips and food are great!!

  • Aija
    November 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I would love to participate in your giveaway! 🙂

    • Aija
      November 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      And my e-mail is aipulii(at)

  • magdalena
    November 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Congrats on your four years of blogging and many more wonderful years to come! Always enjoyed reading your blog (:

  • Theresa
    December 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I have been following you through blogspot. I love all of your paper products, and those polaroids of your photography would be so awesome on my wall! 🙂

    You can contact me through my e-mail. Thanks!!

  • Trix
    December 3, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Congrats on your blog turning 4! I’ve been following you on Google Reader & Twitter 🙂 Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway.

  • Nora
    December 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Love your blog, especially your stunning photography. The photo of the orange night sky over New York is just beautiful. Thanks for the constant inspiration!

  • Jlljolene
    December 5, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Yay! i’m your follower in instagram.. does that count?? tee hee 🙂 anyway, love your blog, love your pictures, and love love you!!! please continue what you’re doing coz that’s the only way i can live vicarously thru your wonderful journey/experiences! Much love from Malaysia, Jolene

  • pau
    December 8, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Everything looks really really cute! :3 love it Congrats on your blog Sewon! 🙂

  • Emmie
    December 8, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Sewon! Thanks for doing a sweet giveaway, how lovely. Thank YOU for letting us follow your adventures through beautiful photographs and words, I look forward to each new post 🙂

  • meds
    December 9, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I love your photo captures of adventure and reading about what inspires 🙂 happy 4th year!

  • Laura Blair
    December 9, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Luckily I just came across this! Beautiful stuff.
    I follow via bloglovin 🙂