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DESIGN
Paper Collective Prints and Posters
Denmark has long had a reputation for good design; the country has created beautiful, functional furniture and homeware for decades. New Danish webshop Paper Collective, founded in 2013, proves that it also has a number of contemporary graphic designers...
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The Best of Copenhagen Street Food
by Jenny Miller Dan Husted used to own several popular restaurants and wine bars in Copenhagen. After selling those and getting involved with the food truck scene, he was inspired to create Copenhagen Street Food, a food vendor market modeled after...
STYLE
XXBC + Marcus Paul Limited Edition Sweatshirts for Storm
For two decades, Denmark's fashion and lifestyle shop Storm has pioneered conceptual retail—ultimately defining style crazes and building a strong international reputation. To celebrate their anniversary, Storm has united NYC streetwear brand XXBC...
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Open Ocean Journal
Buddhists say that our thoughts are like waves in an ocean. They come and go, sometimes rough, sometimes calm. In order to gain inner peace, we must go deeper, until we can simply watch them pass without being victims of their constant chatter. Wouldn...
STYLE
Glerups Slippers
Referred to as "the indoor shoe," Glerups' line of super-soft slippers provides delightful comfort within a snug structure. Its 100% natural wool composition whisks moisture away while sustaining, maintaining and amplifying the natural heat your...
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Throw
Wrong For Hay is an aptly named, collaborative collection of furniture and homewares conceived by Danish design label HAY and London-based designer Sebastian Wrong. To further enhance the already-brilliant range, they tapped eccentric fashion designer...
DESIGN
Normann Copenhagen's Kabino and Sko
Always a go-to for smart, accessible Danish design, Normann Copenhagen holds a spot on our must-see list each spring during Salone del Mobile, and their showing last week in Milan only further inflated our confidence in the clever brand. Of the...
FOOD-DRINK
Interview: CJ Jacobson
by Vivianne Lapointe A former volleyball player, cancer survivor and Top Chef alum, Chef CJ Jacobson has been around the world twice and lived many lives. Shortly after coming back from an apprenticeship at Denmark's Noma—owner of two Michelin...
CULTURE
Piramida
Perpetually in search of new possibilities in the realm of music, the trio behind the Danish band Efterklang set out on a sound-seeking mission last August to the remote island of Spitsbergen to create their fourth album, Piramida. Over the course...
STYLE
Mismo
Danish bag-maker Mismo was founded 10 years ago by husband-and-wife duo Alexander Bach and Rikke Overgaard, before the notion of the minimal everyday bag became so popular. "I think the reason you might say we develop great bags consistently is because...
STYLE
Henrik Vibskov's Shrink Wrap Spectacular
Against a backdrop lined with machine gears reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times bleached white, a parade of slipper-clad, bearded cavemen sleepwalk to the sound of a percussion march. This is how we are introduced to the Henrik Vibskov...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Danish Tattooing
by Gregory Mitnick In this video author Jon Nordstrøn brings his book Danish Tattooing to life by visiting Copenhagen's most famous tattoo shops, telling stories along the way about the artists who made the subculture so significant there...
FOOD-DRINK
42°Raw
Serving up fresh juices and creative salads—like watermelon-beetroot, strawberry-olive and asparagus-seaweed—in biodegradable packaging, Copenhagen's recently-opened 42°Raw is dedicated to "celebrating food and drink in their natural...
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Stay
Punctuated with graffiti and art on walls and ceilings, Copenhagen's new hotel and residence Stay nods to its recent heritage as a bustling artistic hub called the A House. From 2003 to 2006, the new guard of Danish creatives—among them Henrik...
STYLE
Uncommon Creatures
The debut collection from Danish designers Christina Højris Ottosen and Jens Kold-Christensen of Uncommon Creatures channels the style of Brooklyn's conventional Hasidic Jew. Inspired by the typical big black hat, flowing locks and overall...
DESIGN
Bigert & Bergström: Tomorrow's Weather
A double helix sculpture in Denmark comprised of over 60 molecular globes, Tomorrow's Weather beautifully reimagines traditional weather balls—also known as weather beacons. While the devices usually sit on top of buildings or attach to...
DESIGN
Two Stelton Ice Scrapers
by Maggie York-Worth Danish company Stelton's stylishly handy ice scraper combats the frosty downside of winter. Industrial designer Troels Seidenfaden (also Danish) created this chic t-shaped solution to the perils of ice and frost using his...
DESIGN
Sort of Coal
by Noah Armstrong Founded by Pernille Lembcke and Louise Vilsgaard, Danish brand Sort of Coal focuses on bringing the natural purification power of white charcoal to Western culture with a range of handmade products intended to purify the air without...
CULTURE
Copenhagen Bike Share Competition
Challenging cyclists to create "an attractive and modern bike share system," Copenhagen pushes their standing as a forward-thinking, eco-friendly city with a competition open to designers around the globe. Updating their 1995 bike sharing...
DESIGN
BoConcept 2010 Collection
Standing out among the accessories in BoConcept's latest collection, this set of multicolored, polished aluminum storage boxes organizes items in bathrooms, kitchens or any spot needing tidying and prettying up. Each has a brilliantly-hued stripe...
STYLE
Alidra Alic Jewelry
by Laura Neilson Alidra Alic's dreamily surrealist "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" collection gives a stunning glimpse into the jewelry designer's looking-glass aesthetic. Inspired by the decorative floral motifs that emerged...
DESIGN
Bouroullec Cloud for Kvadrat
The kings of the modern modular wall hanging, the Bouroullec Brothers, recently released their latest beautiful creation for Danish textile company Kvadrat. Entitled Cloud, a new hanging system allows endless variations of nebulous forms to be used...
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Sofie Hannibal and Nan Ha Hvass
I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled across the intensely colorful work of Copenhagen illustration duo, Sofie Hannibal and Nan Na Hvass. I'm already a predisposed sucker for busy, vibrant work but Hannibal and Hvass' use of color and...
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Aiaiai Y-Com Earbuds
The offshoot of a 200-member creative collective that was active in Copenhagen during 2005-2006, Aiaiai's headphones win points for their playful sense of design and sound quality. Collaborating with fellow Danes Kilo Design, the look avoids...
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