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FOOD-DRINK
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...
DESIGN
Interview: Vinay Venkatraman
Vinay Venkatraman may not be your typical Danish product and interaction designer, but he's an influential one. A quick glance at his CV shows that he was educated in India and Italy, co-founded the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and...
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...
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...
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
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...
CULTURE
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...
TECH
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...
DESIGN
Atmosphere Contemporary Globes
The Danish manufacturer Atmosphere produces some of the slickest globes on the market. During ICFF this past weekend, they exhibited for the first time in the U.S. their impressive array of contemporary globes. With a variety of contemporary bases...
DESIGN
Accelerate Sofa
Taking its cues from aeronautical design (at least that's our educated guess), Danish designer Phillip Grass' Accelerator Sofa is one of his latest sleekly futuristic furniture concepts. With its jet engine-shaped armrests, the sexy seat is...
STYLE
Tobias Wistisen Shrunken Heads Necklace
Creepy, beautiful and cute, these necklaces by Danish designer Tobias Wistisen feature silver mini shrunken heads. Their mix of highly detailed garish features (like the stitches over the mouth) and hair made from delicate silver chains makes for...
DESIGN
Hagenglas
Hagenglas is the studio of Danish glass artist Rikke Hagen. The studio is situated just outside Copenhagen in Hilleroed, near the beautiful Frederiksborg Castle. Rikke's glass is often dusted with various colored glass dust, lending a unique...
CULTURE
Silly Adults
The group show "Silly Adults," curated simply around the idea of "celebrating the spirit of life" was inspired by the recent birth of gallerist Nikolai Wallner's son. The playful optimism of the exhibition suits common themes...
STYLE
Devandervar Hoodie
In our first installment featuring a pick from the the hard-to-come-by items available at new NYC store Project No. 8, we bring you the pullover sweatshirts from Copenhagen label Devandervar. The patchwork hoodies are available in men's sizes...
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