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TECH
Fuffr's Smartphone Case
Two days after the intimate gathering to show its forthcoming Kickstarter film, the Fuffr studio in Stockholm is still full of empty beer cases and helium balloons slowly slinking down the windows. Yet, while many might be fretting at the thought...
DESIGN
Form Us With Love for IKEA
Stockholm's Form Us With Love—while being one of the most established of design companies in the Scandinavian design landscape—is still very young compared to its peers, being founded in 2005. Yet its reputation as one of the most reliably creative...
STYLE
Gram Shoes, Stockholm
Swedish footwear label, Gram has been quietly yet persistently gathering a cult following since its arrival in 2005. It's the creative outlet of designer Hong Kong-based Alexis Holm, Johan Larsson and their cohort, Anna Stenvi. The shoes themselves...
DESIGN
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2014
Stockholm's Furniture & Light Fair is always full of surprises. Being one of the more isolated events on the international design calendar, the fair serves as a kind of testing ground for the onslaught that is Milan's annual Salone taking place...
FOOD-DRINK
Omnipollo
Swedish brewing nomads Henok Fentie and Karl Grandin founded Omnipollo in 2010. Fentie, a homebrewing enthusiast and Grandin, an illustrator, graphic designer and one of the founders of Cheap Monday, take a unique approach to brewing that has seen...
TECH
Visualante's Newham Camera Backpack
Photographers and videographers don't have many style options when it comes to camera bags. The powers that be have a habit of combining machine-like functionality with techy looks. In short, photo bags are made for gearheads. Fledgling camera...
STYLE
Cycle Style vs. Cycle Chic
The North Atlantic Ocean may take hours to cross by plane but when it comes to the infiltration of bicycle culture—and specifically, the urban cycling aesthetic—the distance ceases to exist. Case in point: as we were busy attending the...
FOOD-DRINK
Södra Maltfabriken
Giving Stockholm its first and only microbrewery, friends Niklas Hjelm and Magnus Mårdberg opened Södra Maltfabriken in mid-2011. Besides a bit of experience in home brewing, Hjelm, an award-winning digital creative director, and Må...
DESIGN
Marginal Notes 2012
Note Design Studio quietly sidled into the public eye last year with its exhibition Marginal Notes, as part of Stockholm Design Week. Alexis Holmqvist, Susanna Wåhlin, Johannes Carlström, Kristoffer Fagerström and Cristiano Pigazzini...
DESIGN
The Bookman Light
Copenhagen may have nearly a half million commuters cycle through each day, but there are many other pockets of Scandinavia where bicycles are popular. In Stockholm, riding without a bell or horn is subject to fines—tickets for riding without...
CULTURE
See! Colour!
The average human takes many things for granted, but in the eyes of American artist James Turrell the light and color around us is top of the list. For the past 30 years the pioneering artist has been creating breathtaking installations based around...
DESIGN
Jig and Crown
The new Jig chair by Massproductions in Stockholm is, in a word, beautiful. Absolutely poised in its form and slightly odd colorways, it's the work of English designer Chris Martin (who founded Massproductions with his design partner Magnus Eleb...
DESIGN
Check In 11: Unpacked
With the world's press and monochrome-clad fans of design descending on Sweden for a glimpse of the distinctive "Scandi" style at Stockholm Design Week, we checked in on one of the most promising satellite shows, "Check In 11: Unpacked" to see...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Astrophyton Darwinium
by Gregory Mitnick This video visits artist Cecilia Ömalm Krajcikova in her Stockholm studio to get a peek at the inspiration that went into her recent piece "Astrophyton Darwinium." After checking it out in-progress at the plaster workshop...
TRAVEL
Anywhere—A Travel Guide
From fiction to fanzines, the students showing at the 2010 degree exhibition at Stockholm's art and design school Konstfack put out many fine examples of self-publishing. Demonstrating that the younger generation still see relevance in tangible media...
STYLE
Customizing Culture
Working with her Persian heritage as inspiration, Maryam Avalinejad's Customizing Culture collection debuted this week as part of Beckmans School of Design's final year showcase. The Iranian-born, Stockholm-based designer examines the fine line...
DESIGN
Building Blocks
Stockholm's Färgfabriken Gallery is currently playing host to one of the most playful and interesting conceptual exhibitions in recent memory. Entitled "Building Blocks," the show takes a look at the intriguing relationship between client and...
STYLE
Scandinavian Spring/Summer 2010 Sunglasses
Emerging like edgy first blooms, a slew of new sunglasses from Stockholm are challenging other fashion capitals known for quality, stylish accessories. Both fashion forward frames and reconceived classics pop as the main styles, but three brands...
TRAVEL
Sson 028
Following the recent success of locally-built bikes, like Pharrell-endorsed Brooklyn Machine Works to the simple offerings from London's Brick Lane Bikes or the exciting 14 Bike Co, this year Stockholm's Sson introduces a Scandinavian option to...
STYLE
Sur la Plage
Eschewing traditional tailoring techniques and materials, Bea Szenfeld's creates the layered paillettes and sharply-creased geometric forms of her remarkable garments out of paper. In the Poland-born artist's latest collection, "Sur la Plage," currently...
FOOD-DRINK
Safiren Apt 606
Stockholm's first and only members bar, the recently-opened Safiren Apt 606 serves up Bombay Sapphire-based drinks. Hidden within Stockholm's stylish Story Hotel, Apt 606 offers members an urban retreat that even guests aren't privy to. A gin heavily...
STYLE
Lanvin/Acne 2010
With one successful collaboration already under their belt, two of fashion's most loved luxury brands recently teamed up again for another winning collection. First lady fave Lanvin and modern multi-disciplinarians Acne this time came up with lightweight...
TRAVEL
Hotel Skeppsholmen
A serene retreat in the heart of Stockholm with modern Scandinavian style, the recently-opened Hotel Skeppsholmen makes a welcome addition to the more glitzy and bustling options in the area. Its tiny island location lends the 81-room spot its name...
CULTURE
Tomás Saraceno: 14 Billions
In a triumph of art, science and architecture, Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno's site-specific exhibit "14 Billion" scales a Black Widow's web up to magnificent proportions. Currently on display at Stockholm's Bonniers Konsthall, 14 Billion...
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