Nudie Jeans Lean Dean US Selvedge Denim
by Steve Dool As Nudie Jeans unveils their limited edition run of 14.75 oz. selvedge denim jeans today, it represents more than just a new product launch. The jeans, created in partnership with North Carolina’s revered Cone Mills, are the first...
Sweden's Latest Bravur Watch Line
Swedish watchmaker Bravur follows its first entry into the market with a new model this summer. Called the BW002, the piece carries on from where its predecessor left off—remaining true to the company’s distinctive aesthetic and desire to create...
Volvo's New Safety Initiative: Life Paint
As urban streets are increasingly shared between drivers and cyclists, road safety is more of an issue than ever before. In the UK, more than 19,000 cyclists are involved in accidents every year. Many of these collisions take place in London, where...
With 2015 in full swing, many around the globe are already finding their New Year's resolutions easier said than done. For those looking to be more punctual, and more sensible with their spending this time around, Sweden's Cheapo watches offers countless...
With a history that spans well over a century, Tärnsjö Garveri has perfected the craft of quality leather making and timeless design. This briefcase is handcrafted at the Swedish manufacturer’s in-house saddlery using vegetable tanned leather from...
With locally sourced hides, spruce bark collected from the local lumbering industry, water from the Pite River and countless years of saddlery experience, Böle is producing some of the most considered leather goods in the world. The four generations...
OD-11 Cloud Speaker
Swedish firm Teenage Engineering have plundered the license cabinet of Stig Carlsson, the engineer who dared to challenge the audio establishment with speakers meant for use in a real lving room. The OD-11 cloud speaker is built from scratch internally...
Swedish designer Thomasine Barnekow runs wild in the world of glove design with her experimental styles created for the catwalk. Her handmade ready-to-wear collection—designed in her Paris atelier—is equally luxurious. The Stockholm Gloves envelop...
Seven years ago Swedish industrial designer David Ericsson left his industry behind to find himself in Hong Kong, steering one of the most stylistically interesting modern watch brands: Void. It's a brand that was initially developed using one of...
Fideli Sundqvist: I Love Paper
In the summer of 2011, Fideli Sundqvist presented her graduation project at Stockholm's Konstfack University. In the midst of the overblown gaudy work from the art departments, the conceptual design pieces and rivers of clichéd scratchy pencil illustrations...
Unit Portables + Ucon Arko Bag
The makers of highly functional, modular bags for everyday use and extended travel, Stockholm's Unit Portables are celebrating their their second year of superlative bag design by teaming up with Berlin-based clothing brand Ucon to recreate their...
Form Us With Love + Tid
"The wristwatch lost its essentiality when devices for showing the time moved into everyone's pocket," notes Petrus Palmér of design agency Form Us With Love on the impetus for its latest collaboration, this time with a new Swedish watch company...
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...
Based out of Stockholm, Scotsman David "Superdave" Taylor calls himself a metal craftsman. The self-proclaimed job title doesn't necessarily do him justice, however, given that his roster of work regularly transcends the boundaries between design...
Unit Portables 05-08
Based in the haven for functional modernist design, Stockholm's Unit Portables is the brainchild of a group of likeminded individuals educated in product, fashion and technology design. Founder Andreas Ehde and his team of creatives designed...
Offering a bright white respite from the bustle of Christopher Street, Sockerbit is a Scandinavian sweet shop in NYC's West Village known for its delectable selection of traditional smågodis (little candies) and its pristine, rainbow-lined...
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...
The Enlightenment Series by Boris
It's easy to become "design blind" at the world's biggest design exhibition, I Saloni, and those rushing around to see the blockbuster names run the risk of missing the small gems hidden throughout. One such discovery for us was Boris, a Hong Kong...