Arne Jacobsen Kubeflex Trapholt exterior window

Visit Arne Jacobsen’s holiday home Kubeflex

In 1970 Danish architect Arne Jacobsen presented a concept for pre-fabricated holiday homes functioning almost as a set of Lego building blocks. He named it Kubeflex. However, it was considered far ahead of its time and the Kubeflex standard house never went into production. Instead Jacobsen took the prototype of his concept and used it [...]

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Ikea lager beer

IKEA launches its own Beer

Besides its self assembly furniture and inexpensive Nordic gastronomy, IKEA is now also launching beer under its own brand. Two kinds of lager beer are available on the shelves of selected UK stores, a light (ljus) and a dark (mörk) version. IKEA Öl Ljus Lager and Öl Mörk Lager are both 330ml, 4.75% ABV and [...]

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Helsinki Cathedral and Senate Square

The success story of Finnish design

How a small country raised from poverty to world design fame Angry Birds,  a mobile game developed by Finnish company Rovio, has become phenomenally popular around the world since its launch in 2009. Today people play Angry Birds practically everywhere – regardless of their age, nationality or gender. From the shadow of Russia towards a [...]

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Kimball Art Center Park City Utah by BIG

BIG to design Kimball Art Center in Utah

Danish architect firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), with offices in Copenhagen and New York, has won the competition to design the renovation and expansion of the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, USA. The art centre hosts the annual Sundance Festival, founded by American actor and film director Robert Redford. BIG’s winning design features [...]

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Michelin Star restaurants in Copenhagen

The Danish capital Copenhagen is strengthening its status as the gastronomic centre of the Nordic region with four new restaurants receiving one star in the 2012 edition of the travel guide Michelin Guide Main Cities of Europe. The restaurants range in style from the informality of Relæ to the elegance of Geranium. In total Copenhagen [...]

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Tellus Nursery School, Stockholm

NEW NORDIC Architecture at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Is there a special Nordic identity in Scandinavian architecture? The question is asked by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, situated in Humlebæk north of Copenhagen, in this summer’s grand exhibition New Nordic – Architecture and Identity, which focuses on the latest contemporary architecture in the Nordic countries. The exhibition concerns the idea of something distinctively [...]

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Knitwear in Prime Time: Danish TV Beyond Boundaries

A jumper-clad detective and a prime minister with a messy private life have won a huge global following. Although The Killing (Forbrydelsen in Danish), Government (Borgen in Danish) and other Danish TV series take place in a country that few know, and in a language that even fewer understand, they have captivated viewers worldwide. British [...]

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Made in Sweden at NK department stores

Nordiska Kompagniet (NK) and Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) celebrate products that are designed and manufactured in Sweden in a summer exhibition titled Made in Sweden which runs until 5 August at NK department stores in Stockholm and Gothenburg. – ”We are thrilled to be working with NK, which sheds light on [...]

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Stockholm Photography week 2012 portfolio reviews

Stockholm Photography Week 2012

Stockholm Photography Week 2012 took place at the Swedish Museum of Photography (Fotografiska) 28 May-3 June. It was a week-long celebration of photography that started off last year. The program included international portfolio reviews, seminars and workshops and exhibitions. An Open Portfolio Night was held 1 June where photographers participating in the Portfolio Reviews and [...]

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Formex August 2012

Nordic Charm at next Formex interior design fair

The theme for this fall’s Formex interior design trade fair in Stockholm is Nordic Charm, intended as a tribute to the blond, simple Nordic style of interior design. Formex is a trade fair and a meeting place for the interiors industry and an exhibition that many will agree now sets the tone across the Nordic [...]

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