Monthly Archives: September 2015

Faroe Islands

On the mystical Føroya the centuries-old traditions of sheep farming are still being upheld in the face of modernization.

Northern Lights

The elusive Scandinavian sunlight is a constant source of great happiness, deep frustration, and permanent longing for the inhabitants of the north.

A conversation with Siri Hustvedt

Coincidence as phenomenon and dramatic engine is perpetually present in Norwegian-American Siri Hustvedt’s oeuvre and in particular in her break-through novel What I Loved.

House of Dolls and Flying Daggers

In 2004, when The New York Times film critic A.O. Scott reviewed the action movie […]

MONTANA

Montana is a Danish family-owned furniture company founded in 1982 by Peter J. Lassen, who […]

KINNASAND

Kinna is a locality in southern Sweden that lends its name to Kinnasand, a textile […]

GÄRSNÄS

Despite the fact that they have been around since 1893, Gärsnäs considers itself a young […]

ARTEK

In 1935 in Finland, four young visionaries announced a radical philosophy for design that fell […]

REPUBLIC OF FRITZ HANSEN

Danish cabinetmaker Fritz Hansen founded his furniture production company in 1885, and in the first […]

SKULTUNA

Established in 1607 by King Carl IX and running without pause for over 400 years, […]

ROYAL COPENHAGEN

Every Dane can recognize them: the three wavy blue lines on top of one another, […]

ASPLUND

Swedish Asplund was founded in 1990, and for the 25 years since they have been […]

FOGIA

For thirty years Swedish furniture company Fogia has worked with the top names in contemporary […]

KARAKTER

Though a newcomer to the Danish design scene, Karakter is on a mission to become […]

LIVING GEORG JENSEN

Danish Georg Jensen (1866-1935) took a risk when he founded his silversmith company in 1904. […]

&TRADITION

Tucked away on central Copenhagen’s Paper Island – a repurposed industrial area teeming with creative […]

BRDR. KRÜGER

For almost 130 years Copenhagen-based brand Brdr. Krüger has been celebrating and defining Danish heritage […]

MENU

In contrast to the austere sensibilities some Nordic designers develop from living in the hallmark […]

Meet The Idiots

Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier sent shock waves through the film industry when he introduced the world to Dogme, a filmmaking manifesto aimed at a back-to-basics storytelling.

Öland – East of the mainland

The climate of Öland is known for affecting both humans and their natural surroundings.

THE MAN WHO REFUSED TO GIVE UP

Since Danish movie director Anders Walter was a little boy he has practised getting rejected. In 2014 he won an Oscar for his second short feature, Helium – a film made out of defiance.

A JAPANESE BUTTERFLY IN FINLAND

Minä Perhonen has been called Japan’s answer to Marimekko, but it is not only design mastermind Akira Minagawa’s predilection for patterned textiles that has earned the brand that title.

Guardians of the birds

Close to the Arctic Circle in Norway lies the UNESCO-protected archipelago of Vega, consisting of more than 6000 small islands. On one of these, the isolated Lånan, the eider ducks and their guardians reign.

The Meticulously Slow Art Form

From fairy tale author H.C. Andersen’s ground-breaking paper cut-outs in the 1860s to today’s contemporary art scene, the humble material of paper has undergone a fascinating development.

Scents and sensibility

Kille Enna got acquainted with the life of a chef the hard way, and since then she has done it the animal way: by instinct. She’s not afraid of anything. Only of not daring.