3 Days in Oslo

When we talk about Norwegians in Sweden, we think of a people who are bursting with health, and who spend any free time that they have outdoors. When my Norwegian friends asked if I brought good walking shoes, I was a little afraid, not knowing what to expect. Their idea of relaxing is skiing, hiking, […]

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Artipelag and “Earth Matters”

Björn Jakobson Artipelag "Earth Matters" photo: Vimala Söderqvist

There exists among the Swedish people, an intrinsic love and respect for nature. This is the land where everyone is free to roam and enjoy nature without laws of trespassing even on private property, and they have a name for it, Allemansrätten. Björn Jakobson is an example of one such Swede. With his love for nature, the forests, […]

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Jules Nilsson – The Hounds of Falsterbo

From the pulse of London to the idyllic, quiet little seaside community of Ljunghusen in the South of Sweden, Jules Nilsson’s life had taken a 360 degree turn. With an M.A in Art History from the University of Edinburgh, Jules was working as a Senior Art Consultant for a top London Gallery in Mayfair. A chance […]

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ProSk8 Donate – Skateboards with a Conscience

Last week I attended a brunch at the celebrated chef Niklas‘ restaurant. The event was organised by the  Skateboard Company ProSk8, and in attendance was Jason Diakité aka Timbuktu, one of Sweden’s most loved and respected rap and reggae artists. Jason signed all the boards that were bought on the day, and for every board […]

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The Art of Bookshelves

I have spent the past week emptying out my book boxes, and organising them into my custom built wall to wall bookshelf. There never seems enough space for our books and as much as I think the idea of styled bookshelves with pretty things looks fabulous, in our home, they are filled to the brim […]

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Book Launch – Blommande Rum, Gunnar Kaj. Vases by Gunnel Sahlin.

Gunnar Kaj is a leading Floral Artist in Sweden whose creative and fantastical floral displays have graced 14 Nobel Prize Banquets. He has also been taking his stunning floral decorations abroad at State sponsored and Diplomatic events. His first book “Låt Det Blomma” won Book of The Year in the Garden category in 2012. Today his […]

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Noma’s residency at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Rene Redzepi’s two star Michelin restaurant Noma, voted consistently as Best Restaurant for many years, has collaborated with the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo for 5 weeks. To serve their special Winter Menu, 14 different Japanese artists have produced the tableware, with custom made furniture from Carl Hansen & Son. All products are now on sale on the […]

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Rejuvenation

Winters are long in Sweden, and once the cheer and festivities of Christmas and New Year are over, January and February can seem to drag on forever. A perfect time to recharge the batteries and head to warmer climes. We chose a Yoga and Ayurvedic retreat in the jungles of Sri Lanka. A total disconnect, […]

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