Designer Interview – Eva Eklöf

Eva Eklöf, designer. V. Söderqvist Blog.

New York based Swedish designer Eva Eklöf started her own company Les Few after spending 5 years as head product designer for Zara Home in Spain. Creating a small range of accessories in a very clean, modernist Scandinavian style, her products are all made by craftsmen in Sweden. The focus here is on fine quality […]

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Compact Living Swedish Style.

When choosing to live in the city, we gave up generous living space for a more compact living. The convenience of being able to walk everywhere and have so much life around us, especially in those long dark winter months, being able to do things more spontaneously, mattered much more to us than having a larger […]

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Utopian Bodies – Fashion Looks Forward. Interview with Sofia Hedman-Martynova.

Change. Photo: Mattias Lindbäck.

Utopian Bodies-Fashion Looks Forward is not your ordinary Fashion Exhibition. Spread over eleven galleries in the Liljevalchs Art Museum in Stockholm, the 5 month exhibition ended its run last month. While most fashion exhibitions tend to focus on just one designer, this multi sensorial exhibition, with 200 pieces, explores eleven themes: Sustainability, Change, Technology, Craft and […]

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3 days in Rome

The Borghese Gardens in the evening sunset glow.

It is easy to fall in love with Rome, and for me, every visit is like the first time. There is history lurking in every corner, and so much to discover of the city’s rich cultural heritage. Sometimes it even feels quite surreal, like one was walking onto a film set, and then there’s the […]

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Artist Interview – Frida Fjellman

Frida Fjellman is one of Sweden’s most prominent Craft Artists. Her creations in ceramic and glass are very different from the aesthetics of minimalism and form following function that we have come to expect of Swedish Craft Artists and Designers, blurring the line between Craft and Fine Art. Her ceramic animals take us into a dreamlike world of myths […]

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House of Dagmar AW16

Stockholm Fashion Week is in full swing and the House of Dagmar had their Autumn/Winter 2016 collection unveiled yesterday. Soft sensual fabrics, brushed mohair, leather, turtle necks, pencil skirts and their signature knits. Elegant yet edgy, a look that Swedish designers do so well. I asked Kristina Tjäder, designer and Creative Director and one of the 3 […]

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Miami

Miami Beach is a party that never stops. The strip at Ocean Drive with its Art Deco beauties, the row of restaurants with music blaring from every single one of them, to the beautiful long and wide sandy beaches, and the warm breezes, you are immediately captivated. A kick of adrenalin when coming from the […]

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Ingegerd Råman for Ikea

Ingegerd Råman is an icon in the Scandinavian Glass and Ceramic Design world. The epitome of minimalist design, clean pure lines and a quiet Swedish aesthetic, this Swedish Designer has always been somewhat of a Design Goddess for me. In collaboration with Ikea, the new line VIKTIGT keeps true to her clean uncluttered, pared down look, objects […]

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Interior Design at Formex Stockholm

Formex is the largest Nordic Interior Design Trade Fair held every January in Stockholm and is only open to those in the trade. A great chance to see all the latest offerings from both top high end designers to the up and coming ones. It is being held this week from the 20th to the […]

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Cool, Foodie Paradise Austin, Texas.

Austin is a young, vibrant city with a great food culture. There are not only a wide array of restaurants to choose from, there are also the very popular food trucks. Apart from the successful business and technology scene, the city also boasts to be “The Live Music Capital of the World”, hosting a very […]

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