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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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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True Blue -The Art of Indigo Textiles

I fell in love with Indigo textiles when I lived in Japan and China. It is a gorgeous deep blue, and goes through an elaborate process of dyeing that has been used for thousands of years. It is said that the oldest Indigo dyeing centres was in India, making its way to the Greeks and Romans. […]

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Designer Interview – Anna Kraitz

Anna Kraitz‘s designs have a Swedish minimalist and functionalist stamp but with a touch of whimsy. Having first studied Fine Art, she made a gradual shift to design, the studies in Art being an advantage in her profession as a designer. Anna has won several prestigious awards, among them the Bruno Mathsson Prize in 2008 […]

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Artist Interview – Matthias van Arkel

Matthias van Arkel‘s unique, vibrant Silicone Rubber Paintings are very sculptural and is the result of a fearlessness in experimentation and in constantly being curious and investigative of his art. The work has covered walls of large public spaces, as well as paintings and in the form of art cubes. Using a modified pasta machine […]

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