The Palmgren House – John Pawson

The Palmgren House sits on the shores of Lake Drevviken, south of Stockholm. A minimalist, boxy architecture that quietly blends into its environment with the changing of the seasons. With the use of materials like Granite, Limestone and Teakwood the open plan architecture of the interiors provide a seamless connection to the nature outside. Taking seven years for […]

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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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Architectural Inspiration

I love Pinterest, where I get my daily dose of endless inspiration, everything from Art, Design, Architecture, Photography and Fashion. One of the architectural beauties I fell in love with is this house in Belgium by Wiel Arets Architects. Extensive renovations to an existing villa, with double height space, clean lines, where the outside is […]

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