Cool Scandinavian Looks

Cool Scandinavian Looks

Scandinavian design is elegant, light, sparse, shows respect for natural materials, and is made with superb craftsmanship. Say “Scandinavian design” and most people visualize furniture,...
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Room 7 at Sweden’s Treehotel

Norwegian architects Snøhetta has completed a new treetop cabin, “the seventh room”, for the Treehotel in Harads, northern Sweden. What began with a viewing of...
Today: Sweden’s Population has Reached the Ten Million Mark

Today: Sweden’s Population has Reached the Ten Million Mark

In 2010, Sweden was predicted to reach ten million in 2021, according to Statistics Sweden. The population has however increased faster than expected. This means...
A Swedsh BBQ Revolution

A Swedish BBQ Revolution

Swedish luxury brand Röshults has launched a charcoal grill where the glow bed is agitated by inaudible infrasound. It'as a Swedish BBQ revolution. One of...
Mouse-Sized Restaurant in Sweden

Mouse-Sized Restaurant in Sweden

A group called “AnonyMouse” installed a mouse-sized restaurant in the base of a building in one of the streets of the Swedish city Malmö...

We Have A Dream

Fotografiska in Stockholm presents a selection of 114 portraits of people who can inspire you to realize your dreams. What prompted them to take...

The Tomten

The tomte is an essential part of Scandinavian folklore.  He’s a little gnome of sorts, dedicated to one home or farm,  looking out for...
In the Footsteps of a Swedish Crusader

In the Footsteps of a Swedish Crusader

In Western Sweden you can follow in the footsteps of a Swedish crusader, the fictional Arn Magnusson, created by the Swedish author Jan Guillot.     If...

The Saga of the Volsungs

Sagas are stories mostly about ancient Nordic history, about early Viking voyages, the battles that took place during the voyages, about migration to Iceland...

The Scandinavian Herring Adventure

In the early Middle Ages, the sound between Sweden and Denmark was so full of herrings that the water seemed to boil. When the...

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