Swedish guy offers free stay on private island for creatives

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 28 March 2014

This is for real: Singapore-based Swedish author Fredrik Härén, is now inviting creatives to stay at his private island near Stockholm for free. The idea came to him when he bought his first island in the Philippines as a creative escape, and wanted to share the experience when he bought a second island in Sweden. […]

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In Stockholm, you can skip the airport and get airport food in the city

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 17 September 2013

We all know airport nosh can be dubious, but there’s something very comforting about tucking in to a comforting hot meal up in the air. To appeal to their customers’ gastronomic tendencies, Stockholm Arlanda Airport recently introduced food trucks in the city to bring its meals like pulled pork and oven-braised veal to hungry, travel-starved […]

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City Spy: an insider’s guide to Stockholm

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By Mr & Mrs Smith in Cool Travel on Wednesday 22 May 2013

Sleek design and snowy winter months settle Stockholm’s spot as the epicentre of cool. Fifty bridges link the 14 islands that make up Sweden’s biggest city; one of Europe’s most beautiful destinations. Graffiti is classified as ‘street art’, frumpy or clunky design is a rarity, and the city is as safe and clean as it […]

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Facebook App encourages you to sell your old clothes for charity

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Saturday 2 March 2013

You’ll never wear that again! This fantastic Facebook App drags up old photos of clothes you’ve long forgotten about. Seriously, it’s time for a closet purge. And what better reason to clear out those old clothes than for charity? This clever App by Stockholm Stadsmission not only points out garments you’ve long forsaken, it also […]

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Underground art in Stockholm Subways

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Monday 12 November 2012

In Stockholm, Sweden, metro stations are decorated like big, underground art museums. The colorful painted ceilings are a stark contrast from American subways, which aren’t exactly the most pleasant places to be. Within the Stockholm subway systems, you can find large art installations and painted murals all throughout the cave-like tunnels. Now you have a reason to want to take the subway.

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Trädgarden: an outdoor venue in Stockholm

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By Caitlin Sullivan in Cool Travel on Friday 2 November 2012

For young or ever youthful visitors to Stockholm, Sweden, in the warm months, outdoor club Trädgarden is not to miss. More like the expected scene of edgy Berlin than clean, pastel Stockholm, Trädgarden is an outdoor space under the bridge of a southbound metro line. The grimy location is craftily covered by colorful lights, three […]

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The Library of Unborrowed Books: An Art Installation

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Friday 19 October 2012

Imagine a library full of books that have never been read, have never been cared about, and have never been borrowed. Stockholm-based artist Meriç Algün Ringborg has created just that; opening the Library of Unborrowed Books for three weeks. The 600 books were collected from Stockholms Stadbiblioteket (Library) and displayed to try and question why […]

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Snabba Cash (Easy Money): a film by Sweden’s Jens Lapidus

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By Denimu in New Film on Wednesday 18 April 2012

I’m addicted to TV series’s like Underbelly and Sons of Anarchy, so I had to see this movie about the Stockholm underworld. Jens Lapidus’ first book of his Stockholm Noir Trilogy, Snabba Cash, was made into a Swedish film. But with its success will come a Hollywood version, Easy Money – if you can’t read […]

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Colourful street art by Stockholm-based Ikaroz

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By Denimu in New Art on Wednesday 18 April 2012

A street art collector I know recently introduced the work of Stockholm-based artist Ikaroz to me. I really dig his illustrated characters, but he is equally well known for his well-made tags.

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Hiding music all around the world

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By Owen Duff in New Music on Tuesday 6 December 2011

Bored of the too-easy point/click way we find new music, I decided to make my own songs harder and more interesting to get hold of. I spent a year hiding CDs with my music on in cities around the world (with a little help from friends). I filmed the whole thing, including the responses I […]

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Tomas Saraceno’s amazing home-made balloons

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By Ben Sollee in New Art on Friday 3 June 2011

Last year, around this time, I had just returned home from being stuck overseas in Sweden due to the volcano eruption in Iceland. I missed gigs and events back in the States, but not all was lost. In Stockholm, I found the work of artist and engineer Tomas Saraceno.

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Ginger Bread House competition

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By Casper Johansson in Architecture on Tuesday 2 February 2010

Yum, yum, yum! These are some of the entries received for the Swedish Museum of Architecture’s yearly gingerbread house competition, which is based around the theme this year of ‘monster’. This sweet collection of architectural wonder is on display at the PUB department store in Stockholm.

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Noko Jeans

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By Melissa Banigan in New Fashion on Wednesday 9 December 2009

Will you be visiting Stockholm in the near future? If so, be amongst the first to pick up a pair of Noko Jeans, manufactured in the anti-social country, North Korea, and marketed in Sweden. 1100 pairs of these novelty jeans were made for girls and boys to wear around the world — except, of course, […]

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The Definitive Drinker’s Dictionary in Brooklyn

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By Chris Rubino in Cool Travel on Friday 16 October 2009

Chemically inconvenienced, distinguished, at peace with the floor, every single ‘-faced’ prefix, all phrases amongst the 2,964 synonyms for being totally wasted. DRUNK, The Definitive Drinker’s Dictionary by Paul Dickson, has been illustrated by former New York Times Art Director, recent GOOD Magazine Guest Art Director and current temporary Stockholm resident, Brian Rea. His hilarious and whimsical pieces are hanging right now in Brooklyn’s own Melville House. Stop in for a look, check the book and exit immediately to the nearest glass of whiskey. Being drunk never has been so explicable.

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Annelie Carlström

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Monday 10 August 2009

Annelie Carlström is a Swedish illustrator based out of Stockholm. She graduated from Beckman’s College of Design in 2007 and has worked as a freelancer ever since. This is a series of fictive portraits from her graduation project.

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