Summer’s Almost Gone photo series

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By Andy Fasoli in New Photography on Saturday 28 May 2011

My work is inspired by capturing those moments when I find that natural ‘special light. These are usually moments from my everyday life, or travels. This series, called Summer’s Almost Gone, was born out of a trip to Gothenburg during Summer where I was really impacted by the light, the people, and their relationship with nature.

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Spring Edition soda: made in Sweden

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 18 February 2011

Beer seems to be on our mind lately. So too does spring, making this flashy, lime green brew exactly what we’re craving. Out of Sweden, comes Spring Edition: a mango, lime cider.

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Ekta

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 24 January 2011

Street artist Ekta, who is currently based in Gothenburg, Sweden, has a pretty distinctive style consisting of huge fields of colors, often not separated by outlines, making for elusive and mysterious, yet distinctly figurative forms.

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Inside the Wikileaks bunker

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By Zolton in Cool Travel on Friday 10 December 2010

Oh wow. Bahnhof AB, the hosting company responsible for keeping the under siege Wikileaks site up, is located in a futuristically renovated cold war nuclear bunker thirty metres below Sweden’s White Mountain. [Photos by Jann Lipka/Rex Features]

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Carl Kleiner

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 29 October 2010

Carl Kleiner is a still life photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. This series was shot for Ikea’s new baking book, Hembakat är Bäst (Homemade Is Best). Food styling by Evelina Bratell.

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Good ol’ sailor vodka

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 5 October 2010

Good Ol’ Sailor vodka organic vodka looks just like what you might expect to find tattooed on the sleeve of an old sea dog. It should come as no surprise to you then that the bad arrrse packaging was designed by tattoo artist Mattias Brodén who made the eco-friendly PET bottles encasing this lethal liquid never look sexier.

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Chris Maluszynski’s Las Vegas Carpets series

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Tuesday 24 August 2010

Polish photographer Chris Maluszynski studied physics and electrical engineering, history of art, history of photography and visual communication at the University of Linköping, Sweden, and Sorbonne, Paris. His professional career began in 1995 and he has since worked for most major Swedish newspapers, including staff positions at Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet and Göteborgs-Posten. This work is from his series, Las Vegas Carpets.

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Sweden’s remarkable Tree Hotel

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By Greta Hoffman in Architecture on Thursday 29 July 2010

Next time you feel like you need to get away from it all, disappear into Sweden’s new Tree Hotel. That’s right, literally disappear, into an invisible mirror cube hung from a tree trunk that only birds can see. The quirky eco-hotel launched this month with six rooms designed by five different architects, transforming the idea […]

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Familjen album art

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Monday 24 May 2010

Pieter over at Today and Tomorrow doesn’t like the ridiculously goofy and saccharine music of Swedish electronic act Familjen, but right now it’s making me grin. I agree, though, that album art for their (his) latest album Manskligheten is pretty amazing and more complex than the music itself. The artwork was the result of a collaboration between photographer Erik Wahlstrom and the design studio Bergen.

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Linn Olofsdotter

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Friday 23 April 2010

Linn Olofsdotter’s illustration work is so complex, so colourful, so damn alluring, you just want to slink inside of it and explore the myriad of shapes and textures.

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Passion Pit remix Shout Out Louds

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By Zolton in New Music on Monday 22 February 2010

We love this remix by Cambridge’s electronic-pop sensation Passion Pit of Sweden’s Shout Out Louds’ first single, Fall Hard. Evidently so do Pitchfork who described it as being ‘synthed up’. Indeed! We have a free download in our Music Download section. Listen to the Passion Pit remix of Shout Out Louds and then download it!

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Waldemar and Max

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By Michelle Wilding in New Photography on Wednesday 27 January 2010

I’m mesmerised by the work of Swedish photography duo Waldemar and Max. Nostalgic colour, thoughtful compositions and frozen subjects via timely slow shutter speeds are all wonderful techniques that shape their fashion photography. Waldemar and Max just shot the series Love in Vain for Fault Magazine this month.

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Robyn’s remix of El Perro del Mar’s Change of Heart

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By Zolton in New Music on Monday 21 December 2009

Swedish pop star Robyn has done her first ever remix for another artist: El Perro del Mar’s Change of Heart. The original single was taken from El Perro Del Mar’s album, Love Is Not Pop, of which she says: ‘Shortly after having finished touring with my second album From the Valley to the Stars, I […]

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Bob Hund’s Fantastiskt’s only has 30 plays in it

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By Chris Nolan in New Trends on Thursday 26 November 2009

Swedish rock band Bob Hund have released their latest single Fantastiskt (Fantastic) on a once-off print vinyl record that can only get played up to thirty times. The band then enlisted Martin Kann Design to design a suitable casing. So taking it literally he put it in a record player and etched lyrics to the song on the case. The record and the player were then listed on eBay and sold for a staggering US$3,650 to become the most expensive record ever in Sweden.

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The Mirage by Kjellgren Kaminsky

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By Casper Johansson in Architecture on Monday 15 June 2009

In 2006, Fredrik Kjellgren and Joakim Kaminsky won the International Competition for their vision for a new dance hall in Falsterbo, Sweden. Now the building, known as the Mirage, is to be inaugurated. The design placed considerable emphasis on creating ‘spaces with extraordinary acoustic qualities. A custom made damping wall was designed in collaboration with an acoustic expert, consisting of a black acoustic felt covered by white wooden boards of various dimensions’.

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