New Swedish project Laike is the brainchild of Christofer Ståhle. The debut album, Långt från stadslivets dån, is a mysterious collection of songs about escaping modern urban life for the country on which Laike’s formidable guitar skills are augmented by his ethereal vocals and flute chops. Recommended for fans of acoustic music seeking more interesting […]
Coming in at just under 12 square meters, this student living space may be the smallest house in Sweden. Located in Lund, the compact cottage boasts all the essentials” a sleeping loft, a kitchenette with a table, a bathroom and an under bed study. Despite the potential for cabin fever, the space is actually hotly contested amongst students. But if you’re going to invite friends over for dinner, three’s definitely a party. So choose wisely.
Staying in Sweden’s most primitive hotel means that you’ll have to live in the woods without electricity or running water (we think that means no Twitter as well). But it’s definitely an adventure you won’t forget.
Hönshus-1 is a wooden hens house designed and built by Torsten Ottesjö situated on the West coast of Sweden. It rests on a framework of steel legs drilled into rock. The house was designed to mimic the way a mother hen spreads her wings to protect her young.
He’s the new paparazzi. He’s in Sweden right now and he just emailed me some new pictures. I’ve known Ryan Koopmans since we were young. He’s from Victoria, too. I don’t have a fetish about people from Victoria. I just think a lot of talented people have come from there, like Steve Nash, for example.
I don’t why I never got into the world of Swedish movies. I love everything else Swedish: indie pop, IKEA, H&M, smorgasbord. I know everyone has heard of Let The Right One In by now, but it’s opened my eyes to the world of Swedish cinematography.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.