Part of the deisgn centre at Lund University

IKDC Design Centre

Design is taken very seriously in Scandinavia, particularly in Sweden. All the Scandinavian countries can pride themselves in having a large global presence in the quality design. The advantage that Sweden has over other places in the world is a commitment from the major companies to keep feeding the cycle of ever improving design ideals. The Ingvar… Read More →

Lund Central square

Lund: Getting down to business

Two weeks ago I was getting excited for all of this to begin. I had already pictured in my mind what it was going to be like. The people I would be working with, the facilities, and the life that I was about to begin. Now two weeks in, the surprise is over and the reality is… Read More →

University building

Sweden: First week

The sun broke through the morning fog as the train crossed the Oresund bridge into Malmo. The building blocks of Sweden seem to be lighter than the red brick of Copenhagen. I thought to myself that in a region that knows real winters, a white stone is a smarter building material.   I was not surprised to… Read More →

Copenhagen in Scandinavia

Copenhagen Details

Copenhagen is the largest city in Scandinavia, and therefore has the Kastrup airport which is the home base of SAS airlines. This is handy and likely most people coming in and out of Scandinavia will be at least transiting Kastrup. The airport is very close the centre, about 12 minutes by train and metro that runs all… Read More →

Looking up the canal to the city of copenhagen

Move to Sweden. 1st stop Copenhagen

I hit the streets of Copenhagen hungry. The sun was shining in through the train window and I had my sunglasses on. After being up for 36 hours, it was a welcome excuse to put on some shades. I know I need decent food as I can feel my stomach going bad. The bad news is that… Read More →

Vancouver polar bear swim 2012 at English Bay

Polar Bear Swim Vancouver 2012

  For roughly the past ten years I have been making a point of going for a swim on New Year ’s Day. I am not sure really what started it all, I think it might have been oversleeping one New Year’s day and missing out on meeting some friends at the beach for a great party,… Read More →