Swedish Girls

Swedish Girls

For some reason as a kid growing up in North America, Swedish girls carried some sort of mystical property. Thinking back it might have something to do with an inside joke that rolled around Hollywood and made its way out into the general public. I know that on more than one occasion I dropped the whole “Hot… Read More →

design week furniture on display

Stockholm Design Week

The Stockholm furniture is now considered to be the largest of its kind in the world. It is the largest event that makes up the whole festival known as Stockholm Design Week. While first and foremost it is a trade show for Scandinavian design, it now sits on its own as a place for top designers from… Read More →

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 →

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 →