Looks like Forbes is getting on-board with shopping for Scandinavian design in Copenhagen. The article, “The Top Five Danish Design Shops in Copenhagen,” highlights a few of the design powerhouses around the city. For furniture and other design items, there’s also Paustian, which houses a gourmet Nordic restaurant. I wrote about the design house and […]

I’ve always loved Scandinavian music. In fact, my infatuation with the Icelandic singer, Björk is what led me to travel to and explore the region and eventually settle there for a while. Big news from Björk is that she’s released her new album, Vulnicura, two weeks early on itunes. The new album release coincides with a new exhibit […]

H&M has teamed up with Swedish Nordic surfing brand Nordicsurf to offer an exclusive line of clothing inspired by surfing culture in the Nordic region. Nordsurf’s collection for H&M is based on sustainable and innovative design made with organic cotton and recycled polyester. The collection is available in the U.S.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall from the UK’s River Cottage has created a wonderful documentary on Denmark featuring New Nordic food, Danish architecture and sustainability, and the all-important concept of Danish “hygge.” It’s in English, and there are additional episodes on Norway & Sweden as he uncovers what all the hype is about with the recent phenomenon of […]

Creamed peas on rye toast from Haute Dish  The New York Times features a number of *new* New Nordic culinary initiatives popping up in the Twin Cities. Read the article here: A Return to Nordic Roots “The Bachelor Farmer is not the only evidence that cooks in the Twin Cities are suddenly embracing Nordic heritage. A […]

Monocle chooses Copenhagen as “most liveable city.”  “World-conquering urban quality of life requires the trickiest of balancing acts between progress and preservation, stimulation and security, global and local. Perfection is unobtainable but Copenhagen is striking one of the best deals right now.” -Monocle Magazine  See video featuring Copenhagen here: http://monocle.com/film/affairs/most-liveable-city-copenhagen/

Summer Scandinavian dessert prepared by Restaurant Mielcke & Hurtigkarl in Copenhagen When I lived in Denmark, I would often see rhubarb growing in gardens and wild in open spaces. Around mid-summer when in season, stalks of rhubarb would start to appear in grocery stores and be presented in delectable dessert dishes. Many are familiar with mixing rhubarb […]