Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Little Mermaid is Freezing

Love Smushi at the Royal Cafe

Always a treat, smushi at the Royal Cafe.  What is a smushi you ask? A smushi is an invention taking smørrebrød (traditional Danish open-faced sandwiches) and creating sushi-ish size portions that are sculpted into true pieces of art. This time around, I was thrilled to see the “Fodor’s Choice” sticker on the front door…since I was the one that selected the establishment […]

New Jobsite for “Highly-Skilled” Workers in Denmark

In response to increasing competition for attracting and retaining foreign talent (see “Denmark’s Competitiveness Threatened – Reaching Critical Limits“), The Ministry of Employment, in cooperation with a number of other government institutions, and a newly formed group called the “Consortium for Global Talent” consisting of representatives from major Danish global corporations including A.P. Moller-Maersk, Carlsberg, Danske Bank Group, D O N G […]

Finnish Brand Marimekko Teams up with Converse

  Converse and Marimekko have partnered on a women’s specific collection for spring 2011 combining Converse’s most popular silhouettes – such as Chuck Taylor All Star High and Ox –  with Marimekko’s signature pattern designs. The designs will be available starting from February 2011 at premium retail outlets, selected Marimekko stores and at Check it! About […]

Young Estonian Wins Scandinavian Fashion Design Award

The Designers’ Nest Award show, held last week as part of Copenhagen Fashion Week, presented collections by graduate students from seven Scandinavian design schools including Danmark’s Designskole in Copenhagen, Designskolen in Kolding, TEKO in Herning, Beckmanns College of Design in Stockholm, Aalto University School of Art and Design in Helsinki, the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the Textilhögskolan in Borås. This year’s winner is […]