Monthly Archives: August 2011

New Nordic Spreading — NYT & Mad FoodCamp

Looks like the New York Times is getting a whiff of New Nordic with its article “New Nordic Cuisine Draws Disciples,”and taking a serious look at this new trend in the culinary world. The article comes just in time for the Copenhagen Cooking festival currently underway, and Claus Meyer’s MAD (“food”) FoodCamp this coming weekend. While The Times does a […]

Copenhagen Drops from No. 10 to 17th World’s Most Expensive City

According to a new cost of living survey just published by Mercer Human Resources Consulting, Copenhagen has dropped from being the 10th to the 17th most expensive city in the world in 2011. “The survey covers 214 cities across five continents and measures the comparative cost of over 200 items in each location, including housing, transport, food, clothing, […]

Little Prince Christian of Denmark on

Prince Christian Of Denmark’s First Day Of School!  

Henrik Vibskov at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Danish artist Henrik Vibskov known for his avant-garde fashion designs, as well as art installations and music (as the drummer for the Danish group Trentemøller — and one of my favorites…) always puts on a show to remember during Copenhagen Fashion Week. This year was no different. In his spring/summer 2012 collection he combines influences from “Clockwork […]

Fruit & veggies sold from a truck

While vacationing this summer in Greece we saw a number of trucks loaded with everything from melons to garlic and potatoes. The driver used a megaphone to announce what was for sale to the passing neighborhoods. Pretty straight forward. Sort of like the ice cream truck, except way more practical not to mention healthy. I was instantly reminded […]

Eclectic meets Classic: Mielcke & Hurtigkarl

When I was reviewing restaurants for the “Fodor’s Essential Scandinavia,” guidebook in 2009, I had the opportunity to visit a number of restaurants in Copenhagen. It was tough job, but someone had to do it, as they say. But it really was hard work. One of the most memorable visits was at the international or […]

Scandinavian Modern: What’s new in Scandinavian furniture design?

Back in 2008, I had the opportunity to interview design historian Judith Gura, professor at the New York School of Interior Design and associate professor at Pratt Institute, about her book, “Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture: Designs for the 21st Century,” and published a Q&A based on the interview for Copenhagen Exclusive Magazine (see below). It was the first book in more than […]