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Forbes: Where to Shop in Copenhagen

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 […]

H&M Teams with Nordic Surfing Brand

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’s Scandinavian Adventure

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 […]

NYT: New Nordic in the Twin Cities

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 […]

Copenhagen “Most Liveable City”

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/

Sweet Scandinavian Summer

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 […]

Reykjavík Revisited

Iceland Cinema Online is now featuring the movie, “Reykjavík Revisited,” a documentary film about the Icelandic music scene & its people produced by Slovak Jouranlists Juraj Kovácik and Juraj Kusnierik. “Reykjavík Revisited movie is a wild and colorful mosaic of their encounters with the lively Reykjavík music scene and its inhabitants, shot during and around the […]