Meander through the historic cobblestone streets of Stockholm’s Old Town and you’ll soon discover Lena M Sweden – a traditional Swedish handicrafts shop that doubles as the design studio of its charming owner, Lena M Karlsson. Quietly resting just beyond scores of stores hawking tired postcards, plastic flags and endless Viking paraphernalia, Lena M Sweden is certainly worth discovering.
With the sun bidding its farewell as the Northern Hemisphere plummets headfirst into the deep, dark depths of winter, there’s no better time to introduce the latest White Line Hotels collaborator Maloja, an impressive Bavarian fashion label that lives and breathes the Alpine lifestyle.
Imagine a design tradeshow where you can meet the designers in person and buy their products on the spot. Better yet, imagine a design tradeshow that takes place at a carefully selected central location that reflects the design culture of the city, far from soulless trade halls. For all of you design-savvy readers unfamiliar with blickfang, prepare to be impressed.
When we think of Denmark, we can’t help but think of design. Minimalism, functionalism, clean lines and an abundance of white spring to mind, alongside thoughts of the world-renowned Danish pastries.
Nestled in the historic Frederiksstaden district in Copenhagen is Keramik og Glasvaerkstedet, the ceramic and glass workshop, conveniently located a hop, skip and jump away from a handful of other ceramic studios and you guessed it, a traditional Danish bakery.
Meet Maria Svensson and Lisa Leierth, two wool-loving ladies from Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast. Based in an art-collective studio space with ten other designers and artists, they create the knitwear that they had always dreamed of wearing.