COPENHAGEN - Flawless in design, yet always remaining unpretentious, here that effortless Danish chic blends with a certain rawness that nonetheless remains cosy – or should we say hygge – at its core.

As with an inherent sense for Feng Shui, Copenhagen strikes an inimitable balance between its philosophical heart as the birthplace of Existentialism

and a rough-and-ready that a city can only exude after sitting down to the table with a good few drunken sailors.

An environmentalist with a taste for fine living and rebellion, think of Copenhagen as that guy or girl you used to see around who studied philosophy, drank black coffee, and collected tattoos, only more approachable.

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard posed the question of Either/Or; here you can have it all.

They don’t call it THE HAPPIEST CITY ON EARTH for nothing.

LIVING ON THE EDGE TIPS:

The Oak Room
All that shopping got you thirsty? Head here for, very probably, the best cocktails in town.
Birkegade 10, 2200 Copenhagen

Torvehallerne
is the newest destination for foodies in Copenhagen — it just opened on the 2nd of September. Supposedly inspired by Barcelona’s La Boqueria, Torvehallerne’s 2 large halls are, in fact, quite unique.
Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 Copenhagen K
A tip from Birgitte Brøndsted

Risteriet
came in a close second for the best coffee in town. If your hands are already shaking, maybe stick to their amazing selection of barista tools, or order a coffee subscription for later.
Studiestræde 36
A tip from Martin Andersson

Bang & Jensen
If there were a bar heaven Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy would be eating its heart out — here you can eat and drink in what really was an old pharmacy, the food and drinks don’t rely on thin gimmicks to sell themselves, and there’s not a naff celebrity in sight.
Istedgade 130 1650 Copenhagen V
A tip from Maris Uitbeijerse

Radio
where New Nordic Cuisine sourced from the restauranteurs’ own organic fields, local fishermen, and farmers is served up in a modern atmosphere that is 100% welcoming and 0% soulless.
Julius Thomsens Gade 12
1632 Copenhagen V

Storm
This award-winning “best retail space” offers a perfect collection of trend-setting designers, design objects, and art. “That description” + “In Copenhagen” = “D.O.N.’.T.M.I.S.S.”
Store Regnegade 1 1110 Copenhagen K
A tip from Jon Nordstrøm

Kødbyens Fiskebar
is all about fish and shellfish, but also about fresh, healthy food that’s also delicious. This unique offering on Copenhagen’s restaurant scene is worth checking out.
Flæsketorvet 100, 1711 Copenhagen V
A tip from Heike Bräutigam

Relæ
is where chef Christian Puglisi (formally of Noma) is now serving up more New Nordic Cuisine, also from locally sourced ingredients, but here with prices that will make your hat land a little closer to you when they knock it off your head.
Jægersborggade 41.
A tip from Martin Andersson

FRINGE LIVING

'Fringe Living' is our take on living in the familiar metropolis with fresh pair of edited eyes – we want to explore the places firmly off any general tourist radar, where, even in the biggest of cities - you can still find flavours of local living – a lovely dose of individualismus.

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When it comes to interiors, some people always seem to have more chairs in their home than they know what to do with. For others, it’s lamps.

Whichever type you are, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to design-heaven at DESIGN BY US




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