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:
stylish menswear from a mix of own designs and selected designers. You can shop online, but isn’t it good to give your keyboard a rest sometimes?
A tip from Martin Andersson
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
Bullitt - Fast Cargo Bikes
White Line Hotels collaborator Bullitt, from Larry vs. Harry, have a quirky sense of humour and the fastest cargo bikes on the planet.
Frederiksborggade 41, 1360 Copenhagen K
The Oak Room
All that shopping got you thirsty? Head here for, very probably, the best cocktails in town.
Birkegade 10, 2200 Copenhagen
Design by us SHOP
You'll find their full collection here - including all new products and vintage lamps... Rentemestervej 43, 2400 Copenhagen NV
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
Verdens Mindste Kaffebar
will probably never be accused of false advertising. Depending on who you ask, it seats anywhere from 2 – 5 people indoors. Needless to say, warm weather brings very welcome additional seating, because we hear it’s the best coffee and cake in town!
Tullinsgade 1, 1850 Copenhagen
A tip from Laura Andrea Orlando
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.
A tip from Martin Andersson
'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.
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