2021.04.11

Before becoming a photographer, Mike Karlsson Lundgren worked as a hair stylist in Paris and New York. As a result he was early on drawn to the fashion industry working for legendary editors and creative directors such as Grace Coddington and Fabien Baron. Now, some 40 years later his biggest focus is on interiors, still life and portrait photography. We talk to him about what has shaped his way of capturing images and how he loves pairing them to tell a deeper story.

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2021.03.23

Stylist and set design duo Jannicke Kråkvik and Alessandro D’Orazio have their base in Oslo but work all over Scandinavia with a number of different brands creating their images, shop displays and exhibitions. Most recently they did the new set design for the Kasthall shop in Stockholm, exhibiting their new carpets collection for Stockholm design week. We asked them about interiors, furniture and general consumption in the year to come. 

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2021.03.23

Swedish stylist and set designer Daniella Witte has turned her need for a calm environment into a lifestyle, operating her business from an idyllic farmyard in Lomma in the south of Sweden. With a few small houses for rent during summer, an old stable turned into a studio for hire and and a weekend retreat by the water, she combines styling and interior work with small scale property development with her husband. Later this year she is also launching a book in collaboration with Ulrica Lindström celebrating the simple pleasures of food. We asked her to share her thoughts on feel good interiors and routines.

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2021.03.16

Stylist, set designer and interior decorator Sophia Bratt has a background in textile and pattern cutting, and worked as a milliner before changing direction to work with interiors. For The New Era she has created a beautiful still life story where she has sown tapestries from leftover textile, shot by photographer Osman Tahir.

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2021.03.01

The global mobility brand Lynk & Co has opened its first showroom in central Gothenburg, west coast of Sweden – also the home of older sibling, Volvo. It follows the opening in Amsterdam with plans of launching more showrooms across Europe. The space is not an ordinary car showroom, rather a community hub where everything down to the cutlery, sofa and chairs are for sale.

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2021.01.31

Having grown up on a remote Norwegian island, we asked international acclaimed stylist Per Olav Sølvberg, based in Bergen, to pick 7 Norwegian retreats that stand out in its beautiful surroundings. His biggest inspiration still stems from stormy oceans and high mountains.

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2021.01.25

Scandinavian modernism is a design movement that emerged during the 1930s in Scandinavia, here referred to as ‘functionalism’. Besides values such as democratic and affordable, innovative technological solutions emerged alongside an inspiration from nature with round, organic shapes and a mix of materials. Photographer Mårten Ryner has documented the city’s rich modernist heritage.

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2021.01.13

Last year marked 25 years since the Swedish architecture and design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune was founded, which they celebrate with a 400 page monograph about their work, published by Birkhauser. We asked architect Eero Koivisto to share his ten best cultural experiences from last year.

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2021.01.11

The pandemic has changed the way we travel and resorts offering off the grid living – close to nature and without preassure to socialise – will become even more attractive in the year to come. So what does the resort of the future look like? Regardless if we are travelling locally, or crossing boarders, hospitality offering intimacy and privacy, and a sustainable lifestyle, will attract the new conscious traveller. We list 10 retreats ticking all the boxes.

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