In issue three we investigate a world brimming with possibilities. We visit the enchanting studio of acclaimed artist Eva Lange, and we travel to an island where a house has been built in the midst of a forgotten fairy-tale garden. The design icon Pia Wallen takes us on an exclusive tour of her home and architect Thomas Sandell invites us to his seaside home that measures just 13 square metres. “It’s a professional challenge to fit in as much as possible on a small scale,” he admits. “But you don’t have to live in a huge space to thrive.” Elsewhere in the issue, we look at the tendencies shaping our future – from breaking away from the homogenisation of social media to the mass exodus from cities. “Designing is about understanding a situation,” says architect Pernilla Wåhlin Norén on our visit to her home built entirely of pine. “It’s about things like fresh air, sunlight, atmosphere and purpose – not about choosing products.”


In our second issue we visit the couple behind acclaimed interior architecture firm Halleroed at their forest hideaway, and we visit a 17th-century home and garden where time has stood still. ­Celebrated fashion designer Diana Orving creates a textile art installation in an empty museum exclusively for us, and we spend some time in the beautiful, sparse home of glass maestro Ingegerd Råman. “We are not easily tempted to buy things,” she says about her and her ­husband’s decision to live with the bare minimum of objects.

“I will defend the empty space.” Elsewhere in the issue, we ­discuss the profound effects of the built environ­ment on our wellbeing. “I want to be part of a cultural movement that recalibrates what ­matters in society, and in life,” says Danish chef Fredrik Bille Brahe in Hugo Macdonald’s article on reconnecting with our roots. “I think courage to be local is ­important.” Born at a time of change, our hope is to inspire new ideas on the subject of living well. It’s time to ­welcome in a new era.


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