Memento mori

Chairity project

by Bo Madestrand · illustrations: Ola Kjelbye

Sami Kallio wants to create furniture by people, for people. His chairs are sculptures for sitting, created by a craftsman with a deep love for his chosen material: wood.

One in a million

What is it about The Million Programme that causes aversion, the inhabitants or the architecture? Writer Carlos Rojas and photographer Ola Bergengren find beauty behind the scenes in Sweden’s most demonised suburbs.

Buzz builder

From the sculptural church to the fantasy scraper with a piezoelectric coiffure - Rahel Belatchew Lerdell emphasises the experiential qualities of architecture. Art critic Nils Forsberg and photographer Daniel Lundkvist visit the visionary architect in her Stockholm office.

Sweet dreams are made of this

by Jenny Damberg · illustrations: Patrick Miller

The romantic tendencies are strong in jewellery, ceramics and fashion. It is memento mori all over again, in an era of roaring belief in growth and digital infinity.

Green room

by Salka Hallström Bornold

Oslo is trying hard to become Scandinavia’s own Manhattan. Salka Hallström Bornold talks sustainablity with one of the hard workers behind the city’s green facade: Tom of Mad Arkitekter.

Secret of the unicorn

by Malin Zimm

The digital revolution is not as new as it sounds. Malin Zimm reminds us that we’ve been here before - and envisions how we all can become digital winners.

From riches to rags

Textile designer Maja Sjöström was a rising star in early 20th century Sweden. Today she is totally forgotten. Pontus Dahlman traces the footsteps of a female pioneer who handlessly fell for a fascist dictator.

Bringing the gap

by Rasmus Graakjær

The inner harbour of Copenhagen has been connected by a web of bridges, to the delight of the city’s cyclists and flaneurs. Rasmus Graakjær takes us on a walk in his pedestrian-friendly hometown.


by Susanne Helgeson

Klong has a lingering clang

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