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New York på Dalsländska by John-Michael Ekeblad

New York på Dalsländska by John-Michael Ekeblad

New York based Swedish designer and and communication and brand strategist John-Michael Ekeblad has been invited to host a solo show this past summer at Dalslands Konstmuseum called New York på Dalsländska. Here follows John-Michaels own story about the background to the show. I live and work in NYC, and have my roots in Dalsland,...
Time to apply for Design S - the Swedish Design Award

Time to apply for Design S – the Swedish Design Award

Design S is the Swedish nation design award. The award is presented by Svensk Form and singles out creative and innovative solutions in a range of different design fields. Design S has been presented every second year since 2006. Before that the award was called Utmärkt Svensk Form (Excellent Swedish Design Award). Everyone wants design...
Henzel Studio Collaborations Volume #1

Henzel Studio Collaborations Volume #1

Next week during the Milan Design Week Henzel Studio will preview an edited display of Henzel Studio Collaborations Volume #1, an exclusive collection of art rugs realized in close collaboration with twelve artists, including some of the most prominent and influential names in the contemporary art world. For fifteen years, Henzel Studio has created luxury handmade...
Hövding - the airbag for cyclists

Hövding – the airbag for cyclists

The talented people behind Hövding – the airbag for cyclists – have just made a nice short film about why cycle helmets are far from as safe as we think they are. The film highlights the gap between traditional cycle helmets and the new, radically different alternative, that is Hövding.
Four Key Trends for Summer

Four Key Trends for Summer

Now that it’s finally spring, and temperatures are slowly, but surely rising, many of us are anticipating breaking out our spring and summer clothes. There’s something liberating mentally, as well as physically, about that first day of spring when you don’t need to wear your winter coat. Spring also means, of course, a new set...
David Carlson to present at Singapore Design Week

David Carlson to present at Singapore Design Week

David Carlson, editor-in-chief of David Report, will be involved in the upcoming Singapore Design Week, taking place March 10–16. Together with Tim Power and Claudio Colucci David will present at the Furniture Design Forum arranged by SingaPlural. The forum aims to encourage a cultural exchange of ideas, inspiration and instill a spirit of entrepreneurship among designers in Asia...
Jonas Dahlberg selected for July 22 Memorial Sites

Jonas Dahlberg selected for July 22 Memorial Sites

Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg has been selected for July 22 Memorial Sites. KORO/Public Art Norway announced today that they have elected the Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg as winner of the competition ”Memorial sites after 22 July”. Jonas Dahlberg’s concept is based on the site at Sørbråten, with a good view towards Utøya. He proposes a...
Visions of urban living

Visions of urban living

Furniture producer Vitra and the interview magazine Freunde von Freunden are opening an apartment in Berlin. It’s called FvF Apartment by Vitra and is situated on Mulackstrasse. It offers a glimpse into the world of the Vitra living collage and visualizes Freunde von Freunden’s conceptualization of urban living. How does a digitally oriented generation, for...
The Award of incompleteness

The Award of incompleteness

The talented people at the Swedish creative agency Studio Total have just launched “the world’s smallest and most imperfect award” called The Award of incompleteness – in honour of the classic Alvar Aalto vase. We don’t think style is good in itself – just look at the inauguration of the 1936 olympics – it shows that...
Real-time food sharing habits

Real-time food sharing habits

At any given moment there are over 6 million mentions of bacon on Instagram. Compare that to mentions of healthier foods and the imbalance is depressingly dismal. So Tiny Rebellion created the Food Porn Index, the first head to head tracker of society’s real-time food porn sharing habits. Behind a phrenetic dashboard that tallies hashtagged mentions...