Premiere: “Alt Det Du Ku” by AyOwA

Danish dream pop with an electronic tingle

A dreamy electric charge channels through “Alt Det Du Ku,” the latest singe—and music video—from Danish duo AyOwA. There’s a balanced power pulsing alongside, driven by moody synths and vocals that are so alluring it becomes easy to forget they’re not in English. The work of AyOwA—long-time friends Nicolai Kornerup and Hannah Schneider—definitely calls to mind the more melodic released from The Knife, but here …

Olafur Eliasson’s First-Ever Complete Building Design

On 9 June, the first building designed entirely by celebrated artist and designer Olafur Eliasson (and the architectural team at Studio Olafur Eliasson) will open its doors. Known as Fjordenhus, the 92-foot-tall castle-like structure sits in Denmark’s Vejle fjord. KIRK KAPITAL commissioned the building, and will reside within—along with several site-specific Eliasson pieces, furniture and lighting. There’s something both future-forward and nostalgic to the structure, …

Interview: Concept + Design Manager for B&O Play, Jakob Kristoffersen

One of Bang & Olufsen's visionaries on what makes the brand revolutionary

Just after the release of B&O Play‘s entry-level speaker, the M3, we spoke with Jakob Kristoffersen, the brand’s Concept and Design Manager. The speaker was an expansion into new territory for the brand, but it embodied all that we love about Bang & Olufsen visually and technologically. Now, with the Danish brand’s CES announcement that AirPlay 2 has been integrated into 10 products (M3 included), …

Third Nature’s Pop-Up Parking Garage and Storm Water Reservoir

With storms aplenty this year, Denmark-based design firm Third Nature has proposed a parking garage concept that manages excess water in cities, and more. Called Pop-Up, the parking garage resides underground—with public space on its top, outside section. With heavy rain, the structure collects water and rises up, while building a reservoir below. While still a concept, Pop-Up demonstrates an innovative new way to tackle …

Bjarke Ingels-Designed “LEGO House” Opens its Doors

A building as whimsical as the wonders it contains, the Bjarke Engels-designed LEGO House has finally opened its doors in Billund, Denmark—the town where LEGO was invented. Inside, one finds 25 million LEGO bricks, a store, three restaurants, a 2,000-square-meter public square and exhibitions. It’s a truly immersive experience center aimed at encouraging creative and cognitive skills. As for the building itself, 21 massive white …