Ilse Crawford’s Nature-Inspired Grönska Collection for Kasthall

The English designer's first collaboration with the Swedish carpet producer

Ilse Crawford‘s work is known all over the world for its assemblage of style and comfort. In her design projects for clubs, shops, interiors and objects, the English designer continuously merges an intimate dimension with an international and recognizable touch. In the spaces (both public and private) that are drawn from her vision, it always feels like home. This is what we found at the …

Farewell to Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA

Founder of IKEA Ingvar Kamprad has passed away at 91 years old. Kamprad started IKEA in 1943 when he was just 18 years old, naming it as an acronym of his own initials and the name of the farm he lived on (Elmtaryd) and the nearest village (Agunnaryd). Initially he sold products via mail order, but opened his first brick and mortar store in 1958. …

Celebrate Snafus at the Museum of Failure

Whenever you feel like a mess or an imposter, it’s oftentimes comforting to know that even the world’s most successful people have dealt with serious failures. From JK Rowling getting rejected countless times, to Michael Jordan being cut from his school team, there are plenty of stories. Opening for two months in DTLA, Sweden’s Museum of Failure highlights commercial flops—from Colgate-brand frozen dinners to Coca-Cola …

Sweden’s First-Ever Women-Only Festival

At this year’s Bråvalla music festival in Sweden, there were four rapes and 23 sexual assaults—that were reported. After a torrent of assaults at festivals across the country this summer, Swedish comedian Emma Knyckare decided to organize a women-only event and it’s been successfully crowdfunded, raising some 500,000 Swedish krona (around $51k+ USD). Statement Festival will not allow cisgender men to attend, and on their …

Absolut’s Impressive Art Trifecta in Stockholm

A digital art bar, two biannual awards, and a museum cataloging it all

In Stockholm this past weekend, vodka brand Absolut affirmed its decades-long commitment to the world of art. With well-known origins tied to Andy Warhol and a professional understanding that extends to the present day Absolut Art market, there’s an authenticity to this connection. Absolut actually employs a Global Art Manager, Saskia Neuman and, as much as her role requires finding new and exciting artists to …