Browns Focus London and Acne Jeans Stockholm Swap Up

It's one thing swapping clothes with a friend to extend your wardrobe for a while, but it's quite another swapping clothes stores with a like-minded brand to extend your reach to another country. That's what London store Browns Focus (above left) has done with the Stockholm studio of Acne Jeans (above right), lock, stock and barrel. For ten days (only until this weekend), Browns has …

Telefonplan Tower

Standing proudly in the Stockholm suburb of Midsommarkransen, the 10 story, 72 meter tall Telefonplan tower—built and used by Ericsson for many years—stood as the center of their corporate campus and served as a neighborhood landmark. Today the neighborhood has grown beyond Ericsson's presence, and local architect Milo Lavén, artist Erik Krikortz and interaction designer Loove Broms have transformed the tower to be a landmark …

The Smiths’ Hotel Collections

Long available in the UK, The Smiths' Hotel Collections—the couple-oriented guides to the best European getaway spots—arrived stateside last month. Two slick volumes, one focusing on the British Isles and the other covering the rest of Europe, are unstuffy, first-person observations of the best hotels in Europe written by a team of taste-makers (including, most notably, fashion designer Stella McCartney) who travel anonymously in pairs. …