Sweden Rewards Citizens for Not Taking Part in “Throw-Away” Culture

As the Western world seems to get deeper and deeper into “Throw Away” culture, there are small “fixer” movements working on the opposing side—encouraging people (and making it easier) to repair rather than replace everything from phones to shoes and beyond. In a fantastic move, Sweden is hoping to further push the idea and will begin offering citizens who give bikes, apparel and shoes to …

Helly Hansen’s Ask Winter Coat Collection

Technologically advanced outerwear with crisp Nordic style

As far as high-performance heritage brands go, very few carry the history of Helly Hansen, who’ve been snatching up consumers and awards for their technological advancements since 1877. For their latest line of men’s winter coats, the Ask Collection, the brand references the deeper history of Norse mythology—Ask was the first man on earth, born of Odin’s breath upon a log on the seashore. All …

Word of Mouth: Reykjavik Nightlife

With seasons of never-ending light, in this city parties start late and stay strong

Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice—and for good reason. Contrast is part of the Icelandic landscape and identity. Glaciers sit alongside steaming hot springs, snow-capped mountains run into black-sand beaches and in the capital of Reykjavik, the island nation’s rich cultural heritage exists in harmony with cutting-edge art and design. In the daylight hours (which change drastically with the season of …