Scandinavia’s Successful Education Model

Favoring a more comprehensive educational model that emphasizes humanistic and technical training, studies conclude that Nordic nations raise citizens that are intelligent (in the traditional sense), more internally aware, prideful for their nation, and capable of viewing a situation from another’s eyes. Governments in countries like Sweden, Denmark and Norway aim to make “lifelong learning a part of the natural fabric of society,” and it …

Word of Mouth: Oslo

Spanning Michelin stars, streetwear and hiking trails in the Scandinavian capital

There are certain characteristics that justly typify most Scandinavian capitals. From Reykjavik to Helsinki, the region is home to cities that place a high value on public services, design, transportation and livability. Oslo checks all these boxes while owning a vibrant identity that is uniquely Norwegian. It’s certainly not the most budget-­friendly city to visit, but in Oslo you’ll find that the bar for service …

Kaktus København, Copenhagen

A new concept store brings quirky cacti of all shapes and sizes to Jægersborggade

Blink and you’ll miss it: in the hustle and bustle of Jægersborggade street, taking up a single block in the riotous-turned-hip Nørrebro district in Copenhagen, is a tiny new space filled with cacti and succulents. Kaktus København (website currently in Danish only), open since May 2015, is run by three women: sisters Maja and Gro along with their closest childhood friend, Cille. Though they took …