Upstate to Aska: Fredrik Berselius on Foraging Fresh Ingredients

We speak with the chef about approaching wild ingredients through a Scandinavian lens

For Swedish-born chef Fredrik Berselius, a two or three hour drive north of NYC offers a landscape that’s similar to that of his homeland. Whether it be sorrel, bronze fennel and yarrow (which grow at North Brooklyn Farms) or birch bark, garlic mustard, pineapple weed and watercress (which sprout in the Catskills), there are a lot of the same produce and plants too. In fact, …

A Scented Candle Inspired by the Aurora Borealis

From hygge experts Skandinavisk for the upcoming AW16 collection

Spreading the uniquely Scandinavian warmth of “hygge” via elegant scented candles, Skandinavisk has an exceptionally striking new design for their AW16 collection that caught our eye. Named “Nordlys” (Danish and Norwegian for the Northern Lights), it’s inspired by one of nature’s greatest paintings in the sky that the Arctic Region gets to witness. “With Nordlys, the ambition was to create a fragrance truly indefinable but …

Db Equipment Ski and Snowboard Bags

This research-backed Norwegian luggage brand puts design first

Despite all the advancements in ski and snowboard technology over the years, there’s been little progress in how we travel with this often cumbersome gear. The experience of lugging ski and snowboard gear around the world will never be easy, but Oslo’s Db Equipment is making it a lot less painful. Founded in 2009 during a chance meeting between pro skier Jon Olsson and then …