The Vera Novis Furniture Collection

Leather meets wood in the sophisticated tables, hangers and daybed designed and made in Sweden

The name of Sweden’s Vera Novis might mean “true novice,” but the assured design of the brand suggests its creators are anything but beginners. This furniture collection was created by Hillevi Magnell and Sara Rudenstam of the Smålands Skinnmanufaktur and Formbruket brands. In this collaboration, the two brands combined wood and leather to explore the meeting of the materials, which has resulted in a beautiful …

MYR Studio’s “Rain Series” Accessories

Crafted from Tärnsjö skins, Johanna Landis' handbags are at the forefront of contemporary Swedish leather goods

Most people would rather stay inside on a gloomy gray day; Swedish designer Johanna Landin, on the other hand, found her brilliant idea in the middle of a drizzle. Observing the patterns that rain makes as it falls on concrete, Landin discovered an aesthetic arrangement that would eventually become the driving concept behind her first-ever handbag collection. Using water-based leather dye, Landin hand-stains four different …

Flic: Cute as a Button

A Swedish start-up designs a handy wireless shortcut to your favorite actions on your phone

It seems that nothing can stop the Swedish startup juggernaut at the moment, as another piece of tech by Shortcut Labs gets its crowdfunding launch. Unlike many hardware offerings though, Flic is a simple premise at a winning price point. Essentially it’s a cute little button that can be set to shortcut to a smart function, forming a little point of connectivity to your own …