The originator of hygge and acknowledged as the happiest city in the world, Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is one of the coolest places in the already incredibly cool Nordic crew. Sitting on Denmark’s coastal islands of Zealand and Amager, Copenhagen is also linked to Malmö in Southern Sweden by the Öresund Bridge, but has entirely its own vibe going on. Famous for design and its eponymous style of industrial chic, as well as its delight in all things cosy (or hygge), Copenhagen has a profound propensity towards happiness.
Throw in the famously cute coloured houses at the docks and the fact that everyone is oh so friendly, as well as, of course, its star role on the world foodie stage (looking at you, Noma) and its reputation as a must-see city is completely understandable. Cute but cool, cosy but avant-garde, put on your most striking black outfit, get out some shades, and go Nordic.
Home to Copenhagen’s cultural and creative scene, this cool pad of casual luxury is decked in plush designer salons dressed in lavish crushed velvets, private artworks and hints of the botanical. An informal street-side eatery with a cute walled garden, snug lounge bar and fabulous rooftop conservatory let you be social in utter style.read more
This is all about the mix of traditional Alpine style, synonymous with mountainous living and the contemporary hand of private hoteliers. We pulled together a cool style edit of those places that take the traditional dipped into urban sleekness adding a dash of modernity.read more
Ilse Crawford of Studio Ilse is a London-based designer, academic and creative director whose designs and accompanying philosophy of well-being and 'making you feel at home' have made her an international name. She and her team create environments in which people feel comfortable and where everything just makes sense. This has seen her work with, and help pioneer design legacies for, brands associated with a simpler, better way of living and whose aesthetic is integral to their name.read more
While endless innovative projects continue to pour out of Denmark and Sweden, oftentimes their smaller but no less creative Scandinavian sister, Norway, is overlooked. Introducing Artscape Nordland, a permanent exhibition of 33 spectacular sculptures adorning 32 Norwegian municipalities.read more
It is true that winter in Stockholm is a brave and bold beast, but the increased darkness does not diminish the beauty from this archipelago of Scandinavian islands, it just means that you have to look a little harder, and if possible, know where to look; well, this little style guide is here to help you.read more