1 Mar 2024
Swedish Culture
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How To Become Swedish In 60 Minutes

Your Living City was invited to an extraordinary show, which ironically was about the most ordinary thing we have in our lives… the Swedes. Yes the Swedes and Swedishness, something we who live in Sweden deal with every day of our lives, but sometimes something so difficult to understand. If you, like me, have left your homeland and […]

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Treat Baking Enthusiasts To A Cookbook On Scandinavian Baking

Have you delighted your friends with your homemade Swedish cinnamon buns, ginger snaps or rye bread? And they are now wondering what good recipe books on Scandinavian baking can they lay their hands on? Ones where this European region’s baking’s well-being is celebrated with cakes made with real butter? Ones where entire festivals are dedicated […]

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Sing-along at Skansen – The ultimate summer tradition

The Swedes absolutely love a good sing-along and Allsång på Skansen is really the most Swedish of all things Swedish. On summer Tuesdays, the crowds gather in thousands to sing together at Skansen, and another million or two watch it on the telly.  The sing-along tradition at Skansen actually dates back to 1935, and its run […]

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Time to celebrate Midsummer

Wondering what all the fuss is about? And where all the Stockholmers have gone? Want to find ways to celebrate Midsummer in the city? Swedish Midsummer is easily the most celebrated holiday in the country, rivalled only by Christmas. Nature is in full bloom, love is in the air and twilight replaces most of the dark […]

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Culture Lifestyle Swedish Culture What's on: Stockholm

Axel Arigato Gallery Pops Up In Stockholm

Stockholm residents who are ardent online shoppers of Axel Arigato’s signature minimalist sneakers, clothing and small leather goods can now further enjoy its luxury retail experience by trying on the merchandise before deciding on making a purchase: this Swedish stellar brand is opening a pop-up store in the Bibliotekstan shopping district in Sweden’s capital this […]

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Out-Of-The-Box: Young Swedish Design

What gets crafted when Sweden’s young designers are given the license to dare to believe in their ideas and to play with, create from and explore them freely, where implementation is without any consideration for adaptation to market needs? “Young Swedish Design” showcases 20 such contributions in areas as divergent as product design, textiles, fashion, […]

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Melodifestivalen 2017 – Your Guide to the Grand Final

The Swedes take their Melodifestivalen seriously, the six week music entertainment bonanza is so much more than just the national Eurovision qualifications. Around three and a half million Swedes are expected to be watching the finals on Saturday, and breaking records in the number of votes given.  This year the playing field looks very even […]

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Culture Lifestyle Swedish Culture What's on: Stockholm

Josef Frank’s Against Design – Inspirational To This Day

After a resoundingly successful run at Vienna’s Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art early last year, ArkDes – the Architecture and Design Center – has brought “Josef Frank: Against Design” to exhibit back in Stockholm. The most comprehensive exhibition ever on the world-famous architect and designer, it shows the breadth of Frank’s diverse production – […]

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Mosebacke Design District: Another Design & Culture Mecca

As Stockholm Design Week returns on 6 to 12 February with its promise to remain as each year’s most important week for Scandinavian design by filling the Swedish capital’s days and nights with creative meetings, world premieres and hundreds of fantastic events – as thoroughly listed online, make it a point to make a beeline […]

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Cookbooks For Swedish Food & Drink Aficionados

The pure joy of having the opportunity of living in Sweden for a couple of years is irrevocably tied to the world’s current fascination with Scandinavian food trends – from dishes rooted in centuries of traditions to the ever evolving new Nordic flavours and textures. There is nothing more heart warming than indulging on a […]

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