Category Archives: Sweden

Denmark’s Tiger from Sweden

High fashion store ‘Tiger of Sweden‘  was founded 1903 in the Swedish town Uddevalla, by the tailors Markus Schwarmann and Hjalmar Nordströmhas.  ‘Tiger of Sweden’ is now sold across Europe, South Africa and in Canada. Its London fashion store is in Piccadilly. … Continue reading

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Curious Yellow

Hei, Hei!   The spirit of Sweden lives at the Curious Yellow Kafe, 67 Pitfield Street, Hackney. Swedish food, Swedish people, Swedish friendly. Well worth getting along there.     The cafe is named after the  1967 film I Am Curious … Continue reading

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Scandi glass designers

Noted for its simplicity of design and quality of manufacture, Scandinavian glass rose to popularity after WW2 and has remained a favourite.  Famous designers are listed below.  It’s likely you’ll find them at Skandium or Heals (see/search separate post). Good background … Continue reading

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Spotify is a Swedish commercial music streaming, podcast and video service that provides digital rights management-restricted content from record labels and media companies.It is available in most of the Americas, Western Europe and Australasia.  Music can be browsed or searched by … Continue reading

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Maybe the world’s top supercar.  Koenigsegg.  Watch out for this rare beast on the streets of London.  Koenigsegg Automotive AB is a Swedish manufacturer of high-performance sports cars, based in Ängelholm, a small town on the West coast Sweden. In March 2009 the … Continue reading

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Kupp: Scandi style dining, along with famous Czech beer!

Nicely set on the Regents Canal Paddington Basin on modern Merchants Square is Scandi style all-day cafe. restaurant “KUPP“. Smaklig måltid! Nyt måltidet ditt! Nyde dit måltid! Hyvää ruokahalua! Have a nice meal! There’s a  Scandinavian themed menu – eg gravalax … Continue reading

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Cider from Kopparberg hits town

Swedish cider brand ‘Kopparberg’ held its second summer Urban Forest summer pop-up at Whitepost Lane, in Hackney Wick (close to the Olympic Park).  The set was inspired by the pine forest of the small town of Kopparberg. Sweden’s Spotify was also there. Watch out … Continue reading

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