Design & Culture

Interview with Happiness Researcher and Author Meik Wiking

Anyone who loves Nordic culture will know that the Nordic countries frequently top the list of happiest nations. But why is this? Meik Wiking has made it his passion to find answers. He is founder and CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, he has written numerous books about Nordic culture and happiness including […]

Author of ‘Lagom’, Lola Åkerström, on Swedish culture and her latest projects

Lola Åkerström knows a thing or two about travel and culture. Growing up in Nigeria, she moved to Sweden in 2010 and is now based in Stockholm. She’s an award-winning travel and culture writer and photographer, author of Lagom: The Swedish Secret of Living Well, and heads up various other business and social impact initiatives. […]

Dancing To The End Of The Earth with ‘Fram’

In 2013, Alex (Mr Minnis2Society), went on a work trip to Svalbard – an archipelago roughly 1200km from the North Pole, that is inhabited by more polar bears than people, and in the winter is almost permanently dark. The experience was unreal – waking up for breakfast and seeing the aurora outside the window was […]

Interview with founder of SCANDIBØRN: Kids lifestyle brand

When British couple Grace and James had their first child in 2015, their love of Scandinavian design took them on a quest to find baby and child clothing and accessories that reflected their passion for this style. When they couldn’t easily find what they wanted – they decided to solve this problem for themselves and […]

Creating cosiness with Kirsty, founder of the Little Hygge Company

Kirsty Gipson started The Little Hygge Company at the beginning of 2020. A combination of moving into a new home and being made redundant from her job sparked the idea of building her own “small business with our main aim of bringing the Hygge feeling into your home”. When did you first discover Hygge? What do you […]

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