Style and Culture

Hygge: noun, A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.

If you have not heard this word being thrown about on every other blog, pinterest post and publication these last few years - then come out from under that rock and listen up. 
Originating from a Norwegian word meaning 'well being', it really summarises the beauty and ease of Danish culture.

Copenhagen is the much celebrated capital of the Danes, it is also one of Europe's oldest cities, one of it's cleanest and most metropolitan and famous for it's trend setting Design flair. It has an uber cool reputation as a member of the Nordic block and is constantly being ranked as one of the happiest cities in the world.

We couldn't wait to check out the trendy industrial bars, beautiful canals, fashion scene and to get in at the roots of the many trends we love emerging out of the city!

 
Where should I stay?

A city is defined by nothing if not its people: what they like, what they do and how they interact with it's spaces, so what better option than slipping yourself into their shoes and starting your trip from the comfort of their own homes? 

In our experience, Air BnBs are a the only way to really experience a city. Last time one of our designers visited Denmark their Air Bnb host put on all full spread of breakfast every morning and gave them lists and lists of food and destination recommendations.

For this trip we managed to bag an amazing home with inspirational Danish style, it felt minimal and trendy - yet full of very cool, organised clutter. The Danes seemed to have mastered the 'I woke up like this' cool and effortlessly curated vibe which we all aspire towards. The space seemed personal, ever evolving and a little bit rock'n'roll - we cant wait to try and channel this in our own homes!

 
Where did we head first?

The Revolver Fashion Trade Show. Revolver as a trade show presents the most progressive contemporary Scandinavian design driven fashion brands mixed with likeminded quality brands from the rest of the world. The quality and range of products here was amazing and we gained SO much inspiration.

'Revolver is a unique order-platform for both men's and women’s wear, which attracts the best buyers from the Nordic region as well as the best international buyers, in order to do business, discover and network.'

Scandinavia has an unshakable reputation of leading the way with design, so as we expected there were so many incredible brands here that we can not wait to see develop, set trends and keep our eyes on!

 
Where did we head first?

The Revolver Fashion Trade Show. Revolver as a trade show presents the most progressive contemporary Scandinavian design driven fashion brands mixed with likeminded quality brands from the rest of the world. The quality and range of products here was amazing and we gained SO much inspiration.

'Revolver is a unique order-platform for both men's and women’s wear, which attracts the best buyers from the Nordic region as well as the best international buyers, in order to do business, discover and network.'

Scandinavia has an unshakable reputation of leading the way with design, so as we expected there were so many incredible brands here that we can not wait to see develop, set trends and keep our eyes on!

 
The streets here are lined with beautiful shops full with hand crafted items, interjected with trendy minimalist boutiques and vintage clothing stores lingering off down the side streets. One of our favourite Brands that we came across was WOOD WOOD.