In Stockholm a new hotel-in-hotel concept is opening at the Hotel Scandic Malmen called the Creators Inn. The idea was to design a room based on a creative type of person who was visiting Stockholm, catering to their needs through the concepts of function, products and services. The room is split up into three different sections, the local library, the dream study and the relaxing spa. You’re basically given a ton of space in which you can hang out or work, depending upon what your mood is. The rooms even come with a bike which you can ride around town and clothes you can wear in case you don’t have anything clean, how crazy is that?
This feels very in the spirit of Ace Hotel or The Standard, but there seems to be more of a personality to the project. The idea that you can call up a Creative Concierge and ask them to play video games with you is pretty astonishing. Now I’m just curious how much this room goes for…
A few weeks ago I saw Let The Right One In, a Swedish vampire film about a little boy named Oskar who ends up befriending a little girl named Eli (pronounced Ill-ee) that moves next door to him, who also happens to be a vampire. The story follows their growing fondness for each other, as well as how they start to change because of their friendship.
I absolutely adored this movie, it was so well done. The cinematography was absolutely amazing, with tons of beautiful blues and whites combined with deep yellows and reds. The pacing of the story was also really great, with lots of little twists and turns that kept the story moving and really interesting. There are some kinda cheesy parts, but I enjoyed those as well, like the movie didn’t take itself too seriously.
Overall I would say this is hands down the best vampire movie of the year, fuck Twilight and it’s teeny bopper shit, haha… If you get a chance to see this then do it, don’t waste the opportunity. Also check out the trailer under the cut, as well as a preview of the movie and an interview with the director Tomas Alfredson.
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Swedish Fish | A Kitsune Noir Mixtape
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Good morning everyone, I hope everyone had a great weekend. I figured I would start the week with a mixtape I created called Swedish Fish. Since this weekend is Thanksgiving here in the States I thought it would be nice for you all to have something to listen to on your car rides, plane trips, or train adventures!
The mixtape was made a few months ago for someone I cared for a lot, and was inspired by female, Swedish singers. Now, not everyone on the mix is a lady, nor are they all Swedish, but that’s the overall vibe of it. My absolute favorite song on the mix is the Murmaids’ Popsicles and Icicles, a song I listened to when I was about 10 years old, but for some reason suddenly remembered as a 26 year old.
01 Skinny Dip by The Polyphonic Spree
02 Blueberry Tree Part 1 by Husky Rescue
03 Little Bit by Lykke Li
04 Popsicles and Icicles by The Murmaids
05 Inner Island (The Hood Internet Remix) By El Perro Del Mar
06 Tension by Architecture in Helsinki
07 Do Not Be Afraid by Mount Eerie
08 Avril 14th by Aphex Twin
09 Beauty Mark by Charlotte Gainsbourg
10 Apple Orchard by The Antlers
11 Norlands Riviera by Peter Bjorn and John
12 From Stardust to Sentience by High Places
I hope you all enjoy the mix!
Continuing on a photographic jaunt, I bring you the work of Thobias FÃ¤ldt, a Swedish photographer who’s been making the rounds around the interwebs lately. Thobias has this really great style of using the bright flash ever, which illuminates and washes out everything he shoots, making everything kind of hyper-realistic. He’s got a ton of work on his site, so pop over and check it out.
You know when you go on vacation, and you happen to come across something really awesome and think, “Man! Why don’t they make this where I live?” Well, now there’s an entire store devoted to these lovingly crafted products, a wonderful site called KIOSK. Based in SoHo, New York, KIOSK basically curates range of products from a far off place, their most recent outing is from Hong Kong, and the products are sold for 4 to 6 months until they visit some other place and bring in new batch of goodies. One thing they also talk about is the objects being “humble” and “straightforward” which I think is pretty great. It’s nice to appreciate these objects as beautiful because of how simple they are.
The image you see above is a ton of things that caught my eye. These items are from all over the world, Hong Kong, Japan, Sweden, Mexico, Germany, and Finland. There are packs of crayons and chalk, giant knives, candy, a bag, a dartboard, a plastic flask, a chimney sweep that looks like ceiling ornament, licorice rolling papers, and a ton of crazy things in between. Some of the things are sold out already, but since there are tons of stuff, I’m pretty sure anyone visiting can find something to enjoy. Expect to waste at least 30 minutes or more on this site, there’s a ton of stuff to sort through, so be prepared!
Found through the lovely Abby Urban