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Satu Vuorio – A Finnish designer in Hong Kong

Mid-Levels. That is the rather unimaginative name given to the residential area half-way up Hong Kong’s famously steep Victoria Peak. Residents enjoy the use of the world’s longest outdoor escalator system which takes them down to bustling Central in the mornings but changes direction after 10.00 am. Unfortunately the escalator was in some state of…

IKEA opens second outlet in Sentul city, Indonesia

Ikea Indonesia opened its second outlet in Sentul City, Bogor, West Java on 28th November 2019. The intention is to open two more outlets in 2020, one in Cakung, East Jakarta and another in Bandung as part of their long-term expansion plan in Indonesia. Patrik Lindvall, a Swedish counterpart of PT Hero Supermarket’s board of…

LEGO Singapore invited all to play at National Design Centre

The Danish Lego Group partnered up with National Design Centre,  DesignSingapore, Participate in Design, as well as the Infocomm Media Development Authority, to host the first ever “Build The Change” event from 21-28 November at the National Design Centre. With an emphasis on learning through play, the themes for the Build The Change Event is…

Scandinavian ambassadors strutting their silk suits on Thai catwalk

The 9th celebration of Thai silk was concluded in Bangkok on Saturday 23 November 2019. As a cherry on top, those strutting their stuff on the catwalk of the Thai Silk Fashion Week’s last gala fashion show were not your typical fashion models. Taking over the catwalk were representatives from 71 of the 80 embassies…

Danish artist featuring interactive light arts at Sentosa Cove Singapore

Sentosa’s Island Lights, showcasing installations by local and international artists, takes place at Sentosa Cove Village Singapore until Dec 31. Among the artists, you will find Singaporean Danis artist Tina Fung. Tina Fung was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. She began as an interior designer in London before moving to Singapore in 2010, she…

Marimekko x Uniqlo second collaboration collection for Fall / Winter 2019

Marimekko, a Finnish design house, announced a collaboration with UNIQLO, a Japanese global apparel retailer, for a new limited edition collection on 15th November 2019. The first collection designed by the two companies, introduced in spring 2018, was very successful. The new 2019 Fall/Winter collection celebrates Finnish winter traditions and augments women’s offerings with items…

Logo design competition for Swedish-Indonesia diplomats relationship

The Embassy of Indonesia to Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden to Indonesia, invite all to participate in a logo design competition as part of the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Indonesia and Sweden. Specification and requirements are: 1. Logo formats: PDF or EPS (full colour and grayscale), resolution 300 dpi…

H&M launched the latest collection in Bangkok

H&M launched the latest collection in Bangkok on 7th November 2019. H&M x Giambattista Valli is the latest in the fast fashion empire’s annual collections in cooperation with high-caliber designers. Starting in 2004 with Karl Lagerfeld, the tradition has fostered a diverse lineup, from Comme des Garçons to Balmain, and grown more popular by the…

Fjällräven store opens in Singapore

Fjällräven collections are now available at the Outside store located at Plaza Kuala Lumpur and at the retailer’s two stores on Singapore’s Orchard Road. The Swedish brand was founded in 1960 by Åke Nordin, specialising in outdoor equipments, whose name translates into ‘the arctic fox’ is known for its collections of high-end clothing and equipment…