Category Archives: Craftmanship

João Albergaria, Penning Copenhagen’s Harbor Life

The following blog is the first in a series showcasing photographers and illustrators perception of Copenhagen’s waterfront and it’s ever changing neighborhoods. The first is urban sketcher and illustrator João Albergaria. With Copenhagen’s waterfront neighborhoods undergoing extensive development, the harbor’s characteristic houseboat & fishing communities and marinas have come under the eye of João Albergaria, […]
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Restaurant Vandvid, A Focal Point In Sydhavnen

Restaurant Vandvid. View from the deck. On a calm August day 2 years ago, a converted barge moored for the first time at the wharf, tucked next to Teglværks Bridge in Sluseholmen. A small group of local residents, myself amongst them, who had been following the trials and tribulations of the barge into a restaurant, […]
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Copenhagen’s Kødbyen: From Blood-Stained Bibs to Barista Aprons

First impressions tend to stick. The stench from the lorry filled with the carcasses from slaughtered cattle that passed me was overwhelming. This was my first encounter with Copenhagen’s Kødbyen – The Meat City, back in those heady days of the early 1980’s. The meat-packing district in the heart of Vesterbro back then was off-limits for a […]
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An Orange Thread Uniting Copenhagen’s South Harbor

The long anticipated M4 line, connecting South Harbor to the Metro City Ring has finally begun and in 2024, Teglholmen, Sluseholmen and Mozart’s Plads will be just a heartbeat from central Copenhagen. However, the construction site for the forthcoming Metro station at Mozart’s Plads is causing concern for local businesses and residents. With the instantly recognizable green fence […]
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Café Slusen, Probably The Coolest Place In Town

During a blissful summer in South Harbor, a small-scale construction perched next to the lock at Slusen, has intrigued passers-by and locals from the nearby Sluseholmen. All questions were answered when Café Slusen recently opened its shutters inviting a growing, curious customer-base to taste a selection of special beers and organic wines. Café Slusen maybe small […]
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Oh Brooklyn: Street Art Branding A Local Community

For decades, graffiti has plagued urban landscapes stretching from Lima to Inverness, bringing with it an air of desperation and anxiety for local communities, councils and property developers. I have tried to understand the need for this form of visual expression, accepting its original political or social relevance from disenfranchised groups, only to be sent […]
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Wecycle Copenhagen Has Come Home

It happens every now and then as you enter a space you know instinctively that you have entered something special. Walking into Wecycle Copenhagen, was such an experience. This recently opened concept store in one of Copenhagen’s most popular neighborhoods, Islands Brygge, has intelligently tapped into the soul of the city, by bringing bike design […]
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The Dinesen Showroom: A Masterclass In Storytelling

The earthy aromas of sawn timber hit me before absorbing the visual experience of entering the Dinesen Showroom. The bouquet of bark and wood transported me to distant timber-yards and walks in the woodlands of Galloway. Dinesen, the Danish solid wooden floor board specialists since 1898, are internationally renowned for their craftsmanship and quality, making […]
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Aesop’s Latest Nordic Adventure

  The Aesop brand is no stranger to Copenhagen. The Australian company is not only famed for its specialized skin and hair products, but also the choice of locations for its signature stores and the quality of craftsmanship behind these unique retail interiors. The latest addition to Aesop’s presence in Copenhagen, is located in the […]
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The Krane, Re-defining Copenhagen’s Waterfront

The setting was befitting a dramatic scene from yet another nordic TV production and with a wind verging on gale-force accompanied with unrepentant rain, only added to the drama. The location, The Krane, stood majestic and very inviting against a sky so black emphasizing the theme of this innovative project. Secluded in an industrial landscape […]
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