Category Archives: Craftmanship

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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Rapha Copenhagen: Getting Around In Style

Take a city with a cycling culture that is the envy of the world. Then take a young, vibrant brand designing and producing cycling apparel and accessories that is simply leading the pack. What do you get? The Rapha Copenhagen Clubhouse. It is almost a year now since Rapha invested in the retail concept store […]
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Central Hotel & Café

I can still remember my Grandmother’s dulcet tones, tinged with her mellow Galloway accent, consoling me with “Phillip dear, beautiful things come in small boxes,” after being concerned about not reaching my target height for a seven-year-old. Sitting in Copenhagen’s, technically Frederiksberg, smallest café, Central Hotel & Café, my Grandmother’s words come streaming back to […]
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Kulturtårnet: Above Knippels Bridge

Since 2010, one of Copenhagen’s most treasured landmarks, Knippelsbro, has featured on the front of the Danish 200 kroner bank-note, pushing other celebrated Danish gems aside. A few precious times a day the city’s bike-flow takes a breather as the bridge does what it was designed to do back in 1937, allowing ship traffic to […]
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Egils Deli: A Slice Of Provence

With the summer holidays moving into gear, Islands Brygge’s harbor front transforms into one of Copenhagen’s favorite playgrounds, with a mix of beach volley, fearless skateboarders and the odd traceur going through their Parkour motions. The queues growing outside this harbor front’s cafés, bistros and delicatessens indicate how popular this neighborhood has become. Islands Brygge became one delicatessen […]
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