DesignHouse Sthlm in fashion
DesignHouse Stockholm are now also into fashion, slow fashion. This autumn they will sell a collection of eight soft clothes named "numb" by Swedish designer Anna Bonnevier. From the triangle form she has made classic black everyday wear made to last for more than one season in prices ranging from SEK 900-2500.
Summermovies in august
Five films will be shown outdoor in Drakenbergspark in Tantolunden Södermalm in August. Starting with Sofia Coppolas Marie-Antoinette August 13 followed by Diary from a motorcycle August 14, Young Rebel with James Dean August 15, Swedish film Tillsammans August 16 and Do the Right Thing Sunday August 17. The film starts at 21.00Organizers Stockholm Film Festival
20 new flights to Stockholm
Wienna with Mapjet starting March 5
Ljubljana with Adria Airways, starting March 30
Zagreb with SAS starting March 30
Stavanger with SAS starting March 30
Firenze with Sterling starting March 30
Murcia with Sterling starting April 4
Neapels with Sterling starting April 5
Malaga with Norwegian/FlyNordic starting April 5
Wienna with Niki starting April 30
Pärnu with Skyways starting May 31
Nice with Norwegian/FlyNordic starting June 4
Sarajevo with Norwegian/FlyNordic starting June 7
Düsseldorf with Norwegian/FlyNordic starting June 12
Istanbul with Norwegian/FlyNordic starting June 14
Faroe Island with Atlantic Airways starting June 19
Tromsö with SAS starting June 23
Burgas with Sterling starting April 5
Izmir with Sun Express starting May 4
Damascus with Viking Airlines starting June 3
Den stora nyheten i sommar är att Delta Air Lines startar en linje mellan Stockholm och Atlanta den 4 juni med sex avgångar i veckan. Atlanta är världens största flygplats mätt i både antal resenärer och antal flygningar.
Eat and drink by the waterfront
The weather forcast this weekend promises hot and sunny weather. What can be nicer than a drink by the waterfront? Here are nine favorites in all different areas.
Restaurang Kungsholmen, Norr Mälarstrand, Quay 464, Kungsholmen. Great food and nice drinks, close to the City Hall.
MS Gerda, Boat on Norr Mälarstrand, Kungsholmen. Popular, trendy and crowded.
Mälarpaviljonen, Norr Mälarstrand, Kungsholmen. Café, bar, restaurant and club. Well Mälarpaviljongen has it all. Some evenenings are for gays. A great place to go after sunbathing in Rålambshovsparken.
Flyt, Boat at Kornhamnstorg, Gamla Stan (Old Town). Lively bar and restaurant.
Strandbryggan, Strandvägskajen 27, Djurgården bridge. Bar and restaurant. Get that archipelago feel.
Josefina, Galärvarvsvägen 10, Djurgården. 1000 outdoor seats, palmtrees and a great view over the waters of Stockholm. Bar and restaurant.
Loopen Marina, Hornstulls Strand 6, Södermalm. Close to Street market and the nice Tantopark. This is a great place to finish of your sunbathingday on Södermalm.
Thaiboat, Ösgötagatan, Quay 300, Södermalm, Thaifood on a vikingship. This place is everythiing but the ordinary. Great food, good drinks on the beach.
Sjökrogen Pampas Marina, Karlbergs Strand 4, Vasastan. A bit of the beaten track, but a good restaurant and a great place for a view over all the boat houses in the marina.
Sleep on water
Photo: The red boat
Stockholm is a city on water. Why not stay at one of the boat-hostels/inns in Stockholm. You will get a beautiful view and a unique memory, but the rooms are often smaller than usual. Choose between a stay at a hostel or a hotel stay. One is the ship Mälardrottningen hotel, that used to belong to the Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton, married once to Cary Grant another is the wellknown af Chapman youth hostel situated on Skeppsholmen.
The Red Boat Mälaren (Youth hostel/hotel) Kajplats 6, Söder Mälarstrand, Södermalm
The Ran (youth hostel/hotel), Kajplats 6, Söder Mälarstrand, Södermalm
Gustaf af Klint (youth hostel/hotel), Stadsgårdskajen 153, Södermalm.
Mälardrottningen (Hotel), Riddarholmen, Gamla Stan.
Rygerfjord 1 and 2 (Youth hostel/hotel), Kajplats 12-15, Söder Mälarstrand, Södermalm
Af Chapman (youth hostel), Flaggmansvägen 8, Skeppsholmen.
Kronprinsessan Märtha (Loginn hotel), Kajplats 15, Söder Mälarstrand, Södermalm.
Polo at Djurgården
Polo and the National City Park in Stockholm seems like a good combination. On August 23 the Jaeger-LeCoultre Scandinavian Polo Open takes place at Gärdets Sportfält in the National City Park of Stockholm with entertainment, hat parade and activities.
Outdoor clubs this summer
DN has done a great job listing all the outdoor clubs this summer. Here goes:
Kulturhustaket (roof at Kulturhuset), Sergelstorg 3. - progg, worldmusic and jazz
Terassen F12, Fredsgatan 12. - Gourmet restaurant with cool clubs every day. Dancemusic, Weekends with house, wednesdays for gays etc.
Trädgården, Fleminggatan 2-4. - Indie, electro and hiphop.
Berns, Berzelii Park. Hiphop. - disco and rock
Ljunggrens, Götgatan 36. - Disco and rock
Spymlan (Spy Bar), Humlegården. - drinks and mature rock.
Debaser Slussen, Karl Johans Torg 1, Slussen. Rock n roll and indie and wellknown dj:s.
Debaser Medis, Medborgarplatsen. Rock and indie wellknown dj:s
Babylon, Björns Trädgårdsgränd.
Sjöfartshotellets terass, katarinavägen 26. Hotel with soul and jazz.
Mälarpaviljongen, Norr Mälarstrand 64. Club friday-sunday
Boule & Berså, Sjökvarnsvägen 13, Nacka. Play boule and club.
Floras Kulle, Humlegården/Karlavägen. Dj thursday-saturday. 90:s hit hop on saturdays.
Street, Hornstullsstrand 9. Dj and live bands fridays and saturdays.
Lasse i parken, Högalidsgatan 56. Music all days, Jazz mondays from July 7.
Restaurang 1900, Regeringsgatan 66.
Mosebacke & Södra bar, Mosebacke torg 1-3. Popular bar with a view.
New Hotel Lydmar opens in October
Unknown palaces in Stockholm
Photo: Royal Court Gustav II Pavillion/Rosendal/Ulriksdal
There are more to see in the National City Park than beautiful parklands and woods. Here are also three of the Royal summer pleasure retreats:
Gustav III´s Pavilion at Haga Park is one of the highlights of Swedish art history and is one of the finest examples of the European Neo-Classicism of the late 1700s in Northern Europe
Rosendal Palace, located on the island of Djurgården close to Rosendals Gardencafé and was built in the 1820s for King Karl XIV Johan, the first Bernadotte.
Ulriksdals Palace is situated on the banks of Edviken Lake in the National City Park in Stockholm. The palace was built in the 1600s and visitors to the palace witness many different epochs. Several Swedish regents have left their mark on Ulriksdal. Queen Kristina built a pleasure garden in front of the palace and Hedvig Elenora built an Orangery in the park
Stockholm in 1661 in a lumolog
One of the rare items in the Stockholm City Musueum collection is the 1661 oil painting "the Castle Tre Kronor" by the Dutch painter Govert Camphuysen. The painting shows the former palace of Stockholm, located at the same place in Gamla stan as todays palace, but was ruined by a fire in 1697. During May a fun lumolog will make the painting come alive. See the trailer here.
Secrets of Stockholm guided tours
The Real Stockholm is the name of a new sightseeing company specializing in simply real tours. "There are some sights you'll never see and stories you'll never hear on a bus tour or by following a guide book. Real Tours Stockholm's guided walks are your ticket to discovering and uncovering Stockholm's mysteries, laneways, hidden gems and crazy tales with a passionate Stockholmer as your guide", says their homepage. Tours every wednesday-sunday in june-august
Être Blessé -being hurt being blessed
Être Blessé - being hurt being blessed, a performance about the artist and sculptor Louise Bourgeois, and will be played at Theatre Giljotin and performed by the dutche performance artist Karina Holla. Karina works with several performing arts like dance mime and acting. Its played between September 10-October 5.
Best places for a romantic date
photo: Fåfängan Cafe
Wondered where to go for a first romantic date in Stockholm? The City daily paper have asked Stockholmers where to go. Here is the top ten list (having problems with my hyperlinks at the moment):
■ The island Djurgården
■ Fåfängan Café on Södermalm http://www.fafangan.se/foto.htm
■ Gondolen http://www.eriks.se/
■ Kulturhuset (culture house) http://www.kulturhuset.stockholm.se/
■ Kungsträdgården http://www.kungstradgarden.com/
■ Mosebacke http://www.mosebacke.se/ver2/english.asp
■ Boat to Vaxholm in the Archipelago http://www.waxholmsbolaget.se/
■ Vetekatten café http://www.vetekatten.se/
Meetings on water
Grand Hotel are opening new conference facilities, this time on the waters of Stockholm. Sea Lounge Grand Hôtel is a conference boat with room for up to 40 people. A sauna, outdoor jaccuzzi and a coctailbar are also omboard.
Catch an eco-cab this summer
The modern version of the chinese rickshaw has entered the Swedish capital. So why not try an alternative ecological bycicle, the Eco Cab, next time you need a cab.
Happy birthday Pendeltåg!
The Stockholm commutortrain called pendeltåg turns 40 years! Happy birthday. So why not visit some attractions on the commuter trainline such as Södertälje with the amazing Tom Tits Experiment and their open air museum Torekällberget. You can also visit Nynäshamn by the Sea for water activities, island hopping and great views.
Hotel Stureplan opens
Where do I go if I want to get that industrial feeling in the beautiful Stockholm? Here are sixsuggestions for eating, sightseeing and sleeping.
- Restaurant, bar and eventvenue AG925 (Allmänna Galleriet) is a cool former printer.
- Restaurang Lux gourmet restaurant in former Electrolux
- Färgfabriken former colour factory is a laboratory of the contemporary art
- Magasin 3 former shipping warehouse is now a well renowned art hall
- Stay at former prison Långholmen
You can also visit the ship-yards Beckholmen or Galärvarvet. While you are in the Aspudden neigbourhood you can walk to Telefonplan, the former telephone company Ericssons premisses and check out the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design area.
New Cruise Terminal in Stockholm
A new cruise terminal in Scandinavia, Stockholm Cruise Centre, opened Friday in the Swedish capital. The new terminal has been built in response to demand from cruise lines and follows a bumper year of cruise ship visits to Stockholm in 2007, making it the fifth largest cruise destination in Northern Europe*. Check Stockholm Cruise Network for more information
The summer of festivals
Summer in Stockholm is amazing and its the perfect place to be for an outdoor festival. No wonder that this summer will be a music and cultural festival year. Pop and Rock festivals such as; Popaganda, Where The Action Is, Acceleratorfestivalen and Republik. The Baltic Sea Festival attracting some of the worlds best conductors to Stockholm for this classical music festival. The 25 year celebrating Stockholm Jazz Festival, The Early Music Festival and Lida Countryfestival.
The Culture Festival is an amazing festival with 600 events during 6 days, most of them free of charge. There will be street theatres, children events and performances of all kinds on the stages and the streets of Stockholm.
Stockholm are also proud hosts of the Europride festival this year. There will be two main festival areas; Pride House with debates and seminars and Pride Park with entertainment and fun, but the city will be filled with all types of events.
New hostel in Old Town
Old Town has gotten its first (I believe) hostel. 2kronor OLD TOWN perfectly located on Skeppsbron 40, at the waterfront. The small squares and alleys of Old Town offers you a widfe range of Café's, pubs and restaurants. The hostel has 50 beds and offer accomodation suitable for individual, small parties or larger groups in a relaxed and international atmosphere.
Sthlm Outback - explore wild nature
Not many capital cities in Europe that offers such a well-built fauna not far away from the city boarder. Many of the Swedish mammals can be found just 30 minutes away from the centre of Stockholm. STHLM outback guides with profound experience and knows where you have a good opportunity to see animals.
Sthlm Outback is a new type of guide tours that takes you to the wild nature in Stockholm. The tour takes three hours. The tours are in english, german, spanish and french.
Gallery entirely for glass
Swedish glass in well sought after all over the world. If you are curious, why not visit The Glassery, a gallery entirely devoted to glass as art, with unique glass sculptures. Glassexpo in Gustavsberg and Erik Höglunds glass
Orrefors beautiful everyday articles and Kosta Bodas creative glassworks are the two most wellknown Swedish glass producers. They have a great show room on Birger Jarlsgatan 13. Here you can find works of Åsa Jungnelius (image) and Ludvig Löfgren, two of the young Kosta Boda tallents. their design is fresh and provocative in a whole new new way.