Why Swedes design licorice to look like a cough drop

One thing I noticed that is well-loved in Scandinavia and Northern Europe is licorice. In Sweden, bright-colored licorice vendors can be found on every other street corner. One variety especially loved is black licorice. Anywhere you see sweets you will find different forms of black licorice. The most unique kind is salty licorice. This salty […]

Matapoteket: Swedish Raw Food & Interior Vertical Gardens

Today I visited Matapoteket, my first visit to a raw food, gluten-free, vegan restaurant in Stockholm. Matapoteket in English means food pharmacy/apothecary. Painted on the front counter where you order your food is “Mat Som Medicin” meaning “Food as Medicine”. How it looked Clean Scandinavian Design Matapoteket’s interior is characteristic of Scandinavian design with it’s […]

Why working in Holland as a designer was a wonderful disaster

It’s not the reason you think… For many designers, directors and many others in all fields of work, living and working overseas is a dream. Something to dream about. Something that if you ever had, you would jump at the opportunity and maybe never come back. For many freelance creatives, this reality is a little […]

Design Inspiration: Edible Lace Dress

At first glance this dress looks like an intricate lace dress, but take a second look. Designed by Sung Yoenju, this dress is actually made of thin slices of lotus roots. Sung Yoenju is an artist and photographer that likes to take ordinary objects and create a juxtaposition. In this “Wearable Food” series she creates […]