Tuesday, November 9, 2010

jeg elsker mode

Jeg elsker mode (I love fashion) is a popular danish magazine, blog and website
In their "om" (about) section they sum up what they are all about, their mission and general idea very well- so I'll leave it to them:

"ABOUT JEGELSKERMODE.DK Jegelskermode.dk is an online fashion universe that focuses on Scandinavian and international fashion items. For us, fashion is an individual perception and interpretation. Whether you're a designer, model, photographer, stylist, or simply a normal fashion interested person, it is entirely up to you to inspire your interpretation of fashion. We intended to gather news, opinions, views and style in a fashion portal where everyone can participate. Create your personal fashion blog and share your exciting life-operated with others or if you already have your own, you can upload it and share your interest.
MAGAZINE JEGELSKERMODE Every month we publish an online fashion magazine for free in conjunction with online shop Byflou and interested fashion writers and bloggers. The goal is that it is you as bloggers and interested to create content, therefore it depends on your articles and stories. Do you have a review or an exciting topic, please send content or idea to the editors at info@jegelskermode.dk.VISION AND MISSION Jegelskermode.dk is today an online fashion portal, how we develop depends entirely up to use clean, so we are very grateful to get your feedback and constructive suggestions for improvements. Being able to give people an opportunity to share their interest in fashion and be inspired by others, our mission."

L O V E & L A W S

Nikolaj is a contemporary art center in Copenhagen. The latest exhibition there was titled LOVE: an exhibition for children by poet Morten Søndergaard in collaboration with We Are Popular.

Described as- "LOVE - about the fabric of language, chaos and order - and the love between words and images. The exhibition is mainly aimed at children and youngsters exploring the systems, rules and laws of our language in a eye opening way."

In Danish the word love means law, which presents an interesting discussion considering the popularity of the English word love. 

The creator of Ungtblod (a popular danish blog) visited the exhibition and wrote this lovely post and took the following pictures:


At exactly 20:59 on November 5, Tuborg’s infamous Christmas Brew is released, and so-called J-dag parties are held across the country in anticipation, and appreciation, of the first golden drops.

The interactive festive website is clever and funny. Wish I was in Denmark enjoying some tuborg øl !

slags design

“hej cyclist! hvil fodden her… og tak fordi du cykler i byen!
foot and hand rest for cyclists in the city of copenhagen, denmark: hey cyclist! rest your foot here… and thank you for cycling in the city!
Thoughtful design by Copenhagen Transportation (and good PR too). 

The duck goes: rap rap rap

farvel sut!

On campus, here at the University of Minnesota we have a shoe tree. In Denmark there are Pacifier Trees. All year round the tree is decorated by small children who give up their baby pacifiers and donate them to the tree. Sounds almost too adorable to be true! When the children give up their pacifier, the pacifier fairy gives them a special gift. In Denmark this is a year long tradition, marking the milestone when a child turns three. 
This is no easy right-of-passage for these toddlers. To ease the pain many parents make this giving-up-day special by taking their toddlers to Frederiksberg Gardens or other places, where they have pacifier trees.
Usually the children attach some small, personal and touching letters to their pacifiers when they hang them on the tree.

See here how Ida, Isak, Nikoline, and Lucas expressed their feelings when parting with their beloved pacifiers…


Wish this was available in the United States. I'm in love with the covers of every Dansk issue. They all feature clean, intense, striking design coupled with gorgeous photography. With the only description about the magazine being: "The world's most independent fashion magazine" it leaves room for curiosity. Maybe the photos speak for themselves...


Monday, October 25, 2010


      New to the advertising world is TyveTi, an advertising agency based out of Copenhagen. Working on self promotion they have created a cleverly designed personal website. The simplicity of the page is appealing and well balanced. The interactive aspects are quirky and effective. Rolling over the two people and getting their job descriptions, "creative" and "everything else" (ha!) is a neat touch. Another good use of design is the radio that when clicked on talks about the agency. They describe themselves as "Small and energetic advertising agency. Thinking, living and working in TwentyTen." 

Nicely done TyveTi!

rasmus koch- godt design

Rasmus Koch Studio

Danish designer Rasmus Koch has a broad collection of awesome and varied graphic design in his portfolio. Since April 2001, Rasmus set up Rasmus Koch Studio in Copenhagen. He has, among many other assignments, created the corporate identity for such prominent clients as Gyldendal—the oldest and largest publishing company in Denmark, The Danish Film Institute and the Information Centre of Danish Crafts.

His simplistic design is eye-catching and powerful without being overwrought. 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

reading on the go

Books are often a problem for those on the move; they are heavy. Danish Architect David Garcia solves the problem with his Archive II circular library that lets the reader walk away with half a ton of books.

Archive I  "is a weight balance library,the readers chair is elevated in proportion to the amount of books in the shelves." They were exhibited at the Danish Art Academy in 2005.
David writes:
The average reader can read about 240 words per minute. A 300 page book normally takes 9 hours to read, non stop. I you read while you walk, you can read a book in about 43 kilometers. If you read and walk, watch out for traffic.


Tom Fruin’s kolonihavehus sculpture brings a burst of color to Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Library plaza. Constructed of a thousand pieces of found plexiglass and steel framing, the fantastic structure resembles a 3D stained glass window.

I'd like to read a book in there! 

Biking in Sværtegade

Copenhagen Street Style is a blog that captures the best in young fashion on the streets of Denmark. Stalking is stylish here. http://copenhagenstreetstyle.dk/

Biking in Denmark is super chic as is her three quarters length jacket with a long sleeved shirt underneath. The dark heavy layers make her unique glasses pop. Also, I like her bun, simple and very Scandinavian.

i know its for the boys but...

       Norse Projects, established in 2004 in Copenhagen, Denmark was created with the goal of being a truly international shop in Denmark combining: street, classic workwear and fashion culture. Today Norse Projects is widely recognized as one of Copenhagen’s finest shops. Quality Danish design made with an international market in mind has made the project into a success. 

A great example of danish graphic design, simple and clean.

Now, if only they had some stuff for the girls. I'd still go for these beauties though. 

backpack: norse x ally capellino raincoat: norse x elka

and they have great t-shirts too!

A few of my favorite danish bloggers have joined the "underwerket" group. It's neat to think of such a creative group getting together. The spiffy t-shirts are a bonus too. 

UNDERWERKET PROJECTS is an art and design laboratory based in The Meat Packing District in Copenhagen. We are hosting talks, lectures and exhibitions in our studio. We want to interact and share inspiration with other designers and artists and therefore we started up this forum. UNDERWERKET PROJECTS is run by Artist and fashion illustrator LISA GRUE (www.underwerket.dk) and Graphic designer LAURA TERP HANSEN (www.graphicsbylaura.dk). http://underwerketprojects.blogspot.com/

In love with this wall idea at their office as well.