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...