• Acne Studios Presents A New Installation By Artist Sandra Poulson

    Written by Yasmine

    Isn’t shopping and art viewing the best combo? That’s what Acne Studios believes anyway. With their new art installation by Angolan artist Sandra Poulson, we can during the holiday shopping also view some installation work.

    Titled ‘If the Equator Shifts 90o, Does It Go from a Border to a Highway, or maybe to a Footpath?’ The global brand shares the installation in their Stockholm flagship store at Norrmalmstorg.

    The work is comprised of Acne Studios’ scarf styles Vesta, Canada, and Vernon, a wool scarf is reimagined. Instead taking the form of Luandan palm tree leaves juxtaposed against the backdrop of a cold Stockholm climate where tropical trees do not grow. It’s described in a press release to ‘’explores the political, cultural, and socio-economic landscape of Angola, Poulson’s country, using a variety of materials including fabric, concrete, aluminium, jesmonite and wood.’’

    The artist often returns to lived experiences in Luanda, where Poulson splits her time, as central case studies in her work. The artist herself says this “The work is interested in challenging the meaning of movements of value and currencies. While reflecting upon the framework of coloniality that enables value calculations to be often based on geographies, and north proximity,” says Poulson in a press release. The art work is soft and you almost want to touch it to see how it feels, which of course is not allowed sine it's an installation. 

    Sandra Poulson’s installation is on show at Acne Studios Norrmalmstorg from 17th November to 12th December 2022, perfect for the holiday season.

  • The Winter Protectors for Sensitive Skin

    Written by Yasmine

    With the season changing to the colder, many of us can feel our skin change too. After a warm summer, the cold climate changes our skin, and that includes what we need.

    Dry skin is uncomfortable, and especially harsh during the winter time. The dryness become visible as redness, and irritation especially around the eyes and cheecks. And the lack of moisture creates the feeling of tightness and itching. Except for the weather, frequent washing, hot baths or showers, and harsh beauty routines can contribute to the irritation of the skin. It’s important to follow a routine that are suitable for dry skin, and sensitive products that protects natural skin lipids. There is help, you just need to find products that actually helps. And here are winter saviors for dry and sensitive skin.

    Eucerin AtopiControl Face Cream
    Atopic facial skin is dry, irritable, and itchy. It can also look red and feel tight. The AtopiControl serie by Eucerin is a great facial serie if you have very sensitive skin. The moisturising cream reduces redness and itching. And has been specially formulated to provide basic daily care for atopic skin and can be used during flare-ups as well as in the calmer periods between. It is clinically and dermatologically proven to hydrate, soothe and reduce dryness.  Not to mention, enriched with Licochalcone A and Ceramides. Eucerin AtopiControl Anti-Itch-Spray is another prouct in the same serie if you have very sensitive skin and is deal for localized itching on the body caused by Atopic Dermatitis and Atopic Eczema.

    Eucerin pH5 Cream
    The red tiny product delivers long-lasting moisturization, and restores skin’s natural defenses.  Dry, sensitive skin is easily irritated by environmental triggers, making it even more sensitive. It requires more than a gentle moisturizer to become less sensitive.  Eucerin pH5 Cream has been specially formulated for dry and sensitive skin on the face and for patches of dry and sensitive skin on the body. And support skin’s optimal pH. The formula also includes Dexpanthenol, an active ingredient known for its regenerative properties. It's a simple yet powerful product to have in the bahtroom this winter. 

    La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra Night Moisturizer
    Tested on allergy-prone, ultra-sensitive skin, Toleriane Ultra Night Moisturizer hydrates and comforts skin at night. This nighttime face moisturizer is formulated with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, Neurosensine, and an antioxidant complex to hydrate skin night after night, resulting in smooth, soft, and comfortable skin in the morning. It also has a day cream partner with the same name. If you have really sensitive skin however, I would suggest to use Eucerin. But if you are more dry than sensative - than this is a great nightcream to treat your dry skin during winter time. 

    Emma S. Calming Serum
    The calming serum is just as it's said, calming. Balancing, and soothing with Allantoin and Niacinamide that will help restore irritated skin. The serum contains Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract and Bisabolol that and Bisabolol that reduce facial redness, while oil from Camellia Seed strengthens the skin barrier. Apply approximately half a pipette and massage over face, neck and around the eyes. The serum has a lightweight formula that is easy to apply and hydrates immediately and leaves your skin feeling smooth. 

    Klaris Rich Moist Soothing Serum
    The serum soothes the skin and provides a gentle moisturised feeling. It absorbs quickly and helps relief tight skin during the winter. Licorice root extract soothes and evens out the skin tone, while vitamin E and aloe vera calm and repair. Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.

    Sunday Riley Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil
    The bit secretly Juno face oil, gives an instant glow to dehydrated skin. It’s an absolute must-have in the bathroom this season, as it restores and rehydrates the skin’s natural moisture barrier. With a blend of organic, cold-pressed, antioxidant-rich, superfood seed oils, it helps the skin keep moisture and add antioxidants, and vitamins to the skin.  It’s filled with powerful superfood 100% plant ingredients; such as cold-pressed blackberry, blueberry, cranberry, and raspberry. Not to mention, wild carrot, black cumin, grape, and broccoli seed oils all to help you with sensitive and dehydrated skin.  Created with 100% pure plant extracts, without synthetic fragrance, essential oils, or preservatives, to nurture even the most sensitive skin.

    Avène Thermal Spring Water
    The Thermal Spring Water Spray significantly reduces redness and itching. With a slow back and forth movement, apply Avène Thermal Spring Water to the sensitive area, keeping a distance of 20 cm. Use it before or after your skincare routine to create a fresh feeling and protect the sensitive skin.

  • A.W.A.K.E. MODE & Other Stories limited co-lab collection

    Written by Yasmine

    This week's fashion news, & Other Stories launched a new limited co-lab collection with London based brand A.W.A.K.E. MODE.  

    The acronym A.W.A.K.E. stands for All Wonderful Adventures Kindle Enthusiasm. The collection’s spirit is surreally sophisticated, with textures that come to life in motion and intriguing elements of deconstruction. The co-lab is rooted in A.W.A.K.E. MODE’s signature codes, such as sharp asymmetric tailoring and deconstructed eve-ryday staples. The result balances dreams with pragmatism and wearability. Featuring structured suiting, asymmetrical skirts and statement dresses – including faux fur, cutouts and fringed hems. In bright red, classic black and nature color shades. 

    I want to express with this collection that being feminine doesn’t take away from strength and independence. Each of us is unique. Let’s celebrate our individuality with glorious clothes that hold space for playfulness, are wonderful to wear and mar-velous to look at,” Natalia Alaverdian, creative director and founder of A.W.A.K.E. MODE in a press release. The entire collection has a lot of pieces to be inspired by. 

    The A.W.A.K.E. MODE is available in selected & Other Stories stores and on stories.com.

  • Tuscan Hotel Inspires New Rug from Nordic Knots and Campbell-Rey

    Written by Yasmine

    Danish rug maker Nordic Knots and design studio Campbell-Rey release a new rug design, inspired by Hotel Il Pellicano and notions of la dolce vita.

    An natural merge of amber and green, ‘Climbing Vine’ is the result of a collaboration between Swedish rug company Nordic Knots and London-based design studio Campbell-Rey to create a rug design for Italy’s Hotel Il Pellicano, where it is debuted this month. It’s also available to buy exclusively from Issimo. For those unfamiliar with Campbell-Rey and Nordic Knots: the two ventures first teamed up in 2021 for a Gustavian-inspired collection that weaved together French neoclassicism influences with modern Swedish interpretations and British flair.

    *Wallpaper reports on that the ‘Climbing Vine’ rug is simple but impactful, and has just enough greenery to be the perfect visual fit in the bright and terracotta-tinged grounds of Tuscany’s Il Pellicano. Nordic Knots was founded on the Scandinavian tradition of functional design with a minimalist aesthetic. The rugs are designed in Stockholm Atelier and handmade by highly skilled and experienced Goodweave™ Certified weavers in Bhadohi, India. The new colourway marks the second iteration of the ‘Climbing Vine’ rug. The first, in lilac, was released as part of an earlier collection from Campbell-Rey and Nordic Knots, comprising three colourful rugs influenced by art deco and Gustavian style, with motifs including wreaths, folding ribbon and nods to garden design.

    The spirit of Italian Dolce Vita has always been a great inspiration of ours and few places embody this as beautifully as Monte Argentario’s iconic Hotel Il Pellicano” said Charlotte Rey and Duncan Campbell of Campbell-Rey. When it came to reimaging the rug, the creatives went to work to create a version that would “pay homage to this magical place''. 

  • Herman Miller x Hay: Eames classics reimagined

    Written by Yasmine

    The new Herman Miller x Hay collection revisits designs by Charles and Ray Eames with updated colours and materials. 

    In celebration of HAY‘s 20th anniversary, Herman Miller has joined forces with the Danish design brand to rework eight classic pieces from the iconic Eames collection. The Herman Miller x Hay collection consists of the ‘Eames Molded Plastic Chair’, the ‘Wire Chair’, ‘Wire Base Low Table’, the ‘Universal Base Round Table’ and ‘Hang It All’ coat rack that all don playful new shades such as toffee, iron red, indigo, mint green, powder pink and powder yellow. Hay’s version of the ‘Eames Molded Plastic Chair’ is notably made from 100 per cent post-industrial recycled plastic. Mette dived into Herman Miller’s archives to select the tones with the goal to modernise its approach to colour without recreating it entirely.

    With this collection, HAY thoughtfully reimagines Eames classics in a forward-thinking, first-of-its-kind collaboration. A unique vision of color, the evolution of thoughtful materials, and a beautifully interconnected story of design partnership harnesses the enduring spirit of Herman Miller,” Herman Miller’s president Ben Watson shares in a press release ''…If you look at a product like the Aeron Chair, there’s only one company that could develop a chair with such complexity — and that’s Herman Miller. It takes a strong passion for design and a pioneering legacy in production.”

    The collection will be avaible globally across North America, South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa. 


    Written by Yasmine

    Nordic brand Samsøe Samsøe has unveiled its Nordisk 2.0 collection, offering a thoughtfully considered capsule of adventure-ready items.

    Get ready for the great outdoors, with the outdoor-proof accessories have everything you may need. Grounded in four bold and bright shades, ranging from “Galaxy Blue,” “Iced Aqua,” “Balsam Green” and “Radiant Yellow,” the Nordisk 2.0 collection includes cutlery, plates and mugs, alongside a roomy tote to carry everything.

    The latest collection also features innovative installations designed by set, furniture and object designer Fatima Fransson who amplifies the your newest outdoor items with a monochromatic aesthetic, pairing each product with a matching art piece. The installations will be on view in the brand’s flagship stores.

    Samsøe Samsøe dates back to 1993, when the Samsøe brothers opened a small namesake jewellery shop in Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter. The label soon expanded to include premium T-shirts and knitwear, primarily for men. In 2000, Peter Sextus and Per-Ulrik Andersen took over of the brand, transforming it into an international fashion house focusing on contemporary clothes, footwear and accessories for men and women.

    The new Nordisk 2.0 Collection are available to purchase at its online store and retail.