• Lynk & Co Expands With a New Club Space in Milan

    Written by Yasmine

    Today there are nine Lynk & Co clubs spaces around Europe, where members and explorers can learn more about the brand but also just hang out. This weekend the phenomenon is now being taken further - next stop – Milan. 

    It's time for Lynk & Co to open up in the fashion capital on one of their biggest markets, Milan.

    The new openening is being created in collaboration with Gothenburg-based design studio New Order Arkitektur. Where a creative dreamland with everything from tarot rooms to candy store bathrooms has been created - to once again challenge the image of what a car showroom can be. Here you are served a place where members are welcomed to drink a coffee and network with other Lynk & Co members, participate in events and shop for products from carefully selected local brands.

    Lynk & Co is not a typical car company, they focus more on art and culture in the city they are located in. And you rather walk in to a club space wanting some cool new design and art pieces, than borrow a car. Sure, they make a car, but the point is to make it easier for everyone to own and use a car. Regardless of whether you choose to buy, borrow or subscribe you should have the possibility to fly.

    As the company has its roots in Gothenburg, they want to change an industry that is known for acting conservatively and slowly. The moment you step into the Milano club, you are surrounded by neon that winds around pillars and down walls. It's a club ready to stand out. You will recognize several details that have become characteristic of Lynk & Co's clubs such as in Barcelona or Berlin. Such as the yellow sofa, 3D printed armchairs and lighting from the Italian design company Seletti. 

    In a press release the CEO, Alain Visser states that “We have really been looking forward to opening the club in Milan… Milan is bubbling with ideas and with our club we want to create space not only to to change travel habits but also to be involved and influence people's lifestyles…'' 

    Last but not least, sustainability is a creative engine for the range of products found in the club. In addition to lamps made from orange peels, you will also find unique recycled fashion brands thanks to a collaboration with Revibe. Check out the pictures below and see a glimps of the new openening. 

    The Lynk & Co club opens its doors at Corso Venezia 6 in Milan on November 26.

  • The 15 Best Beauty Boxes to Give Someone this Holiday

    Written by Yasmine

    Burberry Hero Gift Set
    The limited-edition Burberry Hero Gift Set, is a minimalistic yet powerful gift set with three different products from the Hero line. The Eau de Perfume in 100 ml (which has actor Adam Driver as its ambassador), Hair & Body Wash, and last a Eau De Toilette of the scent in 10 ml.

    Gucci Gorgeous Jasmin Perfume Set 
    The Gucci set is a beautiful and exclusive gift to give to someone you care about. The Set includes Gorgeous Jasmin, which is a composition led by Grandiflorum Jasmine. With an enlightened expression of this precious flower. Blended with base notes of Sandalwood and Benzoin, further lifted with notes of Mandarine Essence and Magnolia Accord.

    Victor Vaissier, La Forêt Gift Box 
    La Forêt Parfumée from Victor Vaissier, is a forest-inspired candle that is great for Christmas. The scent is a beautiful combination of all things great with nature – smelling like a forest. The refreshing scent comes from a mix of juniper and evergreen, together with red currant for a floral and slightly sweet edge. Best of all for Christmas it comes in a hand wash and a diffuser as well, perfect as a package. To give to the person that need some calm and bring an coherent atmosphere throughout the home.

    Beard & Bristle Grooming Kit, The Body Shop
    Who can not include The Body Shop when it comes to Christmas gifts? The UK brand has countless gift sets to offer. Everything from skincare to body and hair care for you to find a new favorite. The Grooming Kit from The Body Shop is a popular choice to give during the holidays. The kit includes three different essentials – the minimalistic beard comb great for travel, the cedar & sage beard oil for a soft and fresh feeling, and green tea and energising moisturizer to hydrate your skin during winter. All three products are popular options that can be bought individually, but together – it’s a lovely set.

    Innisfree, Green Tea Skin Moisturiser Set
    For the skincare enthusiast Innisfree is a great start to get into K-beauty. The set is contains the brands most popular serie 'Green Tea'' and is very hydrating and helps to moisturize your skin. It includes three products, the Green Tea Cleansing Foam, Green Tea Seed Intense Moisture Serum and the Green Tea Seed Moisturizer. The serum and cream have a soft and refreshing scent and feeling to your skin. Refresh yourself or someone you care about with the popular brand. 

    Balmain Limited Edition Gift Calendar FW22
    The complete X-Mas set is in a chic wonderland Balmain Paris Hair Couture box. Get the ultimate Parisian luxury with some of the brands most popular producdts. This luxurious gift box contains the complete series of a Leave in Conditioner, Argan Moisturizing Elixir, Moisturizing Styling Cream  not to mention a Limited Edition Nutcracker ornament, a Christmas decoration in hand-blown glass to have in your home. 

    H&M Beauty Gift Boxes (Self-Care Starter Kit)
    As a Swede, we must visit H&M during the holidays for our shopping. The clothing brand that today has a strong beauty presence have created various beauty sets – to fit every wish. From the most experienced beauty enthusiast to the one just starting out. One of the many setss is the Self-care Starter Kit, a limited-edition package featuring everything you need for a spa day at home. Take a relaxing bath with the bath bomb, or bath oil – finishing up with the body soap. All while wearing the pink headband that comes with the set. Not to mention an easy face mask and lip gloss. Not to mention, H&M Beauty also has two strong beauty calendar to check out!

    LA MER The Revitalizing Hydration limited-edition collection
    La Mer the Revitalizing Hydration collection Includes the classic Crème de la Mer 60ml, The Hydrating Infused Emulsion 50ml, and a bag. An exclusive gift to give to yourself or if you know someone who appreciates the brand.

    Diptyque’s Set of 3 Holiday Scented Candles Three starry skies come to life in the winter night: Diptyque’s three limited-edition scented candles. Gathered in a gift box adorned with stars, they envelop the holidays in emblematic winter scents faceted with new and singular tones. In a deep green, the Sapin / Pine Tree candle expresses notes of mountain pines. The Neige / Snow candle, in a beautiful midnight blue, diffuses a soft harmony of heliotrope and white musks. And lastly the In a rich, warm red, the Étincelles / Spark candle instantly brings the spirit of the holiday season to life.

    Byredo, La Maison - Scented Candle Gift Set
    Give the gift of Byredo icons this holiday with a set of a perfume and hand cream, housed in a limited-edition gift box designed in collaboration with Laila Gohar. The limited-edition gift boxes, designed in collaboration with Laila Gohar, transports Byredo into the experiential artist’s playful universe for the holidays, juxtaposing individual beans with braided and entwined foods – a nod to the bonds that tie us together.

    Merci Handy Holiday Christmas Market Set
    The Hand Care set includes three different hand cleansing gels in a perfect size to have with you during the hectic holidatys. The set comes in three different products; new scents: Daddy DJ, Tree.0 and Galaxy Flakes. With designs with snow flakes, a christmas dj and some christmas trees. 

    AESOP Geranium Leaf duet
    Wash your hands lovingly with this mild cleanser by Aesop then follow with a generous application of the rich, soothing balm. Each formulation is designed for frequent use to treat labor-wearied hands.

    DR Jart+ Cicapair Soothing Magic Set
    If you want to give something universal, for the beauty enthusiast. The beauty mecka Sephora has a range of different Christmas boxes to fit your wish. One of the many examples is DR Jart+ Ciapair Soothing Magic set. The set includes the brands most favorites such as Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment 5 ml, Green-to-beige cream that adapts to the skin's natural color to neutralize redness and even out skin tone. Cicapair Tiger Grass Enzyme Foam Cleanser 30 ml and the Cicapair Tiger Grass Re.Pair Cream 5 ml Not to mention, a favorite for many the Cicapair Tiger Grass Calming Serum Mask.

    Decléor Xmas 2022 White Magnolia Kit Give the gift of self-care this season and discover three Decléor products enriched in White Magnolia Essential Oil. The gift set features a complete illuminating routine for face and hands, powered by white magnolia essential oil to promote revitalised radiance. The White Magnolia Night Balm, and an natural-origin overnight mask. The Rosy cream and serum – that all combines Magnolia, Geranium & Ginger Essential Oils in a formula to target visible signs of aging.

    Maria Nila Gift Box
    Maria Nila Gift Boxes explores the connection between a scent and a visual experience by having the Swedish artist Siri Carlén interpret the products as abstract art. The result is six unique boxes and while every box contains different products to work best for your hair if it’s volume, repair, or color every box includes the 30ml True Soft Argan Oil. Don’t forget you can definitely use the boxes afterward in your home as a décor!

    All the 15 christmas sets are all perfect in their own way depending on who you want to give it too. They are splendid where you have the chance to try a completly new brand, or revisit a favorite one for a holiday spirit. 

  • 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''.