A several months in the past I embarked on a fantastic excursion to Skåne, the southern idea of Sweden, adhering to an invitation from the area tourism board Check out Skåne. I was energized mainly because the only detail I understood about Skåne so significantly was its largest city: Malmö. I traveled a couple of yrs back to find the city and its vibrant style and design scene. This time my mission was very similar, but broader. I was going to stop by Malmö, Trelleborg and Helsingborg and show up at the new style and design festival, the Southern Sweden Style Days.
Very little did I know how stunning and picturesque Skåne is. My first days I invested in the vicinity of Trelleborg, in the southern suggestion of the location. It is there wherever you can truly visit the southernmost position of Sweden and acquire in the clean sea breeze and the green landscape. Really in this period the landscape is all eco-friendly and yellow with rapeseed fields all to the horizon.
What I cherished about the Trelleborg place was its near proximity to Malmö, and nonetheless you felt like truly out at the countryside – even while it was a mere 20 minutes generate by car or truck from the city. I have a few personalized highlights from that area: Slättarps Gård, a farm-turned-thought retail outlet in the midst of fertile fields with a excellent restaurant the stylish and new Weinbergs Lodge with a excellent cafe and Axatorpsgården, a dreamy Mattress & Breakfast the place I was staying (but I will convey to you far more about this one is a different blog write-up).
Malmö was its excellent self as normal – this metropolis sort of mixes Swedish and Danish vibes, nonetheless it also feels incredibly cosmopolitan. And sunny days are the most effective in town – it is as if all people is outdoors having fun with the sunshine and gentle temperatures. My mission was to go and stop by this year’s Southern Sweden Structure Times, which are scattered all over the town in several destinations. In between I desired to cease in a single of my favored little dining establishments in city: Noir. And just following a superior chunk & vino, I stopped at Olsson & Gerthel, a shop packed with Scandinavian style and design that generally will make my heart skip a defeat.
The rest of the day I put in finding the inventive scene and patterns from southern Sweden. I liked the colourful and playful styles of Swedish Ninja as nicely as the stylish outdoor furniture variety of Nola. Talking of outside (and indoor why not): the picket bench by designer Marc Hoogendijk would be undoubtedly my decision if I had house!
One more great discovery was the work of younger Swedish Artist Elsa Unnegård. She showcased a stool made of burnt wooden that seems like driftwood, but is in actuality sculpted by her. I identified it very sculptural, pretty artsy – nevertheless sensible, as you can actually use it as a stool. Also I loved to see a combine of natural and organic designs, elements, colours as opposed to functional, classy home furniture that stems from what they call ‘technomimicry’, mimicking and looking for inspiration in technological styles. I noticed some plant options as very well – of course. Skandiform showcased the Allé Corner space dividers that are basically clever plant stands to construction spaces with plant divisions.
Also for people of you considering of Malmö as a awesome vacation desired destination (and I inspire you to include it your travel bucket list): being in the Duxiana Lodge is a fantastic option: you are tremendous central and you will sleep like a infant in their astounding beds!
The final portion of my Skåne excursion brought me to Helsingborg, a 50 minutes travel north of Malmö. The town is vibrant and has a great coastline to appreciate (windy) walks, adorable coffee destinations like the Bruket Kaffebar, wonderful eating places like the Sillen & Makrillen overlooking the Öresund, as perfectly as a quite funky resort: the Vault Lodge!
But when in Helsingborg, I inspire you to drive out to the encompassing countryside, as the mother nature is gorgeous and the soil here has a ton of clay which resulted in 1 of Sweden’s oldest and most regular pottery factories: the Wallåkra Stoneware Factory. There I had the wonderful prospect to get again to the potter’s wheel following so quite a few several years and throw my have little piece of the very usual Skåne clay. I am curious to see the little bud vase when it is fired and comes in this article in Berlin. Near by you can also quit at the ‘Tomatenshus’, a tomato escalating farm, that grows incredibly delectable tomatoes. And certainly, I acquired hungry there way too – so just next doorways is the cafe Miss out on Alice Kroog & Delikatesser and their signature dish is: tomato pie! Of course, go for it! Oh of course!!
From Helsingborg I stated goodbye to Skåne by getting the ferry and location around to Helsingør in Denmark. But that is one more tale to be instructed. For now I hope you appreciated the very little tour of Skåne and its vivid areas and style and design scene. See you shortly at the Axatorpsgården Bed & Breakfast below on the web site!
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