Posts by Michael Braithwaite

Summer Self-Reflection: Bjørg Jewellry’s Hall of Mirrors

After what seemed like an interminably long, dark winter, summer has finally arrived and with it, an emphasis on color, clarity, vibrancy, and, maybe most importantly, light. Here in New

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Beltology: Bringing Swedish Swagger to the American Man

Back in the summer of 2013, Anna Lundberg and Andrew Heffernan were walking around Gothenburg, Sweden when they noticed something big. Or rather, something relatively small: men’s belts. Unlike back in the their

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Camilla Staerk | Designer Interview

Danish-born, New York City-based designer Camilla Staerk creates pieces that somehow manage to exist in a world of concrete tactility and the gauzy shadows of early morning dreams. Growing up

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Budin is New York’s Nordic Coffee Outpost

Whether it’s Danish beer halls, Icelandic cuisine, or handmade Swedish clogs, it’s hard not to notice that New York is having a bit of a love affair with all things

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Interview: Designer Nina Z on NYC’s Clog Craze

  When Swedish-born, Brooklyn-based clog designer Nina Z decided to introduce some of her home country’s fashion flavor to New York in 2008, she found herself alone in a sea of  city

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