So, we all know how to separate recyclable trash by now. And we are kind of proud that we are doing something good for a planet. But do we really? We throw trash in fancy organized bins and forget about it. We don’t think about the unimaginable amounts of package we buy and then throw out.

That’s why photographer Antoine Repessé stopped throwing away his recyclable rubbish in 2011 to make a point. Four years later he started turning that trash into a series of photographs with a strong message. Powerful images confront us with a filthy reality of unimaginable piles of trash we produce. Yes our own trash is pilling up and we choose not to see it. We all recycle, that should be enough, right?

Antoine hopes his project can inspire a change. “We’re often told about the quantity of waste we produce, but I think the impact of a picture can be more powerful than a ton of words”.

more info: Antoine Repessé, fb
via: DeMilked

Above: Overgaard & Dyrman workshop

Denmark more or less equals good design. There’s a whole lot of great designers in the country and countless businesses that do their best to export that good design to the world. One of the great things about visiting Copenhagen is that you can see that great design by yourself. 3daysofdesign event made doing just that a lot easier in the past few years. Designers and businesses open the doors of their studios and workshops for the public for three days every spring. There are dozens of places you can visit and numerous events you can attend. They even have a free bus and boat that you can use to get from one location to the other.

uno form showroom

Above: uno form showroom

nyt i bo store

Above: nyt i bo store

File Under Pop studio

Above: File Under Pop studio

Hay store

Above: Hay store

Heidi attended 3daysofdesign this year and we’ll show you some of the things we saw in the coming weeks and months. For a start here’s a promotional video from this years event and some photos we made. It goes without saying: we highly recommend visiting Copenhagen between May 24th and 26th next year when the next event is scheduled.

The last Saturday of Spring is a special Saturday in Ljubljana. Every possible event is scheduled for it. But really, how could it not be? Practically everyone buggers off to the coast or something like it on the following weekend and they don’t really come back until the end of August, so they use this Saturday for a last get together with friends. Last Saturday was no different. Well, one thing was better. The weather was fantastic! So of course we decided to document it for you.

We started off early (let’s just say that’s a matter of perspective) in Park Tabor. Športno društvo Tabor organized another garage sale in the park. They’re doing a great job – and it shows, there’s more people attending every event.

Next stop was Pogačarjev trg. You could smell the burgers waaay before that. The first Pivo & Burger Fest of the year was just starting. I’m consistently amazed at the number of new microbreweries that are showing up every year. A hundred meters away on Stritarjeva ulica people were worshiping a different kind of drink. Ljubljanska vinska pot is all about wine.

The first of the arts & crafts markets was happening at Gornji trg. Artish is a leading craft market in Ljubljana and is still doing a great job with its colorful and inspirational group of Slovenian crafters. The rival Art Market was set up on the other side of the river at Breg.

A bike ride away at the newly (mostly) car free Trg prekomorskih brigad the inaugural Šiška Open wasn’t yet in full swing, however there was still a lot to do. Plus eat the necessary hodok from Lepa Žoga. As we had more to do, we unfortunately missed the evening happening. A shame, but hopefully this will become an annual event.

We caught up with Parada ponosa at Slovenska ulica. The 17th Ljubljana Pride parade was colorful and loud to say the least.

The last stop of the day was at Muzejska četrt Metelkova. Poletna muzejska noč (Summer Museum Night) was in full swing by the time we got there. We chose Slovene Ethnographic Museum this year and weren’t disappointed.

There was a lot more happening in the city throughout the day, but this was the most we could handle. But hey, there’s always next year!

Chip by a Swedish brand Minus tio is a stylish yet modest coat rack, that has everything you need from a coat rack in a hallway, but without the fuss. It has a shelf-basket inspired by the traditional Swedish chip basket they use when picking mushrooms.

Their products reflect Scandinavian aesthetic and heritage and are thought thru to the final detail.

I like the simple things in life. And this coat rack is just that. Simple but it does it’s job. And that’s it. Beautiful, right?

via: Design Milk

Yet another great new band from Los Angeles just released this video this week. The Regrettes that take a not-so-subtle swipe at Donald Trump in Seashore, are not really out of high school yet – the frontwoman Lydia Night is barely 16. They just released an album in January and they’re coming to Europe in the fall. Can’t wait!

The Regrettes – Seashore (album: Feel Your Feelings Fool!, 2017)

So, I’m not sure if you noticed, but Heidi was missing for a few weeks. Travelling around Scandinavia. Now that we’re back and we gathered our thoughts it’s time to share some wisdom with you.

The first thing is Swedish fika. You gotta love a country that has a special word for a moment to slow down and appreciate the good things in life while drinking a cup of good coffee accompanied by a delicious pastry. Yes fika is all that. You can do fika or have fika. You can do it alone or with friends, at home or on a train. It doesn’t matter as long as you are able to take some time off and enjoy the moment.

Coffee & pastry

I guess for Swedes, fika is nothing special, it’s just a moment in a day, but I’m really enchanted by the tradition. It seems a simple coffee break just got promoted and became a lifestyle. That is fika. And it’s great.

For a more scientific explanation of fika see video below.