It was the perfect evening for the opening of a Nordic exhibition. Grey skies and pouring rain. But, true to Scandinavian attitude, this didn’t bother the crowd, who turned out in masses. Even the Danish Ambassador H.E. Lars Gert Lose kept to his Danish roots by arriving in the rain on a rickshaw with his little girl.
Nordic Stars draws its inspiration from sustainable nordic fashion and presents selected works from eight of the brightest Nordic fashion illustrators. From Sweden, Cecilia Carlstedt and Daniel Egneus. From Finland, Laura Laine and Jarno Kettunen. From Denmark, Mads Berg and Naja Conrad-Hansen. And, from Estonia, Marju Tammik and Brit Samoson. We know Estonia is not part of Scandinavian, and it’s barely part of the Nordic countries, but regardless, we feel these two great artists deserves a shout-out on Scandinavian Living.
Architecture is often thought of and also depicted as the stable foundation for modern transient life. The rocks for city dwellers. However, architecture is man-made, a result of imagination and craftsmanship. Architectural models remind us about the fragility and impermanence of our physical surroundings. They invoke the same type of insights we get in moments of catastrophe, as when we see buildings or even cities torn apart after earthquakes, hurricanes or times of war. They also express hope, potential and dreams. And they remind us about the mobility and lightness of the structures we take as the most cemented framework for our lives, however terrifying or optimistic that might be.