Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquity

Gustav III's Museum of Antiquity, StockholmLucky me got a private tour of the stunning Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquity, which is situated in the Royal Palace, though is currently closed to the public. It consists of two semi-small stone galleries. I’m ready to make it my summer residence, where I would throw the most fabulous parties on the terrace, which the large french windows open up to.

Gustav III's Museum of Antiquity, Stockholm

Gustav III's Museum of Antiquity, Stockholm

Gustav III's Museum of Antiquity, StockholmHere the handsome Endymion can be seen in his eternal sleep, awaiting to be kissed by his lover Selene.

Gustav III's Museum of Antiquity, Stockholm

Gustav III's Museum of Antiquity, StockholmFrom left to right: Faustina Maior, Marcus Aurelius, and Faustina Minor.

Gustav III's Museum of Antiquity, Stockholm

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Stockholm Costume & Fashion Institute

Stockholm Costume Fashion Institute - SCFIStockholm Costume & Fashion Institute (SCFI) occupies the Erskine house in the Swedish meatpacking district (Hallvägen 21, Johanneshov). Unlike New York’s trendy meatpacking district, the Swedish one has stayed true to its roots and continues to function as just that, with the exception of SCFI’s temporary entrance onto the scene.

Stockholm Costume Fashion Institute - SCFIBox 9: Vikinga-romantik. Handbag Thierry no. 1 by Aia Jüdes, 2013.

Their current exhibition Kostym kontra mode, Svenska pärlor från scen till catwalk (January 21 – April 30, 2017), which translates roughly to costume in contrast to fashion, Swedish gems from the stage to the catwalk, covers Swedish 20th century costume from theater and film posed against contemporary Swedish fashion. Here’s a peek inside…

Stockholm Costume Fashion Institute - SCFIBeckmans Box, The Francis Rose Hasenkamp Collection by Klara Modigh.

Stockholm Costume Fashion Institute - SCFIBox 5: Kläder som skulptur (Clothes as sculpture)

Stockholm Costume Fashion Institute - SCFI

Stockholm Costume Fashion Institute - SCFIBox 7: För stor för Sverige? (Too big for Sweden?)

Globen, StockholmViews from the window reveal the Globe arena and Tele2 arena in the distance.

Ice & Absent Saffron Buns

dsc_0309It’s now my second winter in Stockholm and I still haven’t found my bearing when it comes to icy, slippery, hellish sidewalks. The result being that I look like a less excited and less cute version of Bambi on ice. So, this means spending copious amounts of time indoors meaning that I officially finished my master’s thesis a few weeks back and before that curated an exhibition featuring a cutting-edge Japanese architecture firm. Whew!

dsc_0314 Ah, if only the city could evenly zamboni the ice to resurface it smoothly, then I would probably opt for the relief of popping on my ice skates and gliding around more gracefully.

dsc_0326Strandvägen, Djursholm.

dsc_0323Winter is still on, but sadly the delicious saffron buns that make it slightly more bearable have come and gone. #roughlife

dsc_0325Fortunately I took these pictures of the delicious saffron buns at Fabrique before they vanished until next year. That way I can salivate all over my keyboards indulging in the sweet tasty memory, while absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Fall in Stockholm, Sweden

dsc_0201After a few miserable days weather-wise in Stockholm, the weather has finally cleared up and revealed some much missed sunlight. Gracious Apollo has answered my pleas.

dsc_0209Skeppsholmen.

dsc_0328The air is cold and crisp but it’s totally worth it for clear blue skies, fresh air, and a bit of sunlight. I seriously miss spring/summer and the feeling of caressing warm sunlight on my skin. Just some six-seven months before it starts to get bearable again, so the countdown has officially begun.

dsc_0343One of my favorite Stockholm views is of the beautiful buildings, boats and water by Strandvägen.

Call off the search teams… I’m back

It has been over a year since my last blog post, so I thought I would offer a very brief update to catch you all up to present day.

Sky Garden London

Skygarden View

Last summer I graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and got accepted onto a master’s degree in Stockholm, Sweden. So, after spending four years living in London, I relocated to Stockholm. I am now one year down with my master’s degree and with another to go.

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Relocating is something that I am very familiar with, but it always takes time to adjust and acclimate oneself to a new city or country.

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At the moment I am spending my summer back home in the comfort and familiarity of Tokyo, Japan. I will be offering updates from some of my favorite haunts, while discovering an ever changing array of new offerings. Stay tuned!