Countries have national anthems, national dishes, even national dances – but the Swedes have taken their cultural identity one step further by creating their own typeface, “Sweden Sans”. Typefaces have a way of speaking to us, and Sweden has broadcasted its identity to the world with a modern but edgy font inspired by Swedish signs of the 1950s.
With 50% of food going to waste in the UK every year, Douglas McMaster (former BBC young chef of the year) has decided to do something about it. He has opened Silo, the UK’s first zero-waste restaurant. At Silo, they throw nothing away and nothing is wasted – they even reuse the wasted water from the coffee’s to flush the toilets with!
The travel sector is changing to accommodate today’s culture craving, wandering millennial tribe. Generator Hostels is one the innovative brands giving the travel sector a revamp. They’re a design-led up group of upmarket hostels for a more discerning millennial crowd, still at hostel prices – and they’re seriously cool! Check them out in Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Hamburg, London, Venice and soon to be Paris and Rome.
We’ve previously featured UNELEFANTE’s unique packaging but it’s truly one-of-a-kind and we love it – so here’s Unelefante’s toffee that’s just as unique. The chocolate is a colourful artwork in itself and its box features a hand-stitched string inspired by Mexican embroideries. Each box is visually authentic, bright and truly creative!
Everybody loves a good pop up book. Check out this playful, handmade pop-story from Lacoste, that explores scent beautifully and pictorially.