Monday, July 26, 2010

press: Nytt Rom (No)

Some busy days freelancing and traveling with pen and paper at hand this past few months so just catching up with old news here at New Ink. Clean, minimal, spruce fresh and classy - Nytt Rom is a beautifully crafted publication from Norway that goes beyond the presentation of designers and their products. Every issue editor/designer/creator of the magazine Hans Petter Smeby single-handedly invites readers into the realm of the featured designers' living rooms and kitchens; sometimes asking them about their inspirations and other times intricately photographing the little details of their lives in the studio or at home. Late Spring this year, I had the honour of being invited to feature in the magazine for a small-medium sized apartment special. Hans Petter visited our place, asked some questions and took some snaps from my portfolio and new living abode. You can pick up the current issue for the next few months at any good newsagent in Scandinavia and by mail order on the internet from anywhere else in Europe. I'll also be keeping a few copies on hand if you want to see what the mag looks like.
Nytt Rom #19, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Black Denim Wars

Was pretty impressed with Anti's black metal takeover at PechaKucha Oslo a few months back whilst showcasing their black denim label, Anti Sweden. This public act and some well thought out international collaborations, that include gore artist Justin Bartlett and more recently Jeremyville, really spell out this Norwegian label as one to watch amongst the sea of Swedish fashion sharks that dominate the Oslo high streets. Its been refreshing to see a Norwegian label turn the tide on an image of being a rich consumer paradise to a country with dark soul and witty come backs of their own, in reply to the permanent jibes from the yellow and blue neighbours. You can read my article and interview with Anti in Vice Style here.

video from Hintmag on Vimeo. 2010