Archive for September, 2010


When again the autumn chill come crashing in over in Sweden, many Swedes get on the first plane to Thailand. For those who lack the money or the time for that sort of trip, the restaurant Koh Phangan on Skånegatan has been able to act as a substitute for several years. As soon as you […]

IKEA (Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd) . IKEA was founded in 1943 by 17-year-old Ingvar Kamprad in Sweden, named as an acronym comprising the initials of the founder’s name (Ingvar Kamprad), the farm where he grew up (Elmtaryd), and his home parish (Agunnaryd, in Småland, South Sweden. The ikea vision is to create a better everyday […]

ABBA was a Swedish pop music group formed in Stockholm in 1972, consisting of Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Agnetha Fältskog. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1972 to 1983. ABBA gained international popularity employing catchy song hooks, […]

Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990) was a Swedish actress. She was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson in Stockholm, Sweden, the youngest of three children born to Karl Alfred Gustafsson (1871-1920) and Anna Lovisa Johnasson (1872-1944). Her older sister and brother were Alva and Sven. Becoming an actress When Greta was fourteen, her […]

Robin Miriam Carlsson, better known by her stage name Robyn (born 12 June 1979) is a Swedish recording artist and singer-songwriter. Robyn became known in the late nineties for her worldwide dance-pop hits “Show Me Love” and “Do You Know (What It Takes)” from her debut album Robyn Is Here (1997). Robyn entered Melodifestivalen 1997 […]

Hennes and Mauritz is a hugely popular global fashion retail brand that has been hitting the headlines over the past few years with its special collections from luminaries such as Madonna, Jimmy Choo and Roberto Cavalli (none of whom are Swedish of course). But ‘H&M’, as most shoppers on the high streets of the world […]