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Le Grand Tour of Studio Arhoj

I’ve now known Anders Arhoj of Studio Arhoj for 12 years. We’ve seen each other move across continents, build businesses, and just plain... get old. When we get together, we are usually cracking up about design, food, and nature. We've traveled to Baja Mexico, Kyushu, and New York...

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Skankynavia: L'Etoile

A new cocktail bar opened in Copenhagen in the spring of 2012. The creation of the bar had been in the making for years. The owner is a friend of mine, who is an impressively ambitious and creative entrepeneur building bars around...

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Skankynavia: Brass Monkey (CPH)

A few months ago, I designed a ceramic mug shaped like a monkey's head, for rum-based cocktails... and no, it wasn't for selling in stores. I don't think it would be very consumer-friendly. Yet it had a purpose -- the only tiki bar in Copenhagen, Brass...

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Skankynavia: Lesbian Birthday

Lesbians. What a wonderful and exotic breed. Much less visible or loud in the public space than gay men, but definitely not dull. Have you talked to your lesbian co-worker today? Maybe you should. Ask her about her cat (she probably just adopted one more), her...

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Skankynavia: Layer Cakes of La Glace (CPH)

After having spent my later teen years plowing through the novels of Douglas Coupland, Bret Easton Ellis and other post modern cynics, I can't help but see myself in so many typical Generation X situations. Meaning that you suddenly find yourself in a condition...

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Skankynavia: Breaking the China

Do you serve your best food on ugly plates? Are you still using the saucers from your mom's back closet from when you moved away from home? Or do you instead spend all your birthday money on new additions to your Floral Heaven...

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Skankynavia: The Royal Café (CPH)

I'm so over normality. I'm over generic cafes, mediocre restaurants and bleh bars with all their effortless interiors, lazy service, boring menu offerings and pointless existence besides making money (in these days: little). The next time I walk into a cream...

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Skankynavia: Cocktails at 1105 (CPH)

A bar is a playground for grown-ups. A place where you can meet new playmates, taste the sweet nectar of intoxicating juices, take time off to enjoy life with your closest of pals, and on occasion enjoy the chance of entangling your reproduction organs in...

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Skankynavia: Nikolaos Strangas Cakeaway (CPH)

My neighbourhood is changing rapidly these days-- for the better. The whole block used to be really sad, shopping-wise. A nasty old bakery with day-old bread, Christian-sects' offices, and three different Thai "massage" parlours (last year a war broke out between them, and the hookers...

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Skankynavia: Foodshop No. 55 (CPH)

Last night there was a big snow storm here in Copenhagen. At some point I looked out the window and saw huge lightning flashes across the horizon. Never experienced this combination before, it was beautiful and intense. And so due to all...

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Skankynavia: Hot Dog-Off! (CPH)

Being a single gay nerd means the only sausage you're gonna get is down at the hot dog stand. Eating a ho tdog is part of being Danish-- or at least it used to. The fast food army of America and the growing health awareness...