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notes from the north: Majbål

May 29, 2010 by Ming

On the first of May, Swedes celebrate Valborg – the coming of spring – by starting bright and early with champagne for breakfast. As the festivities commence, things just get sillier, but at dusk the Majbål brings a romantic, and rather dramatic, close to the day’s folly. ours consisted of last year’s Christmas trees which […]

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Bergman I love you

August 28, 2009 by mimecine

Contrary to it being passé or not I have always loved Ingmar Bergman. I read his autobiography, Marco and I met on the island of Fårö where he had his home, when I first moved to Sweden I talked the Swedish Institute into loaning me copies of their English subtitled Bergman films they sent to […]

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Birdhouse sighting

August 16, 2009 by mimecine

Look what we found in an antique store in Stockholm! None other than our very own birdhouse – a tried and true design that has housed birds in Sweden for generations!

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August 11, 2009 by mimecine

Imagine all the flavors you could possibly want in candy in one! Kryptoniter is SOUR cherry, SWEET after the first layer, and SALTY licorice in the black stripe. The packaging takes the cake! The down side is you have to travel all the way to Sweden to get it. These bad boys can be purchased […]

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heading up north!

August 3, 2009 by mimecine

so long!

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soho sand witch

May 2, 2009 by mimecine

So today kind of started so-so when walking over to the store with a coffee in hand I got bumped by a large Scandinavian tourist who were swirling around in Washington Square Park, getting half my very expensive coffee spilled all over my very inexpensive blazer. To console myself I went to Grandaisy Bakery to […]

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Mini #11- Sara Isaksson From

March 26, 2009 by mimecine

You are walking through the forest, imagine that as you normally live in a city, and suddenly you are hit on the head by a large object. It hurts. You want to start crying but you realize that’s the way it goes in the wild, no pain no gain, it’s survival of the fittest. The […]

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December 25, 2008 by mimecine

  We left for Sweden to decorate a tree with our recently acquired ornaments from Dullsville and to make and eat traditional foods. It’s nice here…    Christmas eve was celebrated yesterday – here in Sweden, all the action is on the eve before – presents, Santa (sw:Jultomten), smörgåsbord (called julbord this time of year). […]

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Mini #7: UGLYCUTE: Experiments in Dakota Burl

November 13, 2008 by mimecine

Mini #7 will be UGLYCUTE with “Experiments in Dakota Burl” – November 18th – 26th. There is a opening party from 7pm to 10pm on Tuesday the 18th. Experiments in Dakota Burl? When we sat down and thought about making our own products we first thought about who we would like to work with, then […]

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A Distraction about Smoked Shrimp

June 24, 2008 by mimecine

One of my favorite things in the world is smoked shrimp, have you eaten this? Sounds a bit odd no? We were in Sweden recently for a wedding and I was able to pick some up. Although I eat less and less things from the sea I had to make an allowance and go for […]

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