Cat owners rejoice! IKEA customers have been pleading for pet-friendly furniture for years, and the Swedish giant finally responded this week with KÄT, a sofa/cat scratcher hybrid that is designed specifically for pet-loving people. KÄT has normal cushions for human comfort, but its unique base is made from corrugated cardboard. Show More Summary
Back in February, Jay Z purchased a music streaming service called “TIDAL” for $56 million from Swedish tech company Aspiro, and on Monday (Mar 30), the Hip Hop mogul officially announced TIDAL’s relaunch as the first-ever global music entertainment platform owned by artists during a star-studded press conference in New York City. Show More Summary
I’ve traveled to Sweden numerous times and I’m always struck by the automation and simplicity of their everyday lives but also in regards to their attention to detail and consistently improving things. Most of it, I think, is borne out...Show More Summary
Monday brought the splashy relaunch of Tidal, the hi-fi streaming music service offered by the Swedish company Aspiro and now helmed by a slew of boldfaced-name "artist stakeholders," including Jack White, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, Daft Punk, Nicki Minaj, and Jay Z, whose purchase of Aspiro was recently finalized. Show More Summary
When Refused reunited for a tour in 2012, it seemed to be a one-time thing. Then they fired guitarist Jon Brännström last year, which suggested the seminal Swedish hardcore band had more plans in store. As Brooklyn Vegan points out, the band has revealed some of those plans in the form of an intercontinental tour. […]
Swedish prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for ex-NHL player Andre Deveaux, who was caught on camera slashing the leg of another player during warmups before a game last week, Sweden’s TT news agency reports. Per Reuters: The prosecutors acted after reviewing video footage of Deveaux, who has played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and […]
The Swedish viral sensation gets surprisingly honest about his big hit.
For a lot of city dwellers a bicycle is their primary form of transportation—even once they have kids. So a Swedish designer named Lycke von Schantz has come up with a clever child's bike seat called the Påhoj that instantly transforms into a lightweight stroller once you arrive at your destination. Read more...
The British Ukip party, which wants stricter controls on UK immigration, has demanded a “contrite apology” from Swedish public broadcaster SVT after a reporter referred to the party as an “extreme right-wing populist party" during aShow More Summary
Swedish astrophotographer Göran Strand took that picture above. It shows a halo around the Sun, replete with parhelia, over Lake Storsjön. That’s his son in the photo. Besides being extremely beautiful and poignant, it’s also just an astonishing shot. Show More Summary
Swedish car company Volvo is helping nighttime cyclists defend themselves against cars with Life Paint, a spray-on reflective paint developed by Grey London in collaboration with reflective paint makers Albedo100 that uses special adhesives...Show More Summary
Photo by Dustin Rabin The Swedish post-hardcore band Refused originally broke up in 1998 after the release of The Shape of Punk to Come. In 2012, they reunited for a tour, but that ended in the fall of that year. Last year, they fired guitarist Jon Brännström. Show More Summary
Former NHL player Andre Deveaux was dropped from his Swedish pro team after losing his mind and slashing an opponent in the knee during a pregame warmup. Now, according to Reuters, a warrant for Deveaux’s arrest has been issued. Read more...
Taxi Taxi From: Stockholm, Sweden Floating Forever the latest single from Swedish twins Johanna & Miriam Tewolde Berhan aka Taxi Taxi (first featured on the blog way back in 2009, Life Is A CABararet) sounds like First Aid Kit if they did power ballads via the medium of electronica. Show More Summary
photo: Refused at Europa in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro) Swedish post-hardcore greats Refused briefly reunited in 2012, said the reunion was over, but then announced festival dates this year and also have hinted at a new album. Now they...
Swedish band Makthaverskan performed at the second of Pitchfork's SXSW parties at House of Vans at the Mohawk on March 19. Below, watch them do their single "Witness". Wednesday's party featured Speedy Ortiz (featuring Hannibal Buress!), Courtney Barnett, Rae Sremmurd, Sophie, A. Show More Summary
The cover for The Girl in The Spider’s Web, the fourth installment of the bestselling Millennium series, has been unveiled by The Wall Street Journal. Swedish writer David Lagercrantz picks up where the late Stieg Larsson left off. Deadline reports...Show More Summary
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) is investigating Apple over allegations of patent infringement, Apple Insider reports. The Cupertino company is locked in an ongoing battle with Swedish telecoms company Ericsson over its use of certain wireless patents that Ericsson holds. Show More Summary
Video: When I saw this video of Swedish skier Erik Sunnerheim zooming over the ice while carving with a chainsaw two thoughts popped into my mind: At first, I thought it was super-fun and wanted to try it right away, but then all the things that could go wrong started to pile up in my brain taking the shape of a giant nope. More »
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish ferry operator Stena Line says it has converted one of its ships to enable it to run on methanol, testing the potential of the environmentally friendly fuel for the shipping industry.