Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Stockholm museums

Many of the museums in Stockholm are v.close to each other, in fact they're all kind of in a museum area. So today we visted the National Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Architecture Museum, Svensk Form which had a packaging exhibition on, and then went past the Kulturhuset Cultural Centre on the way back into town. The Museum of Modern Art and the Architecture Museum were on opp sides. I liked the Architecture Museum - high ceilings, v.nice displays with lots of models of the various buildings in Stockholm displayed on tables.

Heard that Grill was a hip and happening place to eat. They've themed the restaurant into numerous areas, almost each table had a different design theme associated with it but it worked. V.busy, buzzy place.

Went to SoFo yesterday - a bit like Surry Hills, Paddington, Newtown. There are lots of emerging fashion designers who have set up small shops in the area. So we walked a few blocks and saw heaps of really nice fashion and jewellery designs, some really nice bohemian type cafes, and vintage furniture and clothing shops.

Also went to DesignTorget - a design shop, Granit - homewares and stationery in shades of white, black, and grey, and visited a couple really great art, design bookshops as well.