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Expand and Explore with Swedish Word of the Day Posted by on Dec 17, 2021

“Work on your Swedish every day. Just thinking about your last class or current vocabulary list can help with your Swedish studies. Ask yourself, can I name all the clothing items I’m wearing? Can I describe all the activities I see while I’m out and about?” Your Swedish instructors are probably constantly suggesting study tips…

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A Swedish Take on Modern Timber Construction Posted by on Oct 1, 2021

As a bright-eyed college grad, I relocated to the southern Swedish city of Växjö, Sweden for an internship. Nestled between thick forests and glittering lakes, Växjö has earned the title of “Greenest City in Europe” for trailblazing a number of environmental initiatives, including their timber construction program. While working for Växjö kommun I gained perspective…

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Swedish Inventions / Svenska uppfinningar! Posted by on Apr 28, 2020

1. Pacemaker 2. Spotify 3. Oatly 4. Karma App

Sweden is an incredibly innovative country for its size and Swedes have been making history with inventions big and small for centuries. With Carl von Linné creating the taxonomy system in the 1700’s and the Spotify folks are reaching millions of music streamers across the globe today, innovation is a part of the Swedish narrative…

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Swedish Learning Techniques at IKEA Posted by on Jan 27, 2015

At my friendly neighborhood IKEA, there is a sign staring back me when I leave, which is covered in green, yellow, and red smiley faces. The faces remind me of the best time to visit IKEA based on the number of people in the store. The red means super duper busy, the yellow super busy…

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The IKEA concept Posted by on Apr 11, 2013

Marcus wrote a great post about IKEA a couple of months ago, check that out here: IKEA furniture – cultural differences? I’d like to continue with a slightly different side to IKEA. First of all, the IKEA concept is an interesting one, very align with the Swedish equality mentality. Everybody should be able to furnish…

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IKEA i “blåsväder” Posted by on Oct 4, 2012

Do you know what “blåsväder” is in English? It literally means “wind storm” maybe storm of criticism would be a great way to put it. But it basically means scandal. This is exactly what happened when the Swedish company IKEA´s Saudi version of the autumn catalogue for 2012 had come out a few days ago. The reactions…

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IKEA Hotels Posted by on Aug 20, 2012

I quite like reading about IKEA. I even like writing about the company sometimes as well, everything from cultural differences to the food to its role abroad. Maybe it’s because IKEA, considered by some to be the epitome of Swedishness, is no longer headquartered in Sweden. In fact, the headquarters are in the Netherlands and…

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