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Rag and Bone – Stockholm

Last week I was in Stockholm for work and had some free time to walk around the city. I’ve been before, and if you asked me to describe the place in one word it would be “civilised”. Stockholm isn’t particularly exciting or impressive. It’s a very pleasant European city with things to do and places to see, but you get lots of them in Europe. What makes Stockholm unique, though, is the atmosphere of comfort, unpretentiousness and sufficiency – or simply, hygge. The concept of hygge is Danish, but its vibe is everywhere in Sweden – in the friendly Swedes, in their beautiful homes (seriously, if you look into windows, it seems like everyone is an interior designer!), in their simple but filling and tasty food. In a way, Sweden is “selfish”: they don’t seem to want to rule the world, they just want to be happy where they are. And this self-centric approach to making life better for all citizens here and now is what makes the country such an interesting place to visit. …