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Mirrorcube

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Nearly invisible, mirrored tree house opens as part of Swedish "Treehotel."

A central tenet of eco-tourism is that it should keep disturbances to the local ecosytem to an absolute minimum. "Mirrorcube," one of the six rooms at the newly opened Treehotel just south of the Arctic Circle in Sweden, takes that concept to the extreme. The structure is suspended on a tree and completely covered in mirrors, making it nearly invisible. As hotel owner Kent Lindvall......read more

Watching Humans Watching: Inka and Niclas Photography

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Beautiful nature photos feature people in lieu of animals.

The portfolio of Stockholm-based artist duo Inka Lindegard and Niclas Holmstrom is filled with beautifully clean, slightly oddball photographs like these ones from their recent show, Watching Humans Watching. For the show, the pair captured epic landscapes populated by isolated tourists taking in the scenery, like wildlife photography with humans instead of animals. The photographs depict......read more

Alice Axinder's Idyllic Sweden

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Beautiful photos could easily pass as movie stills

Alice Axinder's photos are nothing if not in tune with nature. The young artist, who lives in the northern Swedish town of Kvarnberget, captures pastoral images of the outdoors, with the changing seasons as a predominant theme.  "My favourite season is winter, I think," she says. "Although I like all seasons very much, all in different ways. Summer nights I love because then you can......read more

White Arkitekter: Visitor Centre Vattenriket

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A stunning wetlands nature center in Sweden

In a nature reserve just outside of Kristianstad, Sweden architecture firm White Arkitekter has created this landmark public building that maximizes views of the wetlands wilderness outside. Dubbed the "Naturum Vattenriket," the visitor center is situated in a nature reserve, a summer refuge for a variety of waterfowl. Because of the wetlands location, the building is raised......read more

Anna Aden: Lily of the Valley

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Gorgeous photos of a spring sojourn to the Swedish countryside

It's official, spring is upon us. What better way to ring it in than to swoon over some some breathtaking, back-to-nature photos. These images, from a series by Swedish photographer Anna Aden called Lily of the Valley, should do the trick. With a painterly eye for countryside scenery, Anna depicts an angelic figure lazily enjoying a warm day in nature. At only 25-years old, this girl has some......read more

River Rafting in Sweden

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A Scandanavian eco-tourism outfit lets travelers embrace their inner Huck Finn

Thanks to Mark Twain, the image of a timber river raft drifting lazily downriver is forever embedded in the American consciousness. Over the years, it's become the ultimate symbol of escapist freedom. Now, you too can enjoy that very activity on your next holiday. The only catch? You have to travel to Sweden to make it happen. During the summer months, a Swedish eco tourism outfit called......read more

Magical Photography by Beata Cervin

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Surreal images appear straight from the pages of a fairy tale

Stockholm-based photographer Beata Cervin ventures deep into fairy tale territory with her Magic series, spotted on My Modern Met. The photos have a distinctly light and airy feeling, and Beata expands upon the motif by incorporating balloons, feathers, butterflies and beams of light. The protagonist is a gorgeous pixie-like subject, who floats away in sweeping landscapes, and sits idly......read more

Stockholm's Splendid Subway Art

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Swedish capital's subway system gets an artistic makeover

We tend to think of subway stations as drab, functional spaces that exist to serve one purpose: moving humans from A to B. But as we recently saw with Nick Frank's beautiful, eerie photos of the Munich subway system, that's not necessarily the case. But the subway station beautification game belongs to Sweden's largest city. Over the last 55 years, Stockholm has commissioned 150 artists to fill......read more

Analog Photos by Genevieve Bjargardottir

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Gorgeous images on film from Iceland and Sweden

Lovers of analog photography will find plenty to savor in the portfolio of Genevieve Bjargardottir, a 27-year old with an unpronounceable name currently studying creative photography in Gamleby, Sweden. Genevieve clearly spends a lot of time traveling, as evidenced by her photo sets from Berlin, Italy, and Spain. But most of her time is split between Sweden and Iceland,......read more

Google Buys More Swedish Wind Power

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Internet giant aims to be fueled by 100 percent renewable energy

Google has entered into a 10-year power purchase agreement with four Swedish wind farms, a move that is part the company's bid to power its data centers using 100 percent renewable energy. Under the terms of the deal, announced last week, Swedish wind company Eolus Vind will supply Google with 59 megawatts of power from four wind farms. The project will go online in 2015. “We’re......read more

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