In the News: Five ThingsJuly 22, 2016
Each week, our editors will highlight a handful of Swedish stories that catch our attention.
#DesignGoals: A very Swedish house
Have you ever wanted to steal a house? Awkward laugh! Haha, us either. Apartment Therapy profiles Danny and Lyndsay Gugger’s Scandinavian-inspired mid-1800s home, and it’s so, so cute.
Alicia Vikander drops it like it’s hot
While the rest of us are walking into mailboxes trying to catch Pokémon, our Swedish crush Alicia Vikander is kicking it old school with drinking games of yesteryear. She appeared on Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel to show him a popular Swedish bar game, which involved a string, a pen and an empty beer bottle. Basically Pin the Tail on the Donkey: Drunken Squats Edition.
A very royal summer photo
As RuPaul once said, YOU BETTER WORK. And then Rihanna later mumbled work, work, work, work, work, work. Well, Sweden’s Royal Family listened because they are working it in their annual summer portrait. Looking good you guys, gals and royal toddlers. Check it out in People.
Cool show alert at the American Swedish Institute as Bringing Neat Stuff to the U.S.© is hosting poet Bart Sutter, who will use cow calls and cow horns, folk songs to demonstrate how women herded cows and made cheese in the Swedish woodlands back in the day. I SWEAR IF YOU EVER CALL ME A COW THOUGH.
Iran across the country
An amazing 1,144 miles later, Swede Kristina Paltén ran across Iran to promote friendship, curiosity and humanity. Our feet hurt just typing 1,144 miles. Read the profile on your favorite site dedicated to celebrating Swedish-American culture in the U-S-of-A, Umgås.