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In The News: Giant Golden Egg Sauna Brings Town Residents TogetherMay 12, 2017
There’s a brand new golden, egg-shaped sauna located in the middle of Swedish Lapland. The unique golden egg sauna was designed by Bigert & Bergström, an artist duo living and working in Stockholm. There is a project to move the entire town of Kiruna several kilometers east because of damage caused by iron ore mining, and residents are worried they might lose their sense of community. The sauna serves as a warm escape for residents relocating and as a sculpture to commemorate community. Read more about it in Dezeen.
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Celebrate Mother’s Day with this Swedish Sweet Recipe
Toscakaka or Tosca Cake is a sweet and crunchy treat typically served during a celebration. Earlier this week, Summit Daily shared a delicious recipe that recommends throwing some strawberries on top. Perfect for spring time and Mother’s Day this Sunday!
Sportswear for Dinner?
Swedish retailer Houdini is conducting an experiment by creating sportswear that can turn into a meal. The campaign encourages Houdini customers to return their worn out, biodegradable purchases, which are later composted into soil and fertilizer for growing vegetables. Food & Wine featured the latest Houdini Menu test of meals made from vegetables grown in the composted sportswear.