is it just me... Who has noted the huge change in our collective approach to crazes? It used to be that fads were strictly reserved for youngsters. From Elvis, over disco, to 80s MTV, new trends were solely directed at adolescents, considered the only ones hip and happening enough to go along with a new craze any responsible adult would dismiss as silly. That has changed significantly. In today’s world we’re all teenagers.
It happens every year: the cold winter months take you by surprise and you need extra fuel to keep you warm. Then the festive season comes around and, suddenly, you have a whole spare tyre around your waist that not only keeps you cosy and warm but also wobbles in a funny way when you walk. Before you know it, people are calling you “lardy boy” (even to your face) and you know it is time to bring out the dreaded scales.
Hummel, the oldest sportswear brand in the world, is definitely not resting on its laurels. The brand’s characteristic colourful, chevron-marked clothing keeps being renewed and re-used and with great success. This year Hummel Kids Clothing is launching in the UK as the brand’s popularity keeps growing.
Scan Magazine’s music fanatic Karl Batterbee takes a look back at the decade gone by in Scan pop hits. Who makes his list of nougthies’ greatest export hits? Find out below where you can also take a glimpse into the Scandinavian pop future!
Swedish furniture and design is a worldwide phenomenon, recognised mainly for providing the best in value for money solutions. However, Swedish artisanship is also strongly represented by designers and furniture manufacturers who firmly believe in solid materials, traditional carpentry and custom-made, fully-finished pieces that stand the test of time. A business that goes the extra mile and embodies these aspects is G.A.D., a Swedish company situated on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.
If you have never heard The Final Countdown, you have to visit planet Earth more often - and in particular Europe! The band’s Keyboard Intro is one of rock history's most iconic creations ever. Scan Magazine talks to Europe’s singer Joey Tempest about the band’s wild heydays in the 80s, their successful new album Last Look at Eden and the forthcoming UK tour.