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35 Sensational Swedish Innovations

From Energy Generating Homes to Revamped Swedish Roadsters

— January 29, 2010 — Pop Culture
Hej Hej! I was going to attempt to write more in Swedish, and then realized that my Swedish was abysmal. I have been feeling nostalgic of my time in the great Scandinavian country, so I went ahead and made a cluster of these 36 Sensational Swedish Innovations, from Energy Generating Homes to Revamped Swedish Roadsters.

Implications - Some nations are known to have their own areas of expertise, and Sweden is to design as Japan is to technology. With the rising popularity of the IKEA brand, Sweden's reputation as the design capital of the world has become deep rooted. Those in the interior design industry would be wise to turn to Sweden for inspiration.
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Restoring Retro Music Culture
Restoring Retro Music Culture
'The Swedish Model' Indie Label and Activist Organization
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Swedish Government Gives Cash to Green Car Buyers
Swedish Government Gives Cash to Green Car Buyers
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Leaked Photos of Swedish SUV
Leaked Photos of Swedish SUV
Saab 9-4X (NAIAS 2008)
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Swedish Cell Phone Racing
Swedish Cell Phone Racing
Bizarre LG Vibration Games
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Beauty Preserving Parks
Beauty Preserving Parks
Kosterhavet National Park is Sweden's First Marine Park
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Credit Crunch Art Swapping
Credit Crunch Art Swapping
Designer Peter Viksten's Gives Away Free Art in Sweden
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Stockholm Music Sensations
Stockholm Music Sensations
Those Dancing Days is Sweden's Next Big Band
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Hot Swedish Bodies as Energy
Hot Swedish Bodies as Energy
People Power Heating in Stockholm
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Ceremonial Guerrilla Dance
Ceremonial Guerrilla Dance
Flash Mob Michael Jackson Tributes in Stockholm, Sweden
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Luxury Swedish Scents
Luxury Swedish Scents
The Infidel Perfume Features a Lovely Scent and Hand Crafted Bottle
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Swedish Sensibility Meets Laundry
Swedish Sensibility Meets Laundry
Caress Detergent Tabs
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Speedy Eco Trains
Speedy Eco Trains
Sweden's Grona Taget Sets Record
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Sweden Invades China (with an Ikea in Beijing)
Sweden Invades China (with an Ikea in Beijing)
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Energy-Generating Homes
Energy-Generating Homes
The Villa Akarp in Sweden Produces More Energy than It Uses
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Immersion Advertising
Immersion Advertising
Ikea Fabric Ad in Sweden
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Personalised Swedish Furniture Name Generator
Personalised Swedish Furniture Name Generator
Blogadilla
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Revamped Swedish Roadsters
Revamped Swedish Roadsters
The All New Saab 9-5 is Primed for 2010 Blast Off
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Weird Baby Names
Weird Baby Names
Swedish Couple Wants To Name Baby Metallica
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Video Games for Boomers
Video Games for Boomers
Mamma Mia and SingStar ABBA for PlayStation
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Recycled Swedish Barns
Recycled Swedish Barns
Hermit Cabin
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Scandinavian Style Influencers
Scandinavian Style Influencers
Swedish 'Cheap Mondays' Makes Casual Sexy
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Light Café
Light Café
Swedish Light Therapy Over Coffee
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Swedish Store Displays
Swedish Store Displays
Fjallraven New York Store Says 'Hej Hej!' to the Big Apple
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Floating Parking Lots
Floating Parking Lots
Toyota Stores Unsold Cars On Carrier Ships At Port in Southern Sweden
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Maenadic Modelling Spreads
Maenadic Modelling Spreads
Iselin Steiro in Acne Paper Sweden Frolicks in the Forest
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Can-Crushing Editorials
Can-Crushing Editorials
The Hayden Panettiere Elle Sweden Spread is Badass
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Competitive Ice Hoteling
Competitive Ice Hoteling
Designers Sculpt Their Way to Sweden's Heart
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Swedish Sauna Homes
Swedish Sauna Homes
The Mill House by Wingardh Arkitektkontor
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Asia Hungry For Swedish Design
Asia Hungry For Swedish Design
Ikea in Korea
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Brooding, Vampy Campaigns
Brooding, Vampy Campaigns
Tiger of Sweden's Fall 2009 is Vampire Chic & Recession-Approved
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Swedish Knit Catwalks
Swedish Knit Catwalks
Beckmans College of Design Fashion Graduates Show
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Free Transsexual Surgeries
Free Transsexual Surgeries
Prosthetic Penis Promotion in Sweden
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Floating Swedish Hotels
Floating Swedish Hotels
The Salt & Sill is Sweden's First
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Stunned Photo Shoots
Stunned Photo Shoots
Tilda Swinton Takes on Marchesa Casati in Acne Paper Sweden
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Special-Edition Sneakers
Special-Edition Sneakers
Converse Introduces Black Sabbath Shoes
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