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LOOKBOOK MAGAZINE #2 // JUNE ‘13

NEW SCHOOL COOL

VS.

OLD SKOOL KOOL

AN ENGLISHMAN IN NØRREBRO PRICES UP, QUALITY DOWN, SERVICE GONE?

THE JOYS OF BEING

SELF-EMPLOYED


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LOOKBOOK MAGAZINE #2 // JUNE ‘13


Dear Henrik,

Henrik, the world has changed. It continues to do so every day. Sounds like you haven’t changed at all. Sincerely yours, Thomas Ørum.

Obviously

CREDITS

Editor: Thomas Ørum. Co-editor: Jenelle Gonzales. Art Direction: Grethe Dam. Photography: Seth Nicolas, Philip Ørneborg. N*Bronx is published by Brand Aid Aps, Nørrebrogade 52C, 3. sal, 2200 København N, Denmark. All editorial content is published under copyright and cannot be copied or reprinted without written approval from Brand Aid Aps. Points and opinions made in N*Bronx are those of Brand Aid’s and are not subject to insault nor meant to be provocative in any way. All feed-back will be answered if written to: to@nbronx.net Let us know what you think, please!

BUSINESS PAGES

I got the impression that you’re a bitter man in your golden age that has got the picture of current Nørrebro totally wrong. Probably because you don’t live here anymore. But we here at N*Bronx all live and work in Nørrebro and have done so for years. Well, to be completely honest I actually moved, too, about nine months ago - but being born here and working here everyday (going to the shops, interviewing for the magazine, and doing business here) gives me a good idea of what Nørrebro is nowadays, I’d like to think.

I don’t know what kinds of fights you used to have as a ‘frihedskæmper’ like you call yourself (are you sure you’re not just a grumpy old hippie?). I certainly hope it wasn’t any ‘freedom of press’ fights. And if you fought with rolled up magazines (like the way you want to slap me) I just want to give you a heads up: It’s not as effective as it used to be.

ART & THEATRE

Seems like we’re having communication issues – you don’t understand us and I don’t get the picture you’re trying to paint - which was a bit blurry I have to admit. In a six-line paragraph you go from “talking burkas” to “SuperBrugsen having a birthday sale” to “longhaired guys walking with a girls’ bicycle in between them”. What the hell are you trying to say? You accuse us for being a “hipster magazine” – but if I hadn’t seen your picture and guessed your approximate age I would’ve thought you were trying to put together 50 random tweets with trending hashtags that make no sense at all.

Our intention with N*Bronx is to promote the borough and present the many realities that make up the place. We want to get even more different cultures and ethnicities out here. That’s why we write passionately about all the great shops, cafés, restaurants and more that Nørrebro has to offer. It is also why we distribute the magazine at hotels around Copenhagen (and they have been eagerly taken and read). So with any luck there will soon be even more diversity here and less people like you. We are not trying to talk Nørrebro up, as you say, we are telling it like it is.

NIGHTLIFE

If you don’t mind I’d like to take this opportunity to give you some rightful feedback on your article. You deserve that much from me since you were kind enough to dedicate a big part of your full page article to us. Also, it seems that you don’t fully understand why we made this magazine, who we are and our intentions with the magazine. Hopefully I can clear that up for you here.

TAKE OUT

First of all a huge thank you for both mentioning N*Bronx and quoting me directly in Politiken’s ‘I Byen’ section on April 13th. I have never been quoted in a newspaper as esteemed as Politiken and I never dreamt that something like this would ever happen! It was a big day for me and I was prouder than a newborn father (you know what I mean). So thank you! Much appreciated – N*Bronx is now on the map!

Nørrebro is a diverse borough with so many different cultures and ethnicities. And – trust me – none of us appreciate your poorly hidden racism and condescending comments. It’s just boring to read that some “old has-been slash used-to-be activist” (in your words) is trying to be edgy with words like ‘perkerbander’, ‘brilleabe’ and phrases like ‘talende burka’. Disappointing that your editor and Politiken would think this is OK. Not all of us in Nørrebro actually sat down and read your clumsy article from beginning to end and if someone were to just skim it (or give up half way because it is such a mess) the abovementioned words and phrases are all that remain; simply because no one will remember your trivial bits about eating buns in a café that used to be something else.

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OPEN LETTER TO HENRIK VESTERBERG AND HIS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

SHOPS

cover #2: Kría necklace – Ampersand 1950 Made by Noemi underpants – Ampersand 199 Rosa Bryndís blazer – Ampersand 1800


SHOPS

Tidens Mester Birkegade 28 2200 København N Tel. 22 66 09 66 tidensmester.dk Open: Monday-Thursday 9.30-17.30. Friday 9.30-18.30. Saturday 9.30-14.

This is about as authentic as it gets when it comes to good-old watch knowhow. In this little gem of a shop on Birkegade, you’ll meet owner Rehné and his apprentices who will tell you all you need to know – and more if you hang around for a while – about watches. Tidens Mester both repair and sell vintage watches (both wristwatches and various old clocks such as typical Danish ’Bornholmer ure’) and you can always pop in for a bit of advice if you’re in the market. Their main focus, however, is repairing watches so keep that in mind next time your old Timex stops ticking.

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Fünf

Elmegade 2, kld. tv. 2200 København N Tel. 35 37 13 80 funf.dk Open: Monday-Friday 11-18. Saturday: 11-16. On Elmegade towards the Nørrebrogade end, you’ll find this cool designer collective that consists of five fashionistas. The five girls display their various clothing collections and other accessories in this cosy shop. For instance you’ll find headphones, jewellery and sunglasses made elsewhere

but handpicked by the girls. If you want to indulge in truly unique cuts and cloths all you have to do is flick through the hangers that display their latest creations from the girls. Check out their collections before dropping by the shop at www.funf.dk

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SHOPS

Losaal X Clobber Elmegade 21 & 3 2200 København N Tel. 32 10 21 43 Open: Monday-Friday 11-18. Saturday 11-16. Even though these two shops recently changed names they are in fact just as veteran on Elmegade as their grayhaired owner, George. George is as senior, as veteran can be on Elm. Everybody knows George around here. Maybe it’s because he’s always chatty, always in a good-old sarcastic mood or maybe it’s just because he has run these cool shops for ages. Could also be because he’s had his fingers in so many pies over the years – from DJ’ing to flipping burgers – George has done it all. Then there are all the people who don’t know George personally – his customers. They remember his shops because they carry cool stuff. In the clothing

shop down towards Nørrebrogade (Clobber) you’ll find the latest threads from brands such as Supreme Being, Uniforms for the Dedicated, Cheap Monday, Storm & Marie, Journal and Whyred. Clobber caters to both men and women so no reason to skip this one. In the other shop on the corner of Egegade, Losaal, George focuses on shoes and accessories. This shop also caters to both men & women and in here you’ll find regular cool labels like Red Wing etc. What’s much more interesting are the new and upcoming labels that George brings back when frequenting various fashion fairs around the world. George is Australian so if you want him to be nice avoid terms like g’day mate, surf ’s up etc.

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Ampersand

Jægersborggade 52 2200 København N Tel. 28 39 82 83 houseofampersand.com Open: Tuesday-Thursday 11-17.30. Friday 11-18. Saturday-Sunday 11-15. Jægersborggade has been the new ’itstreet’ for a while in Nørrebro even though the super cool shop owners here hate to admit that. The colourful new inhabitants have certainly made their mark and made this little street a cool & quirky destination. And rightfully so. One of the truly unique shops is Ampersand. This lovely little shop is run by creative superstars Eva & Anna who paddled here, all the way from Iceland.

Although they don’t want to make a big deal out of being from Reykjavik (because Copenhagen already has too many Icelandics, Anna says) it is part of what makes their shop interesting. From old LPs to vintage stools, a ’beauty counter’, woven scarves, shoes they designed for other labels – you can be sure to find something well crafted and distinct. If you need proof go to our fashion shoot on page 28 – the girls did the styling. Enough said.

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Divaen & Krudtuglen Elmegade 22 2200 København N Tel. 26 71 59 68 millou.dk Open: Monday-Friday 11-17.30. Saturday 10-15. A perfect example of how Nørrebro is different than the other Copenhagen boroughs. It’s a kids’ shop that is real. That reflects how kids are –creative, colourful, fun, and inspiring as opposed to other kids shops that are just too sweet, too cosy, too neat. Because that’s not what kids are like; too sweet, too neat, too clean, too beige, too pastel. Kids are wild, they get dirty, they’re curious, they imagine things and make up weird stuff. When you go into Divaen & Krudtuglen you’re inspired – you actually see tons of stuff that you want to buy for your kid – or someone

else’s kid. You won’t have any trouble finding that special thing here. My personal favourite was the lamp shaped as a little boy with his butt sticking out! But then I also really liked the little blue elephant that we used in the fashion shoot on page 28. Reminded me of Lille Per (character from an old Danish film series) straight away. And that’s what it’s like in this wonderful kids’ shop – you’ll find lots of favourites for the wee ones when you go there. The girls also design and sew various styles for both kids and women in Liberty fabric – well worth checking out.

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SHOPS

Design By Us Rentemestervej 43 2400 Copenhagen NV Tel. 38 11 80 86 design-by-us.com Open: Monday-Friday 10-17.

Once upon a time (well, actually less than 15 years ago) some brave souls took a major chance and moved a highend design company into an old warehouse / car repair shop kinda place in a very shady neighbourhood of Copenhagen. They made it cool in a rough, loft-like way, which might not sound so gutsy and unique – a lot of people have done it in New York, London or wherever many times before. But if you’re from this neck of the woods you know that Copenhagen NV was shady as fuck back then. A hood you would not hang out in after 7 PM. Then con-

sider that the client list of Design By Us is full of designer hotels and highend boutiques and you’ll agree this was a bold move. Now the guys behind Design By Us invite us to visit their facilities and they even allow us to buy their truly unique pieces of furniture and home accessories straight from their showroom. We highly recommend you to go out there because apart from the fact that this really original warehouse is worth checking out – you’ll find that nice tray, lamp, chair, table or sofa you were looking for.

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Weiz

Guldbergsgade 5 2200 København N Tel. 35 34 17 07 weiz.dk Open: Monday-Friday 11-18. Saturday 11-15. Ulla from Weiz is brave in many ways. Opening her own store in Guldbergsgade in 2000 makes her brave for one. Two, is the fact that she designs her own clothes and has done so for all those years; also making her one of the originators in this area. The easy way out of a financial crisis would be to start selling some fast-moving brands

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to weather the storm. But not Ulla, she stuck to her guns and kept on the right path—her own. The only thing that isn’t Ulla’s own design in Weiz are the many different styles and colours of stockings you’ll find here but they do compliment her tailor-made dresses so that’s ok. Go Ulla!

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Klædebo

Blågårdsgade 3 2200 København N Tel. 35 36 05 27 Open: Tuesday-Friday 11-18. Saturday 10.30-15. Blågårdsgade is a legendary street in our hood. Well all of Denmark has heard of this street! From riots to Woodstock-like love festivals this street has had its fair share. Nowadays Blågårdsgade is mostly known for bars, take-away food parlours and hairdressers but there are a few that still carry clothes for the more selective audience. One of them is Klædebo. Located in

an old basement that used to be cheese shop, this shop is certainly not like most. There are the white tiles that give a very distinguished look but then there’s the clothes they carry—all designed by the creative group of designers that own the shop. Some styles are produced in-house; some are produced abroad. Only women’s wear in here, just so you know!

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Dorma 21

Birkegade 21, kld. th. 2200 København N Tel. 27 50 86 59 Open: Monday-Saturday 11-20. Finally! Finally someone (actually quite a few now) took the chance and started opening places up on Birkegade away from Elmegade. This was really needed, so we are grateful indeed – good job! Whilst the other brave ones to do this opened galleries and design workshops, Dorma 21 opened a record shop which doubles as a café, complete with a well equipped DJ booth and nice sound system, crates of vinyl

and – get this – a proper professional espresso machine. Nice one! Dorma 21 also plays their part to let us know they are there – you’ll always hear pumping beats coming from down here, which is nice ‘cause this end of Birkegade tends to get a bit quiet. Make sure you mention N*Bronx Magazine when you drop by – they might give you a neighbourhood discount if you’re lucky.

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NEW SCHOOL COOL V

Legendary Danish rocker worldclass word to find out if Nørrebro is s

Past versus

Jesper: “For us (D.A.D.) Nørre important concerts took place. At the o for bands like Lords of the New Church But we also hung out at Sorte Firkant end of Stengade) - bo

Wafande: “I think the Nørrebro There are still cool concerts tak (Blågårdsgade Festival and other

Past versus

Jesper: “I think Nørrebro is where a cousin or a friend whose firs The first place in Denmark you could find are booming in Nørrebro because the Nø was a market! Danish Squatting sta underneath Stengade 30 our P.A. So - everything st

Wafande: “What I like nowadays in still here: You still find kids with n find the resources and tools to pursue or whatever. Up north of Copenhagen yo who don’t even know they can produce

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VS. OLD SKOOL KOOL

Jesper Binzer met up with dsmith Wafande still as cool as it used to be.

present #1:

ebro is where some of the most original Ungdomshuset we warmed up h, Gun Club, Los Lobos (!) and Sort Sol. and Allotria (located back then at the oth legendary places”.

live scene has disappeared a bit. king place during the summer rs) but it isn’t what it used to be”.

present #2:

e everything starts. Everybody has st apartment was in Nørrebro. d canned sodas was in Nørrebro, 7-Elevens ørrebro Kiosk owners showed them there arted in Nørrebro. In the basement guy originally had his gear stored. tarts in Nørrebro”.

Nørrebro is that the original spirit is no means or money that somehow e their dreams whether it’s music, art ou’ll find rich kids with all the right gear e music on their brand-new MacBook”.

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Past versus present #3:

Past versus

Jesper: “Nørrebro was a place where a young band could try new things, test their boundaries. My brother and I played in a band called Warsaw and tried out our skills. They later became The Sandmen”. Wafande: “Nørrebro is still today the most multi-ethnic borough of Copenhagen along with Christiania. The diversity here allows people to be different and stick out”.

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Jesper: “Back in the day N you’d find real bikers. You w

Wafande: “Fuck that shi I’ll drive this m


present #4:

Past versus present #5:

Nørrebro was the only place wanne ride bitch, Wafande?”

Jesper: “I think I had my first flæskestegssandwich in Nørrebro ...”

it - you can be my bitch! motherfucker ...”.

Wafande: “Blågårdsgade is where I’d go for grub”. Jesper: “When D.A.D. stopped skateboarding - and we were some of the first ones in Denmark - it really took off in Nørrebro. And that was before Fælledparken!” Wafande: “I’m too tall for that shit - but I’m up for shootin’ some hoops!” Jesper: “Tony Hawk is pretty tall - and when he won the first official World Cup he was skating to Sleeping My Day Away - and that’s no lie!”

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EAT IN

Kaffeplantagen

Sankt Hans Torv 3 2200 København N Tel. 35 36 22 32 kaffeplantagen.dk Open: Monday-Friday 7.30-22. Saturday-Sunday 9-22. This is the place that we went to three times in one week to get them in the first edition of the mag. We didn’t succeed. The guys were too busy serving delicious coffee to the craving crowd. So why is Kaffeplantagen so popular? It seems that whether you come early in the morning, midday or late in the afternoon the place is always buzzing. Is it because they serve extraordinarily good coffee? Is it because they have been here forever (as in before there was even something called Nørrebro it

seems!)? Is it the location? ‘Cause the other places on Skt. Hans Torv aren’t always as busy. Maybe it’s the stunning girls serving the good coffee while being able to provide great service at the same time? Well, let’s say it’s a combination of all of the above. But the bottom line has got to be: This is a great place to get coffee, it’s a great place to hang out any time of day and if you do decide to have your coffee here – find your favourite spot and enjoy the best coffee Copenhagen has to offer.

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Super Kaffe Forsyningen Møllegade 3 2200 København N Tel. 32 11 21 15 superkaffeforsyningen.blogspot.dk Open: Monday-Thursday 8-21. Friday 8-18. First of all – who came up with the name for this place? And who made the final decision to actually go with it? We wanna buy the guy a round! Because not only does this name say that you’ll get the best coffee possible here (well, it says super which is pretty definitive) the name also puts the place to the test. How can you ever fuck up when behind the counter here? I mean you gotta provide super quality and

super service every single time, right! Fantastic. What Super Kaffe Forsyningen also offers is a cosy environment and amazing location: This place is very near the uncharming noise and crap on Nørrebrogade but it is still tucked away enough to be a remote, secret place. So if you’re feeling like a quiet coffee or a pie in a place where you won’t be bothered by heaps of people, this is the place. Say hi from us!

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Mahalle

Birkegade 6 2200 København N Tel. 61 79 90 54 Open: Monday-Friday 10-19. Saturday-Sunday 10-18. Just like Dorma 21 these guys deserve a round of applause for opening in Birkegade. They also deserve a round for their shop slash café. In the back you can buy adorable and affordable jewellery from upcoming designers as well as pictures and quirky accessories. In the front a simple, comfy café in which you can enjoy hot beverage

or typical Middle Eastern dishes such as Lebanese flat breads and Turkish brunch. The two owners, one Lebanese and one Turkish, are really cool and really friendly – so expect nothing short of a pleasant and edifying experience. The ‘kitty cat on a stick’ in our fashion shoot is from here – love it!

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Tribeca NV

Bygmestervej 2 2400 København NV Tel. 35 85 10 50 tribecanv.dk Open: Monday-Thursday 12-22. Friday 12-23. Saturday 17-23. Sunday 14-21. Saturday-Sunday Take Away from 15. This is one of our absolute favourites – we’ll happily drive out to Tribeca for lunch as often as possible even though it is a good five kms from our office. The vibe here is authentic and alive. And it doesn’t matter if the place if half full or half empty – it’s a great experience every time. Their pizzas are legit – primarily because an Italian makes them. The lunch buffet is endless and mouth watering. If you’re lucky and the weather is nice you’ll have the option of lounging upstairs on their roof patio or simply sit in their charming

courtyard that now has an outdoor bar – yay! At night they sometimes have bonfires but they always have lots of candles to really complete the setting with the outdoor music and tempting barbeque. The service is straight to the point – no bullshit. It’s friendly but not false friendly. It’s fast without leaving you worried. And it’s professional – no orders are forgotten – at least not when co-owner Katrine is on the floor! Make sure you mention N*Bronx – she might give you a discount if she thinks you deserve it! Buon appetito.

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Café Le Rouge

Bragesgade 5 2200 København N Tel. 35 35 55 51 cafelerouge.dk Open: Monday-Friday 8-23. Saturday 8-21.30. Sunday 8-21. If you want to experience something iconic you should visit Den Røde Plads (The Red Square which is a part of Superkilen) in Nørrebro and preferably at night when all the lights are on. This place is finally finished after all the rebuilding and the result is amazing! A true culture bastard where you’ll find icons from all over the world – British dustbins alongside a Thai boxing ring, Russian neon signs – it’s Danish Vegas. Then while you are here you have to eat at Café Le Rouge. This café is situated in the old Nørrebrohallen, which has

hosted many events from bingo night for senior citizens to basketball to martial arts etc. etc. Café Le Rouge has much to offer – their burger is really good and so is their pasta and the rest of the dishes – but what is truly unique is their Tuesday night ‘Folkekøkken’ where they serve Today’s Special to heaps of locals at very affordable prices. We highly recommend going any time of day or week and make sure you take your time to absorb the many impulses from the skateboarders and other youngsters outside.

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AN ENGLISHMAN IN NØRREBRO

By Corey Barrow

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f I were to compare Nørrebro to a place in London it would probably be Notting hill, with its vibrant nightlife, trendy bars, fastfood outlets, doorways that seem to be asking to be pissed on and the obvious places to buy “illegal goods”. Navigating stretches of the footpath between Nørrebro Station and Runddelen can test the patience of a saint as the fruit and vegetables from the numerous grønthandler spills out over the footpath. Now I’m no expert in choosing fruit but if 500 people a day squeeze the same bit of fruit to see if it is firm chances are that that piece of fruit will be as soft and shrivelled as my balls are during the dark months of the Danish winter. Having said that 5 red peppers for 10kr is a bargain in anyone’s language, so if you can tolerate your veg slightly seasoned with the exhaust fumes from the 5A bus you’ve got yourself a Fruitopia. I mention the grønthandlers because the culinary alternatives to exhaust fumed flavoured fruit are the kebab shops. Is there some sort of unwritten law in the Danish

constitution which says that a resident of Nørrebro must not walk further than 50m without encountering a kebab shop? Fuck me, I’ve worked in Nørrebro for 5 years and I can’t take it anymore, its actually gotten so bad that I’ve started going to the smørrebrød shop. My message to any budding entrepreneurs is simple, You can poke your durum kebabs, I bet 9 out 10 people don’t actually know that Durum is a particular type of wheat, further more if I’m buying a kebab advertise the meat not the fucking bread, when was the last time you went out for sushi and asked what sort of rice they used. Hold up, hold up, I hear you say, on the corner of Blågårdsgade and Nørrebrogade there is one kebab shop that reigns supreme “Beyti” What a kebab shop that is, every things fresh, all cooked on the open grill, its clean and if you’re in there at 1 am on a Friday or Saturday night there is a good chance that you can crack on to a little blond fittie who just rolled out of Kassen or Props. See that’s my kind of kebab shop, food and fanny. I just feel sorry for

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the bloke across the road who owns “King of Kebab”. Change the concept lad, you’re time’s up. (just don’t give us another bicycle shop) Bicycles don’t get me started. I’m a Londoner and the rules there are pretty simple, a car’s bigger than a bike, so don’t fuck with ‘em and having the right of way does not insure your safety. I can’t put into words how frustrated I get as I’m waiting to turn into Fælledvej from Nørrebrogade and I have to wait and wait and wait for every self-righteous cyclist with the right of way to lazily pass me whilst typing facebook updates. If I had a krone for the amount of times I thought about running them all over I’d be a rich man. Having said all that, when I’m riding my bike down Nørrebrogade going over that junction I ride just as slowly, sometimes even slower. Why, because I’ve got the right of way. Skål. *


ARE YOU IN FASHION? WEAR THIS!

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ait, wear what? WEAR is a new trade organisation for all of you in fashion and textile. Ok, so it’s actually not that new – it’s from 1888. But that’s a good thing because when it comes to trade organisations you wanna be with someone who knows what they are doing! WEAR are the ones you’ll be calling when you’ve been let down by that factory a thousand miles away. You know, the factory that always delivered top quality – on time – for the past five years but suddenly decided not to ship the goods you paid for up front for whatever reason?! This is when you call WEAR.

“The crisis came rolling in like a tsunami, the orders didn’t come in and the ones that did were certainly not the size that this distributor had promised.” They got your back – they say so themselves (hence the ad on page 43!). So what does that mean? Well, apparently it means that if you work with fashion or textiles as a designer, a distributor, an agent, a pattern maker, a print designer or something else then you can join WEAR for a very reasonable annual fee and that will cover most of your legal worries. They will help you with contracts (whether you are

employed or just have a written agreement with a supplier of any kind) – and they will also represent you in court if it comes to that. They will even explain to you what all the complex mumbo jumbo means in most contracts. There are, however, limits to what you can expect for that one annual fee but it should cover most of the basic necessities (if you are thinking about joining by now – make sure to ask about the details so you know what’s included and what’s not).

It adds up

I once had a small-time fashion label for a few years. I had a store, an online shop, a manufacturer abroad and a couple of overseas distributors. But I did not have a WEAR membership. I did not know back then that this organisation existed. But I felt I was prepared and responsible when I asked a lawyer to write up all the agreements. And in theory the documents I got were sufficient to cover my ass. In theory. See, the invoice I was presented after he had drawn up all these super tight agreements (and they were super tight, too) was hefty enough. But what do you do when you then run into a kafuffle with an overseas distributor who decides to screw you? They signed the agreement and everything was swell in the beginning but then reality kicked in. “The crisis came rolling in like a tsunami, the orders didn’t come in and the ones that did were certainly not the size that this distributor had promised.”

To make matters worse all of a sudden they decided to disappear with a 50-piece salesman sample collection. They had paid for the two previous ones so I had trusted them with a bit of credit. Shouldn’t have done that. Because when I finally tracked them down and they told me they had no money left – then what was I to do? Travel thousands of miles to try and sue them in a foreign country? And bring my very expensive lawyer along for the ride and hope for the best? No thanks. That might work for giants like Inditex and H&M but I didn’t want to risk that – and honestly, who would as small new-timer in the industry? So I really wish I had known about WEAR back then. They probably would not have been able to get me any money for the lost collection – but they would have saved me the thousands and thousands of kroners I spent on that very expensive lawyer. I spent 50.000 kroner on lawyer invoices that year – a WEAR membership would have cost me one fifth of that or so. If you are a small or medium sized fashion or textile company you should get in touch with WEAR—they have targeted insight into the specific needs of your small to medium sized enterprise. On top of all of the above they have great insights on CSR, workshops and host some buzzing fashion shows (Vivienne Westwood and Henrik Vibskov during last fashion week). Read more on weardenmark.com

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PRICES UP, QUALITY DOWN, SERVICE GONE?

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don’t know why the ‘no service policy’ is somewhat accepted by the Danes – maybe we just never got used to the term ‘service’ here. Because the tendency is much the same in most clothing stores, take-away shops – well, everywhere really. Although we bitch and moan about it to one another, we still accept being handed our coffees-to-go without that mandatory ‘thank you’, ‘have a nice day’ or just a friendly smile. And it is almost part of our culture to be a bit bitter when chatting by the coffee machine in the office. Whether we bitch about the poor weather, the recent taxation on our groceries or someone being rude to us on the train, in traffic, in a shop, it is a natural part of our everyday conversations to not accept this behaviour although in reality, we do. What’s the problem? Is it our complaining or is it actually the service? In some places, shoddy service is understandable. Like in Netto where I get that the cashier won’t greet me with smiles and winks everyday. It’s a numbing gig and he or she is met with grumpy people all day long and an even grumpier boss whilst being paid very little wearing an old sweaty polo shirt someone else wore the day before. But I do expect friendly service when I walk into a clothing shop on a mission to actually buy something. You know, like a ‘hi, can I help you’ within the first 5 minutes of entering. I also expect a ‘have a nice day’, a ‘thank you’ or just a plain old ‘bye’ after purchasing (or not). Let’s paint the picture a little bit, shall we?

Prices Vs. Service Copenhagen isn’t cheap. As a general tendency, I think we’ll take paying more for quality with the expectation that what we spend is what we receive in exchange. Increasingly this is not the case.

We see prices going up, but quality more or less the same (sometimes worse), and service down. The food service industry is notorious for this. Saturday brunch will set you back 150 kroner but it tastes industrial – not homemade as promised. It’s self-serve in a lot of places so seems like it should be cheaper instead of more expensive.

Food Service I keep going back to one restaurant because I really like their burgers. And every single time I am still stunned by the lack of service here. It’s the type of place that’s always busy (they must be doing something right) so you always end up feeling in the way. I found that you can either just stand like an idiot waiting to be directed to a table or you can just take the chance and find a table yourself that isn’t reserved. If you’re lucky enough then you will probably end up waiting for up to 15 minutes before someone attends to your table. If you haven’t got the patience (or time) to wait on any given day, like I didn’t last time, you can always just go to the bar yourself to try to order. Please, don’t do that. Whatever you do, don’t do that. You will be met with fiery eyes and a grizzly bear-like voice telling you “we WILL come down to take your order WHEN we get the time”. Then you can always moonwalk back, like I did, while bowing and apologizing but then … you wait. For ages. When you finally get the burger, you’re hangry (hungry + angry) so you still lose. Oh, I really wish I could tell you what this place is called but that would be a cheap shot. Waiting is to be expected in popular places but service-minded staff would know to apologize for the delay (even if that doesn’t actually do anything, it’s nice to hear they care enough to say sorry) and update you on how long you can expect to wait. It’s all about managing expectations.

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But still when we travel and meet those shining faces in North America, it’s a breath of fresh air. Or maybe we feel like it’s false. Overly friendly. We’re strangers, I don’t know you. Why are you being so polite? It’s as if friendliness or common consideration is something we reserve for our close relationships. We value making the distinction between who’s near and far in our circle of care. Here’s a simple but telling example. When North Americans greet a Dane with, “hihowareyou? ” Danes are a little bit taken aback. Do they actually want to know how I am? “[two second pause] Uhm… good, fine, well, I’m just ok. Uh.. good.” Sometimes the asker means it. Sometimes they don’t. Either way, it’s nice to be able to be presented with the opportunity to share and engage. Even if we know it’s not entirely sincere (but it’s not entirely insincere either), there’s something psychologically soothing about having a polite, casual exchange with a big smile.

Health Services My mother-in-law went to the ER at Bispebjerg Hospital after falling in the street. She had a couple of sprained fingers and some bruises so no biggie but she still wanted to be sure. They changed the names here – so what used to be known as the ’skadestue’ is now either ’akut modtagelse’ or ’traumecenter’ (they have both) so you better choose wisely or else … My mother-in-law chose the wrong one apparently. This she found out when approaching the counter, kindly asking the nurse at work: ’Sorry – can I just ask you something?’ The nurse literally replied: ‘No, you cannot ask any questions here – this is the emergency room’. All my motherin-law wanted to know was if she’d come to the right place. She ended up driving to another hospital upon my recommendation where she got in, got treated and got out in less than two hours. When telling this story to my friends they all seem to reply ‘oh, that’s so Danish’. It seems like we feel the rude lack of service, or coldness, or impoliteness the most when we come back from abroad. When coming back to Denmark from anywhere (except for maybe Germany) it is quite certain you notice the lack of service here. Actually, service-ness is part of a larger discussion on Danish-ness. On culture. Here’s why.

You have a good day now, ya hear? Okay, yes… I think I will now, thank you very much! So what does that say about the Danes? That we’re bitter? Negative? Spoiled? No. What it says about the Danes is that we expect pleasant exchanges with strangers. This is not unreasonable. But perhaps it shows that on both ends, both on the customer and on the service side we’re not willing to do what it takes, to put in that extra bit of effort.

Consider this. In some ways Danes are very informal, direct. There is no distinction like in other languages to show respect to someone you don’t know. There used to be “De” (you when speaking to somebody older or unknown, like sir or madam) but that was done away with in the 1960s-70s with the hippie movement and a rebellion against social hierarchies. Now everyone is “du”. Simply, you. If everyone is the same and everyone is equal then this is at odds with the idea of service, which is to serve. Serving someone else means that the relationship is unequal. That’s hard to swallow in this horizontal democratic society.

So maybe this is an open invitation to just be a little bit nicer, a little more polite, keep that door open, ask if you can take the salt and pepper instead of saying “is anyone using this?”, bring back the conditional form “could you” even just for shits and giggles. That’s where community comes in and why getting to know your local shop owners matters. In Nørrebro where people come from all over, it’s not hard.

Here the service-industry doesn’t mean being servile. So the person behind the counter doesn’t consider it necessary or expected that they are more polite to you just because they are serving you. The barista gig is a means to an end. The person ‘serving you’ is going to be someone in the future anyways so no need to lower themselves now.

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Elvine pullover – Clobber 599 Uniform for the Dedicated shirt – Clobber 999 Uniform for the Dedicated shorts – Clobber 699 Cheap Monday sunglasses – Clobber 200 elephant – Divan og Krutuglen 299

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and Bodil to the pancake house photographer – Philip Ørneborg styling – Anna Sóley hair & make-up – Liv Vorm Jensen / Agentur Cph models – Julian Sonne & Hanna Felding / Unique Models

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House of Montague shoes – Ampersand 1800 Volta shoes – Losaal 1050 House of Montague shoes – Ampersand 1600 Lesson 2 shoes – Losaal 1299 Topman shirt – Clobber 250 Topman shorts – Clobber 299 Uniform for the Dedicated pullover – Clobber 999 watch – Tidens Mester price upon request Volta shoes – Losaal 1399

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hat – Fünf 599 shirt – Klædebo 575 small leather bracelets – Fünf 5 for 150 big bracelets – Fünf 80 keyholder – Fünf 299 Gaimo sandals – Losaal 699 Storm & Marie silk pants – Clobber 1199


scarve – Klædebo 450 dress – Klædebo 1100 el Hustle clutch – Ampersand 800 bracelet – Mahalle 600 A Peace Treaty ring – Ampersand 730 A Peace Treaty short necklace – Ampersand 2250 A Peace Treaty long necklace – Ampersand 1350 belt – stylists own pantyhose – Weiz 130 watch – Tidens Mester price upon request Elvine chino – Clobber 699 Elvine jacket – Clobber 1099 Aiaiai headphones – Fünf 549

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jumpsuit – Fünf 1199 scarve – klædebo 450 Shoe the Bear loafers – Ampersand 1000 catface – Mahalle bracelet – Mahalle 250 watch – Tidens Mester price upon request hat – Fünf 599 A Peace Treaty necklace – Ampersand 1600

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Cheap Monday shirt – Clobber 399 Supreme Being pullover – Clobber 599 watch – Tiderners Mester price upon request scarves – Klædebo 450 each Storm & Marie top – Clobber 599

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Made by Noemi bodysuit – Ampersand 549 Kría necklace – Ampersand 1950 Lesson 2 sunglasses – Fünf 299

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Supreme Being shirt – Clobber 799 Uniform for the Dedicated pants – Clobber 1099 sunglasses Cheap Monday – Clobber 200 Lesson 2 shoes – Losaal 1299 el Hustle clutch – Ampersand 800 Tolsing shirt – Fünf 699 Sophia Lee shorts – Fünf 499 socks – Weiz 95 sandals – Losaal 599

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TAKE OUT

Beat Root

Elmegade 20, kld. 2200 København N Tel. 35 36 11 30 Open: Sunday-Friday 11-20. If there is one thing Elmegade has specialized in (apart from edgy fashion boutiques) it is the take-away shops. On Elmegade you can find everything from sushi to pasta to Thai food to burgers. But you can also go the healthy way and order some really nice healthy dishes from Beet Root. This

little pioneer on the street has been here since 2000 and you can tell by the quality of the food that they have had time to practice. Everything is freshly made on a daily basis and you can be sure it is made from the best ingredients. The owner swears everything is 70% organic!

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Wheat Grass Brofogedvej 16 2400 København NV Tel. 30 27 88 83 wheatgrass.dk

This months’ contributor Corey Barrow does something else besides writing cool articles for us. He also runs the countrys only authorised organic Wheatgrass company. And although Corey has had his challenges convincing the Danes to drink juiced grass he is finally feeling the benefits of all his hard work. And he deserves it! Not only is Wheatgrass a super healthy and vitamin packed supplement which

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should be consumed on a daily basis – it is also a great tool to fight the effects of anything from ageing to gum disease, blood disorders & chemotherapy … Corey sells his Wheatgrass to these stores in Nørrebro such as Sund Sult on Elmegade and Healthy Hunter on Jægersborggade so make sure to inquire the next time you frequent either one of them! It’s good for you!!


Pasta Mania

Elmegade 6 2200 København N Tel. 35 35 21 21 Open: Monday-Friday 16-22. Saturday-Sunday 14-22 Our friend Hassan is new on the block. But he has so many years of experience from some of the nicest restaurants in town so don’t think this man is new to the culinary game. After working in the kitchen at places like Era, Ora Hassan has decided to focus his energy and love of food on high-quality pasta dishes. And don’t think pizzeria kind of pasta – no, think high-end Italian restaurant kind of pasta. In here you’ll find strips of beef in creamy mushroom sauces and much much more. Pasta Mania is only open after 4PM so whether it’s late lunch or take-home dinner we highly recommend trying out Elmegade’s latest food parlour!

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Rita’s Smørrebrød

Fælledvej 11 2200 København N Tel. 35 37 01 70 Open: Monday-Friday 7-14. Saturday-Sunday by appointment. Nothing is more Danish than smørrebrød – everybody knows that. And Rita’s Smørrebrød on Fælledvej has been here for more than 30 years so they should know. They certainly know their trade that’s for sure because in here you get the most delicious, freshly made smørrebrød. There’s something comforting about smørrebrød. From fillets of fish to chicken salad and liver paté – they have it all. And if cold cuts won’t do it for you on any given day then you can always go for their hot Dan38

ish meatballs – or even a freshly made sandwich. There’s fresh coffee on the pot – for only 10 kr. This place works so no wonder Daryoush didn’t change a thing when he took over the place a couple of years back. He was just so thrilled about Rita’s that he couldn’t bear changing anything here – not even the name. And you know what they say: If it ain’t broken… Mention N*Bronx and he might treat you to a discount or a free meatball.

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Soupanatural

Guldbergsgade 7A 2200 København N Tel. 32 13 17 35 soupanatural.dk Open: Sunday-Thursday 17-22. Friday-Saturday 17-24. Soupanatural has been a part of Guldbergsgades dining scene for quite a few years now. No wonder it has survived a massive wave of take-away competition and a financial crisis, too, because these boys offer something different from the somewhat traditional takeaway scene. For one they’re good at making soup – hence the name! Then

Høkeren

Ravnsborggade 13 2200 København N Tel. 35 35 32 44 hokeren.dk Open: Tuesday-Thursday 12-18. Friday 12-19. Saturday 11-15. This shop is a candy store for grown-ups! Part of me wishes there were more of them around – but then no! That would totally ruin it. This little basement shop called Høkeren in Ravnsborggade has taken something we Danes understand – beer – and taken it to the next level! The number of specialty brews you’ll find in here we can’t say – but there is a lot to choose from! The Danish/Portuguese couple that own the store is so friendly and welcoming – the first thing they asked us was if we’d like to taste some beer! “You had me at hello!” Please remember to visit this place at least once – because you will come back! And next time you are thinking about buying a bottle of wine for that housewarming – forget it, buy a box of unique one-of-a-kind beers!

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everything’s organic in here so that’s a win-win situation for everyone. And then they go that extra mile and promote various campaigns for charity – just amazing and inspiring. When dropping in make sure you mention you read about them here – and they may very well offer you a neighbourhood discount.

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FRISK MEL I POSEN Nu kan du få friskmalet mel i Meyers Bageri. Vi maler rigeligt hver dag, så vi kan give de af vore kunder, der bager selv, fornøjelsen af at bage med frisk fuldkornsmel. Du kan sagtens bage et godt brød af mel, der ikke er helt friskmalet, men smagen og duften af brød bagt af helt nymalet mel er uforlignelig. Vi har altid flere typer på hylderne f.eks. hvede, ølandshvede, hallandshvede, darlarna brun, purpurhvede, rug og vårperle.

MEYERS BAGESKOLE Falder dit brød sammen? Bliver dine boller flade? Er dejen for lind eller rugbrødet klægt? Svigter surdejen? Er du i tvivl om, hvornår du er færdig med at ælte, og hvor længe dejen skal hæve? Vi får hver dag henvendelser fra bage-entusiaster, der oplever et problem og har brug for lidt hjælp. Nogle af svarene finder du allerede på grupemeyer.dk, men vi har også lavet en række små bagefilm, der kan hjælpe dig på vej mod endnu bedre brød resten af livet. Scan koden og se vores bagefilm på din smartphone eller se dem på clausmeyer.dk

MEYERS BAGERI Hos os kan du blandt meget andet hente friskbagte ølandshvedebrød, mørkebrune rugbrød, syndige tebirkes, kanelsnurrer, smørbagte croissanter og lækkerier med Valrhona chokolade. Når du besøger bageriet, møder du en flok dedikerede bagere, der med lys i øjnene, kærlighed til faget og omsorg for brødet sætter en stor ære i, hver dag at bage brødet lige der, hvor du henter det. Brødet er 100% økologisk, uden tilsætningsstoffer, men med masser af fuldkornsmel.

Her finder du Meyers Bageri: Jægersborggade 9, Kbh N · St. Kongensgade 46, Kbh K Classensgade 33, Kbh Ø · Gl. Kongevej 103, Frb 41


Det bliver ikke meget bedre! Ægirsgade 21, 2. tv. 2200 København N. Boligareal 87 m² Antal vær. 4 Antal plan 1 Byggeår 1903 Kontantpris 2.695.000 Udbetaling 135.000 Brutto 14.786 Netto 13.063 Alternativ finansiering, X1 afdragsfri Brutto 7.975 Netto 7.187

Nu udbydes denne fantastiske perle af en lejlighed. Alt fra stand, lysindfald og indretning går perfekt op i en højere enhed. Man træder ind i et super cool køkken, hvor der er plads til et stort spisebord og direkte adgang til egen kæmpe altan. Altanen er vestvendt mod gården og man har en skøn udsigt ud over gamle charmerende byhuse og grønne træer.

LokalBolig Nørrebro/Nordvest Elbæk, Johansen & Christoffersen Rosa Worm

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Fælledvej 14 2200 København N Tlf 35 39 15 55 noerrebro@lokalbolig.dk

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NIGHTLIFE

Oak Room

Birkegade 10 2200 København N Tel. 38 60 38 60 oakroom.dk Open: Wednesday 19-01. Thursday 19-02. Friday 16-04. Saturday 18-04. This classic Nørrebro venue has been the A-list cocktail destination since opening in 2004. In fact for many years after opening their doors this was a place you’d have to get to early on at night if you wanted to be sure to get a table or a spot at the bar. Oak Room has simply been popular for such a long time, rightly so. Their diverse cocktail menu has something to satisfy everyone’s palette and if you have any special request (there’s always that one favourite drink you once had on a holi-

day somewhere exotic) they’ll be happy to make it for you. They’ve got some mad-skilled mixologists here. Their outdoor terrace is well underestimated so on these breezy summer nights make sure to swing by and chill outside while sipping on a soothing long drink, listening to seductive beats (yes, they have music on that outdoor patio). Oak Room may not be the latest news on the Nørrebro cocktail front but you should still be here early to find a good spot to rest those shopping legs.

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NIGHTLIFE

Understellet Nørrebrogade 24 2200 København N Tel. 35 37 04 70 understellet.dk Open: Monday-Sunday 17-05.

This is Nørrebro. With a capital N. This place has been here since Kim Larsen lived here (and that’s a loooong time ago)! And hopefully it won’t offend them when I compare the place to namely Kim Larsen ‘cause it is a place after his heart I would assume. Bottle beers, pool table, smoking area – it’s kept simple and to the point. You came here for beers, cigarettes, a game of stick and maybe a local hottie to schmooze while at the bar. Well, you got precisely that and nothing more. This is a no bollocks kinda place – and you couldn’t even rent it for a private party if you wanted to because … that’s just too fancy says the owner. We love it – this place rocks! Skål!

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Gefährlich

Fælledvej 7 2200 København N Tel. 35 24 13 24 gefahrlich.dk Open: Tuesday-Wednesday 17-24. Thursday 17-03. Friday-Saturday 17-04.30. Did we get that right? The name that is? Well, no point in trying again – you know which place we mean! It’s the one with the dark dungeon-like room downstairs and the sleek, cherry-wood floors upstairs where they also serve delicious food. Ok, here goes: Gefährlich! Think we managed again. This place has been here for more than a decade and if you’re lucky enough to

find a spot to sit you will be able to sip on affordable, classic drinks, good beers and listening to great music all at the same time. It’s a popular venue so don’t come too late if you want to avoid feeling like canned mackerels. They’re open ‘till late and it’s a known pick-up joint so put on your finest rags and get ready to rock ‘n’ roll.

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Galleri Oxholm Ravnsborggade 5, 6 & 8 2200 København N Tel. 23 41 23 33 gallerioxholm.dk

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Ravnsborggade has been a growingly attractive destination for a few years now. It seems that the refurbishment of Nørrebro Theatre started a cultivation of the street, and it continues to evolve. Where before the street was occupied almost exclusively by Ravnsborggade’s well-known antique-stores, there are now also charming cafés and cozy bars to enjoy.

porary art gallery. Although it started with only one location, it now spans over three addresses: Number 5, 6 & 8, where there is up to four exhibitions at a time. The gallery embraces many different genres of art, so that most people can find a piece to fall in love with – and at an affordable price. The prices range from as little as kr. 450 up to 50.000 +, and with many possibilities in payment, so that everybody can find that special piece to fill their empty walls.

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FEATURE

Volt

- Mobile Charging

What’s worse than enjoying the vibe at a festival then getting the “10 % power left” on your phone? Maybe running out of chilled beer?! But other than that, a dead phone is the worst! And charging a phone while at a festival is a hassle. Like many others Tobias, Rune and Trygve were tired of hunting around for a power outlet at Roskilde Festival in 2011. Instead of just being annoyed - and being students from DTU with an entrepreneurial spirit - they decided to do something about it. Volt was born. Fast forward to Roskilde Festival 2012 and the same three guys – now armed with hundreds of small Volt batteries, a camping van and a bunch of volunteers – launched a totally new charging service that charges your phone in your pocket.  2012 proved a huge success with both Roskilde and Skanderborg totally sold out in just a couple of days. The team’s ambitions rose and investors were brought in so that Volt could go full scale, which is what’s happening in 2013.

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The first festivals have already shown that the need for power on the go and a better way to charge your phone is rising. The same goes for the cooperation with more than 15 festivals in Denmark, Sweden and Germany this summer alone. So if you are going to a festival, then hit up www. getvolt.dk <http://www.getvolt.dk/>   and book your charging service, so you’re sure to have full power when the music starts.

Facts Volt started in 2011 by Trygve Aabye Dam, Rune Schostag Nielsen og Tobias Aabye Dam. Volt has support from Fonden for Entreprenørskab, Orange Innovation and a handful of private investors. Volt cooperates with more than 15 festivals in Denmark, Sweden and Germany in the summer of 2013.

How it works You buy a battery charging service from Volt and get a small white battery that can charge your phone wherever you are. When you’re out of battery you go to Volts’ booths at the festival and swap it for a fresh one. Volt then recharges the battery with wind power, while you enjoy the music and snap photos without worrying about power on your phone.


THE JOY OF BEING SELF-EMPLOYED In April we wrote an article on our blog under this title. We planted some seeds on this topic and got some quality feedback. It wasn’t a fair fight - being self-employed versus working for the man. However, we at this little magazine can tell you that building your own company is no joke. On top of what they say it takes (a bit of talent, a bit of luck and lots of hard work) we can add that it takes money, patience, stubbornness, a calm temperament and lots and lots of charm / kiss-ass / networking or whatever you wanna call it. Sorry, That’s the truth. Here’s what a few of our local comrades think of being your own boss.

Rebekka Christina Nielsen Fashion & jewellery designer since 2006 Best and worst things about being self-employed

You have to plan and structure everything yourself. You are on your own in regards to work ethics, sales and the creative process. You are solely responsible for the survival of your business. The Danish government says it wants to promote the idea of entrepreneurship. What do you think about that? I want to hear less talk and see more action!

Do you think they should give new starter-ups a tax break the first x years or something similar?

Yes, or at least some kind of perks or other support/help for the smaller businesses. Have you ever thought about going back to being employed – if so, why?

Not really, but if I was to be employed again it would be because of the security in knowing I had a fixed income and not so much responsibility.

Cay Brøndum Artist/Painter & Creative Mind @ CayBroendum.com - Est. 1993 Best and worst things about being self-employed

Your work is meaningful to you, and the worst is to catch a flu and having to stay in bed. The Danish government says it wants to promote the idea of entrepreneurship. What do you think about that?

Sorry to say, but the government needs more money, and they´ll say anything to get it. If you want people to do something - you go out and show them how you do it. You do it so good that it looks easy, and then the young ones want to follow you. Be a good example. No talk – walk the walk. Do you think they should give new starter-ups a tax break the first x years or something similar?

No. Everybody needs to be a part of society, and pay what they can to make it work. Give the established a break instead. Let them use some resources on teaching and showing newcomers how not to make the common mistakes. Have you ever thought about going back to being employed – if so, why?

I simply can´t ... But I truly understand why some people go back. A self-employed person can be driven by a project, a certain bonus, or by passion. The second first has a time limit, the last one is for life ...

George Doumani Fashion & shoe store owner since 2004 Best and worst things about being self-employed

Best - no one tells you what to do (except SKAT + the bank). Worst - constant stress. The Danish government says it wants to promote the idea of entrepreneurship. What do you think about that?

I think that Danish society needs to realize that the true economic independence from the state is a positive thing. The Danish government and society in general perceive companies of all types to be rolling in money. The tax burden on small businesses is simply unbearable in an economic sense. Do you think they should give new starter-ups a tax break the first x years or something similar?

No I think that the Danish government needs to reassess the tax structure for all small businesses. E.g. if someone goes out and invests 80.000kr to create an ApS. That ApS lends 500.000kr to start trading. Business goes well and someone comes along and wants to buy the business. The shareholders are taxed full income tax on the return?? That is no incentive to be in business!!!! Have you ever thought about going back to being employed – if so, why?

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because the market is on a low, prices are starting to increase and apartments in Nørrebro are in high demand. Come in for a coffee and let us help you with the many choices and considerations – when it comes to finding your next home, every little decision is important.


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