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Lasse Hallström – a moviemaking legend From Chocolat to Dear John to his most recent The Hundred-Foot Journey, Lasse Hallström’s films are stories people love and recognise around the world. To Scan Magazine he tells of his moviemaking beginnings shooting music videos for ABBA, why it took him so long to feel at home in the United States, and why he still very much a Swedish filmmaker abroad.

their parents, this theme explores the world from the perspective of our little ones. Presenting clever and exquisitely designed solutions for how to make life easier and more joyous for your children, as well as the most interesting places to go for a fun day out with the whole family, this theme is a must-read. And, to top it all off, we dive deep into the life and history of Astrid Lindgren and Pippi Longstocking – the strongest and most timeless 70-year-old girl we could ever think of.


Sparkling jewels and a colourful interiors Dive into our large design section for instant springtime inspiration! This month we present to you some of the Nordic countries’ best and brightest jewellery designers – employing everything from innovative technologies to traditional designs to make you feel precious and beautiful. The same goes for our interior designer of the month, Ramsøskar AS, who uses enough colour in their interiors to make everyone feel happy. Also – don’t forget to check out our shiny fashion pages, this time including a street style feature.




Rock mama, culinary delights and splashing fun Sanne Salomonsen, the Danish ‘rock mama’, is more on top of her game than ever before. Don’t miss our revealing interview with her on page 31. Continuing our features section are some culinary delights, a Jazz festival and a splashing fun activity high up in the Norwegian inlands. At Sjoa Raftingsenter NWR the focus is as much on adventure as it is on cultural experiences and a love for nature – one of the many reasons why it is our culture pick of the month for Norway.


Children’s universe: celebrating the little ones Presented by BRIS, Familjeliv and Barnsemester, three of Sweden’s top organisations and online resources for the welfare of children and


Nordic Gaming From Norwegian Stikkmenn to Finnish Meizi Games, this theme explores the innovative industry that is Nordic Gaming. As one of the most prominent communities on the global game development scene, these Nordic gamers will bring us many a clever concept in the years to come. Browse through our top picks from page 61.


Top destinations to visit in Norway 2015 From Sandefjord in the south to Svalbard in the north: Norway boasts a destination for every purpose – and stunning ones at that. Whether you want to go on a serene fishing trip, go shopping, sit down for a coffee in a quiet part of a charming old street or go dog sledding, Norway has the experience you are looking for. As Visit Norway, the presenter of the theme, so correctly states: “Norway has to be experienced.” Consider this theme your travel guide!

BUSINESS 103 Quaint conference locations and oil forecasts From the warm and cosy environments of Hejse Kro to the quaint, traditional farm houses that constitute Austkil guesthouse and conference centre, we have located some of the most charming conference locations for your business. Furthermore, we sat down with Nordea’s oil analyst Thina Saltvedt to get our heads around the undulating state of the oil market. Adding to this is Paul Blackhurst’s keynote, reminding us all of the necessity to take a step back in order to take a good few forward.


Fashion Diary | 14 We Love This | 86 Attractions of the Month | 92 Hotels of the Month Restaurants of the Month | 106 Conferences of the Month | 112 Humour | 115 Culture Calendar

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Profile for Scan Group

Scan Magazine | Issue 75 | April 2015  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with moviemaking legend Lasse Hallström.

Scan Magazine | Issue 75 | April 2015  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with moviemaking legend Lasse Hallström.