Stockholm | Södermalm

Stockholm | Södermalm

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The hip and happening area of Södermalm has been getting a lot of attention in the past few years:

It was recently ranked as one of Vogue magazine’s “World’s Coolest Neighborhoods.”.

And from the New York Times: “Södermalm has evolved from a gritty, working-class neighborhood into Stockholm’s hippest district, with the area south of Folkungagatan — nicknamed SoFo — the trendsetting epicenter of the entire city.”

Starting with lunch at Urban Deli, here’s some of my favorite stops and shops in SoFo.

[I’ll list all the details at the bottom of the post.]

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Urban Deli is a restaurant, bar, deli, and store, all rolled into one hipster place.

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There’s fabulous daily lunch specials (pasta carbonara, eggplant gratin, barbeque trout, to name a few) and a help-yourself counter of salad, bread, and coffee.  Everything is freshly made and delicious, and it’s perfectly located for a stop in the action during a day in SoFo.

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Nordlings Antik has some of the most incredible 20th century Scandinavian antiques that I’ve ever seen – like these c. 1960’s “Koristepullo” hand blown vases, designed by Nanny Still.

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The family business has been there since 1972, and the owners are extremely knowledgeable about the artists and craftspeople of the period.

I was particularly fascinated by the collection of teak salt and pepper mills, designed by Jens H. Quistgaard, in the 1960’s.

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Jens H. Quistgaard pepper mills_Nordlings Antik_Stockholm_Sweden

These stunning mid-century brass candlesticks and vases were designed by Pierre Forsell.

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Pierre Forsell brass_Stockholm_Sweden

Grandpa was a store I spent a lot of time in…perusing the eclectic mix of (both vintage and new) clothes, shoes, jewelry, and home accessories.

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Grandpa_Sodermalm_Stockholm_sweden

Down the street is Kruk Makeri, Anne Junsjö’s tiny pottery workshop.

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Her delicate pottery is both made and sold here.

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krukmakeriet_Sodermalm_Stockholm_Sweden

Antique store Wigerdals Värld, is a treasure trove of mid-century Scandinavian teak furniture, lighting, tableware, and accessories. Mats Wigerdal (seen on the phone in my photo) is the friendly proprietor.

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Wigerdals Värld_Stockholm_Sweden

Herr Judit, down the street from Wigerdal’s, was a style moment palooza.

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Let the style moments begin.

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Herr Judit_Stockholm_Sweden

Herr Judit_Stockholm_Sweden

That’s it for today, but keep in mind that this is just a sampling of the multitudes of groovy shops and restaurants in SoFo. 

The strategy is, as always, to wander. 

And discover. 

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[Trivia note: Södermalm is the home of fictional crime-fighting journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, in Steig Larrson’s “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”.]

THE LIST:

Urban Deli
Nytorget 4
urbandeli.org

Nordlings Antik
Skånwgatan 86
nordlingsantik.com

Grandpa
Södermannagatan 21
grandpa.se

Wigerdals Värld
Krukmakargatan 14
wigerdal.com

Herr Judit
Krukmakargatan 22
herrjudit.se

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