Our 10 favourite tech news in 2020

Elon Musk’s brain chip implant gets new simplified design

The Neuralink chip that aims to create brain-to-machine interfaces gets tinier and simplified.


These wooden charging stations embody the electric mobility experience

Ditching dull gas stations is another great reason to start driving electric.


Bang & Olufsen revamps the iconic 4000c turntable

An up-to-date decision, considering the exponential growth in vinyl records sales.


NASA and BIG shoot for the moon in new lunar city project

NASA wants to get ready for Mars by experimenting on our moon.


New electronic skin can react to pain like human skin

The electronic skin will not only improve intelligence in robotics but also help producers, and users, of smart prosthetics.


Polestar showcases futuristic vehicles in Balenciaga’s new video game

The electric car brand has collaborated with the luxury fashion house.


Reaching for the stars

Finnish startup ICEYE raises €74M to further expand its fleet of revolutionary satellites.


The Acute Art app makes it easier (and cheaper) than ever to own high-end art

The free augmented reality app provides portable art exhibitions.


Loeva’s new paddleboard is transparent and equipped with LED lights

Why only skim the surface of the paddleboard trend when you can go all-in?


Extraterrestrial intentions

Close to a decade ago, Mehrdad Mahdjoubi worked for NASA’s Mars project to find reusable water solutions. Today, his out-of-this-world shower can be another piece in the sustainability puzzle for our planet.



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Dominate the Scandinavian winters with Off-White’s new shoe covers

The autumn and winter season naturally give birth to many great outfits since the dropping temperature allows us to add layers, fabrics and styles to our undressed summer fits. But for those who take pride in a pair of well-kept sneakers or office shoes, the muddy, rainy, snowy autumn and winter months are hard-fought battles for footwear heads in Scandinavia. Snow can be beautiful and relaxing at first, but when it turns into a brown slushy mess it quickly becomes the opposite.

To the delight of Scandinavians, Off-White has recently launched see-through shoe covers made out of silicone. The covers have blue art prints on the top part, and the brand’s arrow logo on the bottom part to offer grip. Where ever you might be headed, these covers will help you arrive dry and clean.


Welcome to a platform bridging lifestyle and technology

This is a very special column to write. Today — after months of thinking, planning, designing, and writing — we are officially launching our new editorial platform Scandinavian MIND.

This might seem like an odd timing to launch a new journalistic venture. The year 2020 has been difficult for all of us. The future is uncertain. The market is unpredictable. But that is exactly why this is the right thing to do, and the right timing to do it.

Whether you are working in fashion, media, design, tech, or other, the need for inspiration, positive thinking, and creative ideas on how to transform our world is greater than ever.

Some of you will recognize that the people behind Scandinavian MIND also worked on Scandinavian MAN, a platform for Nordic lifestyle brands that lived between the fall of 2017 and the spring of 2020. With me on this new journey is our creative director and co-founder Erik Olofsson, fashion director Ursula Wångander, news editor Johan Magnusson, and a wide network of talented creatives.

”We realized that we should focus on collaboration, and how industries need to converge”

When the coronavirus crisis hit us in early March, we started to take a long, hard look at how we should use our storytelling capabilities. We realized that we should focus on collaboration, and how industries need to converge in order to survive and thrive in the months and years to come.

Scandinavian MIND is a magazine and a platform for a better world, covering the intersection of lifestyle and technology. Our mission is to shine a light on the people, projects, places, and products that impact the world in a positive way.

Our website will feature a mix of daily news and intelligence, expert opinion and views, as well as in-depth reporting on the worlds of art, fashion, design, science, technology, mobility, and more.

In early October, the first edition of our biannual print magazine will be published. And later that month, we will host The Transformation Conference, a special event that will gather leading minds in fashion, interior, and technology. Both digitally and physically at Alma’s Park, Stockholm.

More on this in the weeks to come. If you have any comments, suggestions, or questions, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email. We hope that you will come along for the ride. We are certain it will be a fascinating one! •