July 7, 2016

Cool for Summer: Studio Arhoj Summer Bowls

by Umami Mart Staff


It’s a cool, cool summer. At least in the Bay Area, where we’re getting fogged-in a bit this week.

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January 12, 2015

Skanky Travels to Copenhagen

by Kayoko Akabori


Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all are well-rested and ready to start another RAD year with Umami Mart.

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October 3, 2012

Skankynavia: L’Etoile

by Anders Arhoj

A new cocktail bar opened in Copenhagen in the spring of 2012.

The creation of the bar had been in the making for years.

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May 23, 2012

Skankynavia: Brass Monkey (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj


A few months ago, I designed a ceramic mug shaped like a monkey’s head, for rum-based cocktails… and no, it wasn’t for selling in stores.

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March 15, 2012

Skandinavian Airlines Design Competition – Vote for My Cup!

by Anders Arhoj


Remember when I designed the Umamimart travel mug back in 2010? Well, this spring Scandinavian Airlines (SAS as we call it in Denmark) called for submissions from designers to redesign their cardboard cups for tea and coffee, during air travel across the globe.

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October 5, 2011

Skankynavia: Lesbian Birthday

by Anders Arhoj


Lesbians. What a wonderful and exotic breed.

Much less visible or loud in the public space than gay men, but definitely not dull.

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September 14, 2011

Skankynavia: Torvehallerne: A New Farmer’s Market in Copenhagen

by Anders Arhoj


Yay, there’s finally a real farmer’s market in Copenhagen!

After decades of supermarket deathbore, a new race of DIY vendors, small farmers, honey harvesters and local produce hippies will show up in their home-built vans with truckloads of cheap, fresh, delicious and organic fruits of the earth, and deliver the goods our generation has been raving about for the last 15 years!!!

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August 31, 2011

Skankynavia: Copenhagen Onigiri (A Tribute to Tokyo)

by Anders Arhoj


My city has experienced the wettest summer in the recorded weather history of Denmark.

Just this morning I woke up to a two hour thunderstorm with the most insane cracks, blitzes and a mustard yellow hazy sky.

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August 17, 2011

Skankynavia: The Open-Faced Sandwich at Aamanns (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj


You either hate them or you love them–the open-faced sandwich. Most Danes love them, it’s what they’ve eaten since they stopped being breastfed.

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July 27, 2011

Skankynavia: Siciliansk Is is Sicilian Ice Cream (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj


Italian ice cream, especially from Sicily, has this smooth, creamy texture which you can eat with a spatula.

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