#locallyinspired: gothenburg, sweden & two stylish sisters!
join atta and maja, the sister duo behind Perfection Makes Me Yawn, as they take us on a tour of their town!
Published Aug 25, 2015 6:00 AM
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Atta Ring and Maja Furenberg Ring are twin sisters, best friends, and since a year back also colleagues, running the creative studio Perfection Makes Me Yawn . Living in Gothenburg, Sweden, they have a passion for Danish design and couldn’t manage the day with out a swedish ”fika”.
A lovely bakery where you can sit down for a nice cup of espresso and some crafted delights – all organic. Enjoy their open air café to soak up the atmosphere of Majorna with trams, trendy pedestrians, and moms and dads on parental leave. If Gothenburg is mistreating you with harsh weather you can always go for the take-away-alternative, offering irresistible leavened bread and cardamom buns.
A small yet really inspiring interior shop that refers to itself as a design market, with products from both well-known brands and non-established artists. We love to refer to this lovely place as a bag of candy that no one can resist to dig into. You’ll never walk out from Kvart without a neat paper bag filled with design love. BTW – Don’t miss out on their awesome webshop !
A café / bar / restaurant with green focus, opened in the summer of 2015. Vegetarian food, locally connected beer, fine drinks and Chemex coffe is served in a good looking environment that reminds us of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A totally hipster-friendly place to hang out in. Try their vegetarian brunch on Sundays and enjoy their big open air dining area when the weather allows.
A former heating central is now used as an exhibition center for contemporary art and culture. In this 40’s building, placed in the harbour, right under the bridge “Älvsborgsbron”, you will be able to enjoy workshops, seminars, art for kids. If you’re lucky to visit Sweden in summertime, you shouldn’t miss out on the sea side open air café, serving locally brewed beer and milkshakes that are to die for. This place gets an extra thumbs up for the street art wall and the skate park that pulls new youngsters into the creative world of Röda Sten.
Rustic Italian food, a large selection of carefully collected wines with the purpose to gather foodies. Make sure to book a table since this cosy place attracts people from all parts of the city. Enoteca was announced in White Guide in 2013, 2014, and 2015. if you don’t want to go to a late night dinner you can always try out their breakfast or lunch.
The award for most colorful shop in Majorna goes to Pop-in. This place is like an exotic drink; cool, fun and it fills you with energy. Andreas, the owner and designer of several products in the store, always greets you with a smile. What makes this store extra fun is that Pop-in is all about locally designed stuff. You’ll find plenty of awesome prints, accessories, and cloth, all made by local artists.
Tapas for dinner in a cozy environment is always right! At Tapas Baren you’ll choose dishes from a menu that changes with the season. Don’t expect typical Spanish tapas, be prepared to try something new each time you stop by.
If you’re bringing your youngest kids to Mariaplan, which we really think you should, take a pit stop or spend a whole day at the shallow outdoor pool Plaskis. This little oasis is full of action during summer and a is great place for hanging out and letting the small ones get rid of some energy. The pool is free and you can easily bring a picnic. This is a fantastic activity when you are on a budget. In fall to late spring the pool is emptied and functions as a place for skaters to practice their skills.
The word on the street says that Kafe Marmelad serves the best latte in Gothenburg. This might actually be true since everything at Marmelad is all about quality. They serve fantastic food, pastries, and don’t forget their hot chocolate with whipped cream. They have their own coffee blend that is amazing!