Sips and Clips
L’Usine Bleue // Killing Fast Fashion

L’Usine Bleue // Killing Fast Fashion

May 1, 2021

Some men just want to see the world burn. Others just want to kill fast fashion.

That’s exactly what friendly neighborhood Frenchman Vincent Tallec is all about. Through his store L’Usine Bleue, he strives to see high quality clothing and workwear once again become the standard. Sourcing and finding all his goods primarily from small factories and brands in France that have been creating quality clothing for generations, his shop feels like a step into another era. 

Full of French tongue twisters, this episode has everything you're looking for.  Pull out you're favorite striped fisherman's sweater and prepare to get schooled in the art of slow fashion, baby.

Find L'Usine Bleue at www.lusinebleue.com.

Meat On a Stick // Man’s Gotta Eat

Meat On a Stick // Man’s Gotta Eat

April 17, 2021

This episode is NSFV (Not safe for Vegans), sorry about that. 

For some people, Kebab is a just a quick lunch. For some of us, it’s a lifestyle, but for Jiray Seropian, it’s everything.

After travelling the globe in search of the greatest kebab in existence and noticing a severe lack of quality meat in his home country, Jiray knew what he had to do. In this episode, hear how one man with no culinary background transformed his love for street food into a restaurant and movement that would change the Stockholm kebab scene forever.  

 

Follow Jiray's worldwide food reviewing adventures on Instagram @kebabspotting, and find M.O.A.S. at meatonastick.se

Mjuk Mjuk // Soft Serve Fever Dream

Mjuk Mjuk // Soft Serve Fever Dream

April 3, 2021

Mjuk Mjuk ain’t your momma's ice cream shop. In fact, it ain’t an ice cream shop at all. It’s a soft gelato parlor straight from heaven.

 

Jeremy Dipaolo dreamed of working with something he was passionate about after relocating to Stockholm, so he took a trip to Italy to be trained by the ancient Wizards of Gelato and returned to change one city forever. Intentionally different than any other ice cream shop in town, Mjuk Mjuk has become a meeting hub and key business in the community it’s settled in. The story of its conception is just as interesting as the storefront and desserts they curate within.

 

Find Mjuk Mjuk at mjukmjuk.se.

Larry’s Corner // Long Live Offbeat Culture

Larry’s Corner // Long Live Offbeat Culture

March 20, 2021

Hailing originally from Detroit, local legend Larry Farber moved to Sweden over 30 years ago and eventually ended up in Stockholm running his own storefront called Larry’s Corner.

Google calls it a cultural center, some may come to the conclusion it’s a concert venue or rare music / movie shop after their first visit, we originally heard it was a coffee and bookshop. Larry can’t even describe it exactly, and that’s part of the charm. With an interest in offbeat culture all his life, he can only sum up his shop as the best and worst parts of his brain.

Blivande // The Art of Becoming

Blivande // The Art of Becoming

March 6, 2021

‘Blivande’ means ‘becoming’, and that’s exactly what this experimental community center is constantly doing. A creative hub subtly placed in the suburb of Frihamnen, Blivande is comprised of two essential parts... A large house serving as a coworking, workshop and event space; yet more interestingly, a plethora of worn in shipping containers refurbished and turned into art galleries, venues, and a self described “secret experience” among more in the square outside. At the same time, it's so much more.

 

All I know is I can promise you’ve never seen something quite like this concept, and that’s simply because there is nothing else out there like it. To say more would be spoiling the story, so we'll just let Hampus and Hugi tell it in this episode!

 

Find Blivande at blivande.com.

PUSH // Skate or Die

PUSH // Skate or Die

February 20, 2021

Throughout the decades, skateboard culture remains. PUSH is an indoor skatepark near the center of Stockholm that’s serves as a creative hub and community center for people of all ages and backgrounds. It's skate or die with a side of kick flips and beard trim in this sweet episode. Life is boring without a little bit of skateboarding.

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Find PUSH at pushsthlm.com. Now, dust off the old board and hit the pavement. 

Snask // Pink Is The New Black

Snask // Pink Is The New Black

February 6, 2021

At the surface, Snask is a design, branding, and film agency - though that label does what they truly are no justice. We got founders Fredrik and Erik in the shop to tell about their colorful and provocative journey of merging work and play while creating their own snasky world. I can confidently say you’ve never heard a story quite like theirs.

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What is a pink lie? How do you turn work into a means to have fun? How does one stay pink? Find out the answers while chugging a good cup of joe while listening to this episode. 

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Find Snask @snasksthlm or at snask.com.

The Näsvalls // Drum Life

The Näsvalls // Drum Life

January 9, 2021

This family bleeds rhythm. Once known as THE drum tuner for all of Stockholm, Urban Näsvall started one of Europe’s biggest drum shops, Slagverket, when he was just twenty years old. Now he is the production manager for massive festivals like Sweden Rock and works with DW Drums all over the Northern Hemisphere… His son Ludwig has taken up the drum tuning mantle in his place while working as a studio musician and for the Swedish drumstick brand Wincent after kicking off his music career by playing harmonica for the Blues Brothers when he was only eight.

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Musician or not, you’ll have an unforgettable time hanging out in the shop and drinking some coffee with the Näsvalls in this episiode! 

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Bottle Shop & Underjord Microbrewery // What’s In The Basement?

Bottle Shop & Underjord Microbrewery // What’s In The Basement?

December 19, 2020

When you have weird friends, anything is possible, thus is the story of Södermalm’s very own Bottle Shop...

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A small white sign hanging above the front door boasting “Food and Laundry” is what first peaks your curiosity. Waiting within is part bar, laundromat (you read that correct), knäckebröd pizzeria, and Underjord, a microbrewery hidden in the basement from the early 1900s. You could spend a week inside Bottle Shop and not have discovered it all. If I said much more I’d be spoiling the episode, find out for yourself!

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Find Bottle Shop at bottleshop.se & Underjord at underjord.eu. Sips and Clips is released bi-weekly on Saturdays. Keep up and interact with us in between episodes @sipsandclips on Instagram!

Helldog // The World’s Hottest Hot Dog

Helldog // The World’s Hottest Hot Dog

December 5, 2020

Jesper Levin is something of a local legend here in Stockholm. For fair reason, after plenty of years in the game slinging regular hot dogs from a food cart, Jesper wanted to do something different. He set out to create the WORLDS HOTTEST HOT DOG, (you read that right) while revamping his menu with American dishes both mild and spicy and rebranding as the unmissable “Helldog.”

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Most Stockholmers who have been around and countless tourists alike know the story of Helldog and have lined up to visit the “Harakiri Man.” Harakiri means “suicide” in Japanese, and was a tradition in ancient Japan where the individual stabs a sword through their stomach. Cozy huh? Sets the tone for what’s to be experienced for those attempting his hot dog challenge.

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Find Helldog at http://helldog.se. Sips and Clips is released bi-weekly on Saturdays. Keep up and interact with us in between episodes @sipsandclips on Instagram!

 

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