My name is Mads Munch and I’m a theology student from Aarhus. I’ve got a big interest in poetry, art and literature. So when Contrarian approached me with a wish to contribute to their magazine I immediately began considering the possibilities. I came up with the novels on the basis of bringing forth different dimensions of ‘the good life’. I wanted to show the spectrum ranging from love to loss.
I’m Sofie Hvitved – a 24-year-old Aarhus raised and Copenhagen based girl. I use all of my awakened time on photography. It’s my job, it’s my hobby and I study it at The Danish School of Media and Journalism.
Philip Høpner is a Danish photographer based in Copenhagen. He specializes in fashion and lifestyle. He moved to Copenhagen at the age of 19, which also was the time he got into lifestyle and fashion. He works with brands, magazines and people.
You haven’t heard from us a while, and if you haven’t followed our Instagram you wouldn’t know much about what’s been going on. We haven’t shut down, we are just working hard on making our dream of publishing the first Contrarian Magazine a reality. We were optimistic and thought that we easily could run the […]
We had a chat with Claire and Marc from Slowdown Studio about them and their beautiful blankets some time back – This short interview came out of it. They are both from Sydney, Australia, and have been friends since they were awkward teenagers. They had the idea to start Slowdown last year when they were […]
Amanda Lilholt Hurup is an 27 years designer living in Copenhagen, Vesterbro. She just graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts as a furniture designer. She grew up on a small island called Samsø with her brothers and parents. Today she is running her own company called “Amanda Lilholt Furniture” where she are making and selling her […]
Gunnar Freyr is a photographer and social media influencer, living in Reykjavik, Iceland. He grew up in Denmark and for most of his life lived in Aarhus and Copenhagen. In 2014 he decided to turn his life upside down, by quitting his corporate job, selling all his belongings and moving to Iceland – seeking his […]
Isabel Ahm is a Danish furniture designer with an enthusiasm for everyday life and a focus on human needs. Being a child of the Danish design tradition, she strives to create functional and poetic furniture and products with a twist. She is educated as a furniture architect from the Royal Danish Academy of Art, School […]
Slow Works consist of designer, Benthe Boesen, and graphic designer, Troels Schwarz. Benthe is from the Design School of Kolding. She believes that less says more and through insight and intuition creates designs for likeminded, who consciously live a simple and balanced life. Troels is from the “Den Grafiske Højskole”. He strives to challenge common […]
Arash Nourinejad finished his masters from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, “KADK” in 2007. His final project was a combination of buildings and city planning. Even though he majored in architecture, his main passion is product design. However, when he was admitted to the architecture school, he felt that architecture seemed like a bigger challenge. He believed […]
I would like to talk a little about something that can help us and make us able to follow our passion. It may not always be as simple as saying ‘I am going to do this now’ – we may have to set up the possibilities ourselves. The following way of doing it is just my […]
Next up in our series of travel guide articles, we’d like to present you Robert McGuinness. He is a talented Instagram photographer from the UK – and he has been on some very beautiful trips recently. In this second article of the series he would like to tell you about some stunning nature areas, that he […]
We would like to introduce you to Jenna and Brad of the Formerly Yes shop in Los Angeles. Jenna is from Chicago and Brad from a small town on the central coast of California called San Luis Obispo. They’ve been married four years (today actually!) and they’ve got a little pup named Ernest. Brad’s background […]
It is almost a year ago that Jacques Baroque was set into the world. Time has indeed been flying and the journey has been inspiring and we’ve learned a lot – both when it comes to managing and all the inspiring people who’ve been involved. These things are enough for a whole other post, which […]
Liv and Louise began a journey together to create a Danish journal about plants in the home and urban plant life. They publish a quarter-annual magazine with a focus that fit the giving season. We look very much forward to follow their journey. They are passionate and we find them very inspiring – so we decided to […]
I’ve only lived in cities. I love cities and the diversity of people and wide range of activities. Growing up I have also come to love and enjoy nature and getting far away from cities and find tranquillity. From time to time my travels takes me on such trips. When I return I usually return […]
My name is Viktor Sylvester Rasmussen, also known as @viktorsylvester on Instagram, and I’m going to give a quick guide to some of my favourite places in Copenhagen and some green-areas not far away from Copenhagen. The first place I chose is a bit of a touristy spot, but there’s a very good reason for […]
We’ve visited a front runner fashion store. A front runner within high-end street style and it’s the go to place for it. The store is named Storm and is placed smack downtown Copenhagen. Once you enter you won’t be in doubt that it’s the place; the style they have is coherent for the whole store. We were […]
We’ve reached out to a girl with an interesting and creative career, who we though we’d ask a few questions. Emilie Lilja is a Danish model and a DJ with work in both Copenhagen and New York. This caught our attention and we believe it’s an amazing story she got. Read her answers here and […]
We visited an older industrial area in the Danish city Horsens, where we met up with our friend Søren Aamand, the co-founder of Nohrlund, at their new production. Nohrlund produce delicious bottled cocktails that are made to be as great an experience as cocktails you can order in a bar. We had a chat about their products […]
Lasse Ribergård Rasmussen is a 27-year old guy living with his girlfriend, Sidsel, in Aarhus, Denmark. They have had a lifestyle blog, sidseloglasse.com, since 2009 where they write about fashion, food, interior, music, travel and their personal lives. Lasse is currently working as PR & Marketing Coordinator at Danish fashion brand Minimum and he has a […]
In relation to our posts about photographers has another photographer caught our and many others attention. His name is Victor Jones and he has been into photography since he was very young. He had photography as a hobby and when he turned 14 he had saved up money to buy his own camera. His journey […]
We are in Nørrebro in Copenhagen as we meet Jonas and Ida in their office. It’s very small though radiant of creativity and development. They started about a year ago their clothing brand, Nosomnia, and they are already on the way with the third collection. There’s been a great deal of attention towards the new brand […]
We meet Kaja at Vesterbro, Copenhagen. The neighbourhood is influenced by the creative souls. Street after street we find small workshops and galleries and not far away from there you’ll find the hip meatpacking district. As we enter the workshop we are met by the delightful scent of plants, as if we were situated in […]