Star clients (and starrier dogs)
When payments platform Adyen hosted the Move to Stockholm Twitter account a while back they spoiled us with a healthy dose of team philosophy and dogs. They also wowed us with a client list featuring Facebook, Uber, H&M and Spotify.
Household names for sure, but we're not going to forget Dobby and Sune in a hurry either.
While we're working from home, we really miss our other #OfficeDog Sune! Sune is a friendly Staffordshire Bullterrier and we hope he brightens your day. #fintech #payments #fintechdog #adyen pic.twitter.com/LsqfdLUlhE— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) May 20, 2020
You know what else we're not going to forget?
Lys Förlag, possibly the most prolific tweeters in the history of this account (the world?).
We laughed, we cried, we got a whole lot of cultural insights. For the full experience we recommend carving out ten or so hours in your schedule and scrolling back to Sofi's introduction.
Morning World, I'm Sofi (@sofi_t_deveaux) and I'm a publisher and editor at LYS Publishing @lysandelagom 📚and I'm here to share what it's like working in Stockholm right now. ☀️ pic.twitter.com/lmRKHXfRPN— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) June 8, 2020
Then let the waves of tweets wash over you like...like...waves.
One particularly enjoyable digression focused on the oh-so-important nuances of laundry room etiquette.
Welcome to the underbelly. Working from home means I can engage in every Swede's favourite activity during work hours: TVÄTTSTUGA (washing my clothes) pic.twitter.com/HWT1tojSpT— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) June 10, 2020
Otherwise, a central theme for the week was how working from home is, well, pretty pleasant if you have a home in the Swedish countryside. And honestly, who could argue?
“Kvällsdopp” an evening swim before bedtime. pic.twitter.com/oOk2cYhMqe— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) June 13, 2020
And obviously if you're in the countryside you're going to need to be able to use a whittling knife. Even if you're six years old. That's appropriate, ja? Or non?
Source of conflict in our couple: I learnt to use a knife to carve wood at the age of 6 and believe our children should do the same. French husband says non. He thinks I’m crazy. pic.twitter.com/30BHWrS6Ro— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) June 13, 2020
Tomorrow never dies
Next we welcomed the fine prototyping people at Another Tomorrow.
Our team ⚡️ An international group of prototypers, explorers, thinkers, innovators and creators (definitely time for a new group shot). Find out more about us on our Instagram channel: https://t.co/xzi7nhjihR#team #futuresagency #prototyping pic.twitter.com/U9OPdRycBy— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) June 16, 2020
It's always interesting to get the perspective of people who've moved to Sweden from another country. Take Sokratis here, for example, whose preconceived notions were quickly outflanked by a far more appealing reality.
Meet Sokratis, our Motion Creative Intern who's half Brazilian and half Greek. Before coming to Sweden, he had a different perspective on the country and its people. Watch the video to find out more! And what's your opinion on Sweden? #sweden #movetostockholm #movetosweden pic.twitter.com/fp4i7u2NsC— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) June 16, 2020
It was also fascinating to get an insight into their processes and philosophy over the course of a week, not least in the form of this post offering a counterbalance to Facebook's old "move fast and break things" motto.
Post Tomorrow Club #2 on Purpose: Creative Director Joe Coppard wrote down his reflections on finding our own purpose and hearing about it within Artificial Intelligence. https://t.co/vGgdbCPDZk#ai #purpose #tomorrowclub— Move to Stockholm (@movetostockholm) June 18, 2020
Well worth a read!
We'll be back soon with more Twitter dispatches from the Stockholm creative scene.