Mr. Bazaar Travels: Stockholm In Colour


Last week I was lucky enough to spend five days in Sweden’s beautiful capital city, Stockholm. I was there to speak the keynote speech at the Meet The Blogger Stockholm event (here’s the blogging infographic I made to summarise my key points) but I extended my stay to soak up the city’s calm and creative vibe for a few more days. As always, I explored the city armed with my camera and let my love for colour guide my viewfinder; the shutter clicking each time my inspirations were sparked. It was so refreshing to breathe in the crisp February air and enjoy finding vibrancy in the city’s everyday items, like their super fun yellow and blue postboxes. The sky’s blue hue only gained in intensity as each day drew forward and framed the vibrant facades with the same class and style of the city’s inhabitants. On the last day it felt like my first experience of this wonderful city was completed as a gentle dusting of snow fell; the light generous and abundant. From the quaint and cosy charm of the old town to the creative and colourful vibe of the SΓΆdermalm district, I felt creatively invigorated by my stay in Stockholm. On the last night I walked past the Taverna restaurant and I smiled to myself as the colourful letters shined brightly into the inky black sky and thought: colour comes alive at night.

// Photography by Will Taylor


  • Reply Azu February 11, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Loooove these pictures. The colors are so rich and vibrant. I like your yellow pants too πŸ™‚

    xo Azu

  • Reply Meghan @ Wishful Thinking February 11, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I fell totally in love with Stockholm when I visited last year so I adored seeing one of my favourite cities through your colourful lens. I particularly love the picture of the ice skating on the river!

  • Reply JEE February 11, 2013 at 8:57 am

    In LOVE with this post.

    I love seeing places through your colorful eye!

  • Reply Maike February 11, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Boy did you spotted a lot of colors! All I’ve seen was black, grey and white, Think I had to stay a few days more or open my eyes more for colors, a bit of both perhaps :-)…

    Thanks again for your great presentation, it’s has been a real eyeopener here in Holland!


  • Reply WeHeartHome February 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Great pics Will! How refreshing to see such amazingly blue skies, something we definitely don’t get enough of during the winter here in Germany. Thanks!

    Xx. Holly.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar February 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

      @Holly – I know, it has been the same here in London. A crisp winters day with clear blue skies is really hard to beat! x

  • Reply ilaria February 11, 2013 at 10:53 am

    You’ve got an incredible in eye in catching the color in everything … but you forgot to add your Swedish colors’ outfit of the first day in Stockholm πŸ™‚ love this post … xxx

  • Reply susan February 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    such gorgeous shots Will…the colors, wow!

  • Reply Cuvinte & culori February 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Great pictures! But then again, this is a great city, with amazing colour.
    In fact Stockholm is the city where I started my collection of miniature houses from all over the world. πŸ™‚ And boy, you can find material there… πŸ™‚

  • Reply mat February 11, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    beautifully shot matey, really nice

  • Reply Anya February 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    AHH Will I love your fresh Stockholm pics – and my favorite part is the coloured trousers walking everywhere:) – so much fun.
    Happy Monday, you made me miss Stockholm,I haven’t been there for a year:)

  • Reply Fi EvaNS February 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    These photos are wonderful and have definitely brightened up my Monday. I’ve never before considered going to Stockholm but now I’m rethinking this thanks to your post. So thank you!

  • Reply Ana Rita Lebreiro February 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Stockholm is a beautiful city! Thank you for this lovely photos.

  • Reply tiina February 11, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    oh my, so gorgeous pictures of my lovely city! so great to meet you Will!

  • Reply Christie at bemz February 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    It was lovely meeting you, ever so briefly, at our store. I wanted to compliment you on the fantastic photos you have taken of Stockholm. You captured all its wonderful qualities and are obviously a talented man. Keep up the good work and I do hope our paths cross again.
    Christie at Bemz

  • Reply Toni @ Skandivis February 11, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Wow! I’m totally smitten by your beautiful and vibrant photos
    you have so captured the spirit of Stockholm πŸ™‚

  • Reply Desiree February 11, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Great to see the city through your colourfull lens and to read we were looking at this city in the same way I loved it , the cleanness the crispy air and the inspiration I felt at a certain moment.
    Thanks also for your wonderful talk πŸ™‚
    See you next month!

  • Reply Chloe Moon February 11, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    So beautifully colorful!! I’ve seen a lot of Sweden posts around the blogosphere and I’m hooked! Stockholm is now on my wanderlust list! =)

  • Reply Elizabeth February 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    These are beautiful….and I love your pants!

  • Reply tim@designmaze February 12, 2013 at 1:33 am

    what a beautiful trip! love the vibrancy of the intense colors and you are right, everything looks better with the bright blue sky as backdrop!

    love your outfits too Mr and glad you’d extended your stay for a few extra days to soak up what the city has to offer.


  • Reply Toni anne sanderson February 12, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Reply lesley graham February 12, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    your photos are so lovely will! i will live vicariously. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sue Aitken February 13, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I’ve always loved the combination of blue and yellow – but have always associated it with Provence in the South of France. The Swedish version is a really attractive take on these 2 colours. thanks for sharing

  • Reply PrΓͺt Γ  Voyager / Anne February 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Officially jealous I didn’t make it to this one. Great shots + more colorful than I expected πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Denise Beckand February 16, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Wow, big compliments to the colour traveler!

  • Reply Kristine February 17, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Love all the colours! You’re so creative! That’s why I love your site. =)

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