Hard to describe, but oh so inviting, AbSmåland is a “lifestyle concept where the unexpected meets the traditional.” It is a gardening and plant store, a cafe, a furniture store, a home design store, a space for creating and a baby store. It takes up 1450 square meters. It is a big, luscious space. And it smells reeeaally good.
We started in the cafe. AbSmåland's café is organic and fair trade. They have the best cardamom roll in Sweden. Unfortunately, as it was not gluten free, I could only have a nibble and appreciate it from afar
After coffee and buns, we wandered around the rest of the space. I read that the space wants to invite creativity and curiosity. As such, throughout the space, there have placed windows, plants and bright colors.
As I was leaving I asked one of the employees what was upstairs. “Go explore and find out” was his response. Challenge accepted. I discovered that the upper floor houses a workshop that offers creative endeavors.
At the workshop one can create: your own textile to upholster the furniture that you purchased downstairs; your own spring bouquets with a professional florist as your teacher; spring macrame baskets; your own hanging garden and påskmys or Easter atmosphere and coziness. The workshop also facilitates sessions with local artists from time to time.
AbSmåland’s website says that their ambition “is to offer an inspiring venue with a creative atmosphere where everyone feels welcome.” I would say that they have succeeded. I, for one, cannot wait to return.
You can find AbSmåland at:
Södra Förstadsgatan 25/27
211 43 Malmö
072-248 89 20