VAGNELIND BUILT THE SUITE “ICEWOMAN” AT ICEHOTEL 2018

ICEHOTEL

It is amazing everytime I fo to arcti circle to build a suite at ICEHOTEL. It is an incredible environment and amazing people. In this suite you could see the Icewoman and her magnified goggles as a sofa. On the side walls it was frequent waves that symbolized her strong connection to low temperature water.

SEE A MOVIE - BUILDING THE SUITE

“IT WAS FANTASTIC TO HAVE LINDA BACK AT ICEHOTEL, AND TO SEE HOW POSITIVE AND ENERGETIC SHE IS. A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO LINDA MADE A SNOW-SUITE AT ICEHOTEL, BUT THIS TIME SHE TOOK ON THE CHALLENGE TO WORK WITH ICE, A MUCH MORE CHALLENGING MATERIAL. BEING THE FIRST TIME, LINDA DECIDED TO CARVE 10 TONNES OF HUGE ICE BLOCKS… I GUESS THAT SAYS A LOT ABOUT HER ATTITUDE… WHY DO THING SMALL WHEN YOU CAN DO THEM SPECTACULAR?CREATIVE AND METHODICAL, POSITIVE AND FOCUSED, HUMBLE AND INCLUSIVE. AND ALWAYS SMILING!” // LUCA RONCORONI – DESIGN MANAGER – ICEHOTEL

“AMAZING PERFORMANCE BY THE WINNING TEAM SISTERHOOD, THE TWO SISTERS LINDA VAGNELIND (VAGNELIND_ICE) AND IDA COLLIN SCULPTURED THE WINNING SCULPTURE EXPRESSIONS.” // AFTONBLADET

WINNING SCULPTURE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SNOW SCULPTURE COMPETITION 2021

EXPRESSION

Far away from civilisation you find the greenwood forest where humanlike primates THE GREAT APES lives and fight for their survival. They live in a partly different world than we do but we are still similar, they are our closest biological relatives. Apes have a complex, flexible facial expression repertoire with many physical and functional similarities to humans. Face signals often function to increase social attraction and convey a variety of information about an individual’s intentions and emotions. Capture a sculpture made of snow that focus on their expressions.

Team: Sisterhood
Design and sculpture: Linda Vagnelind
Assisted by little sister: Ida Collin

“REALLY COOL SCULPTURE BY THE WINNERS, THE SISTERS LINDA VAGNELIND AND IDA COLLIN. VAGNELIND IS A CREATIVE ARTIST THAT HAS EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH SNOW AND ICE. SHE HAS BUILT SEVERAL SUITES AT ICEHOTEL AND SHE IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK KALLA BAD. SHE IS WORKING AS A PAINTER IN HER STUDIO IN GOTHENBURG, BUT HER ICE ADVENTURES YOU CAN FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM: @VAGNELIND_ICE.” // JEY ABRAIT – PHOTOGRAPHER AND JOURNALIST – DI WEEKEND

“VAGNELIND IS THE AUTHOR, PHOTOGRAPHER AND ART DIRECTOR OF THE BOOK ”KALLA BAD”. SHE CONSTANTLY IMPROVED AND REFINED THE EXPRESSION OF THE BOOK AND THAT WORK FLOW WAS VERY INSPIRING. ALL DETAILS WERE IMPORTANT FOR HER! I REALLY RECOMMEND LINDA VAGNELIND, BOTH FOR HER PROFESSIONALISM AND HER ARTISTRY!” // PER LILJA – DESIGN MANAGER – ESTER BONNIER

AUTHOR, PHOTOGRAPHER AND ART DIRECTOR OF THE BOOK KALLA BAD

AUTHOR

I an authour I am greatful to share my passion for cold baths. The book is sold out two times by Bonnier Fakta and the third edition is printed 2021. The book is also sold abroad and translated to three other countries. I did win the price for “the best book cover” 2019 as the photographer and art director.

BUY THE BOOK KALLA BAD

“WE EXPOSE THE BODY TO ENORMOUS STRESS WHEN WE SWIM IN ICE COLD WATER. BREATHING IN COMBINATION WITH DIFFERENT STRATEGIES IS OUR ABSOLUTE STRONGEST TOOL TO CONTROL THE BODY. WHEN YOU COLD BATH IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO PRACTICE YOUR BODY CONTROL. LEARN TO FOCUS AND BREATH CALMLY. PRACTICE TO OBSERVE YOUR BREATHS AND TRY TO PROLONG YOUR BREATHING. IF YOU LEARN THIS CONTROL, IT WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU TO FIND THE BALANCE AND FOCUS IN OTHER STRESSFUL SITUATIONS IN LIFE. COLD BATHS STRENGTHENS OUR WELL-BEING.” // LINDA VAGNELIND – AUTHOR / PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE BOOK KALLA BAD

“TO GET ENERGY AND INSPIRATION I NEED COLDNESS IN THE NATURE”

COLD BATH

Do you also feel thrilled when the adrenaline kick comes from an adventure? That is a big part why I am swimming in cold water. But more than anything, I love that my mind get clear as ice, it is a great tool for me to perform in the studio.

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“IT IS CLEAR THAT COLD BATHS BENEFITS YOUR HEALTH.  WE ARE MANY THAT EXPOSE OUR BODY TO COLDNESS AS A TOOL IN OUR EVERYDAY LIFE. IT DOESNT MATTER IF YOU JUST WANT A NICE ENERGY BOOST OR A CLOSE MEETING WITH MOTHER NATURE. MANY PEOPLE FEEL BETTER FROM COLD BATHS, ESPECIALLY NOW IN CORONA TIMES. WE NEED ACTIVITIES THAT CREATE COMMUNITY.”

ICE BATH COACH

Linda Vagnelind (@VAGNELIND_ICE) lectures about cold baths and coaches how to take control over the body and mind while swimming in ice cold water. Linda Vagnelind is coaching the competitors in the Polar Bear Pitching competition in Finland, she helps them to pitch their business idea clearly in front of the jury while they are in the ice cold water.

Polar Bear Pitching Contest

“VAGNELIND IS THE AUTHOR, PHOTOGRAPHER AND ART DIRECTOR OF THE BOOK ”KALLA BAD”. SHE CONSTANTLY IMPROVED AND REFINED THE EXPRESSION OF THE BOOK AND THAT WORK FLOW WAS VERY INSPIRING. ALL DETAILS WERE IMPORTANT FOR HER! I REALLY RECOMMEND LINDA VAGNELIND, BOTH FOR HER PROFESSIONALISM AND HER ARTISTRY!” // PER LILJA – DESIGN MANAGER – ESTER BONNIER

DECEMBER 2020 I DID AN AMAZING ICE BATH TRIP

ADVENTURE

It was really cool to explore all kinds of ice baths along this amazing adventure trip in north Sweden, from Abisko to Luleå. I expected fabulous sceneries but it was even better. I had many of my best baths ever on this journey. I am so greatful that I could do the trip. We planned it for so long. Thank you Laplander for beeing such a superb guide and my little sister Ida that assisted me in the documentary photographing work.

Challenge ✔️
Adventure ✔️
Boost the blood circulation ✔️
Peaceful soul by floating in the nature ✔️

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“CREATIVITY MEANS THAT YOU SEE OPPORTUNITIES, NOT LIMITATIONS. MOTIVATION DOESN`T COME AUTOMATICALLY.”

INSPIRATION

I get it INSPIRED by exploring new locations for everyday adventures and movements. I want to care for my body because it hosts my soul. Having fun and enjoy is the best way to find flow in life.

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“MY STUDIO IS MY SECOND HOME”

I OBSERVE FROM

REALITY

Its the beginning of everything.

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MAKE YOUR
WALLS TALK

I am thinking through painting and my imagination and perception comes through curosity of life.

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“LINDA’S UNIQUE STYLE APPEALED TO ME DIRECTLY, AND BESIDES THAT, SHE IS SO NICE AND FUN TO HANG AROUND WITH. WHEN IT’S RIGHT, IT’S EASY!” // KARL-JOHAN LARSSON, CEO, LIFE IN THE CITY AB.