When the weather's grey, your mood inevitably and immediately assumes the same description.
Rain gear company Stutterheim is based in Stockholm, Sweden - a location that advises travelers bring a waterproof coat along year-round. Folks from a place where the average rainfall reaches up to 60 inches a year might know a few things about shoving gloom out of the way.
The brand known for its signature hand-stitched Macs has moved a line of brightly colored wears to a thin pop-up shop in New York City's NoHo.
The Holiday Pop-Up Shop, located at 327 Lafayette Street, offers rubber Ravlunda rain boots, handmade, windproof Loman umbrellas and the waxed cotton Arvid coat in a range of bright yellows, blues and oranges that counter the bleak skies above. The motto "Swedish melancholy at its driest," is pasted onto one of the shop's walls - a salute to the brand's recent installation "Swedish Melancholy" at the Dover Street Market that paid homage to the Nordic country's heritage and the brooding that turns to brilliance. Pick up any of the gear at Stutterheim's spot, open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays.