What a great boho/budget alternative to the Georg Jensen egg! Perfect as an easter hostess gift, filled with dried fruits, nuts, and dark chocolate (with all the LCHF dieting everywhere, I don't dare to bring sweets). Made from aluminium and available at Indiska.
This is genius. A battery operated pillar candle that looks and glows like a real candle. Perfect for homes with little children! I first saw it a few months ago together with my mother-in-law in a fancy interior decorating store. We both wanted a bunch immidiately, but the price was outrageous. The same product at less than 1/3 of their price tag is now available in many hardware and home depot type stores. This one from Clas Ohlson.
IMAGE: CLAS OHLSON
IMAGE: CLAS OHLSON
Händel, Bach and Haydn has reigned over easter repertoires for centuries, but these are Scandinavian complements to the classical fare. Hymn contains beautiful jazz piano renditions of traditional Swedish psalms suitable for easter. Sorgen og Gleden are Norwegian psalms in softspoken versions. For the days we celebrate the spirit of easter but don't want to be in solemn mode: No.3. Click on the covers to preview.
Not quite the icecream lover my family wishes that I was (since I do the bulk of the grocery shopping), the frosty treats in this house are few and far in between. But this spring my one and only ice cream love has returned: Lakritspuck. It's enough to make me plan a trip over the border.
IMAGE: GB GLACE
I do love the illustrations of Björn Berg and how he's brought to life the rambunctious but sweet Emil of Lönneberga by Astrid Lindgren. Åry trays has licensed a collection of illustrations that make me long for bare feet in green grass, kanelbullar and saft (cinnamon rolls and lemonade).
IMAGE: ÅRY TRAYS, USED WITH PERMISSION
I haven't yet given up the idea of attempting some sort of green thumb initiative despite the challenges the region presents. These pots for are frost-proof which could be a good starting point, considering my failed attempts last year. Cheap and hence justifiable despite previous failures. Cubes and cylinders available at JULA.
Optimal conditions for reindeer this year with plenty of food, moderate amounts of snow and a mild winter. I'm ordering skins from a local herder today, for the wooden deck behind the house. We'll sit there in the cold, soaking in every hint of sun we'll get. Tell the sun her rays will not be wasted here!
IMAGE: KIRKENES IN FEBRUARY 2012 BY SARAH MOORE VIA FLICKR
Isn't this a neat idea? The iconic pattern Virrvarr from 1958, by Sigvard Bernadotte (you know we're a fan) now as waxed tablecloth for the table. Surface protection handsome enough to deck the table in between meals as well? Could this be a dream come true for all parents, or just for me? Available in 2 sizes at Designonline.
IMAGE: DESIGNONLINE WEBSHOP
In Scandinavia every child knows the mantra Det finns inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder (There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear). But it's unusual to find technical gear with a sleek urban look. The Ask & Embla range from Norwegian Helly Hansen strikes a homerun with me. A high collar and 3/4 length is every cold woman's dream. Ask & Embla features adult urban styles every season, combined with function and technology. By the way, did you know that the firm Helly Hansen was founded as early as 1877?
IMAGE: PHOTOGRAPHER JIMMY HANSEN; PRESS IMAGE HELLY HANSEN, USED WITH PERMISSION
Judith availble in black and white from Mio.
I remember the first time I entered the Norrgavel shop in Stockholm. The smell of wood, the sophisticated simplicity of the design, the genuine materials, the rich muted colour palette. I was twenty years old, and I explored every inch of the store as obsessively as if it was a dream I needed to remember in the morning. I mimicked the look in my next apartment with dirty-pastel walls and wooden furniture with white transparent glaze. I'm not the wealthy ascetic they market to, but their products still make me obsess. Especially their cabinets. I can't take my eyes off them.
Isn't this a great basket? It's unexpected in both shape and colour lending it great versatility and style. It may be time to gather up and contain the remote controls in the living room. Available in 3 sizes from Granit.