5 tips to cure Blue Monday

Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January, typically the third Monday of the month, which is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. In 2020 Blue Monday falls today, on Monday 20th of January. Blue Monday arrives as result of a combination of cold weather, the financial strain of covering the cost of Christmas and the New Years optimistic talk about...

Read More

Soft Gallery SS20 – A Place under the sun

Kidswear concept brand Soft Gallery was founded in Denmark in 2007. Tine Holt Møller is the head designer and owner of the brand who in collaboration with artists designs collections seeking to stimulate creativity and inspire young minds. Soft Gallery creates beautiful and poetic luxury children's clothing. Every item is a soft canvas brought to life by artists from all over the world. This...

Read More

EKTE Nordic Kitchen in London

There's a new Scandinavian offering in London with Ekte Nordic Kitchen, recently launched by Danish restaurateur Soren Jessen. Set in the heart of London's Square Mile, in Bloomberg Arcade that  features independent restaurants with a concept that merge history, architecture with public art and a top food offering. To stand out on the vibrant and international London food scene, both quality...

Read More

Christening in Norway – how to welcome the new baby

You have been invited to a christening in Norway but have no clue on what's expected? This is a small introduction, from the ceremony, the role of the god parent to what to wear and what gifts to get! What does it mean to be a godparent in Norway? If you have been invited to be a god parent, congratulations! It's a great honour and it means the parents regard you as someone they would want in...

Read More

Review and giveaway of Bean Bag Bazaar

I was recently asked if we would like to test out a bean bag and run a giveaway in collaboration with Bean Bag Bazaar. As the UK's award-winning bean bag expert Bean Bag Bazaar just recently had added a new Scandi collection of bean bags, I didn't hesitate to say yes! Bean bags were first invented in 1969 by Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini and Franco Teodoro and produced by the Italian company...

Read More

Noa Noa miniature AW19

The Danish brand Noa Noa miniature, for girls up to 12 years and boys up to 4 years, has just launched its winter sale. The brand was founded in 1981 to create an alternative to mainstream fashion. Inspired by travel and different cultures, the Noa Noa wanted to focus on a classic yet feminine design, richly detailed with a slightly bohemian touch. The brand includes four lines; Noa Noa Woman,...

Read More

Brands to watch at Ciff Youth AW 20/21

Arguably the most important trade show to attend when in the market for Nordic children's fashion and lifestyle is Copenhagen based, CIFF YOUTH (previously CIFF KIDS). We have our long time favourite brands, who we always see every season, including Minimalisma, Christina Rohde, Soft Gallery and Serendipity only to mention a few. Other popular lifestyle brands include Konges Sløyd and Liewood....

Read More

Why I would like to learn how to knit

I've recently written an article about yarn shops in Norway and I couldn't help thinking to myself, if only I could learn how to knit. One of the owners I spoke to claimed that everyone can. But seriously, I've tried. I've done courses, been in and out of yarn shops, pestered both my mum and my mother in law with loose hoops and unreadable patterns - to no avail. Not even one single finished...

Read More

Eco-friendly handmade rugs you’ll love, by Linum

What truly makes up a home is not our walls and a roof. Adding textiles will transform you house into your personal space, where you can relax and enjoy in comfort. Welcome home! Linum's rugs are the result of Swedish traditional craftsmanship and Scandinavian functional design. The company was founded in 1966, on the height of the era of mid century modern furniture classics. Scandinavian...

Read More