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...

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Historical House in Norway restored to former glory

Why would a family in London find a derelict house in rural Norway for sale, thinking it would be a great idea to buy it to use every holiday and spare time to restore it to its former glory? The house was on the market for over a year before we finally decided to put a bid in. What really persuaded us in the end would be the history of the house. What it once was. Villa Wessel was build in 1898...

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Finland, the land of a thousand lakes

Mythical, magical and perhaps best known for its unspoilt nature with a vast forest landscape, dotted with freshwater lakes, so numerous that they have given this country the nickname “the land of a thousand lakes”. In fact, Finland has more lakes in relation to a country's size than any other, with water making up ten percent of the land. With a population of 5.5 million...

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Countdown to Christmas with Pierrot La Lune

Buying sustainable is perhaps more important than ever in a time where UNICEF tells us that more than 600 million children will live with severe water shortage by 2040 if we do not change fundamentally in our behaviour.  It's in times like these you would be delighted to discover the simple and timeless design, clothing to be worn for generations, from Pierrot La Lune. The small...

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Nordic Council Environment Prize 2019 – the runners up

The winner of the Nordic Council Environment Prize for 2019 famously said that 'the climate doesn't need awards'. Which is true. However, it wasn't the climate that received the award. Perhaps more so than ever the climate need people, people who care, who do what they can. These people, by receiving an award, will receive attention for all their hard work and again reach and inspire others to...

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Hansen & Lydersen Smoked Salmon for Christmas 2019

For many a Norwegian there simply will not be Christmas without having had traditional Norwegian smoked salmon 'røkelaks', served with soft flat bread 'lefse' and scrambled eggs. For many there will not be Christmas without the smoked salmon from a tiny smokehouse in Stoke Newington. Every year in the lead up to Christmas the seasonal smokehouse Hansen & Lydersen, run by Norwegian artisan...

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3 Top Unique Stays in Norway in 2020.

Go off the beaten track and visit historical Norway, surrounded by nature. Here are a few picks of private home-away-from-home rentals from the Airbnb website, with some truly unique stays, for a private and memorable holiday experience. Fosse House in the Fjords of Norway The Fosse house is situated on the West coast of Norway, by the famous Hardanger Fjord in a historical setting. This is a...

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Ice Skating in London 2019/2020

It's that time of the year again, when enchanting ice-covered surfaces, complete with festive music and fairy-lights start appearing, around the city of London. In our household it's become a tradition to go ice skating, at least once during the season, as a magical family day out. The girls as they are older now will often go on their own, together with friends. Some ice rinks have sadly...

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Christmas Decoration by Iittala

We just discovered these simple yet so gorgeous baubles by Iittala... On our wish list for this Christmas! Add to your collection of Christmas decoration with Iittala’s five piece red glass ball set. Each delicate ornament is mouthblown and comes with grey textile ribbons to hang them on the Christmas tree. From the palest pink to the richest red, each glass ornament reflects its own unique...

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