Emma Go Boots for Autumn

Founded in Copenhagen in 2009 EMMA GO has steadily grown a crowd of devoted followers, yours truly included. Their collections are typical for what Danish design is known for, quality and functionality. The styles are quite cool, inspired by cultural experiences, travels and music.  What I find is that the design will jazz up any outfit I may be wearing. Which is really good, considering my...

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Scandinavian forest school in the UK.

Children climb and balance, observe seasonal changes in nature and explore the environment on their own terms, playing with what they find. No, it's not a scene from Hundred Acre Wood... It's just another day in Wildflowers Kindergarten. To explain, forest schools take learning outdoors for a part of the day, exploring the woods and collecting treasures, building a den and climbing trees and...

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20 Norse baby names that are on verge of extinction.

Looking for an uncommon baby name? Often parents choose what they might think is a rare name only to realise that lots of other children have been given the exact same name. Old Norse names dominate Viking and Scandinavian history and seem to be as popular as ever, with famous names including Odin and Freya. But there are some Norse names that are about to go extinct... Less than 10 babies a...

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Sweater Weather Forever!

This season is all about chunky oversized knits. What's new is the deconstructed knitwear trend as well as jumpers upon jumpers. More is more this season, also when it comes to your knitted wardrobe favourites. Another big trend is sustainability. Look for well made quality pieces, preferably ethically produced and always in pure wool. If you buy quality it will last so much longer and you can...

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Interior design trends for Autumn to recreate at home

Autumn is a season defined by the changing colours, misty mornings and rainy days. But what it really signifies is time to turn our attention indoors. We asked our five favourite industry experts, each with their individual, personal style, to collate some of their most simple and effective tips, based on the latest trends.  It looks like transitioning your home into Autumn might just...

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Villa Wessel has a new roof

Our Norwegian house project: a log house from 1898 that we bought in a derelict state in 2017 with the wish to transform it into its former glory. The big project this summer was to change the roof, to replace the old with fresh, new wood shingles. 16,000 shingles to be exact which all have to be laid, one by one, and hammered using one nail on each shingle. Our labour of love in other words -...

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How to improve a teenagers sleep

You might ask, 'Is EVE a Scandi brand as it's featured on your all things Nordic blog?' The answer is no. But one has to sleep! With two teenagers in the family, one doing her A-levls and the other GCSE, how to get enough quality sleep is a constant concern. Proper sleep for teenagers is extremely important for proper growth and to stay healthy. According to NHS advice, a minimum of 8 to 9...

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Holzweiler SS20 – highlights from CPHFW

Holzweiler SS20 at CPHFW The Norwegian brand hosted its 4th runway show during Copenhagen Fashion Week, to show its new collection for SS20, 'Past, present, future'. Fashion-forward with a future Holzweiler is putting a lot of effort into sourcing more sustainable materials and production methods, and to give back to society through donations and collaborations with nonprofits. The brand prides...

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Introducing Kidswear Collective

BoyswearExample: Burberry dress, was £150, now £45Girlswear Kidswear Collective is a brand new kids concept store based on the circular economy, with past collections (some new with labels) as well as pre-loved authnticated designerwear, sold up to 80% off their original retail price. The items are all uniquely sourced by the founder, Shoshana Kazab, who's been in the kidswear industry for...

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Flying shame: how to travel from the UK to Scandinavia by train.

Train in Sweden. Photo: Kasper Dudzik/SJ Forget about Hygge, Fika and Lagom. The new Scandi buzz word we all need to know seem to be Flygskam, which is Swedish for 'flying shame'. According to study by the European Commissions, flying from London to New York and back generates roughly the same level of emissions as the average person in the EU does by heating their home for a whole year. 'Flying...

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