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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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....

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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...

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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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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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