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...

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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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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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