The best Scandinavian Christmas Calendars 2019

Originally a tradition coming from Germany, the Advent Calendar was introduced in Scandinavia in the 1940s and it used to be in cardboard. One new imagery was to be revealed every day, in a 24 day count down to Christmas, which in Scandinavia is celebrated on the 24th of December. These days the reusable gift calendars are popular as well as a few figurines and sweets calendars. Make the...

Nordic Matters Festival at London’s Southbank Centre January 2017

The festival Nordic Matters is launching on Saturday 14 January in the Southbank Centre in London, with an opening weekend of fika and fun for all the family, inviting everyone to immerse themselves in Nordic culture, music, storytelling, workshops and a marvellous cinnamon bun bake-off! Southbank Centre has announced the first details of Nordic Matters, a year long exploration of Nordic arts...

The Best Scandinavian Advent Calendars to buy for Christmas 2016

Make the count down to Christmas fly by with a fun and exciting advent calendar - bought ready made to save you time and hassle. Here are some really cool ready made Advent Calendars from Scandinavia your little one will love! And there's something for you too... The Moomin Christmas Calendar 2016 A perfect choice if you want to avoid chocolate and sweets... With the Moomin Christmas calendar...

A 40 year old letter from Lego on gender stereotypes, ‘To Parents’

Image source at reddit.com A Lego leaflet from 1974 was posted on Reddit this weekend and with it's simple messaging (and very Scandinavian way of explaining things) immediately got trending on Social Media, as the content is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago. It's not what you create but being creative that counts and this is way the original lego brick is so brilliant. “The pamphlet...

Art of The Brick Lego exhibition at Old Truman Brewery London

Featuring over 80 art sculptures created from more than a million LEGO bricks by US artist Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick has been proclaimed by CNN as one of the ‘world’s 10 must-see exhibitions’. From new conceptual pieces to replicas of iconic classical artwork, this travelling exhibition would be of great interest for the entire family. Nathan Sawaya is a New York-based artist who...