Backpack for School from Fjallraven

Swedish company Fjällräven was founded in 1950 when the founder, Åke Nordin, created a backpack frame that would later revolutionize the world of outdoors. Since then, the product line has expanded to include not only backpacks but also tents, sleeping bags and clothing. The durable and lightweight backpack "mini Kånken" is perfect for school. Large main compartment with large opening makes...

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Epla arts and crafts online marked

Like a proper old fashioned marked with lots of individual stalls, where local craftsmen display and sell their gods, Norwegian online site Epla is the viritual version of this. Founded late 2009 the online marked is already well known within Norway and Scandinavia. It seems like high quality homemade products, often made of recycled materials, are increasingly popular. And I'm amazed how many...

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Retro baby blanket

This beautiful summery quilted baby blanket is designed and handmade in Sweden. It consist of several retro fabrics quilted together at the front, a inner batting fabric in the middle and a soft fleece fabric on the back to ensure a warm luxurious feel. Blanket as shown is 60 x 70 cm, suitable to use in the buggy or in a cot. Blankets like this could add just that litle personal touch to your...

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Retro owls and lunch boxes

Owls had their big comeback as a design trend in 2006 and it appears that the wise little creatures have some staying power. Norwegian Blafre Design summer news as shown here. I don't know what you think but I find owls both interesting and calming. Owls may seem like a rather random design trend, but actually, the wise motif goes back several decades to the 1960's. Owls, retro colours and prints...

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Retro design from Little Duckling

Up and coming brand Little Duckling had another brilliant stand at Bubble showing their Spring Summer 2011 collection. Their stand clearly stood out with their colllection in primary colours such as red and blue, some items with a strong graphic print. All themed up with vintage furniture and toys to create a complete feeling. A very charming danish designer is behind this London based brand....

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Contemporary wooden toys designed in Denmark

Moover Toys are a fantastic range of Danish designed wooden baby walkers, ride ons and push along toys. They are sold very successfully throughout Europe and are now available to the UK market exclusively through Hippychick. Also winner of The French Toy Federation's Best Toy Award 2010, the Mover range consist of five retro styled toys, doll's pram, baby walker, dump truck, baby truck and...

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Lucky Ellen and Hasbeens

Lucky Ellen is a Swedish designer label that offers romantic vintage with a modern twist for girls from five years and up. They've used fabric from Liberty in their latest collection which we find very exciting. Love the combination of this very casual summer pieces matched with Swedish Hasbeens clogs for a bit more grown up girls. Very summery and very 70's indeed! Photo: Lucky Ellen and Swedish...

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Retro wellies from Petit

Retro wellington boots from danish designer Petit by Sofie Schnoor is arriving in the shops these days. Simple style, quite nostalgic and a bit retro. Reminds me of a pair of blue Norwegian Viking wellington boots I used to have as a child. -Which I loved! Visit PetitbySofieSchnoor.com for more footwear and to find out where to get hold of a pair. Wellies presented to you on a rainy day. Where...

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Todays inspiration

If you are in to retro and funky design for your child you should visit RetroVilla.dk I even found the wallpaper I had in my room back in the eighties! I found Retro Villa on one of my favourite danish blogs Juniorbusiness.dk Danish Mette Helena Rasmussen is the creative designer and interior stylist behind the shop, selling wallpaper, bedlinen, fabrics, furniture and lots more. Have to warn you...

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Moods of Norway for children?

Moods of Norway is combining a strong Norwegian heritage with International trends, and intend to tell the exotic Norwegian tale through inspired and cutting edge designs. Both the Scandinavian Dad and myself have Moods of Norway in our wardrobe. I've heard rumors that they do children's clothing too, but have never seen it. However, I came across this picture on Facebook today, clearly showing...

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