Highlights from Designjunction 2017

Designjunction, where designers meet, showcases immersive installations, exciting product launches and creative workshops, industry insiders and design addicts alike. Here are the highlights! The show took place during the annual London Design Festival, this year from 21st to the 24th of September 2017 featuring more than 200 leading global design brands set on the historical grounds of Granary...

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At home with Little Scandinavian in the Barbican, London

The Barbican is at the heart of the City of London and is the creative heartbeat of this financial district. It's also where the Little Scandinavian family lives. Please join our little house tour! The Barbican Estate is one of the largest examples of the Brutalist style and represents a utopian ideal for inner-city living. The complex was designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon and...

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Definition of Hygge and How to create Hygge in your Home

The definition of Hygge? In Danish, hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) is simply the Danish ritual of enjoying life's simple pleasures. Here are 5 easy steps on how you can create Hygge in your home. So why is Hygge such a Scandi concept? We believe it has a lot to do with rough climate and the Scandinavians ability to make the most out of small moments. As Winter approaches Scandinavians are all...

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Scandinavian Children’s Furniture and Interior Design Shops in the UK?

Are you setting out to decorate the nursery and was in particular looking for children's bedroom furniture and accessory, preferably in a modern Nordic style? The simplicity 'less is more', the functional design made to last and the muted colours of Scandinavian style work beautifully in a nursery or child's bedroom. But where is the best place to buy Scandinavian designed children's furniture...

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Nordic Mojito cocktail recipe from Danish restaurant Snaps & Rye

The Danish restaurant's Snaps & Rye signature cocktail, 'Nordisk Mojito' was one of the recipes revealed at the cocktail making master class at Skandium's concession store at Selfridges this Saturday. We were treated to on hour of fun-filled cocktail making; with herb and ice crushing, mixing - and sampling the flavours of Summer! Not surprisingly this Nordic version of a classic mojito...

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Iittala x Issey Miyake – a must see design collaboration

The exciting new collaboration between Iittala and fashion designer, Issey Miyake fusing Scandinavian and Japanese design was released last month. The collection spans 30 pieces of both textiles and glassware. When two masters of timeless design merges in one collaboration beauty happens; One vision of a home with harmony. Iittala X Issey Miyake is a unique collection of high quality ceramics,...

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How to prepare for a Scandinavian Christmas in London?

Decorate your home with fresh pine tree branches, pretty red berry branches, twigs and pine cones this Christmas. Fill your house with Christmas scents from baking Ginger bread men and simmering 'glögg' Scandinavian mulledwine on the stove. Lid some candles and enjoy this dark but beautiful pre-christmas, in Scandinavian fashion, together with your family. The Scandinavian Christmas Markets and...

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Let me introduce; Eames the Elephant, by Vitra at Skandium

Almost no other animal is as popular as the elephant. Admired for its majestic size and loved because of its gentle nature. Charles and Ray Eames were also taken by the elephants charm and developed a toy elephant of plywood in 1945. However, this piece never went into production. Now manufactured in plastic, the Eames Elephant is available for the first time to the target group for which it was...

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Summer in Skandium

Looking to refresh your home after the big Spring clean or in search for the perfect wedding gift this Summer we recommend visiting Skandium in Marelybone. We visited Skandium last weekend in search for a wedding gift and had a browse through the store and enjoyed seeing all the design classics (in all prize ranges) in gorgeous daylight that they have managed to create in store. Photos by Little...

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Black is the new red for any active toddler

There is so many gift guides out there but I had to share this as I think it is something that any active toddler would be very happy to receive from Santa! Our beloved retro toys, now available in black! Who can resist a shiny Saab Roadster RideOn from Playsam? Its design is based on the very first Saab -- Sixten Sason's prototype 92001. Steering wheel made of wood and metal just like the old...

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