Personally, I have long been an admirer of the ethos of Scandinavian style. It can be described as effortless and minimalistic, with a focus on high quality and practicality – rather than brash statements, blind trend following, logos and designer labels. It is the essense of what the...

uk We've chosen a few gift ideas, for your inspiration, a special Scandinavian Father's Day gift round up. Click on image to view it. Freshly baked cinnamon buns Lounge chair for some time off Straw Hat for him Butchery class at The Ginger Pig Swims rubber galoshes Normann...

Lotta Jansdotter's Handmade Living Design and lifestyle book including 12 of Lotta's favourite Scandinavian recipes # Hardcover: 172 pages # Publisher: Chronicle Books (August 25, 2010) # Language English # ISBN-10: 0811865479 # Retail Price: £19.99 Scandinavian self-taught designer Lotta...

" As far as designers, do you prefer established labels or up-and-comers? "There are some designers that I always end up looking at, but I don't know that it is a designer, it's just that I'm attracted to that certain style. But for me, it's not about designers at all. It's about the classic...

The magical Scandinavian Christmas wreath as shown below is from Cornelias Hus. Is your Christmas wreath up yet? If not, here's a little bit of inspiration, with some truly beautiful Christmas wreaths, Scandinavian style. Source Boligmagasinet

But did you know that the designer, Anna Hokenberg is also the founder of Snoffs Design? Snoffs Design is all about fun prints and soft baby clothes and accessories, inspired by Anna's everyday life as a mum in Sweden. Appreciating the small things in life and creating her own whimsical and...

Here's a small selection on Scandinavian advent candleholders for your inspiration. Ferm Living €99.95 Design House of Stockholm at Moleta Munro £59.00 Georg Jensen £70 Ikea £3.29

And just to make it really look easy, she also picked up Best Style Icon of the Decade award from Swedish Elle thanks to her tomboyish take on Fly Girl fashion (Neneh Cherry and Rosie Perez are style icons) peppered with indie finds from Opening Ceremony. Already set to embark on another...

Ellos is a newly discovered shop which offers scandinavian designs at affordable prices. A long established brand in Sweden, having been founded in 1947 but Ellos recently has been launched in France, Russia and UK. With what we have experiencenced with other swedish high street companies...

I have to admit I have never really bought into the "statement wall" trend unless done very well, although I have to say that I do think it works best in a nursery or kids room as that is the type of place you can really have some fun and it's the type of room that you need to inject a bit of...

 

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