Two English chaps, who fell in love with two blonde Scandinavian girls… This is the intro to the Copenhagen based company, SKANDINAVISK. They’ve captured the essence of the Scandinavian word KOSE. It’s about creating those small moments. Create space, and time for each other. To enjoy some quality time, in between everyday chores and stress.
Now Skandinavisk has designed a scent free candle that’ll burn for at least 140 hours. That’s a lot of KOSE!
© Go Scandinavian
As a Scandinavian living in the UK I’m finding it hard to find good quality candles. In Scandinavia, any grocery shop will have a great selection of everything from tea candles to church candles.
Luckily -I’ve now discovered the online shop, with FREE shipping at the moment, skandinavisk.com
Marimekko’s own production has always been a central aspect of creating and developing its Nordic signature design, with three factories in Finland: the fabric printing works in Helsinki, the clothing factory at Kitee, and the bag factory in Sulkava. At present, Marimekko’s own plants has produced almost half of all the products sold by the company.
Marimekko stated in their press release this May that the negotiations, initiated in March 2013 by Marimekko
Corporation on potential permanent staff reductions concerning the personnel of its manufacturing operations and the adjacent factory outlets located in Sulkava and Kitee, Finland, has led to the result that Marimekko is to close its production plants in Kitee and Sulkava as well as their adjacent factory outlets. This will affect 60 jobs in total.
The reductions in staffing and other actions to be effected are expected to bring an approximate total of EUR 1.0 million in annual cost savings. The aim is to increase profit and to secure business competitiveness in the future.
Marimekko is a Finnish textile and clothing design company, founded in 1951, renowned for its original prints and colours. marimekko.com
Source: Wall Street Jouneral.
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A friend, a gorgeous Danish woman, beautiful inside and out, is getting married in June in Bornholm, Denmark. Bornholm is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea. In Old Norse the island was known as Borgundarholm, the name related to the Old Norse words borg (height) and bjarg/berg (mountain or rock), as it is an island that rises high from the sea. What better place to start a union of two people who share their vison, dreams and goals, who have decided that love will conquer all.
© Photo by Justine Høgh / Bryllup Bornholm
© Photo by Verner Kjærsgaard / Bryllup Bornholm
Til lykke med de siste forberdelsene, kjære Lone og Laust. x
I know we’re still waiting for summer to arrive. But on a rainy and grey day in May I thought I’d might as well share a sneak preview on some gorgeous pre autumn news landing in stores mid June. From Danish designer label Designers Remix comes oversized coats, jumpers, trousers, shorts and skirts in the chic but slightly sporty look we’ve become to love.
I remember my mum had similar white court shoes in the 80′s and as a child I always though they were beautiful.
The red ensemble is to die for, with a simple oversized jumper matched together with a asymmetric skirt. Very bold indeed.
© Designer Remix. Pre Autumn 2013
Above styles are on my wish list -all of them. Absolutely love the casual chic Scandinavian style. Find your nearest retailer at designersremix.com
There’s no way around it; I’m in a urgent need of a bicycle. The last bike in my ownership, a second hand mens mountain bike, was stolen in the streets of Oslo in 2002. It was meant to be replaced. Then immediately became to soon and then eventually to sometime.
Since 2008 I’ve enjoyed traveling around in London. The city offers a great choice of transport and especially the tube system. However, there’s something about pedalling your way around, the sensation of utterly freedom holding the handles and choosing your direction. When my boyfriend got me a Boris key it was with great pleasure I tried the system out. Not having cycled for years, the heavy bike was tricky to manoeuvre around in the busy streets of Central London. It was almost a relief to put it back into the dock. But as with everything you do get used to it. However, even though it’s convenient to jump on and off the communal bike around the capital, it’s not quite like having your own. So, Boris. I’m breaking up with you!
© Boris and his bikes
My ultimate wet bicycle dream would be able to own a Swedish handmade womens bicycle from Skeppshult. But as with most things unique, handmade and good quality, it comes with a hefty price tag. In other words; it’s just not meant to be.
Then I spotted this vintage bike in a window in Barbican, with my name on it. And I thought this was the one! However, turned out the offer was “we pay £100 for your used bike when you buy a NEW”. How disappointing -a bike, literary with my name on it, and it’s not for sale! So the search for “the one” continues.
© Go Scandinavian – Bianca Bike
Let me know if you know where to buy a affordable bicycle, you know a frame with two wheels, handles and a saddle. A device that can take me anywhere I desire.
Accessories brand BECKSÖNDERGAARD COPENHAGEN from Copenhagen Denmark is known for gorgeous printed scarfs in trendy colours, but above all it’s the quality that really makes you addicted to this brand. Fine knit soft cotton draped around you, making you warm and comfortable throughout the day.
Becksöndergaard SS13 campaign
The Danish accessory brand BECKSÖNDERGAARD COPENHAGEN was founded by Lis Beck and Anna Søndergaard in 2003. With their love for colours and Scandinavian simplicity BECKSÖNDERGAARD creates stylish accessories with a natural colour palette, unique handdrawn prints.
Danish Modern at its best, the Ro Chair by Fritz Hansen, is launched. Currently exhibiting with a seperate pop-up showroom in conjunction with the Clerkenwell Design Week in London.
The Ro chair designed by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón, in subtle shades and elegant lines, provides a space for relaxation. It’s like a comfortable curved shell shielding from and giving a break from everyday stress.
© Go Scandinavian visiting the Fritz Hansen Pop-up Showroom in St Johns St at the Clerkenwell Design Week
About Fritz Hansen, also known as Republic of Fritz Hansen is a Danish furniture design company. Designers who have worked for Fritz Hansen include legends such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Hans J. Wegner, and Piet Hein. Fritz Hansen also collaborates with contemporary furniture architects including Hiromichi Konno, Cecilie Manz and Kasper Salto.
Room Copenhagen and Holscher Design in partnership with colour expert Pantone are developing a collection of colorful products under the Pantone Universe name. The design and product development are involving the the world-renowned Knud Holscher Design studio. The lates news is the Pantone Universe Cup by Room Copenhagen.
The cup, with a light matte whipped-cream white and a Pantone-colored smooth interior, are suitable as everyday drinking cups and as an elegant alternative to a drinking glass. All you have to do is to choose your favourite colour! Price £13.99
Defining Scandinavia launched this January, exhibiting a well curated selection of everything within Design & Living. Situated in the trendy and historical Øksneshallen (used to be a slaughter house in the oden days) in Copenhagen, the show was an immediate success with exhibitors, buyers and press alike.
And now the next show is coming together! Season 2 of Defining Scandinavia will take place 8th – 11th August 2013.
Defining Scandinavia presents the most distinctive trends, and in the August 2013 edition they will focus on ‘Functional Moxie’. ‘Moxie’ is colloquial slang for courage, daring and spirit. Using the term ‘Functional Moxie’, Defining Scandinavia accepts the challenge, focusing on the way existing trends, put in a new functional context, addresses the genre of design and living. We aim to embrace functionality by daring to choose only value-adding everyday objects. Sounds interesting?
© Louise Roe
Louise Roe is one designer that will be exhibiting again at Defining Scandinavia. Especially her textile products are truly sensational, bout in texture and colour. Make sure to pop by the stand if you are there or see more design essentials at louiseroe.dk
Buyers and press can register online at definingscandinavia.com
With Superfront, you have the chance to invest in a high quality furniture at a sensible price. Swedish company Superfront makes fronts, handles and legs for all of Ikea’s existing cabinet bases, extending to many base products from Ikea.
Nine surface designs, nine legs, eight handles and and twelwe different colours are currently available of your choice.
Renew your existing Ikea kitchen or an old wall lined with Ikea closets. Tweak a sideboard or even a bathroom cabinet from their line. And it’s environmentally friendly, the whole concept of upcycle rather than waist.
All Superfront products are made in Sweden. Customise your cabinet into a one off unique design piece on superfront.com