With a new home comes the need for storage and the pursuit for smart solutions is now an ongoing quest. We’ve already visited a certain Swedish furniture giant to pick up the practical Stolmen wardrobe solution. With no build in storage in our flat, our eyes have been on the storage solution from Montana. Recently we also discovered the modular storage system No.5 from Swedish company Voice. So if you don’t mind the price tag we are suddenly spolit for choice!
No.5 is based on the square root of five with slim dimensions and harmonious proportions. The system can be fitted with doors, drawers or shelves in 72 different combinations. It can be mounted on a wall, placed on a plinth or frame or fitted with castors. Either way this system will store, keep and present your belongings in a functional and sleek way.
To find out more, visit www.voice.eu/no5/
Styling: Lotta Agaton Photo: Petra Bindel
Voice is a Swedish furniture company founded in 1997. The designer of No.5 for Vouce is Jesper Ståhl, a industrial designer who trained at the London Royal College of Art. His portfolio includes kitchen utensils, lighting, electronic products, wash stands and tools. Several of them are acclaimed pieces and have won awards, both in Sweden and internationally. For Voice, Jesper Ståhl has also designed the wooden chair Bodoni and the acclaimed cabinet No. 216.
The White Caviar (Caviar d’Escargot) is a quite new and exciting luxury product that is regaining popularity around the world. The highly-prized delicacy, which in fact is snail eggs, was enjoyed centuries ago in banquets for wealthy Romans, Egyptians and Greeks. Also known as “Pearls of Aphrodite” for their supposed aphrodisiac quality, with a sublime taste;
Woody, salty, with a hint of rosemary and earthy undertones -perfect served on special occasions as canapès.
The Escargot Norway snail-farm situated in one of the cleanest areas in South America, located in Valle del Elqui in Chile. The farm has unlimited access to extremely pure water from a well 55 meters under ground, with the water coming directly from The Andes Mountains. Also the stable climate in the area is perfect for breeding snails. The farm has 2 million snails, each laying only a few hundreds eggs once a year. The White Pearls are treated like precious gold as they are manually harvested and sorted, to ensure superb quality.
Escargot Norway is a innovative company in many ways. Not only focusing on a reinvented products but also producing it eco friendly The operation in Chile is run on alternative energy, like solar power systems and wind mill.
CEO Asgeir Grytten has worked many years in the seafood industry and is used to high quality seafood production and with focusing on quality and stable delivery. Escargot Norway is their HQ in Oslo, Norway, where all operations including marketing and shipping towards Europe take place.
Food-journalists around the world write about this remarkable delicacy, served at top restaurants and available online and from luxury department stores such as Harrods London. To find out more, visit escargot.no
House Doctor is a Danish company, creating Scandinavian beautiful interior for your home, with a personal and informal style.
Twice a year there’s a new collection presented, Everyday and Moments. Everyday is presented in January and contains new products as well as favourites from the existing range, while the Moments collection, presented in August, mainly consists of novelties and seasonal accessories.
The product range is very wide, ranging from kitchen storage, vases and furniture to an exclusive assortment of clothing and sophisticated accessories. With the elements mixed rather than matched. As beautiful as the Nordic nature.
Explore the collections on www.housedoctor.dk
The guests are already at the door when you are still in the bathroom, applying the finishing touches of Mascara… Nevertheless you feel totally relaxed and excited about tonights party. Not only are you wearing your favourite dress and there’s some lovely friends arriving. There’s also a nice bottle of bubbly on the chill and a serving platter filled with exquisite smoked salmon from Hansen Lydersen on wafer thin crisp bread from Neils Yard, topped with a light dash of creme fraiche and decorated artfully with a couple of chives for added colour and taste. All made well in advance of the party!
And if there happens to be any smoked salmon left after the party, why not go for a light lunch option? It takes less than 15 minutes to throw a healthy and delicious smoked salmon salad together. Use avocado, eggs, beetroot and lots more.
© Hansen & Lydersen. Smoked salmon with goats curd, roast baby beets, dashi jellies, kikones and pomegranate, by chef Peter Gordon.
As well as selling at several London Food Markets during the weekend, Hansen Lydersen also supplies some of London’s finest dining rooms. The salmon has a sublimely delicate flavour after being smoked in the London based smokehouse, less than 48 hours after being fished from sustainable stock, over Danish juniper and beech wood. Visit hansen-lydersen.com
Finally hitting the British screens, the first episodes of the long-awaited third series of cult Danish detective drama is here!
Sarah Lund and The Killing Series 3 Episode 1 will be on BBC Four this Saturday 17th November at 9pm.
The Killing (Danish title Forbrydelsen) is a Danish television drama series created by Søren Sveistrup, first broadcasted in Denmark on 7th January 2007, and has since become a worldwide success.
The series is set in a fictional Copenhagen police department and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (played by Sofie Gråbøl) and her team, with each season series following a different murder case day-by-day and a one-hour episode covering twenty-four hours of the investigation. The series is noted for its plot twists, season-long storylines, dark tone and for giving equal emphasis to the story of the murdered victim’s family alongside the police investigation. It has also been singled out for the photography of its beautiful Danish setting, and for the acting ability of its cast.
The Lund Jumper has also become a big success, even having a Sara Lund Sweater website dedicate to it. The original sweater, as worn by series heroine Sarah Lund, was chosen despite the jumper being decidedly unpolice-like. “The reason it’s so perfect is because it tells so many stories. It tells of a person who doesn’t use her sexuality – that’s a big point. Lund’s so sure of herself she doesn’t have to wear a suit. She’s at peace with herself.” the actor Gråbøl explains.
Now, regardless of hos devoted fan I may be, I do not own a Lund Sweater. But there’s plenty of other cozy knit jumpers that will do! Like this beautiful, also danish design, in a Nordic knit style.
© Photo Ganni Sweater dress £110 available from Wild Swans.
This final series of Forbrydelsen explores the global financial crisis as the ostensibly random murder of a sailor leads Sarah Lund through the financial community.
We’ll be cuddling up in the sofa, wearing cozy knitwear, with our favourite wine in the glass, and of course following the hashtag #thekilling3 on Twitter. Roll on Saturday!
Also, check out the review of The Killing 3 at the Telegraph; “British audiences are in for a genuinely rare treat when it comes to BBC Four in November.” More here
The Scandinavian Christmas Markets happening in London this November is a must visit for everyone with a hint of Viking blood in their veins. If you can’t go to Scandinavia pre Christmas, this is as close as you get to the real deal. Unleash the Scandinavian in you, and sink into a traditional Nordic Christmas spirit with fellow Scandi lovers.
© Lev Landlig
Danish Bazar kicks of their annual Christmas Bazar in leafy Hampstead, just a short tube ride up from the city. Sink into a traditional Danish Christmas spirit with everything from wrapping paper and Christmas decoration to yummy cookies and Christmas brew. Don’t leave without picking up some fresh pine tree branches for decoration.
Danish Christmas Bazar London takes place on the 24-25 November 2012. Find out more here
The Swedish Christmas Fair is hosted by the Swedish Church, centrally located close to the Baker Street tube station. This fair is renowned for their delicious gingerbread men cookies and the Swedish mulled wine, glögg. There’s also lots of decoration like “Tomten” (Swedish Santa) and other necessities you would need to get ready for the coming holiday. But with live music and stall women and men dressed up in national costumes, this is the place to get a feel for the true Christmas spirit!
The Swedish Christmas Fair in London takes place on the 22, 24-25 November 2012. Find out more here
During two hectic days in the exhibition centre Earls Court in Hammersmith, the Scandinavia Show gave us a taste of what the Nordic countries has to offer, everything from fashion and design to food and travel. Hosted by Scan Magazine the annual event took place last weekend. And in case you missed it -here’s a few pics via Instagram to show you a few highlights.
1. Sarah Lundh’s new knitted Nordic jumper (The Killing 3 is released the 17th November) 2. Skeppshult Bike, nostalgic high quality city bicycles that I so desperately want -say no more! 3. Fjallraven, your best friend when entering the forest, climbing in mountains or heading to the city jungle! 4. Nordic cookbooks, our favourite being the Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann. 5. Nordic Design in the UK, we love the contemporary trolley! 6. Directly out of the London based smokehouse, recognized as one of the up and coming foodies in the country, sublime smoked salmon by Hansen & Lydersen (order for Christmas now!) 7. Ultimate of design and technology, loved by Top Gear, Swedish Hypercar by Koenigsegg