Remember SKANDINAVISK? We’ve talked about it previously. It’s our favourite brand for candles, as it’s scent-free (if you do prefer scented candles, that’s also part of the product range!), incredibly slow burning and therefor so looong lasting. And that glow! Forget any childhood memory of the “snølykt” (snow candle) you made… This glows beyond anything!
SKANDINAVISK Hygge Advent Calendar Candle is made of vegetable stearin, refined paraffin and organic beeswax. Pure, slow burning and highly decorative with a deep glow. A daily treat, throughout Advent.
And did you know, you can get some HYGGE in the UK too now? Moleta Munro, Republic of Fritz Hansen, Wild Swans, Totally Swedish and many more stock this home accessory brand. Find your nearest retailer at skandinavisk.com And don’ be fooled by the price. Considering the hours with deep glow -it’s rather affordable.
This post will be updated with a burning Advent Calendar Candle, on Sunday! ;)
Psst! Will I be seeing you at the Scandinavian Christmas Market in Notting Hill today?
So, I’ve joined a knitting club, even though I can’t knit. Yes, “can’t knit” as in not at all. However I have some really optimistic friends that seems to think that “everyone can knit”. So there you go, I’m now officially a member of a knitting club. Then onto my first planned project… cushion. I’d love to knit a cushion cover! Always wanted a soft and snug cushion in our living room. Cable knit is probably to reach to high, but a plain one should be doable?
First meeting will take place this Wednesday, and I’ll keep you posted on my progress. Meanwhile, if you have any advise (or encouragement) -do share!
Psst… The oversized cable knitted cushion seen in picture above retails for £45 -just in case my project fails completely.
The kitchen table is probably one of the most important furniture in the house, where all meals, work and socialising is taking place. And wouldn’t these contemporary bulbs, the E27 from Muuto look just gorgeous over our kitchen table?
Continue reading → Muuto New Nordic E27 contemporary Pendant Lamp
The Art of Display, with tray displays. It’s very simple. By using serving trays to display things around the home with style. You can change it all the time too, play around with it according to season and mood.
Continue reading → The art of display on a tray – the Tray Table by Hans Bølling
Reindeer Skin or hide as it’s also called is originating from the Sami people, the natives of the North. Reindeer provide meat, milk and materials for clothes and tools and are still important to the Sami people’s culture and existence today. It’s not only a eco-friendly and sustainable product -but also a highly decorative one.
Continue reading → Interior trend of the season – Reindeer Skin for your Winter Home
If there’s one thing I miss from Scandinavia it’s candlelight. Scandinavian proper candlelight. That have the right size, that smell absolutely nothing, that burns slowly without dripping and that glows magical in the dark.
Autumn is the season for candlelit evenings. Weather’s changing, leafs are falling from the trees and landing on the wet ground, the evenings are darker. That’s in fact a season the Scandinavian people are looking forward to. As it’s the season for “hygge”. Directly translated it means to enjoy yourself, to be having an enjoyable time. To the Scandinavian people “hygge” means to lid candles, brew a cup of tea, get out your favourite book and cuddle up in the sofa with a woolen blanket and just enjoy the dark and silence. If you want to experience that authentic Scandinavian feeling of “hygge” you need to try the candles from SKANDINAVISK.
New this season is the natural fragranced candles; SKOV, with a fresh smell of the Scandinavian never-ending forrest, HAV, which takes you straight back to a swim in clear blue salty sea and then last it’s HYGGE, that just smell incredible nice in a subtle way. All three fragrances are perfect when you just want to add that extra bit of atmosphere to your home. HYGGE is my favourite, but I wouldn’t mind having HAV in my bathroom. But I wonder if my husband would prefer SKOV.
And then there’s the new Advent Calendar Candle. As a opposite to the more traditional advent candle only to be lid on the last for Sundays before Christmas Eve, this you can lid every evening, as a countdown, for all of us that still believes in magic.
Find your nearest retailer of the hand poured, slow burning, deep glowing candle at skandinavisk.com
If you’re thirsty, there’s nothing healthier than plain water. And to make the plain water a bit more exciting we’ve chosen a few Scandinavian designer carafes, for your inspiration.
By Georg Jensen is this functional jug with a oak lid.
There’s the water carafe by Kartio Pitcher for Iitalla.
This simple style from Menu
The Eva Solo Water carafe, with a neoprene cover to keep in the fridge.
Fun and full of life is this water carafe by Normann Copenhagen.
With a water carafe I tend to drink more water, especially if it’s in the fridge, as it’s cold and refreshing. The carafe from Georg Jensen is just super stylish, but the Eva Solo is probably even more functional as it just sist in the fridge, ready to serve. Which one is your favourite carafe?
Our home may have some fantastic features such as large french doors in the living room and high ceiling. The location is great too. And for those of you that follows this blog, you may have picked up that we have a small but private garden that we very much enjoy. But it ends there. We do have a large eat in kitchen, but the fittings is in teak/plastic from the glorious days of the 70’s. The fan looks like a space ship and the cabinets are not possible to completely close. All in all it’s in a state. So we are looking into renewing it.
IKEA offers an online solution where you can design your own kitchen by simply filling in the accurate measurements of the room. When that’s said there’s no surprise there’s companies offering to design it for you, for a small fee. Because finding the right solution, cabinets that fitted your measurements, turned out to be a small headache. As hours spent with click and drag cabinets around your virtual kitchen, that would fit in with the rooms dimensions, is before deciding on whether to go with a grey or off white kitchen.
We’re planning to recover the original floor, that are hopefully hiding underneath the parquet, with some sanding and oiling. Combined with contemporary Scandinavian dining furniture and a fully functioning fireplace -this might end up being our favourite room in the house. Now, should we choose grey or off white?
When staying with friends this summer we truly enjoyed dining in with their gorgeous dinnerware by Royal Copenhagen. It really inspired us and we realised that if we were ever to have the same in our home, we needed to get started. A birthday present, adding to the collection of tea mugs in all shapes and patterns prompted our quest to a stylish dinnerware. Mixing dinnerware can be fun but our selection is not a mix in a good way. Our mugs are everything from Diamond Jubilee to Santa saying ho ho ho. Returning the gift, four tea mugs with a summery flower pattern got us started with one tea cup and saucer from Royal Copenhagen. Royal Copenhagen doesn’t come for free, but it does come with a two year breakage guarantee. The quality is lush, and as every piece is hand painted, you should choose each item with care. From now on, no more unwanted gifts for Birthday and Christmas. Also, you might come over nice pieces of the collection, second hand and even in sales sometimes. I wouldn’t mind mixing the different straw patterns, although we will be focusing on collecting the Blue Fluted Pain.
Collecting a certain dinnerware set does make you feel all grown up. But whatever makes you happy! We’ll probably combine this with Royal Copenhagen Fluted Contrast coffee mugs, as a contemporary touch on the breakfast table.
If you are interested seeing more, have a look here Royal Copenhagen
&tradition is a Danish design company established in 2010 with focus on being “tradition tied to innovation”. With a furniture and lighting inspired by classics dating back to 1930′, they include some of the best Scandinavian designers as well as some exciting new talents. The FLY Lounge Series (as seen below) by SPACE Copenhagen, launched in 2013, has a genuine feel of traditional craftsmanship yet with a modern look.
“We want to connect with the old masters, while giving space to new designers to define what will become future classics. We see a kinship between the old masters, who were avant-garde in their time, and new designers creating the ground-breaking icons of today”.
Martin Kornbek Hansen,
founder of &tradition
The Danish design furniture from &Tradition are now available in the UK at Moleta Munro and Skandivis. Find out more and see more retailers at andtradition.com