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SERVING YOUR MIDSUMMER DRINKS

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This weekend is the Midsummer celebrations which is quite a big deal in Scandinavia because it marks the beginning of the summer and finally brighter days! If you want to learn more about how the Swedes celebrate it then check out this Short and pretty guide to celebrating midsummer, Swedish style by my fellow Scandi blogger My Scandinavian Home.

As midsummer is all about floral crowns, beautiful cocktails and fun I though I would share this fun and creative way of serving your drinks. I love the idea of the MyFlavour water carafe by Eva Solo. It has a skewer in the lid, which means that you can easily add all kinds of aromas to your drink or water if you are not serving an alcoholic drink. It is so clever and also very decorative, and the good thing is that the skewer makes it easy to remove the fruit and greenery from the carafe when you are done using it. I think I need to get one of these, would be so handy when making Aperol Spritz, which is basically my favourite summer drink!

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Happy Midsummer and hope you have a lovely weekend.

// Photo credit: 1 Ingrid Opstad / 2 My Full House / 3 Christina Binau Bonnor / 4 Andrea Gravningen / 5 The Impressionista DK

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BOTANICAL WALL VASES FOR PLANT LOVERS

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I love discovering small brands with great products, and thats why I was so happy when I stumbled upon Eco Deer on Etsy! They combine traditional woodworking techniques with modern design to create the most beautiful and creative wall planters. The boards are created using solid eco wood and all the materials are simple and natural.

Their botanical wall vases comes in a variety of design and materials; raw wood, classic black, Scandinavian white, trendy mint and pink. And the great thing is that they are so versatile making it easy for you to customise it exactly how you want it. The Eco Deer can be used both with live flowers or with branches, just put your favorite plants into the glass pockets and change it depending on season or mood!

Here is a selection of images showing the Eco Deer in different spaces;

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What would you put in it if you had one? I really love the idea of the bare branches for a minimal look, but like the idea of being able to change it whenever I want. Find all of their wall vases here.

// Photo credit: Eco Deer

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HANDCRAFTED MINIMALISM FROM MELO

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Swedish design studio Melo is combining humble aesthetics that remove all the unnecessary details with quality craftsmanship. Their brand is all about minimalistic design, focusing on making their products blend in with the environment around them.

Melo just released a new collection of beautiful crafted products all made from ash wood and handcrafted in Dalarna, which is in the heart of Sweden. The new collection consists of a round coffee table, beautiful magazine rack and a decorative orb.

The coffee table has a lovely and soft minimalistic design. The design of the coffee table is intended to allow it to be spacious but at the same time have a light and elegant feel.

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The magazine rack with its round and elegant shape is created to blend in with the wall so that it highlights whatever might be put on it, like for instance magazines, paintings, photographs and books..

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And lastly we have the orb, a simplistic decoration piece to complement your still life. This product is rounded off by hand which makes every single orb unique.

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// Photo credit: Melo

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IKEA FRAKTA BAG REDESIGNED BY HAY

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Did you hear the latest news in the IKEA world? It was revealed during the Swedish company’s annual Democratic Design Day yesterday that their classic blue & yellow FRAKTA carrier bag has been redesigned by Danish design company HAY and will soon be available in this more subtle and chic style. The new bag is made of durable white and forest green woven fabric with forest green straps.

The redesign of the carrier bag is a part of a larger collaboration between IKEA & HAY that will be released in 2017. This minimalistic collection also includes a green chair, a bench, a wooden table and a desk lamp.

“In the same way as I feel with HAY, I feel that the accessories can be like the glue in this collection” – Mette Hay

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// Photo credit: IKEA & HAY

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NEW OBJECTS COLLECTION BY FRITZ HANSEN

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Danish Republic of Fritz Hansen has now become the latest furniture company to launch their own range of accessories, following in the footsteps of design brands HAY and Normann Copenhagen. Their new Objects Collection starts with 12 different statement items focusing on function, craftsmanship, tactility and beauty targeting a new market from their high-end furniture. It will further develop over time with new items added to the collection.

You can find all of the products with information here.

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// Photo credit: Republic of Fritz Hansen

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