All photos by ingridesign
All photos by Ingrid Opstad

Another week, more snaps!

As it was my boyfriends birthday (🎈) we ended up celebrating with friends at BUNS Burger Bar & Restaurant in Monza. They have the most delicious burgers & fries + the cocktails aren’t too bad either. If you want to see some more photos of the place click here for some I posted last time we went for an aperitivo.

ingridesign at buns monza

ingridesign candy at the cinema

As all cinemas here in Italy show dubbed films I was happy to find out that the UCI Cinema in Milan shows a film in English each Wednesday, and took the opportunity to watch the new Jurassic World. I was excited to discover a massive pick & mix candy wall in the cinema, and it even had a big selection of liquorice which warms a Scandinavian heart. The film was amazing and definitely worth watching on the big screen. The cinema oddly had a little break in the middle of the film, I have never experienced that before but it was actually quite nice to have a little breather (or a toilet break for some).

ingridesign at the torredarecord leog tower

When we heard that there would be a massive tower made entirely of LEGO bricks being built in Milan this week, we had to go check it out. When we saw it on Saturday the tower was 22 meter tall, and on the following day it reached a new Guinnes World Record of 35,05 meters! To see some of the photos shared from the event just use the hashtag #TorredaRecord.

ingridesign at ikea temporary midsummer celebration

ingridesign at ikea temporary aperitivo

I have been meaning to go to IKEA Temporary ever since it opened in April and finally had a good excuse to go; they were celebrating Midsummer in true Swedish style. IKEA Temporary is set in a cute little back-alley in Milan, and the space is the perfect setting for an aperitivo while listening to traditional Swedish music and wearing daisy chains in your hair.

While there we also had a walk around inside the space to see what they had to offer. It is like going through a mini version of IKEA, exploring everyday life at home with extra curiosity about life in and around the kitchen. There is a separate area devoted to explore the question ‘how will life in the kitchen and food look in 2025?’ where 50 students from the Ingvar Kamprad Design Centre at Lund University and the Eindhoven University of Technology led by IDEO was invited to share their vision. Their ‘A Table For Living’ prototype caught my eye, the idea behind it is that it will help to make us more confident cooks while letting less food go to waste. The table is created so that when you place items on the work surface it tells you what you can cook with the ingredients & how to do it step by step. Such a great concept, and I can see it being very useful in future homes (especially for people like me who needs all the help they can get in the kitchen..) To find out more about Concept Kitchen 2025 click here.

ingridesign at ikea temporary food concept

ingridesign brochure at ikea temporary

“There is so much more to food than food. Simply being together to talk, share, discuss, flirt and argue around the table is just as important as the food itself. This is what we at IKEA are most passionate and curious about: life at home.” – IKEA

The IKEA temporary home is open everyday and worth a visit as there is different events, talks and cook-alongs happening. And most importantly they serve meatballs!

ingridesign at lecco town

Have you ever been to Lecco? If not, then you should put it on your list as it is a very beautiful and romantic place. It is right on the other side of Lake Como, and so nice because it’s not as full of tourists (and expensive) as it can be in Como. We went for half a day to walk around and enjoy the sunshine and fresh sea-breeze, and even found a Gelateria that served vegan ice-cream which made me happy as I recently discovered I am lactose intolerant.

ingridesign at lecco

ingridesign love at lecco

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Hi there! My name is Ingrid Opstad, I am originally from a little town in Norway but currently living near Milan, Italy with my boyfriend & dog. I have a Master Degree in graphic design, but I am also working as a freelance journalist for Scan Magazine. That Scandinavian Feeling is a place for me to share my knowledge and love for Scandinavia; touching upon everything from interiors, design, lifestyle and hygge.


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