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PAINTED SCANDINAVIAN BOTANICA PRINTS

Keeping with the Greenery theme from last blogpost, how cute are these little Botanica prints by Danish Studio Arhoj?

Each of these packs contains 10 different A5 prints featuring floral oil, pen and watercolour paintings. The paper is made in Denmark using sustainable wind power and printed with vegetable ink. Perfect for framing and decorating your home with or as a card since the pack also comes with white envelopes. The prints can also be bought separately.

Here are all the beautiful prints in the pack;

// Photo credit; Studio Arhoj

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HAPPY FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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What is your advent tradition? In Scandinavia we have a lovely tradition of lighting one candle each of the four Sundays of advent. This Kubus candle holder from by Lassen is just as nice to use all year long, but fits perfectly for advent time too! I especially love the idea of giving it an extra festive vibe by wrapping fresh rosemary around it.

// Photo credit; Sabine Wittig

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STROPP HANGING PEG // BY LASSEN

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Danish By Lassen created the multi-purpose Stropp as a twist on the traditional peg, it combines good Scandinavian style with simplicity, quality and materials that age with grace. Get the pegs with either black, brown or natural leather straps and brass, copper, black or stainless steel knobs.

Stropp can for instance be used for tea towels in your kitchen, for the outdoor clothes, bags & accessories in your hallway, to store magazines & newspapers, as handles on a cupboard, as a wine rack.. The possibilities are endless and these hanging pegs really adds character and a stylish expression to your interior. What would you use them for?

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// Photo credit: By Lassen

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MY FAVOURITES FROM FERM LIVING AUTUMN WINTER COLLECTION “SUBTLE DWELLING”

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Danish ferm LIVING just revealed their new furniture, homeware and accessories collection at this month’s Northmodern event in Copenhagen. This new Autumn / Winter collection is called SUBTLE DWELLING and consists of beautiful, functional and well-designed lifestyle pieces.

“Channelling an artisan approach, the collection focuses on simple shapes brought to life with textural surfaces, contrasting finishes and a colour palette that juxtaposes vibrant and contrasting hues with layers of tonal shades and monochrome colourways. Subtle designs evoking a quiet moment for rest and contemplation, dwelling into a personal space of shape, colour and texture.” – ferm LIVING

Here are my favourite pieces from the collection, but you can view the catalogue here.

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First of all, I love the whole innovative and interchangeable lighting system COLLECT LIGHTING. The idea is great, the range allows you to create your own beautiful lighting solutions by mixing and matching the pieces together.

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My favourite furniture has to be the grey HERMAN LOUNGE CHAIR, a beautiful lounge chair crafted from oak veneer set on a powder coated metal base. With its low design features, a oval base and a backrest that wraps around the body it is created to give maximum sitting comfort. Plus it looks very stylish!

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Another great new addition to their furniture range is the MINGLE TABLE TOP, above in light grey with the MINGLE TRESTLEST in the colour ochre. The table is elegant and contemporary, and you can combine any top with the corresponding trestles in either one of the six carefully chosen colours to create a dining table or desk for your home.

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The PUNCTUAL SHELVING SYSTEM here in grey is also another great addition, especially this 2X6 low version. The metal elements comes in different heights and a lovely selection of soft colour hues.

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The collection is also full of great homeware items, like these stunning ASYMMETRIC CUTTING BOARDS. They are cut from solid oak, then smoked to get a dark finish. They are perfect to use as presentation platters and have a handy hole if you want to hang them up in your kitchen. Available in three different sizes and shapes to use on their own or together.

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I’m always on the hunt for tins to store cakes and biscuits, and the new CONFETTI TIN BOXES are so adorable. The set consists of three boxes in different sizes and colours all decorated with ferm LIVING’s 10th anniversary confetti print with gold details in a matte finish. Simply gorgeous.

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The selection of CAST IRON CANDLE HOLDERS with minimalistic design and lovely textures are so beautiful alone or styled with other items from the collection. The holder is weighty, holds a single candle and comes in a selection of colours and sizes. I particularly am fond of the spotted version on the far left.

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How great are these graphic BRUSH TEA TOWELS? They come in a set of three and are printed with hand drawn designs of wavy and straight lines with swirling brushstrokes. A functional way to add some colour and fun to your kitchen space.

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And last but not least, I adore the new range of SCENTED CANDLES in ceramic pot with a reactive glazed finish. Fill your room with the warming fragrance of fig and choose from a selection of colours, my favourite being the running blue version.

// Photo credit: ferm LIVING

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THE KAHLER FUGATO CERAMIC SPREAKER

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I love the simplistic and great design of these Kähler speakers, it has the perfect natural and Nordic look. Fugato is both beautiful and simple and can easily be integrated into any home with the roundness of the ceramic and the distinctive fabric. It is easy to use and can be connected to your computer, tablet or mobile anywhere in your house whether that’s the kitchen, bedroom or living room.

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// Photo credit: Kähler

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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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