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CERAMIC FAVOURITES FROM ETSY

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Who else is obsessed with ceramics? After I visited the home of ceramics this summer, a place called Grottaglie in the south of Italy (which I highly recommend to anyone who loves ceramics), I have been browsing online for beautiful pieces. I especially love when ceramics are handmade with a personal touch, when each of the pieces are unique.

Here are some of my current favourites from Etsy;

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This cute planter by ebenotti is the perfect addition to any home, great to have succulents or any small plants in. Each of the planters are handmade with the simplistic herringbone patterned carved out and inlaid with black stain.

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Loving this adorable spoon rest designed by noemarin to keep your kitchen bench clean while you’re cooking. With it’s simple design and clean lines, this piece can fit in anyones home no matter the style, and it can also be used to place your tea bag or spoon on.

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A fun and modern way to display your rings. These handmade marble ring cones by paperandclaystudio are so stunning, they also come in different colours if you are not as big of a marble-fan as me.

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How adorable are these cup sized colanders for washing berries by FringeandFettle? This is perfect for washing off single servings of fruits or veggies to add to your meals.

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Beautiful pink porcelain box by YuliaTsukerman. It can be used to store jewellery, for cotton pads, candy or any other trinkets of your choice.And as its produced with a spoon slot you can also use it in the kitchen as a sugar bowl or salt cellar. Very handy!

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I love hanging planters, and these ones by spinspin are so characteristic.
They are hand formed and then painted with black dashes, making each one slightly different and unique.

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These polka-dot ceramic spoons by Coconutstudiopottery comes as a set of two and are perfect for stirring with in your tea or coffee.

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Lovely pair of handmade ceramic glasses by MaevoStudio perfect for tea or coffee. They are tinted with different colours to get a beautiful surface, and glazed internally and on the edge.

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INSTAGRAM FAVOURITES #6

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Its been a while since last time I did one of these, almost two months actually, but after a little break I’m back with my selection of favourite Scandinavian finds on Instagram. Want to find out more? Just click on a name to be directed to their full Insta feed!

1) Kjær” is the Norwegian word for beloved or dear and is pronounced similarly to the English word “care.” This beautiful illustration is by @velmakin.shop, check out their account to learn more Norwegian words!

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2) How cool are these rings by Norwegian @skjerven_jewellery? They have the original iconic LOTUS pattern from Cathrine Holm on them and can be bought here.

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3) I’m obsessing over the cute ghost from Danish brand Studio Arhoj here photographed by @stuen.th! They come on so many different colours & patterns and are so fun. You can find the whole collection of ghosts here!

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4) The gorgeous HAY scissor is almost too nice to use.. Pictured by @thesefourwallsblog.

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5) Sometimes rainy days can result in beautiful photos like this one by @regineforsund.

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6) The perfect shades of the Pantone Colours of the Year spotted by Helsinki-based @erikaappelstrom. Anyone else been loving the colour selection this year?

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7) Lovely living room by @lillian_ba. That carpet!

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8) This pretty photo by @thislittlestreet of Copenhagen really makes me want to go soon.. Anyone want’s to join me?

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9) In Denmark they say “put on your yes-hat” as a synonym for being more positive, and these cute limited edition Yes-Hat jewelries by @kasialilja is just adorable!

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This is a monthly post, so stay tuned for more Scandinavian inspiration! And do share in the comments below if you have any great Instagram accounts you know about that I should check out.

// Photo credit: 1 velmakin.shop / 2 skjerven_jewellery / 3 stuen.th / 4 thesefourwallsblog / 5 regineforsund / 6 erikaappelstrom / 7 lillian_ba / 8 thislittlestreet / 9 kasialilja

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LOOKING BACK AT JANUARY: STUFF I LOVED

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If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen these items on my feed over the last month as it’s been some of my favourites lately. I thought I would present them all here with a little bit more information about why I love them;

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L:A BRUKET FACE OIL

This facial serum by the organic Swedish brand provides nourishing and boosting qualities while also deliver moisture to stimulate and revitalize dry to normal skin. It has been my winter essential and has been helping my skin feel soft & lovely in the cold. Psst; and it’s anti-aging so thats always a big plus!

“We find our ingredients from both sea and land and we strive for our raw materials and products to be as organic and environmental friendly as possible. The herbs, waxes and oils used in the production of our products, are from origins from near and far, all with special qualities that deliver nourishing possibilities. We constantly seek new ingredients and combinations in order to achieve the optimal benefits and sensations from our products.” – L:A BRUKET

 
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H&M DEER NECKLACE

I’ve been loving this cute little necklace from H&M. It was a part of their Christmas collection so unfortunately I can’t ind it on their website anymore but you might be lucky to find it in the sales section of your local store. The necklace comes with a selection of little cute Christmassy charms that you can change depending on what you want to wear, but now that Christmas is over I have been loving this little deer head. So adorable (and affordable)!

 
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ARCHITECTMADE BIRD

These adorable wooden birds is the essence of Danish design, simple in appearance with its clean lines and a timeless classic. I love the fact that you can create endless expressions by just tilting its head in any direction to express happiness, sadness & curiosity.

“Each Architectmade object is designed with architect-precision and personal vision that comes from the heart, reflecting the individual values, beliefs and ways of life of some of the greatest Danish architects of our time.” – ARCHITECTMADE

 
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BLOOMINGVILLE MARBLE TREE

I had been eyeing up this adorable marble tree for a while in a local store back home in Norway, and when I found it on sale at 70% off I knew it was meant to be! It comes in a choice of 2 sizes and is originally a Christmas decoration but I think it is the perfect storage for my watch & bracelet. Bloomingville is a popular Danish homeware brand, and their collection is defined by its contemporary mixture of raw products with a nostalgic Scandinavian twist and reproductions of beautiful pieces from the past.

 
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FRANKIE 2016 DIARY

This year one of my goals have been to get more organised, and for my birthday I got this amazing diary from one of my friends so it was the little kick I needed to get started. So far I have been good at filling it out and keeping track of everything I need to do which is great. I love the design of the planner, each month has a different patterns such as pretty florals, dots, stripes & cute shapes hand-drawn by Frankie Magazine illustrator Sara Hingle. It is divided into a week to a double-page layout and also has as a weekly notes section for all those little lists you need to scribble down. And the most important thing; its got a yellow cover!! 💛 You can find some photos of the inside of the diary here.

 
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ZARA ‘SNOW FEELING’ HAT

So event hough we haven’t had much snow, and I actually prefer being inside looking at the snow instead of being cold, I have been loving this knitted hat with SNOW FEELING written on the front of it. I don’t know why, but it just makes me feel cool. After I bought it I did discover there is a yellow version too.. but I couldnt justify having two of the same hat.

Stay tuned for more stuff next month or follow along on Instagram!

// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

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INSTAGRAM FAVOURITES #5

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I have yet again been collecting my favourite Scandinavian finds on Instagram this month. Want to find out more? Just click on a name to be directed to their full Insta feed for you to enjoy!

1) The cutest Marimekko cookies made by @kitandnancy;

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2) I’m obsessed with pinecones at the moment, and these necklaces from Norwegian jewellery brand @kvistkvae are so beautiful;

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3) How lucky is @trees_and_treasures to have this beautiful snowy winter wonderland view from her window;

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4) Check out these wall (or floor) decals by @snedesign, a young eco-conscious Norwegian brand with a passion for bringing nordic playfulness to the world;

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5) These Crown & Branch coat hangers by Swedish @mazeinterior are made from 100% recycled metal comes in black, white and copper;

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6) @tuvamoenholm knows how to wrap! This gorgeous wrapping paper is by Norwegian designers Darling Clementine, find all of their products here;

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7) So jealous of @elisabethsofie with the perfect combination of these white string pocket shelves & a beautiful grey shade on the wall;

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8) Love the traditional Nordic pattern mixed with the more modern colour choices of these mittens knitted by @pastapatchwork;

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9) @sarahk1rby is obsessed with these Muuto the Dots hooks and I can understand why;

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This is a monthly post, so stay tuned for more Scandinavian inspiration! And do share in the comments below if you have any great Instagram accounts you know about that I should check out.

// Photo credit: 1 kitandnancy / 2 kvistkvae / 3 trees_and_treasures / 4 snedesign / 5 mazeinterior / 6 tuvamoenholm / 7 elisabethsofie / 8 pastapatchwork / 9 sarahk1rby

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INSTAGRAM FAVOURITES #4

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I’ve been collecting my favourite Scandinavian finds on Instagram this month, which was a very inspiring & fun but difficult task. Want to find out more? Just click on a name to be directed to their full Insta feed for you to enjoy!

1) @emmeselle by Norwegian artist Mona Stenseth Larsen is Scandinavian folklore meets pop art. I love how she takes normal everyday objects from Norwegian culture and creates beautiful illustrations like this one;

2) Beautiful & elegant jewelry by @mumbaistockholm, a Swedish brand using only 100% recycled gold and silver and certified stones. They also offer customers the possibility of sending in old gold jewelry which they then remake into new and modern mumbaistockholm designs. A clever way to update your jewelry box!

3) Cute Scandinavian style DIY letters in beads by Danish @sostrenegrene. You can see how they are made here on their YouTube channel.

4) @sognehome is a Norwegian brand that I’ve followed on Instagram for a while now. I love the simplicity of their homeware, and this mug with “pause” written on (which means break) is the perfect reminder that sometimes all you need is to stop and just enjoy a nice cup of coffee or tea.

5) Because who wouldn’t want one Fjallraven Kanken backpack in each colour.. Find the whole range here.

6) How beautiful are these pastel vases by Malmö-based @scandinaviaform?

7) It’s getting very cold, and a pair of traditional knitted woollen socks like these ones captured by @livingenjoy is a must!

8) @lemurdesign is a Danish brand creating beautiful lifestyle & home accessories like these leather wallets.

9) Be sure to check out @heidisuuldesign. She is a Norwegian designer & illustrator creating beautiful art with a true Scandinavian feel.

This is a monthly post, so stay tuned for more Scandinavian inspiration! And do share in the comments below if you have any great Instagram accounts you know about that I should check out.

// Photo credit: 1 emmeselle / 2 mumbaistockholm / 3 sostrenegrene / 4 charlotte_interior / 5 sasquatch_00 / 6 unisonhome / 7 livingenjoy / 8 krejberg / 9 heidisuuldesign

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INSTAGRAM FAVOURITES #3

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I’m so hooked on Instagram and this month there has been a lot of likes so it was quite hard to choose 9 favourites out of them..

But here you go; scroll, click & like too!

1) This shot by @harleyquinn_ is just the cutest!

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Photo by @harleyquinn_

2) Yes I love emojis (who doesn’t?..) and I also love @jacvanek‘s products, especially this phone cover!

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Photo by @jacvanek

3) How sweet is this limited edition screen print by @memohelen! Go check out all of her wonderful artwork which is for sale on etsy.

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Photo by @memohelen

4) How creative! @mariinmilan spotted this wall with the story of Arne Jacobsen written with the classic design letters mugs at the M&O fair in Paris.

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Photo by @mariinmilan

5) @blytheivory reminds me that I have to go back to Bar Luce (which was designed by Wes Anderson!!) soon..

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Photo by @blytheivory

6) Massive style envy, and it’s not just because @irislovs is wearing yellow.

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Photo by @irislovs

7) I need this t-shirt captured by @jemlouisee. Also really liking the idea of using a branch for hanging clothes and items on!

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Photo by @jemlouisee

8) Because you can’t find Mr. Toadstool on the ground and not take a photo of it. This adorable shot is by @wonderlass.

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Photo by @wonderlass

9) I totally agree with @kvdesignlove on this one.. First I do coffee then I do things! Is there any other way?

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Photo by @kvdesignlove

This is a monthly post, so stay tuned for more inspiration! And do share in the comments below if you have any great Instagram accounts you know about that I should check out.

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