As a Scandinavian in Italy one of the best places to go is of-course IKEA. It always makes me feel like home no matter where I am (even though I am not Swedish..) This week we had two trips to the IKEA in Carugate near Milan. I love going there as it is very big and I always spot new products before anywhere else. This time what caught my eye was the new bamboo stands for tablets and / or books called RIMFORSA. The stand can be used on your worktop or desk, or you can even hang it on the wall for more space when cooking. It has a modern and simplistic look, and is very sturdy so it doesn’t fall. “When I designed RIMFORSA I wanted to inspire people to cook – and help make the kitchen a practical place for preparing food together with family and friends. With RIMFORSA organisers I wanted to make it easier to store and display fruits and spices in a beautiful way. The stainless steel together with bamboo brings a modern style with high quality, and is a step towards a more sustainable use of materials.” – Ehlén Johansson
Photo by IKEA
The packaging of the new FRÖER seeds range is so cute and colourful, and makes me wish I had green fingers. Maybe these sets will make it easier for me to try to grow something..
The Italian IKEA’s always have an amazingly good selection of coffee and cakes, so we had to make a pitstop; mocaccino coffee’s, Swedish Easter cake and chocolate crostata cake.
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On the way out we had to have a browse through the food section where I discovered that now they sell frozen waffles which made me very happy. So handy for the times you just want a little waffle heart but don’t have the time to make it.
It’s not a big surprise that I am a lover of all things yellow, and when I saw this blanket by Sögne Home I instantly fell in love. It is 100 % wool and looks very cosy & nice to wrap up in. Get one here!
Have you met the Easter Hoptimists? The original was designed by Danish Hans Gustav Ehrenreich, and was relaunched by the company Hoptimist in 2009. They are so cute, and a fun decoration for your house.
“Easter and Christmas are all about joy, so it was only natural that we should design Hoptimists to spread the holiday cheer at these festive times of the year” – Optimist
I discovered this ceiling hook online and think it’s a very clever and nifty idea. The Little Bishop is designed specifically for cable hung pendant lights, and the clean simple style is perfect for any modern home. It was made by Antony Richards from Melbourne, Australia, and started as a project on Kickstarter. Now the hook is going into production, and is available for pre orders here.
Made of Sundays is a little decal store located in Helsinki, Finland selling wall decals and stickers for happy homes. Their high quality decals are easy to install, and guaranteed to not leave any marks on your walls when removed. I love wall decals because it is affordable option for people who like to re-decorate often and especially if you live in a rented apartment where you are limited with decorating options.
“We believe that our decals are meaningful because of the energy and joy we share when making them. We only design decals that we would love to have in our own home too.” – Made of Sundays
Bring nature into your livingroom with these quirky pine & birch stubbs from Norwegian Ygg&Lyng designed by Elin Louise Sveen. You can use them either as ottomans, sitting stools or side tables, and they give the perfect Scandinavian feel to your home with a modern twist.
“All our products and designs are inspired by Norwegian nature, wild and fantastic as it is. We want to keep it like that, and promise to always do our best to preserve the environment” – Ygg&Lyng
Check out all of the products by Ygg&Lyng in their online catalouge.