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LOOKING FOR THAT SCANDINAVIAN FEELING

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💚 Remember to join in and show what gives you that Scandinavian feeling. Just add the hashtag #‎thatscandinavianfeeling to your images on Instagram and lets spread hygge all around! I will be choosing a selection in the end of each month to share here on my blog and on Instagram.

Check out my last post for more or click the hashtag above to see what has already been shared! Some really lovely entries so far so keep them coming.

// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

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FINDING THAT SCANDINAVIAN FEELING

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What is that Scandinavian feeling? To me it is a lot of things but at the same time hard to explain and I guess that’s why it is so fascinating and deep in my heart. I have now lived away from Scandinavia for over 7 years, but for some reason the feeling is stronger than ever. It is not about location or origin but simply a mix of cosiness & calm. It is a warm atmosphere that invites you in and makes you feel welcome, but at the same time a cool freshness that hits you like a winter breeze. It is wrapping yourself up in a nice comfy blanket with a hot drink and a cinnamon bun. It is simplicity and minimalism, focusing on the little things in life. It is wooden houses, reindeers, knitted jumpers, fjords & mountains..

So what does that Scandinavian feeling mean to you? Whether you are from Scandinavia or just have a nordic state of mind I’d love to see what you think. To join in and share what gives you that Scandinavian feeling just add the hashtag #thatscandinavianfeeling to your images on Instagram and start browsing. Can’t wait to see!

I will be collecting some images I find each month which to me shows of that perfect Scandinavian feeling and sharing them here. Hopefully it can be a way to inspire each other and discover new accounts or brands and spread hygge all around! To start it off I though I would share a selection of my images to set the mood;

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// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

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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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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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