Want a bit of Scandinavia in your home? Then maybe a quirky wallpaper by Norwegian design company Scandinavian Surface is something for you.
“Based in Bergen the designers are always on the look-out for remarkable colours, patterns and forms in their surroundings, finding inspiration in the everchanging scenery and dramatic nature.” – Scandinavian Surface
I squint in the sunny glare.
Through frozen lashes the forest turns
into embroidery; split and hatched.
Major moose soundlessly emerges.
I hesitate, blinking it into memory.
I recently went to a concert here in Milan to see one of my favourite musicians, Thomas Dybdahl, who is actually from my hometown back in Norway! It was a very beautiful gig, just him and his guitar, and the audience were all sitting on the floor enjoying the melancholic music & funny anecdotes he delivered.
It got me thinking, there is a lot of great music from Scandinavia that might not be that well known anywhere else.. So I decided to put together a little series of mixtape lists for you to hopefully discover some new bands or rediscover some older classics.
First up, here are some lovely songs to get you in the Norwegian mood;
You can find this playlist in my Spotify if you want to listen to it. Any other Norwegian songs you think I should add? Leave a comment below as I would love to expand my list!
These beautiful Granit bookends are created by Norwegian Silje Nesdal, and they are made from leftover granite stone used for the process of making tombstone monuments. She is inspired by traditional use of local materials & techniques, as well as Finnish and Japanese.
The sharp edges of the bookends are a lovely contrast to the colour-play in the granite stone, and they stand firm by utilizing their natural weight. The bookends give a new purpose to material that would usually be discarded, a simplistic and unique feature in a bookshelf or on a desk.
I’m so happy to introduce the new ingridesign FJORDS collection now available in my storenvy online shop. The design is based on the feeling of wanderlust and is a tribute to the amazing and breathtaking fjords in Norway. I grew up in Sandnes overlooking a fjord, and it was something I would almost take for granted until I moved away. Now I long for it and see it as a symbol of home and calmness.
FJORD /fēˈôrd, fyôrd/ a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as in Norway and Iceland, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley.
The collection currently consists of three different poster prints in two different sizes; 460mm x 615mm (18 x 24) or 305mm x 406mm (12 x 16), all printed on thick durable matte paper. The design is also available on a white soft 80% polyester + 20% cotton fleece fabric pillow, as well as a black unisex tank top. Click on any image below to find out more or make a purchase;