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WHAT IS KOS(ELIG)?

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KOS(ELIG) is a Norwegian word that describes the warm feeling you get from simple pleasures in life. It can be meeting up with a good friend, cozying up under a blanket on a cold winter day with a warm cup of cocoa & biscuits, a hug… Basically anything you enjoy can be referred to as “koselig”.

(The plate is from Bloomingville & the alphabet biscuits are from IKEA.)

// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

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SCANDINAVIAN XMAS ON ETSY

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It’s the first of December & I can’t believe how fast time is flying by.. Is anyone else stressing out over Christmas present & decorations realising they don’t have as much time as they though to finish?

On my search online I have discovered a lot of great items on Etsy, so I decided to do a festive blog post sharing some of my favourite Scandinavian Christmas finds.

SCANDINAVIAN ORNAMENTS by HUSdesigns:
A sweet collection of traditional Scandinavian ornaments that can be put on your Christmas tree or on a branch ornament on the table. These remind me of my childhood, as my family always had similar ornaments on our tree!

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NORDIC GIFT WRAP by DBIllustrations:
Nordic style Christmas-jumper inspired design featuring repeated pattern of reindeers, Christmas trees, baubles & poinsettias. This cute design is also available as a greeting card pack and is illustrated & handmade in the UK.

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EMBOSSED ROLLING PIN by HousemateArtist:
This rolling pin can be a great way to pump up your baking by putting this cute Scandinavian pattern on your cookies or a creative idea for a present to your beloved ones. It is made of high quality polish beech wood, and engraved with a laser machine.

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SCANDI BOY MASJON JAR by AJarMpls:
This sweet little Christmas decoration is handmade in the US by Rachael Crew. The jar is pint size and features a little Scandi boy in felt & knit, frosty trees & fluffy snow. Perfect Nordic styled festive touch to any home!

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HIMMELI SCANDINAVIAN GEOMETRIC ORNAMENTS by PetitHelsinki:
Beautiful & festive himmeli decoration handmade in Paris from golden glass beads & metal wire. These modern pieces are perfect as Christmas decoration, either on the tree, the table decoration or hanging anywhere in your house!

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DALA HORSE PAPER GARLAND by OtloxotBarcelona:
Scandinavian style paper garland made with 12 paper Dala horses & 4 circles of snowflakes. A fun garland to hang in the window, on a wall or on your Christmas tree.

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PRINTABLE WALL DECOR by spellandtell:
Simplistic print with a black & white Nordic pattern, for a more modern festive feel. And as this is a printable file you get it straight away and can print any size you desire.

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SCANDINAVIAN CABIN by POAST:
These Scandinavian cabin tree ornaments are designed by a Scandinavian-American artist and designer living in Norway. They were inspired by the tiny log cabins that dot the snow-capped mountains and surround the beautiful fjords of Norway & Sweden.

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Hope you get some inspiration for decorating your home in Scandi style!

// Photo credit: 1 Ingrid Opstad / 2 HUSdesigns / 3 MDBIllustrations / 4 HousemateArtist / 5 AJarMpls / 6 PetitHelsinki / 7 OtloxotBarcelona / 8 spellandtell / 9 POAST

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INWARD // A SCANDINAVIAN WINTER GUIDE

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This lovely book, a collaboration between Aesop and typographic store Playtype, marks the imminent arrival of winter.

Inward: A Scandinavian Winter Guide is a combination of a notebook and an accompanying guide of Stockholm & Copenhagen that is said to offer absorbing diversions for the cold months ahead. It includes a collection of much-loved poetry, quotations plus seasonal recipes highlighting the melancholic tone that characterises winter, and has 20 guide pages as well as 124 blank pages for your own notes.

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Get it here and prepare for (or simply just dream about) the Scandinavian winter.

// Photo credit: Aesop

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MORMOR // GRANDMOTHER

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Mormor Porcelain by Normann Copenhagen is a sweet and nostalgic homeware series for the modern kitchen with clear references to the traditional Scandinavian style. Structures and patterns from well-known kitchen items such as table-cloths and tea towels creates the visual expression. It was designed by Danish Gry Fager who says:

”I really like combining different things. What motivates me is developing good ideas for everyday things which people enjoy using and having in their homes. To me the aesthetic is a matter of course and its function is a must. With Mormor, the kitchen is the place where everything starts, the central nervous system of the house where people all gather. I have been inspired by the atmosphere and the character of the kitchen, particularly older kitchens from my grandmother’s time and I have transferred the kitchen clichés into a modern context.”

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Find the whole collection here.

// Photo credit: Normann Copenhagen

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SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN & LIFESTYLE

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I have been working on curating a flipboard magazine that I am finally sharing with you here on the blog. It is titled Scandinavian Design & Lifestyle, and is a collection of design and lifestyle related articles from both my blog and other inspiring blogs and websites. This is an ongoing project and the magazine will be updated regularly, so feel free to follow along if you are interested in the Scandinavian way of life!

Below is a little sneak-peak of the content. Want to see more? Just click here to read the full magazine. Hope you enjoy it!

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Flipboard is a great way to read magazines on your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can find magazines about anything you fancy and discover stories handpicked by people who share your passions. Here are some other Scandinavian design related magazines;

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