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Swedes are renowned for this gorgeous scandinavian style so we’re bringing you some of our favourite christmas items from Sweden. We started out this morning with a look at the most famous of all swedish design places, IKEA and now we’re headed to one of our local place Ahlens. You can be sure that if […]

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After checking some great books here and here, and then heading over to London to check out these gifts and these books, we thought we’d return to our at the moment home, Sweden for some christmas cheer. Of course no Swedish christmas list is complete without a visit to our favourite blue and yellow store, […]

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We’re back with more wonderful books to keep you entertained over the holiday period. Just like this mornings post, this collection comes to you from the always inspiring London Design Museum Shop. Hansel and Gretel Pop Up Book – This is a beautiful keepsake. The illustrations and the pop up features would make a great […]

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Only a few more sleeps to go before Santa comes a knocking so in keeping with the Christmas spirit, we have a great collection of design trinkets from one of our favourite design stores, the London’s Design Museum which you may remember from this post. Chairless – This is one seriously simple and clever idea. […]

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Continuing on with our design books post from this morning, we couldn’t help but add a few more to the list. So without further ado, here are some more fabulous books to fit under your tree. Logo Design –  Just as with gorgeous stationery, I get all excited when I see a fantastic logo design […]

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Christmas day is approaching us so like most of us out there we’re looking around and checking out great designs to add to our wish list. We have a seriously big obsession with design books so the first in our holiday buys posts is dedicated to the book we have and want. 100 Contemporary Architects […]

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During our recent visit to Sweden’s glass area we saw many small individual glassworks but there was one in particular that stood out. Bergdala Glassworks located in Hovmantorp near Lessebo, was built in 1889 and as with most handmade manufacturing facilities of the time it was very much a community based workshop. Even today you […]

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CHRISTMAS MARKET

by Lisa on November 16, 2010

in QUIRK HAPPENINGS

Excited to discover that this weekend is the Trollhattan Christmas market. Now we’ve been to a few christmas markets in our time but I have to say the Swedes know how to throw a market when it’s cold and snowy, by making it warm and toasty with all the furs, knits and who can forget […]

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