16 May '16

#MyQuietMoment – what’s your favourite?

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In a busy city like London, some of our customers have taken a quiet moment to create these mesmerizing still life pictures. We think they reflect the simple beauty that surrounds us. The beautiful architecture of London buildings, a quiet corner seat, a design-classic mug…

1 Apr '16

Seven Cakes for a #FikaParty

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The Scandinavian tradition of fika transforms an ordinary coffee break into a proper pause in the day when people stop work and get together with others for a chat over a coffee and something sweet to eat. Cake is so synonymous with fika that many…

5 Feb '16

Astrup – Norway’s best kept secret is out

Ian Dejardin - Astrup

We are collaborating with Dulwich Picture Gallery to give Londoners a feel for the countryside and village life of Jolster in western Norway, as seen from two different perspectives. The Gallery will be showcasing the work of painter and printmaker, Nikolai Astrup (1990-1928) and Nordic…

4 Jan '16

A month of dark rye cooking

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Throughout the month of January, we’ll be sharing some of our favourite dark rye recipes on Instagram. This wholesome, hearty grain is a key component of Nordic food culture and we’ll be showing you how to use dark rye flour in breads, pastries and other…

16 Nov '15

An antidote to Christmas stress

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We love a cheerful Christmas. Yet as the festive season approaches, we can sense our stress levels build – presents to buy, people to see, places to go to. It’s so easy to get caught up in the rush and clutter of Christmas by living…

12 Oct '15

Klaus Haapaniemi’s Inspiration

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Klaus Haapaniemi’s colourful designs, featuring fantasy illustrations of nature, woodland animals and creatures, can be found in most Finnish homes. His work is most easily recognised by the Taika dinnerware series by Iittala and is heavily influenced by Finnish folklore. Each beautifully embroidered cushion, silk…