JAPANESE BRASS SPOONS

16.2.17

Beyond stunning.

Image: Artilleriet with thanks.

CROSS + EGG

15.2.17

Cross blanket in Navy.

Image: Via with thanks.

Shop the Cross blanket collection here.

ISLINGTON APARTMENT

6.2.17

Came across this great apartment over here this morning. It's in Islington (one of my favourite neighbourhoods in London) and let's face it you don't get much square meterage for your money here. But what it lacks in space is more than compensated with design and great space planning. I love the plywood box positioned right in the middle of the space, which provides a kitchen, stairs and landing for the upstairs. Genius.

SNOW | WINTER LIGHT

2.2.17

An absolute winter favourite at the shop. We sell so many of these candles and once you have one, it's easy to understand why. It's so nice to make the most of this last few weeks of winter 

"Snow. Natures treasured light during the long, dark months of the Scandinavian winter. A fresh, crisp and icily dry scent infused with a hint of winter berries and frozen timber wood"

Click here to shop the collection.

AT HOME WITH DANIELLA WITTE IN SKÅNE

31.1.17

A beautiful home for you all this afternoon. It's the home of Daniella Witte, photographer and interior stylist extraordinaire :) She teamed together with local interior stylist Emma Persson Lagaberg and they created this. Pretty great don't you think?

Images: Daniella Witte via, with thanks.

TABLE TOP

30.1.17

Good morning and happy Monday! I know that many people hate Mondays. I actually love Mondays, It's my organising day.  I like to plan for the week ahead. I'll set a few goals (which normally includes eating healthily which last until Wednesday or Thursday when I'll give in to a cake or brunch out or similar) I'll fill and organise my diary. I'll clean the apartment inside out. I'll change the bedlinen, I'll book my exercise classes, I'll get new flowers, I'll wash about five loads of washing, I'll spend the next few hours at my desk catching up on emails and admin and then I'll have a relaxing evening with my two men. Life doesn't get much better than that.

Some lovely table-top still-life shots from a favourite blog, with thanks.

GOTHENBERG APARTMENT

26.1.17




This apartment is for sale in one of Gothenberg's emerging neighbourhoods Majorna.  I mean this apartment couldn't be more Scandi if it tried. I love the details and it's quite nice to post something so quintessentially Swedish.

Images: via with thanks.

THE BIRTH POSTER

20.1.17

I've just ordered one of these for Felix and I can't wait to see it. The Stockholm based Birth Poster company have created this amazing concept whereby you can have an illustration drawn of your baby at scale 1:1 (which is  obviously actual size.) They offer the artwork in 6 different drawings, whether it be a line drawing or a rough sketch and there are two positions that you can choose from.  You then have all your baby's information at the bottom of the drawing; you can choose the measurement/weight units and you can also choose the language.  I absolutely love the concept, it's just beautiful and what a special thing; to have a reminder of how little that baby was when he/she was born. You can create the poster online, so you can see exactly how it will look before it goes on your wall. Just amazing.

Illustrations: Evelina Westman
Visit their shop: The Birth Poster
Visit their Facebook and Instagram

OYOY RUG / PLAY MAT

17.1.17


Just arriving in store now.  The world rug by OYOY.  We sold so many before they even arrived!  For each rug sold, a donation is made to WWF, specifically to preserve the habitat of Polar Bears. I love everything about this product. Seriously.

Shop here

PRIME | NORM ARCHITECTS

12.1.17

I love the lines of the new Prime series by Norm Architects. I am a fan of the old traditional tubs, however I would probably always go for a modern one. This design ticks both boxes for me.

Some words on the design from Norm: "Prime includes two bathtubs and a sink design that is a contemporary interpretation of the antique tubs. The soft outer shape of all the items is inspired by how the pressure of water shapes an elastic material like e.g. a filled water balloon".

Images: Norm Architects with thanks.

FERM LIVING KIDS AW '16

10.1.17






It may be a little late in the day to show these AW '16 shots from Ferm, but I thought they were so nice that I wanted to post them. They actually have a really fresh new year feel to them don't you think?

So how is your new year going? Are you keeping up with your goals and intentions? Or maybe you're not and that's cool :) All is great here. Life is as busy as always, we're the middle of buying a house so stress levels may be higher than normal!  But, we've settled into a comfortable routine now we're back in the UK and it's actually really nice. Is there such a thing as too much travelling and moving around? Yes! Home is my favourite place in the world (wherever home may be).

Images: Ferm Living via Petit and Small with thanks.

THE DELICIOUS CROSS BLANKET IN NAVY

5.1.17


It's pretty gorgeous.

Available at my store Story North

SS '17 MENU

Ready for some fresh new stories? Well here you go. Beautiful new products and styling from Menu's SS 17 collection.  Love the mid-century vibe they have going on. What's not to love about these pieces? That vase *sigh* is on my wish list :)

Images: Menu, via with thanks.

NEW YEAR INTENTIONS

3.1.17

Here's to a happy and healthy new year!

So the festivities are over and as always I have this overwhelming need to start afresh, get more organised and set more goals. Albeit repetative, it's a pivotal part of the year for me as it forces a mini cleanse of everything around me. Clearing the house,  relocating Felix's surplus toys (and half my wardrobe) to the charity pile, reorganising drawers and kitchen cupboards; the list goes on. I move forward into the new year with a fresh approach, excited about the months ahead. New house (keep those fingers crossed for me), travel and seeing my baby bear grow some more. This is going to be a good one ;)

Image: The Brown paper Movement, via Scandinavia Standard.

GIVEAWAY

13.12.16

Are you on Facebook and Pinterest? Want to enter my giveaway? Hop over to my stores Facebook page and enter. The prize is a beautiful By Nord Copenhagen bedlinen set. Winner to be announced one week from today. Good luck!

BABY BEAR

6.12.16

Wow this year has flown by. Are you getting ready for Christmas? I feel like I'm not at all organised this year! We made an advent calendar which is full of lovely little gifts - our little bear is so excited to wake up each morning, it's too cute. I need to make my Christmas cake, cookies, and we need to try and find our christmas decorations, which are buried somewhere - we are living between our small apartment and storage (while we look for a house) and I have no idea where they all are!

Are you all organised? Please make me feel better and tell me you're as disorganised as I am :)

Image: By me.

YEP, EVERY COLOUR IS IN STOCK (SERIOUSLY)

1.12.16

That's in large and mini. This doesn't happen often :)

We at Story North ship all orders free in the UK and only charge a fixed £10 to ship anywhere else.

Shop the collection here

OOH NOO

26.11.16



Absolutely one of my favourite sponsors - Ooh Noo - their products and styling shots are just beautiful and here are a few of their latest photos. Hop over to their shop - I promise you won't be able to leave with out buying something - It's just not possible! Visit their blog here, their Instagram here and their Facebook page here.

MONO

25.11.16

Some pale and frosty mono shots for you today.

Images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

MADE MODERN - MY WISH LIST

24.11.16


Hop over to Made Modern to check out their fantastic collection. I LOVE this store, their range is HUGE and they ship everything (in the UK) over £75 for free. International readers, if you see something you can't live with out, you can email them to ask about shipping rates to your county.

It did not take me long to make a wish list - how long will it take you?

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

PIA WALLEN'S CROSS BLANKET - HOW DO YOU WEAR YOURS?

23.11.16

It's undoubtably one of my stores best sellers. I still love it as much as ever and take pleasure in wrapping every one and sending it to it's new home.  I have a large Cross blanket on my sofa, a mini one in my baby's pram and our cat even has one of our very old ones from years ago. Where do you have yours? Or where do you want yours?!?

Click here to shop the full collection.

GIVEAWAY WINNER

22.11.16

Hey and sorry it is a few hours late. The winner of the Restyle print who is Urska Vapetic from Slovenia.  She wanted the canvas to "tell" her were it should be hanged. Urska, email me with your details.  Thanks everyone else for entering.

RESTYLEGRAPHIC

14.11.16

ReStyleGraphic are a long term sponsor of mine. They create fantastic prints and as you can see above, many of the graphics are inspired by Scandinavian designers and their iconic work. They also produce some really lovely kids/nursery prints. The story behind the prints? Here it is:

"Viki Yakubouskaya is a self-taught illustrator, living in Belarus. In 39 years, she left her economic career and and decided to realize her dream to be an illustrator. Currently, she is working on her store, where you can find giclee art prints and home decor items, inspired by projects of famous Scandinavian designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Stig Lindberg and others, as well as a number of decorative prints for the children's rooms. Viki writes a blog about her artworks, a useful tips for art lovers and also offers a free guide for beginners “How to buy wall art and not go broke.”

To celebrate the winter/festive season, ReStyleGraphic are hosting a giveaway on here on Lovenordic.  For a chance to win a canvas print (above) please tell me here in the comments field, where you would hang your lovely canvas. You will also get bonus points is you hop over to their Facebook page and give them a like :) The giveaway will be open for a week and I will announce the winner on Monday 21st November. 

TOGETHER

10.11.16

Motherhood. It's a special, challenging and truly magical time. The hours that I spend with my baby boy are so precious and I really struggle when he's not with me. I enjoy my own time and I have to work, but putting him into day care feels so alien and unnatural to me despite how wonderful the setting. I miss him and feel half of me is missing. But I know he needs it and he thrives there. He loves being with other kids and being out in the nature all day, building sticks and playing with mud. I am always so excited to collect him from day-care and often James and I are racing to get to the door first.  So I have to grin and bear it, I have to know that we are helping him to grow into a confident and sociable little boy. Felix darling, I love you. Thank you for completing my world.

Images: Rose and Cabbage

ESCAPE



It's always been in the plan to have a summer/winter cabin (one day). Our everyday life is so crazy and laden with technology that a place where we can just do nothing but be absorbed in nature is frequently called for. Ours will probably be in Iceland, but many Scandinavian destinations inspire me and this place in Norway is no exception. Meditation (something I'm exploring) + nature = A relaxed and happy me.

What do you to take time out?

Images: Kolman Boye Architects

FRAMA STUDIO

8.11.16

Apothecary hand lotion by Frama Studio

SENSE OF SCANDINAVIA

7.11.16

Sno (Snow), Skog (Forest) and Jul (Christmas) are the three winter scents that have just arrived at Story North. They are absolutely wonderful to have burning (morning, noon and night in my house) and make a beautiful christmas gift for someone - or even a lovely dinner party gift. Here are some inspiring images from Skandinavisk's lovely cosy Instagram.

Click here to shop the collection.


ZARA MINI COLLECTION WINTER '16

2.11.16





I'm always eager to see Zara Mini's latest look-book, and Winter '16 is as cute as always. Hop over here to see their entire look-book. 

Images: Zara 
Styling: April and May
Photography: Wendy van Woudenber
 

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