SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN

Home Design Trend: Stikwood Paneling

Easy and inexpensive wood paneling product! I love wood paneling! And I am not talking about lodge style here, I am talking about sleek modern wood paneling, on walls and also on the ceilings. If…

IKEA Temporary Installation at Milan World Expo

Even more brainpower can only be a good thing. We want your thoughts, opinions and feedback on what we could improve. We believe it’s much better when you tell us how you want to live…

BoConcept Shows off Furniture in a Sexist Short Film Filmed in Spain

Oh BoConcept I admit. It totally upsets me when the brands I like disappoint me with their marketing campaigns. What can I say? I love marketing. This time it’s Danish BoConcept, a modern furniture brand…

IKEA’s New Modular Kitchen SEKTION Makes Custom Dream Kitchens Possible for Everyone

IKEA SEKTION kitchen system comes to stores in February I have been waiting this IKEA kitchen announcement, and the first photos for weeks now, and it’s finally here! What a timing – we are in…

Modern Scandinavian Christmas Decorating Inspiration

If you would like your Christmas to look picture perfect from Scandinavian catalogs, here is some visual inspiration for you how to make it happen from a few Nordic brands. Less is more in the…

Tove Jansson’s 100th Anniversary and Moomin Exhibition at the Arabia Gallery in Helsinki

We recently visited the Arabia Factory in Finland. Arabia has been manufacturing Moomin mugs for decades, and held a Moomin Exhibition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson, one of the…

Home Design Trend: Stikwood Paneling

Stikwood wall covering

Easy and inexpensive wood paneling product! I love wood paneling! And I am not talking about lodge style here, I am talking about sleek modern wood paneling, on walls and also on the ceilings. If…

IKEA Temporary Installation at Milan World Expo

ikea temporary in Milan World Expo

Even more brainpower can only be a good thing. We want your thoughts, opinions and feedback on what we could improve. We believe it’s much better when you tell us how you want to live…

BoConcept Shows off Furniture in a Sexist Short Film Filmed in Spain

BoConcept

Oh BoConcept I admit. It totally upsets me when the brands I like disappoint me with their marketing campaigns. What can I say? I love marketing. This time it’s Danish BoConcept, a modern furniture brand…

IKEA’s New Modular Kitchen SEKTION Makes Custom Dream Kitchens Possible for Everyone

IKEA SEKTION New Kitchen system for 2015

IKEA SEKTION kitchen system comes to stores in February I have been waiting this IKEA kitchen announcement, and the first photos for weeks now, and it’s finally here! What a timing – we are in…

Modern Scandinavian Christmas Decorating Inspiration

Modern Scandinavian Christmas Ideas

If you would like your Christmas to look picture perfect from Scandinavian catalogs, here is some visual inspiration for you how to make it happen from a few Nordic brands. Less is more in the…

Tove Jansson’s 100th Anniversary and Moomin Exhibition at the Arabia Gallery in Helsinki

Tove Jansson's Moomin Exhibition at Arabia Factory and the anniversary of Tove Jansson

We recently visited the Arabia Factory in Finland. Arabia has been manufacturing Moomin mugs for decades, and held a Moomin Exhibition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson, one of the…

Must do for Finnish Design Lovers: Visit Arabia Factory in Helsinki

Visiting Finnish design Arabia factory in Helsinki

Artists are the rocks stars of Finland I recently visited Arabia factory in Helsinki. More about the factory, it’s history, amazing historical findings done from the factory attic, the showroom and why Arabia is the…

My Finland in 20 Instagram Pictures

FINLAND in 20 photos at @skimbaco

It’s Instagram Travel Thursday again – and now with a new format. Starting this month, we will be hosting Instagram Travel Thursday link collection only once a month, and a new collection linky will be…

IKEA Launches 2015 Catalog with a Parody Video

Experience the power of a bookbook™  - IKEA catalog ad 2015

The IKEA 2015 catalog has gotten my attention. I can’t help it. I don’t even know which continent we will live in January, but I sure hope I will live within two hour drive from…

Inexpensive Summer Guest Bedroom Makeover

guest bedroom on a dime

This marks our third and last summer in Sweden, and each summer we’ve had visitors for several weeks. This summer is no exception. Each year we have made changes and additions in the way we…