'Rest', 1905

'Hvile' - 'Rest', 1905
by Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916)

Knitted felted purse with wreath embroidery

Handmade unique purse mad in Finland - it is grey with brown 
embroidery and red faux-pearls. The bag was first knitted (no seams) 
and then fulled (=felted) in washing machine. On the inside there is a red lining 
that matches the red in the fpearls. The lining also has a small pocket 
for phone, keys etc. Everything is made by hand

Purchase it here:

'Scandinavian Baking - Loving Baking at Home'

 'Scandinavian Baking - Loving Baking at Home'
 by Danish Trine Hahnemann
 Here are authentic Scandinavian recipes with a modern twist, shot on 
 location in Scandinavia. The book is suffused with 'hygge', a Danish word 
that has no English equivalent but means cosiness, or relaxing 
with friends over good food and drink

Purchase the boook here: Amazon or Natmus

 Here Trine Hahnemann presents 100 authentic, triple-tested Scandinavian 
recipes with a modern twist, shot on location in Scandinavia. Scandinavian crispbreads 
abound, as do savoury tarts and recipes for smørrebrød and different toppings to 
be eaten at a social lunch known as a smørgåsbord/smørebrødsbord

 In the book, Trine teaches us how we can fit the making of bread into our busy lives, 
without compromising on quality. And then there’s the sweet baking… a recipe for each 
kind of Danish pastry you could ever wish for, a cookie for every occasion, and mouth-watering 
layer cakes, coffee cakes and cream buns. Both Midsummer and Christmas festivities are 
built around the making of cakes, cookies and breads of all sorts, and the baking 
celebrations of both seasons are included in the book

Throughout the book, Trine Hahnemann writes about the baking 
world in Scandinavia: the tradition of the ‘cake table’ party; how spices 
came to the frozen north; or how using older strains of grain will boost 
the nutritional worth of your daily bread

Matti Pikkujämsä

Matti Pikkujämsä has graduated from the University of Art and Design Helsinki. 
Matti's illustrations reflect the classics of Scandinavian design whilst still taking 
a fresh, distinguishable approach. His humorous designs often have a nostalgic 
feel, stemming thoughts of childhood, Finnish countryside and nature. He 
combines both drawing and painting techniques to create 
pieces with unique, warm atmosphere

I found the artworks on Matti Pikkujämsä's Pinterest 


Lars Jorde (1865-1939)

Woman in Interior, 1902

The mountain Stetind

Peder Balke (1804-87): 'Stetind in Fog'

Stetind or Stetinden (Lule Sami: Stádda) is a mountain in the municipality 
of Tysfjord in Nordland county, Norway. It is located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) 
northeast of the village of Kjøpsvik. The mountain has very smooth sides 
reaching all the way to the fjord

Photo by ZorroIII

The mountain had several attempts at first ascents. 
First was the German Paul Güssfeldt and the Norwegian Martin Ekroll in 
the summer of 1888. The Dane Carl Hall and the Norwegian mountain guide  
Mathias Soggemoen attempted in 1889. Neither group succeeded.
It was not until 30 July 1910 that Ferdinand Schjelderup,  
finally reached the summit of Stetind

Study of Stetind
by Peder Balke (1804-87)

Frithjof Tidemand Johannessen (1916-58)

The Mountains

Portrait photography of the Norwegian artist 
Carl Frithjof Tidemand-Johannessen, fra 1957

Carl Frithjof Tidemand-Johannessen (1916-58) was a Norwegian designer, 
illustrator, writer, author and craftsman. Tidemand-Johannessen received his artistic 
Per Krohg, and made his debut at Høstutstillingen in Oslo in 1936. Tidemand-Johannessen 
then began studies at the Berlin University of the Arts, but was expelled by the Nazi 
management of the academy after three weeks for allegedly being a 
"Degenerate artist". After that, he participated in an illegal, 
underground academy in Berlin for about a year, and made 
study trips to Austria and Hungary

City of Myth, 1949

The Great Release, 1946

Tidemand-Johannessen collaborated with the architect Ulf Nyquist 
and designed the decorative elements for Torshov Church in Oslo. The church 
was inaugurated on Whitsunday in 1958, and is considered to be the first modern church 
building of its kind in Norway. These decorative elements mainly consist of stained-glass 
windows, glass mosaics and decorative iron-work. At his death, Tidemand-Johannessen 
had completed three of the twelve stained-glass windows. The remainder were 
completed by Jardar Lunde. The decorative iron-work was executed by the 
master smith Fred Becker after Tidemand-Johannessen's designs

Photos by WK-Commons

Mahogany inlaid with pewter

'Icelandic Landscape' by Lizzy Stewart

'Icelandic Landscape' by British Lizzy Stewart

Lizzy Stewart's website is here

Icelandic horses by Gígja Einarsdottir

Waiting For The Rain 

Gígja Einarsdottir's beautiful photostream is here 

Follow the links and to purchase prints...


Running Horses

Icelandic sweater

 Handknitted cardigan made of 100% icelandic wool. 
The pattern is traditional and have been used in Icelandic sweaters for a long time, 
 but here with a little bit modern look. The cardigan is with feminin shape, and its 
possible to order in every size, with or without buttons

Order the sweater here:


Harriet Backer (1845-1932)

Chez Moi - a detail

'Portrait of Harriet Backer'
by Christian Krohg (1852-1925)

Harriet Backer (1845-1932) was a Norwegian painter who achieved 
recognition in her own time and was a pioneer among female artists both in the 
Nordic countries and in Europe generally. She is best known for her detailed interior 
scenes, communicated with rich colors and moody lighting. She studied in Paris and  
Munich, and was influenced by impressionism, though her work is mostly classified as realist
She never belonged to any school but her work is often compared with that of her friend  
Eilif Peterssen. Harriet Backer worked in the tradition of realism in painting, where she 
is regarded as both a naturalist and an early Impressionist. From 1889-1912, 
she operated an art school and was an influence on a number of younger 
artists including Marie Hauge, Lars Jorde and Henrik Lund. She also 
gave art lessons to the novelist Cora Sandel

Blue Interior

Shoemakers from the small Village

Woman sewing

Portrait by Cecilie Dahl, 1888

Portrait of Eva H. Sars, 1888

Oslo Museum

Birger Kaipiainen (1915-88)

A ceramic dish
Signed Birger Kaipiainen, Arabia 1942


Birger Kaipiainen (1915-88) was a Finnish ceramist and designer.
Kaipiainen graduated from the Central School of Arts and Crafts of Helsinki.
After that he went to work for Finnish ceramics company Arabia.
Kaipiainen worked as a designer for Arabia over fifty years

A piece from Paratiisi - Paradise - tableware
set which Kaipiainen designed in 1960s

Wallpaper from the factory Pihlgren and Ritola

Swedish Burl birch wood bowl

Adorn your table or shelf with a little piece of Sweden. 
This little object will bring you a whisper from the Scandinavian 
countryside, a little bit of earthy, folksy, artisanal joy
Size: 12,5 cm x 10cm x 5 cm/5" x 4" x 2"

'Children of the Forest' dolls

 This play set goes along with Elsa Beskow's picture book 'Children of the Forest'. 
It is a wonderful addition to the book for a child who loves the Toadstool Children 
and their adventures. The play set is designed for play (3+). The children's 
bodies are made of wire and 100 % wool, so they 
can be moved and positioned as desired

Purchase the needle felted dolls here:
Bori Dolls, Etsy

From 'Children of the Forest'
by Elsa Beskow


Hej - hi!

 Akseli Gallén-Kallela (1865-1931):
'Autumn Forest', 1902

I hope you're doing fine! I've been at a friend's 
flat in the other end of town - great to see something
else that my own flat! The weather here in Denmark
ate warm and wet - and rather dark. I miss
the first frost and a clear blue sky!

 Akseli Gallén-Kallela (1865-1931):
'Lake View in Autumn'

The Raft, 1908