The Norwegian Mountain code aka “Fjellvettreglene”

The Norwegian Mountain code aka “Fjellvettreglene”

Growing up I was taught some basic rules of conduct when out skiing. When you’re exploring nature you never know when things could go wrong and it’s pretty important to be both prepared and responsible. These ...

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Nine Things You Need to Know about Scandinavian Christmas

My love of Christmas is very much rooted in the traditions I grew up with in Norway: the celebration of advent, holiday crafts and “pepperkakehus” (gingerbread houses), as well as...

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Behind the Brand: SKANDINAVISK

Blue House is all about creating a cozy and comfortable vibe in the homes we love, aka hygge. There’s nothing like a good candle to really bring that warmth into your home. That’s why we are so excited to introduce ...

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What Makes a Home a Hytte?

What Makes a Home a Hytte?

There comes a time in every home project when you’ll need to fill out all the little pieces in between. Your floors are in, the hot water is running, the last of the blue tape is gone and big furniture has started to arrive, but still, it doesn’t feel complete. For when that time comes, here’s our guide to the essential goods...

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A (Not So) Brief History of Scandinavian Design

A (Not So) Brief History of Scandinavian Design

The history of Scandinavian design as we know it today really begins in earnest in the 1930s, though it is difficult to trace the origins of this style of design without accounting for both the cultural and social norms, as well as the artistic movement that lays at its foundation. 

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The art of the open-faced sandwich

The art of the open-faced sandwich

Scandinavians love their open-faced sandwiches and smorgasbord - and it’s not all pickled herring and shrimp. Eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, and cucumber all have a place at the table. Here’s our guide to making your own version of the traditional spread, with one rule only - just one slice of bread per sandwich, please.

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