Happy Interior Blog Recommends: Skandinavisk

28 May 2014 0


I am a mixed breed but one thing I can reassure you: I have no Scandinavian genes in my body. Yet I am drawn to a certain Scandinavian notion of interiors and interior styling. And to quite a few Scandinavian brands. One of those is a young brand that I discovered in Copenhagen last year: Skandinavisk. A truly Scandinavian brand founded by two English guys who fell in love with two Scandinavian girls – now this I call a happy brand DNA!

Skandinavisk is a celebration of Scandinavian lifestyle, of vast silent landscapes, of cosy shared moments, of the world’s happiest peoples. Of hygge. I couldn’t put it better than what they’re saying about themselves. When I met them in Copenhagen I was immediately drawn to their beautifully designed scented candles. In the meantime, they’ve extended their range with adorably happy tableware collection named FIKA (I blogged about it HERE).

Today, I am focusing on one of their scented candles with the mysterious name Ø. What looks like a weird letter is in fact an entire word bearing the promise of freedom, air, sea and wilderness – it means ‘island’ in Danish. It is inspired by hundreds of thousands uninhabited islands scattered across Scandinavian waters. It carries the poetic promise of the ‘solitude of the archipelagos’

Now as someone who had spent a part of his life in Greece on the shores of the Aegean sea I couldn’t help but give the candle a Mediterranean twist. And this is the result. A salty breeze, the sound of the sea, the scent of a happy escape to the island. 

Happy hump day!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Sarah @ Mocha 28 May 2014 at 07:46

    Your vignette sums up some of my very favourite things – so succinctly! 🙂

  • Reply elisabetta @italianbark 28 May 2014 at 07:49

    No Scandinavian genes in my body as well, but with this candle I could bring some scandinavian flavour in my italian home 🙂 I’ve seen this brand in Copenhagen but here it hasn’t arrived yet, that’s a pity!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 28 May 2014 at 10:08

      It is the best way to bring a bit of Scandinavian feeling into the home, Elisabetta! Even here in Germany they are available only at selected retailers but the good thing is – they have an online shop and you can order from everywhere!

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey 28 May 2014 at 16:31

    I’d have chosen this one for you too! Cool blue hues 🙂 Liking the vignette.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 28 May 2014 at 17:50

      Oh thank you mister! You are too kind to me. What’s wrong? LOL

  • Reply Lisa Hjalt 2 June 2014 at 10:01

    I’m so glad my poor Wi-Fi managed to open this post. I love the styling, Igor, it’s absolutely beautiful. That top photo is swoon-worthy … consider it pinned!

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