Category Archives: Shops

Søstrene Grene

Søstrene Grene opened its first store in the Danish city of Aarhus in 1973.   They have since opened several locations in Scandinavia and Western Europe.  Their stores are designed to inspire body and soul by means of classical music, creative product displays and aisles of ‘hygge’ (creating a warm atmosphere).  Søstrene Grene in Danish means the sisters Grene, Anna and Clara, who founded the company.  We love their over 200 postings of DIY projects and will probably create the Christmas ring project shown above.  And as the sisters always say, “With a curious and creative mind, even the smallest things can be turned into something absolutely wonderful”.

You can find Søstrene Grene on their website, Facebook and Instagram. Instructions for the Christmas ring project shown above can be found here.

Images:  Courtesy of Søstrene Grene.

Cooee Design

Just purchased the origami ornaments pictured above. Was intending to use it just for Christmas but the colorations make it applicable for any occasion.  We’re eyeing the stained oak birds for our next purchase.  They are from the Swedish brand, Cooee Design, established by Catrine Åberg in 2005.  They are known for their beautiful minimalistic vases and trays created in various sizes primarily in earthy tones.  The ‘ball vase’ was the first product in their ceramic series.  It was met with great success and assortments based on this item was developed with new colors and shapes.  The name Cooee means ”Hi, Hello” on the Aboriginal language. 

More of their products can be seen on their website,  Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Cooee Design.
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