So, I’m not sure if you noticed, but Heidi was missing for a few weeks. Travelling around Scandinavia. Now that we’re back and we gathered our thoughts it’s time to share some wisdom with you.

The first thing is Swedish fika. You gotta love a country that has a special word for a moment to slow down and appreciate the good things in life while drinking a cup of good coffee accompanied by a delicious pastry. Yes fika is all that. You can do fika or have fika. You can do it alone or with friends, at home or on a train. It doesn’t matter as long as you are able to take some time off and enjoy the moment.

Coffee & pastry

I guess for Swedes, fika is nothing special, it’s just a moment in a day, but I’m really enchanted by the tradition. It seems a simple coffee break just got promoted and became a lifestyle. That is fika. And it’s great.

For a more scientific explanation of fika see video below.

 

These pins are adorable. Tokyo based Duncan Shotton Design Studio wants to bring a bit of outer space to our homes and I think it’s a cute idea.

But what else can one say about a push-pin? Well these pins are actually little works of art. For each pin they mold the shape of the planet and then they’re painted by hand. Once painted, the pins are assembled in their display cases, which are also serial numbered. And that’s impressive, for someone to put so much work into a few tiny pins.

Have you ever wonder that? Graphic designer Mathieu Blanchet made a series of minimalist posters of well known cartoons and movies and suggested a different ending to them.

Although I respect his idea, things would never be the same if that happened. It’s almost blasphemy. Because let’s face it Wile E. Coyote could never ever win. Road Runner is just to smart for him. That’s life.

Super Mario Bros, The Smurfs

Babe, Dastardly and Muttley

Toy Story, Man in Black

So, one day you decide to put a Go Pro camera into the water bucket and leave it to see if any animals will come to drink from it. Of course they come and the resulting video really made my day. The video was made by an interesting John Wells from The Field Lab also known as the Southwest Texas Alternative Energy And Sustainable Living Field Laboratory.

via: Geekologie

Nox is a portable luminaire by Zurich-based designer Alfredo Häberli for a Danish brand Astep. This simple night lamp looks almost too simple, but it has an advantage. It has a wireless charging system with induction technology, so you can use it unplugged. You can carry it around wherever you need light both indoors and outdoors. It’s touch dimmer makes the Nox light versatile. It offers anything from a cozy soft light at a dinner party or a brighter light for reading. And that’s it. Do you need more from a lamp? I don’t think so.