Last Sunday was the birthday of a very crafty friend of mine, so instead of buying her the usual (jewellery, wine, pretty house things etc) I decided to create a little artwork for her. I decided I was going to do a very simple, single colour image of two pigs (she's Chinese descent, born year of the pig) but with a Scandinavian twist. Now everyone loves Ikea, but it truly is a small sample of the huge amount of fantabulous design that comes out of Sweden and surrounding countries. During my pattern research for my friend's artwork, I stumbled across huset (Swedish, Danish and Norwegian for the house); a shop in the States that buys from Scandinavian countries and then brings to us poor internet people on the other side of the world the true delights of Scandinavian design.
To drool over the their goodness, go to www.huset-shop.com.