Posted by Administrator on 8/8/2012
Here at Truly Swedish Design we are very happy to be introducing the Traditional Swedish Rug to homes in Canada and the United States! This type of rug is a version of the rag rug and dates back at least to the 1940's. The rugs are made in Sweden and woven from non-toxic soft plastic ribbons in traditional looms, blending tradition and caftmanship with designs for the modern home. Growing up in Sweden I remember almost every home having one of these rugs because they are so incredibly practical, being machine washable and all.
Posted by Administrator on 5/26/2012
In 2010 a competition was held to create a cake to be the official June 6 cake. Here is the recipe for the winner, "the Sweden Roll". It has the marzipan from the classic Princess cake and seasonal strawberries, what could be better?
Posted by Administrator on 4/20/2012
Sofie Sjöström speaks to those of us who enjoy design, who look for that “little extra” and who appreciate the importance of quality and intelligent function. In her creations she applies form, texture, colour and function to bring joy into our everyday lives.
Posted by Administrator on 3/28/2012
Introducing Finnish Lighting from Secto Design
It is always lots of fun to bring in a new line. Today I am introducing you to Secto Design's series of lighting, created from birch by skilled craftsmen in Finland... Created by architect Seppo Koho. The Secto Design series also includes floor lamps, table lamps and more pendant lamps and looks great both in homes and in public spaces like restaurants and hotels. To see the complete collection...
Posted by Administrator on 3/2/2012
Here's a little story about a girl who like to draw a little bit different...
"The little girl had always liked drawing. But not exactly the way everyone else did. Sometimes her mother wondered why the sun was square and the princess was triangular, but the girl couldn't give her an answer. She just thought it was prettier that way....
Posted by Administrator on 2/22/2012
I have always liked the colour grey, or should I say gray, I never quite know which spelling is best. Anyways I love how grey is soothing and how really good other colours look next to this neutral shade. I am right now putting together a new colour scheme for our bedroom, while keeping large pieces like an heirloom dresser and solid wood chest of drawers.
Posted by Administrator on 1/7/2012
from a career as a social worker, she started taking courses at Ottawa School of Art (OSA) in
2002, and has painted ever since.
paints in oil, but also uses mixed media on canvas or board. She is attracted
to several subject matters: still life, interior, landscape, animals, the human
figure. At times she combines an abstract background with a realistically
portrayed subject matter.