Scandinavian design influence really emerged in the 1950s with the modernist movement, and it was celebrated for its simplicity, minimalism and functionality. The beautiful, thoughtful, and functional objects that define this style are just as popular today. I recently came across a great St. John's, Newfoundland-based online shop called ScandiDesign that specializes in just that look. Here's a few of my fave finds.
These retro inspired, handle-less mugs look just as cool now as they may have in the 50s. I love the colour combo and stylized Nordic flower pattern.
I've always appreciated a good, solid cutting board for serving cheese and appetizers. This cheese board is great because it also comes with matching serving utensils.
The Dala Horse is pretty much a Swedish design icon. You can find this motif just about anywhere, but I've never seen a Dala-shaped dish before! I love this guy — he would make the perfect key drop on a front hall console table.
I love the simplicity of this cream Merino-wool throw. It's light enough to keep on your sofa in the summer months too because of its airy, eyelet design.