Monthly Archives: September 2011

Nordic Fashion in Seattle

This year’s Icelandic-based Nordiska Fashion Biennale, an exhibition that showcases Nordic fashion and accessories, will take place for the first time in the U.S. in Seattle. Co-produced by the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, where the event will take place from Sept. 30-Nov. 13, and the Nordic House in Reykjavik, the event will focus on the […]

Denmark Elects First Woman Prime Minister

Read coverage in some of the international papers about the historic win for Denmark….in more ways than one… New York Times: Denmark to Be Led by Its First Female Premier as Leftists Win The Guardian: Danes vote for their first female prime minister Huffington Post: Denmark Elections: Helle Thorning-Schmidt, First Woman To Become Prime Minister, Defeats […]

Fruit Picking & Organic Farms in Denmark

Since it’s harvest time, I decided to look up some places around the country to pick or harvest fruit, mainly berries, plums and apples. Here is a useful website if you want to venture out and “pluk selv” / pick yourself! http://plukselvfrugt.dk Here is a site dedicated to places where you can pick Danish strawberries: http://www.danskejordbaer.dk/ A secret source (a family friend), tipped […]

A Poet’s Last Song by H.C. Andersen

Bear me but hence, thou mighty Death, to where the souls abide me! Forward I’ve gone with fearless breath the way that God did guide me. The songs I sang, O God, were thine– unguessed the weather that filled them; ’twas little art they held of mine; like bird on bough I thrilled them. Farewell, […]

Me & The Little Mermaid

This cartoon about the Little Mermaid was in the local paper in Dallas. My mother sent it to me years ago and I found it the other day as I was going through my keepsakes in advance of our upcoming move back to the U.S. It’s funny because when I look a bit more into the story, […]

Nordic Music…Right Now

Some Scandinavian hits that hit the spot.

Danish Crafts Launches New Designs in Paris

This year, Danish Crafts, an organization aimed at branding and promoting Danish craft and design, is launching 31 new designs named Danish Crafts Collection 15, or CC15, at the Maison&Objet exhibition in Paris this week (Sept. 9-13 in Hal 7, stand H 176). In addition, one of Paris’ most famous department stores, Galeries Lafayette, will showcase three products from […]