Life & Style | Autumn 2019 | Sample Edition

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In this volume we explore timeless furniture for your living room, a gorgeous home renovation, plus the century-old Swedish design that can transform your home storage. Join us for seasonal style, exciting food destinations, and awakening the autumn senses.

Autumn 2019

All the leaves are brown... Dear reader It’s now a full year since our first edition of Life & Style magazine, and what a year it’s been! We’ve been delighted and overwhelmed at the response these pages have had, and it’s so exciting to be embarking on our second year of publishing something inspiring for you. The pages ahead feature ideas and real passion for enjoying autumn. Find out about the Scandinavian tradition of foraging for food, swapping sunlight for cosy candles, and our favourite autumn fragrances. We’re taking inspiration from the history books with the story of our Korbo baskets: a truly fascinating tale. And we introduce our new heritage furniture collection. Friend of Nordic House, Helen Orrock shares her home renovation with us, combining English Victorian charm with chic Scandi minimalism. Helen’s home is stunning, full of meaning and comfort. At home, I’ll be lighting candles and indulging in cosy evenings by the fire. I can smell autumn coming in on the breeze, and it brings a sense of hope for the days and weeks ahead. May this be the season we feast on our harvest and embrace the senses,

Sandie xx


With special thanks to

Content by Sandie

Cover Image by

Writing by Jenny

Additional Photography by Paul Ryan Goff

Design by Kristian Photography by Polly Wreford Product Styling by Sally Denning

Selection of images courtesy of IB Laursen, Korbo, Bloomingville, Under, Helen Orrock & The Danish Tourist Board.

Product images copyright © 2019 Nordic House Ltd. All prices correct at time of publication.

Rusty Metal Candle Lantern | ÂŁ55

No ordinary storage baskets Is there anything more useful than strong, durable storage baskets? Pieces that are versatile, longlasting and easy to use are the best investments we can possibly make. But there’s more to it than that. This season, we’re delighted to share the history and craftsmanship of our very favourite storage solutions‌


an we tell you a secret? Our lovely, stylish, generous storage baskets –

they’re made entirely from a single piece of wire. And it’s a design that originated on Swedish coastlines, used by fishermen and farmers to carry their heavy and precious loads. Korbo baskets have far more to them than meets the eye. And isn’t that as it should be? Investing in pieces that are useful and beautiful – yes – but that also have a history, a meaning, a purpose.

Handwoven by humans Using methods passed down through generations, these baskets are still handwoven, still made from galvanised and stainless steel, and still slightly different every time. Not only does the shape and patina of the metal shift for each individual piece, they’re each signed by the person who made them. A real authentic connection in a world of mass-production and faceless design.

A single wire…

skilfully woven together…

to create stability…

and stylish storage.

Straight out of the 1920s Almost a century ago, wire baskets emerged in Sweden as an essential part of daily life for so many. Anyone who needed reliable ways to carry and store goods through weather, wear and tear, such as farmers and fishermen, started to rely on these innovative baskets. Each basket needed to hold its own. There was no room for pieces that would fall apart, wear down too quickly, or struggle with weighty loads. Proud and creative craftsmen discovered that baskets woven from one long piece of steel were tough and practical. They aren’t even welded – nothing can fall apart. And that traditional method is still used today to produce stunning storage baskets.

Hanging Heirloom Basket, 24L | £115 Stainless Steel Heirloom Basket, 35L | £125 Stainless Steel Heirloom Basket, 80L | £175

Versatility in the modern home While these baskets carried fish and vegetables in years gone by, they’re perfectly suited to all kinds of helpful uses in contemporary homes. They make wonderful laundry baskets, with cotton bags inside for that extra flourish. Use smaller baskets in the kitchen to store fruit and vegetables.

Hanging Heirloom Basket, 16L | £99

Plant up herbs, favourite flowers and even olive trees, indoors or out. Store children’s toys and games around the home. The possibilities are really endless, and with beautifully shaped handles, these baskets are easy to carry around and move to different rooms. With coordinating hangers, you can really embrace Swedish practical design and hang them on the wall in a bedroom, utility room or kitchen. Connect with generations past, and

Steel Heirloom Basket, 35L | £105

enjoy the history and ingenuity of these stunning storage baskets.

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