One of the things I miss most about living in Norway is the time-honoured tradition of sitting down and eating cake in the afternoon whilst enjoying a cup of strong coffee or tea. My grandmother always made sure there was a slice of something sweet to pick her up around 4pm, and if she didn’t have a cake already baked there was always the sour cream and vanilla waffle batter on standby for when guests dropped in at short notice.
If you’ve read Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy you’ll be familiar with how much coffee we drink in Scandinavia. Someone once quoted me a statistic that more coffee is consumed per capita in this tiny region than anywhere else on the planet. Who knows if that’s true but we do love our caffeine!
Not to mention beautiful, speckled plates from the Kastehelmi range:
OK you get my point. I *heart* Iittala. I simply love all the colours and the bright, bold designs this company have crafted over the years and so when they offered six of their new Korento coffee/tea cups with accompanying saucers as a prize I couldn’t wait to launch this competition.
So here goes: all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and say why you love Scandinavian design.
The competition closes midday on Friday 27th May and is open to UK residents only. The winner will be selected at random and notified that day.