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Real Nordic Living celebrates the impact that Scandinavian culture specifically the Nordic concept of hygge has had internationally on art design fashion food and interiors while seeking out the creatives and tastemakers who are bringing this covetable lifestyle to the general publi. I like many aspects of Nordic design and this book is a decent primer on that It especially gets into the concept of Hygge which loosely translates into coziness As someone who endures long winters in Minnesota I can get into that I thought the food featured was too fancy schmancy to replicate at home but I suppose that wasn't the point if they're in a book on design Clearly I will have to look elsewhere to find good Scandinavian home cooking hopefully something that doesn't come from a church basement or involve lutefisk Not that there's anything wrong with liking church basement food It's just not my thing too much cream of mushroom soupWhat I loved was the interiors Many books on interior design feature rooms that are gorgeous Unfortunately those gorgeous rooms came together in rooms three times the size of yours with five times the budget Some of them striking as they may be also look uncomfortable as hell In contrast the rooms in this book are nicely crafted and put together but not extravagant They are not constructed to show off to others but to actually live in The kitchens look like you could eat there and the living areas look like you could actually curl up on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea Inviting that's the word I'm looking for I'm usually not that into mid century modern but I'll allow it here Those mid century elements aren't aping that retro look but incorporating the idea that form follows function Combined with elements that are folksy or even traditional a fifties couch or chair takes on a different look I also liked reading about different artists and designers I don't have an eye for that sort of thing so I appreciate hearing about it from people who do

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Real Nordic LivingA practical reference section presents the best sources of hygge and the top places to fully embrace the hygge lifestyleIncluding profiles of than 100 designers this book is essential reading for the young and stylish and anyone for whom Scandinavian living is a dream and aspiratio. If you're a Scandi lover this book will find a perfect home on your coffee table I didn't find it to be an overly pithy book but it's full of gorgeous images and tidbits from Scandinavians with aspirational lives so if you're in need of inspiration of this kind you'll probably enjoy it

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Download ☆ Real Nordic Living 105 ☆ Real Nordic Living celebrates the impact that Scandinavian culture specifically the Nordic concept of hygge has had internationally on art design fashion food and interiors while seeking out the creatives and tastemakers who are bringing this covetable lifestyle to the general publicThe book is divided into fCThe book is divided into five themed chapters Art and Artists Design Food and Drink Fashion and Travel These feature interviews with designers artisans restaurateurs and bloggers who share their insider knowledge on the products brands trends and locations that embody hygge Finally. A lovely book full of information on Nordic lifeart food interior design places to visitreally motivates one to get on Scandinavian Air to see taste it all