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The New Nordic

Nordic cred—we’ve got it, and suddenly everybody wants it.

The New Nordic

AS A NEW NORDIC TREND SWEEPS THE GLOBE, designers, chefs, and stylistas are looking to Scandinavia for inspiration. And Minnesota—home to Ole and Lena and a couple million people who claim Nordic roots—is probably the best place in the United States to experience the evolution that has bloggers blogging, pinners pinning, and editors curating. The clean design, non-fussy patterns, textures, flavors, and traditions we’re so familiar with are being pushed from our comfort zone to the cutting edge. It’s happening at new restaurants such as The Bachelor Farmer and Fika, where all of these elements come together to create something that’s uniquely modern—and uniquely ours.

Lefse Hits The Big Time

Watch out, Minnesota: Our chefs are making pilgrimages to a restaurant known for tableside bone sawing.

Culture Soak

Culture Soak

Hop on the New Nordic bandwagon and explore our thriving Scandinavian scene.

Names Go Nordic

Names Go Nordic

Yes, that was probably a “Thor!” you just heard shouted out on the playground.

Great Tastes

Great Tastes

The best places in town to shop for Nordic eats.

The Hot List

The Hot List

Nordic style finds from our own cool backyard.

Dane on The Brain

Dane on The Brain

Denmark has long been a hotbed for modern design, and the style known as Danish Modern is all about vintage wood furniture with minimalist lines.

Ikea by The Numbers

IKEA by The Numbers

The Twin Cities is serving up some of the finest, most cutting-edge Scandinavian cuisine, but Minnesotans still love a classic—and a good deal.

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