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Favorite Scandi Finds

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    Collectible
    Mark our word: Glimmis are the new Silly Bandz. These reflectors, in a variety of cute characters, are a common sight on backpacks in Sweden. Reflector ($6), by Glimmis, from the Museum Shop at the American Swedish Institute
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    Now Serving
    Nordic-inspired simplicity, in the shape of polished stainless steel serving pieces designed by an architect. Tibidabo salad set ($77), by Alessi, from Roam
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    Dangling Design
    Simple, organic shapes are a signature of local designer Tia Salmela Keobounpheng, who is inspired by her Finnish heritage. Pod bunch earrings in wood ($78), by silvercocoon, from Weisman Art Museum Shop
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    Kissing Candles
    Sculptural shape. Bold color. These candleholders are enlightening, even without candles. Double candleholder ($89), by Menu, from Walker Shop
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    Take the Heat
    Scandinavian designers have a knack for making functional products fun. This colorful felt trivet is designed in Finland and handmade in Nepal. Felt trivet ($39.50), by Feel Felt by Dekorando, from Weisman Art Museum Shop
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    Cleaned Up
    Swedes must have the most sparkling countertops, seeing as how they’re known for their reusable natural fiber dishcloths. Swedish dishcloths ($7 each), from the Museum Shop at the American Swedish Institute
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    Duck Tales
    Danes love ducks, a symbol of peace and harmony. That lovely sentiment inspired these irresistible modern wood figures. Duck ($135) and duckling ($75), by Hans Bolling for Architect Made, from Walker Shop
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    On the Rocks
    We love the streamlined design of this charcoal glass set. Contrasting tumblers not only look cool, they store well. Carafe ($85) and tumblers ($75 for four), by Teroforma, from Weisman Art Museum Shop
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    Sweet Dreams
    This Marimekko design by Erja Hirvi resembles snowberries and represents the wilderness of Finland. Lumimarja standard sham ($39.95), by Marimekko, from Crate & Barrel
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    Mash-Up
    Two beloved brands, Marimekko and Converse, teamed up for a floral sneaker that puts a spring in our step. Sneakers ($90), by Converse, from FinnStyle

We’re admittedly biased toward all things Scandinavian here in the land of Ole and Lena. But this fall, the clean, colorful look of Scandinavian design is wowing us from head to toe and all over the home. Here are some of our favorite new finds.




Crate & Barrel, Galleria, 952-920-2300, crateandbarrel.comFinnStyle, 160 Glenwood Ave., Mpls., 612-333-2127, finnstyle.comMuseum Shop at the American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave. S., Mpls., 612-870-3378, shopswedish.comRoam, 2914 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-377-6465, roaminteriors.comWalker Shop, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-375-7633, shop.walkerart.orgWeisman Art Museum Shop, 333 East River Rd., Mpls., 612-625-9494, wam.umn.edu


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