2016 Summer Norsebox Reveal!


This Summer is all about outdoor entertaining! We’re seeing tons of color and homage paid to retro Scandinavian design. As the industry takes on new, fun patterns, they can’t help but embrace the past. So sit outside, enjoy the timeless, nature-inspired Ultima Thule and Almedahls designs.


SILL tea towel | $19


The “Sill” pattern was created by Marianne Nillsson in 1955. Sill, Swedish for herring, is a staple in Swedish cuisine, and the pattern is of paramount importance in Scandinavian design.


This truly is a Swedish classic. You can use anywhere! Hang in the kitchen, or wrap around fresh bread to give a retro Scandinavian look and pop of color. Don't like sill? That's okay, we won't tell...   Here are a few ways we like it styled:



PERSONS KRYDDSKÅP chopping board | $40

(pronounced "Pear-ssons Kreed-skope")


Astrid Sampe's beautiful design "Persons Kryddskåp" was launched for the first time 60 years ago. Almedahls released the black and white edition just this year to celebrate the anniversary.


Chop fresh herbs and summer fruits on this festive board. Then use to serve tapas during summer outings! A favorite during Swedish Midsommar, we recommend skågenröra. For display, you can mix and match with other Almedahl's prints, or keep it simple with natural wood and earth tones. Here are a few looks we like:








It has now been 100 years since the birth of designer Tapio Wirkkala, whose works helped define Iittala, the most famous being Ultima Thule.

Born in Hanko, Finland, Wirkkala’s Ultima Thule was inpired by the melting ice of Lapland during the 1960s. The exclusive design reflects the thousands of hours that Wirkkala spent perfecting the glass-blowing technique.


We love these glasses because they work in any season! Pour your favorite cocktail, or dress up some water with basil and lemon. For the summer, we highly recommend rhubarb mojitos! Regardless, be sure to look through the bottom and marvel at the timeless work of Wirkkala.












And the inserts!




So get outside and entertaining! Tag your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to @Norsebox for a chance to win FERM Living goodies!

We love feedback! Please send any comments, ideas here!

Tack så mycket!

Elise & the Norsebox Team 

1 comment

Sally Kleinfeld

Obsessed. Just signed up for June!

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