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A trip to Oslo

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to the city of Oslo for work. We were very productive at work that week, and at the end I stayed an extra day to see a few of the sites. It was a chilly trip, but got to see some of the city in it’s snow-covered wonder.

(Above photo courtesy of Charlie Zhuang – Instagram)

Although very thankful that I had this opportunity to go to Norway, I also found that my love for Scandinavian Design just got even greater after this trip! I wish my suitcase was the size of a car…for I would have come home with all kinds of amazing stuff. Alas my suitcase isn’t that big (nor is my wallet) but I did come home with a few goodies. Thanks to a little online research, I found a few stores that I needed to check out on my day off.

One of my favorite stops was Illums Bolighus. Here I picked up a few necessities such as this awesome Quilt Sleeve by HAY. It’s just the right size for my iPad Air, and has just enough padding to help protect it during my next few travels. Also by HAY, I picked up a little Clip for Two Pens. Just how it’s named…that is what it is, a clip for two pens! I thought it was kind of clever, and could come in handy with my work notebook. Lastly I spied a Wooden Elephant by Gunnar Flørning Collection. I do love me some elephants, and it looks just perfect on my Round Dorm Shelf that I bought awhile back from Design Life Kids.

Next stop was Norway Designs, and the discovery of this super cute little paper shop downstairs. I could have stayed in there for hours concocting all kinds of projects, but I made my stop pretty quick (as to not annoy my coworker.) Here I found a few things like 4″ x 8 2/5″ Penco gold finish clipboard. Works just right with this Kartotek To-Do Notepad. And just when I thought I was done…I spied this PULP Pen Case to keep store little goodies.

If work brings me back to Oslo (which I hope it does) I will have to find new places to explore. And maybe next time it will be in the spring, and I can spend a little less time INSIDE, and more time OUTSIDE exploring the mountains. :)

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