Sigrid McCandless 2017-12-25 03:31:44
It cannot be translated to a single word—rather, hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”) is a Danish philosophy or way of life. It encompasses a feeling of well-being through enjoying the simple things in life. The cozy contentment of being nestled around the fireside in the company of good friends or gathered around the table to share a home-cooked meal. It’s a slower pace of life that is perfect for these wintery days. Never board This cutting board from the North collection is a simple yet elegant addition to any kitchen. Gather around Simple and neutral wood furnishings bring the beauty of nature into your home. Timeless yet fresh Created by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders in collaboration with Vista Alegre, this Blue Ming porcelain dinnerware is a collection inspired by traditional Delft design but with a modern twist. Artful expression A subtle balance of modernity and luxury gives this kitchen a distinctive appeal. Invite nature in A beautiful set of nesting tins decorated with an eye-catching print of flowers, birds and butterflies. Golden glow Pulse’s handcrafted and folded iron-mesh screens fit together, creating a sculptural “ruffled” effect— delicate yet substantial. Designer blend Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg have joined creative forces to create “Sicily is my Love,” a truly Made in Italy project where experts from the worlds of high fashion and design meet and merge to create unique domestic appliances that uncover an Italian story. Sweet indulgence Make homemade crème caramel, individual soufflés or cakes in these attractive and colourful ceramic ramekins. Glass fusion Add a touch of glass to your dinner table with this gorgeous oval salad bowl with oak base. Bottled up Clima is a revolutionary insulated stainless steel bottle that keeps your beverages hot for 12 hours or cold for 24. Refreshing infusion Raspberry meets cacao in this delicious beverage; serve on its own or mix with vodka or Prosecco for a unique cocktail. Curated collection For the purveyor of fine drinks, this whiskey decanter and glass set created by Tom Dixon will raise the tone. Gloss and glimmer The gorgeous lustre of rose gold in these fruit and nut bowls adds a touch of luxury. Master chef Crafted of handhammered copper for excellent heat conductivity, this hardworking pan can handle everything from soups to sauces. Coffee connoisseur Enjoy your morning brew in style with this coffee dripper and espresso cup set designed by Tom Dixon. Just add ice These long drink tasting glasses are a great way to stimulate your senses and enjoy your favourite beverage. A fresh view Modern yet rustic, this live edge table is equally at home in your dining room or on your terrace. In the bag A versatile fair trade, artisan-made tote that’s perfect for all your everyday needs. Impeccable taste Made of the finest Limoges porcelain, this teacup is interpreted in a modern grey stripe for today’s lifestyle. Cutting edge A distinctive set of copper-coloured knives and display stand combine good looks with superb function. Town meets country The successful union of traditional and modern elements creates this modern farmhouse kitchen. Sip’n stash This fully insulated water bottle with integrated storage allows your drink to stay cold and your pockets to stay clutter-free. Clean sweep The ash wood sweeper slides out of the funnel to reveal a hole so dust and ash can be poured neatly into the trash. Ergonomic design For the passionate cook, this bespoke stainless steel pantry puts everything in reach and easily accessible. Wireless wonder Achieve perfectly cooked and juicy steak, chicken or fish every time with this wirefree meat thermometer. 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TASTY TREATS Cake, I Love You From a simple, oldfashioned chocolate mayonnaise cake with melted chocolate frosting and peanut butter blackout, to Dixie’s Banana Bourbon Stack Cake with a heady brown sugar glaze, these are real crowd pleasers from master baker Jill O’Connor. chroniclebooks.com Making Chocolate, From Bean to Bar to S’more From Dandelion Chocolate, a bean to bar chocolate factory in San Francisco, comes a step-by-step approach to making chocolate with only two ingredients: Cocoa beans and sugar. From bean scorching tips through to the entire chocolatemaking method, this book is an informative read that unravels the mystery of chocolate. clarksonpotter.com The Perfect Cookie Months of research have gone into developing the 250 fabulous recipes in America’s Test Kitchen’s The Perfect Cookie. From foolproof brownies to scrumptious bars and cookies to nibble on, this cookbook’s a keeper. americastestkitchen.com 5tips to get the look 1.Light candles at meals to cast a warm glow. 2. Treat yourself to your best china when you brew a cup. 3. Select simple and neutral wood furnishings that bring nature into your home. 4. Stimulate the senses with a taste, sound, smell or texture. 5. Create a welcoming atmosphere where practicing the art of hygge comes naturally.
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