Narratives: The Olson House Blog

Narratives is our blog where we post inside looks at Olson House local artists &  Scandinavian collaborators, seasonal product and design inspiration!

The People Behind Our Products: Saana ja Olli

You definitely want to read about the power couple behind Saana ja Olli. Saana & Olli share about their business journey and lifestyle. Their designs are not only seen in their own textile shop, but also in collaboration with international brands in tile to glass and rugs to journals. To top it off, this post also includes a home tour that is sure to inspire you.


The People Behind Our Products: Duane Rice

Duane Rice is a local maker supplying gorgeous one-of-a-kind wooden pieces to Olson House. He has even done custom pieces for some of the staff. His work is unique and yet looks seamless next to our Scandinavian sourced pieces. Read all about the genuine maker's woodworking process in this post!


The People Behind Our Products: Normann Copenhagen Designer, Simon Legald

Normann Copenhagen is well established Danish company producing unique and functional products. We touched base with one of the brand's designers, Simon Legald, about his story and inspiration.


The People Behind Our Products: Ken & Ruth Vonderberg

Ken and Ruth Vonderberg are a talented artistic duo who work on their own unique pieces together in their home studio. They have invested so much time and skill in their retirement to their art. Olson House is honored to showcase and sell each of their pieces in our store.


The People Behind Our Products: Jim Maki

JIM MAKI is a talented artist and dear friend of Olson House.  He spent his career teaching art in the schools, which had him working with various mediums alongside his students every day, but it wasn't until retirement when he began to identify himself as an artist. His unique landscape pieces inspire tranquility and peace within our store.


The People Behind Our Products: Intentional Grain

Through the close-knit interior design community in Milwaukee, shop owner Teresa met Amanda (also an interior designer by day). When she learned about Amanda's concrete art, it made such sense to have Intentional Grain as a contributing artist as her aesthetic is perfect for the store.


The People Behind Our Products: Lapuan Kankurit

Lapuan Kankurit is a linen and wool weaving company based in Finland. Jaana Hjelt, co-owner of Lapuan Kankurit, answers our questions about the company's history, values and dreams. Read about this amazing brand and shop their textiles at Olson House!

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It’s Upon Us. Wedding Gift Season!

If you haven't found that perfect gift for the happy couple, here are a few wonderful items we have in stock, to aid you in your search.

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Spring Must Haves!

Here are just a few of our new spring favorites. Check them out and see how your list compares!


What’s New in 2016! – Scandinavian Edition

The year is now in full swing as hints of spring are finally budding around us. Over the past few months we've been very busy curating a long list of amazing new products we are excited to bring all the way from Scandinavia, to share them with you.

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