We thought we would give you a tour in pictures of Teresa's trip to Copenhagen, where she met with brands, did some inspirational research, saw new product collections, and vetted potential new companies to carry in store. She experienced Ferm Living's apartment showroom, attended Formland (an inspirational interior and design show), stayed at a rad hotel and enjoyed local food. Here's a quick glimpse into the trip!
The Anno Collection is a Finnish lifestyle brand providing Olson House with a range of beautiful home goods. Founded in 2007, Anno has firm roots in the Nordic way of living which combines well-made items with thoughtful design. Their mission is simple: to create products that you feel good to live with. We love carrying their products because the brand is always striving to look for the most sustainable ways to make timeless products. The pieces are made with natural materials, like wool, linen & cotton that speak for themselves. The simple details and color choices never go unnoticed. Speaking of design, we were asked the head designer for Anno some questions for an inside look behind the brand. Read more about Anno throughout the following questions with Pia Lehtovuori.
After carrying Big White Yeti's locally beloved soy candles for the past 3.5 years, Olson House now has our own custom-scented Yeti candle!We first welcomed Big White Yeti to our shop for our first cozy party in 2016. Katie Daly Weiss has become a dear friend and this collaboration was loads of fun. The Olson House candle is an elegant blend of white birch, rosemary and blood orange. How did we even go about creating a custom scent that represents our store? We want to take you behind the scenes of our process.
Mum's is a sustainable Finnish design company that combines art and ethical production wonderfully. What started as an art project grew into a recognized brand bringing wool rugs, wall hangings, cushion covers and blankets to loving homes. The Mum's collection is fairly traded, eco-conscious and ensures sustainable incomes to artisans in South Africa, Cambodia, Bolivia and India. Outi Puro, the mum of Mum's, prides herself in making beautiful things with a beautiful story. Read more of her story in this interview.
The interior design project for Golden Rey Energy Center in Shorewood, WI involved complimenting the original architectural elements such as the woodwork and footprint of the existing rooms with new paint colors and furnishings. The goal was to make the character of the building shine while creating a healing environment on a restricted budget. Accent colors were inspired by select Finnish textiles and locally made accessories that also worked with their intended logo colors. All in all, this working relationship with Kristen Reynolds of Golden Rey was inspiring and we were able to support her vision of creating a healing oasis for all who enter her space.