Monday, October 20, 2008

Observations from Sweden #6

1. I have forgotten how hot and sweaty you get when you go shopping in your winter coat. Going from the cold outside into a warm shop – you really need to take off your coat immediately not to immediately soak away... No wonder Swedes are gruffly in the stores - they're way to hot!

2. My hands are sore from carrying stuff. One aspect of not driving to places is that you have to carry the stuff you get longer distances... so you really have to think before you make purchases just how long you're planning to walk... Something I should have thought about before I got a double waffle maker, a couple of books, DVDs and Bamse clothes on Friday night when I also was carrying my computer bag and handbag (under those circumstances I should be excused for forgetting my handbag in the "Bed and bath" department at Åhléns, getting called for over the speaker system...).

3. Since I was here for a full weekend I had the chance to actually spend a little time outside the office and browse through some stores (and not crazily run through them just before closing time after work) and it hit me just how much I love Scandinavian designs. The stores are just filled with beautiful things – from linens to candle holders and I have to stop my self from buying – there just isn't enough space in my suitcase (it's filled with a double waffle maker, a couple of books, DVDs and Bamse clothes...).


Picture of hand painted décor bone mugs from Design House Stockholm.

6 comments:

cecilia said...

Mmmm Stockholm, nice pics in last post - just have to agree on your reflektion on hot and bothered shopping, it is impossible!

TinTin said...

Ja, det är så fina saker överallt...

Annika said...

Så fint med alla skandinavisk design. man blir alldeles spattig när man är hemma...
Bilderna nedan av en underbar höst (tycker jag, jag vet vad du tycker).
snart är du i sunny California igen.

veronika said...

Jag blir lika tokig jag, vill ha!!
Allt passar min smak så mycket bättre därhemma. Åhlens är en superaffär tycker jag.
Visst svettas man så mycker mer hemma i Sverige, tror att våra kroppar är inställda på luftkonditionerade affärer och resturanger. Jobbigt är det iallafall.
Kul att di fick tid att shoppa i lugn och ro denna gång.

BritGirl said...

Shop til you drop girl!!! Do it for those of us who can't get to their home land right now!!!

JaCal said...

Cecilia - I've forgotten all about it... have to plan better on my next visit...

Tintin - man blir tokig...

Annika - ja... det är otroligt - ÖVERALLT finns det sååå fina saker.Ja.. ;-) du vet vad jag tycker - men gillar man höst så var det jättevackert...

Veronika - ja... allt är såå fint... Jag var plaskblöt efter min shopping tur.. och då tog jag ändå av mig kappan på Åhlens...

Britgirl - haha - I almost did...