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The eldest runestones, inscribed with Norse runes, date from the 4th century…

The Viking Runes. The eldest runestones, inscribed with Norse runes, date from the century. These were the Elder Futhark runes. However, the most of the runestones were created during the late Viking Age and thus inscribed with theYounger Futhark.

4) Farrow and Ball Lamp Room Gray: Kate Forman says, 'This is one of the colours we are asked about frequently as it works beautifully with our best sellers as seen here ‘Blue Roses’ and ‘Cameo and Ribbons’ . I would describe this blue as the smartest of all the blues I ‘ve come across. It gives real impact to any room. Possibly better used in a light room.' Full details on Modern Country Style blog: Kate Forman's 8 Favourite Farrow and Ball paints

Kate Forman uses Farrow & Ball's Lamp Room Grey here to match beautifully with her Vintage Fabrics Blue Roses Cameo and Ribbons. Click through for a fascinating tour of Kate's favourite Farrow & Ball shades with great examples of how she has used them.

Tove Jansson. Summer in Klovharu island, Finland. Lucky us, we have visited the island...

Tove Jansson: My magical Moomin Christmas

finland // the summer book tove jansson swimming near her finnish island.

cozy corner

Using a cabinet to make a bed! RP Scandinavian style bed stuffed with charm. Goes with fairy and folk tales about gnomes and trolls!

Testing to see if I can pin.  I love the simplicity of this design.  Its fluidity is nice, too..


A Backyard Room: Kenjo Outdoor CottageThe new cottage was designed by Johan Svartnäs and comes complete with a movable roof. The upper roof slides out over the exterior wooden deck to make way for a covered outdoor space.

Kitchens, Cottage : Remodelista

All Remodelista Home Inspiration Stories in One Place

Minimalist interiors with bare rafters, integrated furniture and mottled walls place emphasis on the views out through the large sliding windows. The architects used these large expanses of glazing with the aim of giving each room the feeling of a "niche-like shelter in the open space of the landscape".

Tham & Videgård Arkitekter designs austere holiday home on Swedish island

atrium house tham videgard arkitekter architecture residential houses sweden House design house architecture room with view