The Nordic countries know how to greet summer, and this week we're joining them. In anticipation of the solstice (get ready, the longest day of the year is Saturday, June 21), we'll be holding outdoor feasts, drinking aquavit, wearing garlands—and celebrating all things Scandi.
Above: A dinner hosted by Le Marché St. George in Vancouver from 5 Quick Fixes: Elevating the Napkin.
Above: Later today, Jane, the newest member of the Remodelista team, will be showing us around a just-opened Design Hotel in Copenhagen with bentwood beds.
Above: Teema, Kaj Franck's 1952 Dinnerware design for Iittala, is making two appearances on Tuesday: in Izabella's guide to setting a Swedish Midsummer Outdoor Table, and as this week's Object Lesson (did you see Megan's lesson about another summer staple, the Butterfly Chair?)
Above: Get the party started: 10 Easy Pieces is all about summer drinks dispensers, including this stainless steel classic. To fill in the picture, see last week's 10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Charcoal Grills.
Above: Do you share our obsession with Scandi pale wood floors? On Thursday, our friends Jon and Julie of Mjölk in Toronto talk us through how to get the whitewashed look. (And, in the meantime, take a look at Jon and Julie's Scandinavian-Inspired Kitchen with Hints of Japan, and read our recent Ask the Expert on The Ins and Outs of Wood Floors.)
Above: On Friday, Julie presents our latest High/Low: two Scandi standing lamps at opposite ends of the price spectrum.
Let the celebration begin: Over at Gardenista, they're also Diving into Summer.