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Sweden, Stockholm

Jun 1, 2010
2010 / June 2010

For centuries, Swedish fathers have whittled away long winter hours by carving wooden toys in the shape of horses for their children. Today, the Dalecarlian horse, with vibrant red-painted flower saddle, is an unofficial symbol of the horse-loving country. Hemslojd offers Dala Horses in a stable of sizes and colors, ranging in size from less than 2 inches to nearly 24 inches and in price from $13 to $1,495. www.dalahorse.com. To keep the Swedish handicraft nearby, try this hand-painted Dalecarlian Horse Charm from Jord Sweden Collection, which comes with a sterling silver chain. About $50. www.4vikings.com

The Stockholm designers behind this little teapot understand if customers flip it over expecting to see “Made in India” stamped on the bottom. But it’s all Swedish, just created by artists who happen to love India. INDISKA refers to its blend of Indian inspiration with such Scandinavian design traditions as “Bohemian modern.” We just think it’s adorable. Elephant teapot, about $20. www.indiska.com

Efficiency and aesthetics go hand in hand in Swedish design, and this pear bottle is no exception. Glassblower Ebba von Wachenfeldt created this bottle to be placed carefully around a robust live pear bud slightly smaller than the bottle’s opening and tied to the branch. The pear will grow inside the bottle during the summer. In the fall, clip the pear and pour a favorite liquor into the bottle. Skål! About $48. www.vonwachenfeldt.se

Foster imagination and a love of design in children by giving them the Svan Scooter. The Swedish construction is sturdy and safe, and the abstract shape is great for make-believe. Children’s minds might turn the scooter into a sleigh or an inchworm. You’ll just see the sleek design that makes this one toy that doesn’t need to be shoved out of the living room before guests arrive. About $100. www.svanstore.com


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