We have been enjoying this months copy of a new magazine, Dilla pa Handlaget – which translates as Hooked on Handmade*. It’s from Norway and is a delightful glimpse of Norwegian design led craft. We love the studio interiors, visual influences, the inspiring goods and the ‘makes’ are beautiful too.
A copy of the magazine arrived through TheBigForest letterbox because our work is featured and we can see how our finger puppets with their gentle woolfelt colours fit with the Norwegian craft/design aesthetic.
Benjamin has family links with Norway (which was not a factor in our inclusion we should add) and in his childhood bedroom there was a 1950’s painting of trolls bought by his Grandma many, many years before he was born. The picture fired his childhood imagination, love of forest and thoughts of the creatures that may live there.
The magazine promotes the Norwegian equivalent of Etsy called Epla. It’s worth testing your schoolboy understanding of Norwegian and going for a browse – such beautiful work and we would so love there to be an English translate button and shipping outside Norway as we want to buy things but can’t. Oh the frustration!
*It should be noted that Google translates the title as ‘Waffles on Handshake’ which is why we chose to believe the Editor rather than Google!