husetI have memories of visiting a shopping mall when I was a kid. I don’t remember what mall, but it was a big deal when we went there, mostly to buy back-to-school clothes at Sears. I remember a few of the other stores in the mall that made an impression on me. One was a store that sold organs. Not hearts and livers, but the keyboard instrument. I remember wondering if there were enough people out there looking to buy organs to justify a whole store. But mostly I remember the organ store as there was often somebody playing an organ right out in front of the place.

There was also a store that I think was just called “Scandinavian Design” — which featured mostly teak furniture. I remember thinking how cool the stuff looked and wishing we could decorate in Scandinavian design as it look so modern. Thus was born a healthy appreciation of Scandinavian design which I have come to know as much more than just teak cabinets (and IKEA for that matter).

I recently came across Huset, a site that brings together products from all over Scandinavia to showcase cool designs for “modern living.” What’s great is that it is not all just one type of product the Huset offers, you can fine clothes, toys, kitchen products, and yes, furniture – but the latter is in the minority.

About Huset: “Huset, which means ‘the house’ in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian is a one-stop shop for the best in modern Scandinavian design. Huset offers a thoughtful collection of clean, clever, and contemporary items for modern living. In addition we also present designers, and design news for those of you that are interested to know more about what is going on in the Scandinavian design arena.”

There are many great products here, but I love the Myrica Nemesi Headboard / Wall Décor which I can imagine finding the perfect place for in my home. And then there is the “gorilla” clothes hanger. But how can anyone resist the “Elk shaped bottle opener made from sand casted aluminum, covered in red leather by Swedish design brand Edblad & Co.?”

Seriously folks, there are some really cool finds at Huset – check them out here.