Though the Danish philosophy might not have a direct English translation, everyone can benefit from adding a little hygge (pronounced “hoo-guh”) to their home.

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Rumored to have been born out of the desire to celebrate the small moments of everyday life, the hygge concept is warm, cozy, and inviting. From plush knit throws, to aromatic candles, to coffee and tea accessories, these goods are sure to help spread the cheer.

One Step Timers Dew Drop Wired LED Lights (Set of 2)

Festive fairy lights. Delicate dew drop fairy lights make every room feel more magical. They’re a pretty alternative to standard string lights—and the wire is bendable and moldable, giving them more structure than typical string lights, too. These lights are bright (as in, smart!): They come with a 6-hour self timer, so they will automatically turn off after 6 hours. That means you can set them for a party and they won’t stay on all night. Choose from 3 lengths (6’, 9’, or 17’) and 2 colors (copper or silver), all in sets of 2. If you’d like to hang your lights outside, we suggest wrapping the battery box in a plastic bag—it isn’t waterproof (but the wires and lights are!) Photography by Bobbi Lin, Rocky Luten and Mark Weinberg

The Laundress Home Spray – No247

Fill up your living space with the smells that you make it feel at home. The Home Spray – No247 was designed with a non-toxic formula so that you can feel comfortable spraying liberally in every room. How to use: Spray liberally six inches away from the target. Photo Courtesy of Verishop

Studio Stockhome Scented Candle

What it is: A hand-poured candle reflects the brand’s commitment to fine craftsmanship with high-quality perfume oils blended with natural vegetable wax. Cotton: A clean, crisp fragrance that evokes fresh spring air. A whiff of lavender and violet drift above a bed of rich amber and woody oakmoss. Deceptively understated, this complex scent is compellingly serene. Style: fresh. Notes: lavender, rose, violet, lily, amber, musk, oakmoss. Pomelo: The pure essence of a citrus orchard. Sunny, sweet, sublime. Juicy pomelo mingles with bittersweet cassis and tart pomegranate. A kiss of jasmine at the base matures this fragrance to full, lush ripeness that’s beguiling and delectable. Style: citrus. Notes: pomelo, cassis, pomegranate, apple, rhubarb, rose, jasmine. Cedar: A warm and inviting fragrance that’s reminiscent of a walk through a forest. Green and herbal notes lead you to a heart of cedar and honey-sweet guaiacwood. The journey ends with smoldering smoke and earthy musk, creating a peaceful, glowing comfort. Style: woody, aromatic. Notes: cedarwood, wood smoke, sandalwood, guaiacwood, amber, musk. Tea Rose: A modern ode on a classic fragrance, worthy of the bloom that inspires it. Verdant verbena notes open to creamy tea rose petals and jasmine, with base notes of woody oakmoss and rich oud. Eternally familiar yet lovingly refreshed. Style: Floral. Notes: Sage, rose, jasmine, oud, oakmoss, patchouli, spice. Photo Courtesy of Studio Stockhome

Cabin Porn: Inside

First an online phenomenon and now a bestseller with more than 300,000 copies in print worldwide, Cabin Porn has become a powerful lifestyle movement that is synonymous with unplugging from a tech-obsessed world to find peace amid nature. Startups, homes, and even housing developments have all been inspired by the original book. In this hotly anticipated extension of the Cabin Porn series, the creators give their fans what they ask for most: a look inside the most beloved cabins they have featured over the past ten years.Cabin Porn: Inside is the definitive guide for the cabin builder, as well as anyone seeking perspective on how to create spaces that just work–the ones that spellbind us in their warmth and ingenious simplicity. Text and Image Courtesy of Amazon

Parachute Braided Wool Rug

This super plush rug is like a sweater for your floor – wonderfully soft, cozy and timeless. Hand-braided by Indian craftspeople from thick wool and cotton, it features a uniquely warm and cushiony feel. Photo Courtesy of Parachute

Naadam Chunky Wool Blanket Oatmeal

Merino sheep have the finest, softest fibers. Their hair is sheared and spun into a yarn that’s water, stain and odor resistant. The sheep’s wool has residual lanolin making it antibacterial. Merino’s active fibers react to the changes in your body temperature so you will always be your most comfortable when you choose this heaven sent fabric. Photo Courtesy of Naadam

The Citizenry's Java Rattan Baskets

HANDCRAFTED IN INDONESIA BY THE ARTISANS OF CIREBON Keep things together and organized with these lightweight, durable, and on-trend rattan baskets. The super functional handles make it easy to move them from room to room – perfect for stowing toys, books, or laundry. With hand-braided detailing and clean, linear design, they add just-the-right amount of boho style to any space. Handcrafted by master artisans in Cirebon, Indonesia, each basket takes almost two days to complete. All made start-to-finish in a fair trade environment.

Nils Strinning String Pocket

In the late 1940s, Swedish publishing house Bonnier decided to encourage the public to display more books at home, so it sponsored an international bookshelf competition. Out of 194 entries received from around the globe, first prize was awarded to architect and designer Nils Strinning. His String Shelving (1949) was an immediate hit, and one of Strinning’s original orders was for offices in the new UN headquarters designed by Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer in New York. Easy to install, beautifully finished and available in a variety of sizes, it continues to be prized by architects and homeowners today. The shelves are simple to move around, and when additional space is needed, you can add more units. This is the authentic String System. Made in Sweden. Photo Courtesy of Design Within Reach

Secto Design Octo 4240 Pendant

The Octo lamp, designed by Seppo Koho for Secto Design, has a wooden shade which is hand-made from Finnish birch by highly skilled craftsmen. As the other Secto Design lamps by Seppo Koho, also the Octo lamp is well-known outside Finland as well for its clear Scandinavian feel. Photo Courtesy of Finnish Design Shop

Skandinavisk Candle

Cozy candles by Skandinavisk, inspired by the ethos of Nordic living and travels across the ruggedly beautiful landscape. Housed in a painted glass vessel with a beech wood lid and single wick. Photo Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Muuto Around Coffee Table

Designed by Thomas Bentzen for Muuto, the Around Coffee Table has a modern and unique identity, while its materials and craftsmanship express traditional Scandinavian design values. Pair the coffee table with its small side table companion to further enhance your modern space. Photo Courtesy of Finnish Design Shop

Vitruvi Porcelain Essential Oil Diffuser

What it is: A handcrafted, stone essential oil diffuser that doubles as a stunningly simple piece of home decor. If you want to know more… Essential oil diffusers are a way to create your own custom home aromas without the synthetic chemicals of traditional room fresheners or candles. This stone diffuser is made with a hand-milled, ceramic cover and contains an easy-to-clean water basin made of BPA-free, high-grade plastic. It uses ultrasonic technology to diffuse essential oils without heating them, and can fill up to a 550 square foot space with scent. What else you need to know: Vitruvi believes in living simply and naturally and creating premium-quality essential oils and diffusers. They invite you to experiment and create your own bespoke aromas with this stone diffuser. Photo Courtesy of Vitruvi

The Little Book of Hygge

Embrace Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) and become happier with this definitive guide to the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. Why are Danes the happiest people in the world? The answer, says Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, is Hygge. Loosely translated, Hygge—pronounced Hoo-ga—is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. “Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience,” Wiking explains. “It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe.” Hygge is the sensation you get when you’re cuddled up on a sofa, in cozy socks under a soft throw, during a storm. It’s that feeling when you’re sharing comfort food and easy conversation with loved ones at a candlelit table. It is the warmth of morning light shining just right on a crisp blue-sky day. The Little Book of Hygge introduces you to this cornerstone of Danish life, and offers advice and ideas on incorporating it into your own life, such as: Get comfy. Take a break. Be here now. Turn off the phones. Turn down the lights. Bring out the candles. Build relationships. Spend time with your tribe. Give yourself a break from the demands of healthy living. Cake is most definitely Hygge. Live life today, like there is no coffee tomorrow. From picking the right lighting to organizing a Hygge get-together to dressing hygge, Wiking shows you how to experience more joy and contentment the Danish way. Publisher: William Morrow Photo Courtesy of Goodreads

The Citizenry Nublado Throw (Ivory)

Made from thick unspun wool, this extra chunky throw is looped entirely by hand. Designed in a compact, easy-to-style size, it adds an insanely lush finishing touch to a side chair or sofa. Handcrafted by one master weaver in Peru, each throw takes a day to knit. All made exclusively in a fair trade environment. The delicate wool is left in its purest state to give it a natural ivory look, so we recommend using it as a styling piece in your home. Avoid too much daily wear and tear. Photo courtesy of The Citizenry

Iris Hantverk Doormat with Bristles

The Iris Hantverk company produces high-quality household items using techniques that date back to the 19th century. Enlisting the skills of top designers to conceptualize their products, they hire and support visually impaired craftspeople to create these meticulously assembled pieces. Tough enough for gardeners’ muddy boots, the Doormat with Bristles (2008) is a must for the mudroom, entry or porch. Rows of stiff synthetic bristles trap sand and dirt, and the durable raised beech wood slats allow water to pass through for quick drying. Made in Sweden. Photo Courtesy of Design Within Reach

Malin + Goetz Candle

What it is: A candle handmade in Brooklyn. What it does: This candle’s earth-friendly blend of beeswax, vegetable and soy waxes provides a clean, slow burn while filling your home with a crisp, clean aroma. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

The White Company Medium Winter Botanical Candle

What it is: This softly scented candle enhances botanical notes with a generous infusion of cinnamon sticks, orange slices and red berries. Fragrance story: Like the inviting aroma of stepping in from the cold, winter will instantaneously wrap your senses with its warm, spicy scent. Curl up on an armchair as notes of cinnamon and clove add warmth to your room, while a dash of fresh orange rebalances your mood. Style: warm, spicy. Notes: cinnamon sticks, orange slices, red berries. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

The Touch: Spaces Designed for the Senses

It is often said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. The Touch, the new book from Kinfolk and Norm Architects published by gestalten, presents an alternative: that good design is not only visually appealing but engages all of the human senses. Over 288 pages, The Touch explores the building blocks of human-centric design and welcomes you into over 25 spaces that exemplify how haptic design elements can provide a richer quality of living. In addition to stunning photography and interviews with design industry leaders such as John Pawson, Juhani Pallasmaa and David Thulstrup, The Touch also details philosophical and art history references that reflect the tradition of design and color theory. For a deeper understanding of the concepts explored, an appendix profiles architects such as Lina Bo Bardi and Richard Neutra; heritage design pieces that helped influence this movement are also listed in the book. The Touch is the first book to emerge from the longstanding friendship and creative partnership between Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams and Jonas Bjerre Poulsen of Norm Architects—two leading design authorities who base their practices in Copenhagen, and have previously collaborated on projects including the design of The Kinfolk Gallery. The Touch is available for pre-order now. Copies will arrive internationally from October 10th, and from September 5th within Europe. Publisher: Gestalten Photo Courtesy of Gestalten

Parachute Washed Linen Tablecloth

Dress up your dining room with our festive, jewel tone tablecloth. Casual linen fabric is great for everyday use, while decorative corded edges add elegance for special gatherings. Photo Courtesy of Parachute

Food52 x Farmhouse Pottery Forest Candle

Take a stroll through the forest. Light up one of these hand-poured soy candles—dreamt up with our friends at Farmhouse Pottery and made exclusively for us—and transport yourself on a walk through the Vermont woods. Choose from three crisp, woodsy scents, inspired by Vermont’s native trees: fir, pine, or cedar. Photography by Ty Mecham, Julia Gartland

Ton Valencia Chair

Industrial designers Alex Selma and Clara del Portillo met at an exhibition for young designers in 2004. Two years later, they founded their studio and launched their first collection as Yonoh, an ambigram – a word that retains meaning even when its letters are flipped over or reversed – they invented to express the bicephalic (two-headed) character of their own approach. For the furniture company Ton, they created the Valencia Collection (2018), named for the Spanish city where Yonoh is based. With its ergonomic form, solid wood construction, steam-bent legs and generous backrest, Valencia has all the makings of a classic that will last for generations but never bore. Chair stacks up to six high. Made in the Czech Republic. Photo Courtesy of Design Within Reach

Fellow Raven Tea Kettle & Steeper

Look at you, tea master. No more juggling between a hot kettle and an infuser—this multitasker does it all. Start by adding up to one liter of water to the pot, and then use the handy thermometer to gauge when it’s ready. (Psst…there’re even markers that tell you the perfect temps for black, oolong, and green tea!) And when it’s time to steep? Fill the integrated filter with your favorite tisane and let it work its magic. Ahhh…that was easy, wasn’t it? Photography by Ty Mecham & Julia Gartland

Menu Echasse Vase

Inspired by test tubes found in laboratories, the Menu Echasse Vase has the classic drop-like shape that is cradled in a minimal metal stand. Meaning stilts in French, Echasse is anchored to the floor or table with four metal legs that resemble its namesake. The subtle color gradient in the glass adds a little depth as well as an artistic spin. Menu, headquartered in Denmark, partners with designers to develop and produce a broad assortment of Scandinavian living accessories for the dining room, living room, kitchen, and garden. Photo Courtesy of Lumens

The Scandinavian Home: Interiors Inspired by Light

Discover classic and contemporary Scandinavian style with specially commissioned photography of homes in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Scandinavia is famous for its distinctive style: homes are pared-back and simple, and form and function are combined to create aesthetically pleasing and practical interiors. Scandinavians are inspired by light, having an abundance of it in summer but so little of it in winter, and house designs tend to maximize the amount of natural light that enters the home, and allow the inhabitants to make the most of outdoor life during the summer. Similarly, nature and the weather are major influences: homes are made warm and cozy for the freezing winter months—not just literally with log burners, but also through incorporating wood and natural materials. Here Niki Brantmark, owner of the interior design blog My Scandinavian Home, presents a wide-ranging collection of these beautiful homes and explores how the Scandinavian lifestyle is reflected in them all. The first chapter, Urban Living, features styles ranging from minimalist to bohemian, and pale palettes to dramatic dark colors. By contrast, the Country Homes tend to have a softer, calmer feel, through color and textiles, in line with a slower pace of life. Finally, the spectacular Rural Retreats include a mountain cabin, beach house, and rustic summer cottage, and demonstrate how having somewhere to escape to is so important to many Scandinavians. This collection of stunning interiors will put Scandi style within every reader’s reach. Publisher: CICO Books Photo Courtesy of Amazon

KAZI Goods Natural Striped Raffia Placemat, Set of 2

Entertain and delight your guests with these handcrafted raffia placemats, each woven with care by a cooperative of women in Uganda. The perfect excuse to throw your next dinner party. Photo Courtesy of Verishop

RachaelPots Speckled Stoneware Planter

Clean, geometric lines and masterful ceramic craftsmanship make the Speckled Stoneware Planter an essential addition to any aspiring botanist’s collection. The throwing and glazing processes imbue each piece with a subtle character all its own. Pairs well with the Speckled Stoneware Berry Bowl and Speckled Stoneware Crock. Made in NYC by RachaelPots. Photo Courtesy of Schoolhouse

Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Maker

The Bialetti Moka celebrates more than 80 years of classic design elegance and technological simplicity. From the early 1950s to the present day, Bialetti has manufactured over 200 million coffee makers. In particular, the Moka Express has become iconic and has allowed millions of consumers to enjoy great Italian coffee. The Moka produces a rich, authentic espresso in just minutes. The aluminum pot features Bialetti’s distinctive eight-sided shape that allows it to diffuse heat perfectly to enhance the aroma of your coffee. Photo Courtesy of Amazon

Saatva Lofton Organic Sheet Set

Experience silky-soft sateen in a 300-thread count, long-staple, organic cotton weave. Long-staple cotton for durability Deep pockets for mattresses 10″-15″ high Single ply thread for lightness and breathability Machine wash cold. No bleach. Tumble dry. Twin and Twin XL sets include 1 pillowcase Photo Courtesy of Saatva

Parachute Waffle Slippers

Comfortable, convenient and equipped with a ribbed rubber sole for grip, these cushioned slippers are perfect for hanging out at home.

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