Courtesy of Rice.dk.
Quirky Kitchen Tools
Sweden's Rice DK sells melamine utensils in pastel checks, butterflies, flowers and a mix of Xs and Os that's like a tic-tac-toe game seen through a kaleidoscope. $20 for three; huset-shop.com.
MHY Lamp by Muuto, available at Scandinaviangrace.com
Playful Pendant Light
The design trio behind Norway Says claims the playful shape of their aluminum-lacquered "Mhy" lamp shade was inspired by characters in Nordic children's stories. $285; scandinaviangrace.com.
Courtesy of Scantrendsusa.com.
Curvy, Colorful Glasses
Danish designer Peter Svarrer's answer to the dull workhorse water glass is a mouth-blown tumbler for Holmegaard that he's named "Future". $41 for two; scantrendsusa.com.
© Bengt and Lotta / Courtesy of Huset Shop.
The Sweetest Cake Stand
Made from laminated birch wood, like many pieces of Scandinavian furniture, this colorful new candy-patterned cake stand by Sweden's Bengt & Lotta is stable enough to hold a quadruple-layer cake. $85; huset-shop.com.
© Anne Nybleaus / Courtesy of Story Hotel.
Sleep In Style
Guests can buy the art on display throughout this new 82-room Stockholm hotel, like illustrator Jenny Mörtsell's oversize canvas Little Lies (photo).
This new hotel near Stockholm's Museum of Modern Art and the Swedish Museum of Architecture serves excellent fikaSweden's answer to England's high tea.
Denmark has the most breweries per capita in Europeplus a stellar new brewpub, Copenhagen's Norrebro Bryghus.