Every time I visit other European countries, I can't help but notice how much more important good design seems to be to our European cousins, than it is to our fellow Brits. I absolutely love design and I love to travel. So combine the 2 and my recent trip to Stockholm and Copenhagen was always going to be sensational. And it didn't disappoint.
From day-to-day things like the bikes we borrowed from our hotel to things like trains and the design of the folding table that makes it easier to sit down whilst still enabling you to fire up your laptop or share a meal on the move, the Scandinavians have great design running through their blood. Even the simplest things like this gallery cafe menu has been considered, simplified and created as things of beauty. There never seems to be an opportunity too small for the designers to express themselves and add to your experience of their country. And the opportunity to buy great design seems to come by on every corner, in some of the most wonderful interiors shops (why can't we have shops like these please?)