Welcome to Scandi Week—Apartment Therapy’s seven-day focus on all-things Scandinavia (often defined as the countries of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway). Sometimes it seems like the whole world is obsessed with trying to copy this corner of the globe, from its timeless style aesthetic to its now-famous coziness rituals. For the next week, we’ll take a look at all of it—cleaning, pop culture, and of course tons of eye-popping design inspiration. Pull up a blanket and get hygge with us.
We Americans are absolutely smitten with untranslatable words. There’s just something about the unity of an expression like “schadenfreude"—from German, it means feeling pleasure for somebody else’s misfortune—that validates a very complicated, yet collective, human feeling.
from waaaay over here —> 10 Scandinavian Words We Wish We Had in English — Scandi Week