The Survivors – My favorite kitchen products

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Inspired by Maria at Husligheter who wrote a post about those favorites in your home that survive every purge, the ones you’ll never get rid of, asking her readers to share their own, I wanted to make a post about my ”survivors”.


These are the things that I use every day, and if my home burned down I would get these exact items again, no doubt. They are functional, simple and stylish, and most have multiple uses which allows me to cut down on the number of items I need to fit in my small home.

I focused on kitchen products and while I was (mentally) going through my cabinets and drawers, I realized that I miss a couple of things or don’t like the versions that I have, so I’m wondering if you would like to give me some tips on where to find nice egg cups and a good mortar?

Top pic: Black waffle structured hand towel – Granit, Graphite linen/cotton dish cloth – Iris Hantverk, Gray Kartio tumblers – Iittala, Porcelain storage jars – Iittala

Bottom pic: Dark gray 5 l bowl – Höganäs Keramik, Black Teema mug – Iittala, White 365+ plate – Ikea, Ikea PS Tealight holders (seems to be out of production?)

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Ems Designblogg is all about Scandinavian style, soft minimalism and beautiful functionalism. The blog is Sweden's oldest interior design blog and has been up and running since 2005. I strive to fill it with a mix of inspirational and aspirational images from all over the world, while keeping true to my own voice and style, where transparency is key and creative criticism is highly valued. When I'm not blogging, I bake chocolate cakes for my kids, hang around Stockholm's cafés and drink way too many cappuccinos, do some occasional styling work, and try to fit in some inspiring travel adventures in between. If you have any suggestions, propositions for collaborations, other ideas or just want to say hi, throw an email at: [email protected].


  • Maria/Husligheter

    Ah, tack för länken! Och bra grejer, är också väldigt förtjust i Kartio och Granits kökshanddukar. Och har ju den där IKEA-ljusstaken jag med, är den alltså tagen ur produktion nu? Trodde den skulle bli en ”survivor” även i det sortimentet faktiskt …

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