Bee Blog / Scandi Design

Exploring Lisbon and its geometric patterns

Here at Quirkybee we love exploring new cities and countries, especially when they are known for bright colour and design.

Recently we visited the picture perfect city of Lisbon, with its pretty cobbled streets, tiled walls and heavenly pastries.

We loved the range of colourful tiled houses, known locally as azelejos, every other house was beautifully decorated in various colours, from blue and white to pretty pastels.

For those that like to venture off the beaten track, a trip to the LX factory is well worth a visit.  This old factory site on the outskirts of the city has been turned into a trendy shopping and restaurant strip with vintage shops, book shops and amazing chocolate cake at Landeau.

This is the perfect city to visit if you love design, history and food.  Quirkybee gathered a good dose of inspiration for more colourful fabric designs.

Lisbon tile design

Lisbon travel

Lisbon cafe

Lisbon city

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Brighten your home with Scandinavian style cushion covers

Brighten your home with Scandinavian style cushion covers

QB recently took a trip to the home of Scandi style in Copenhagen, Denmark.  

Hip Copenhagen is compact and cool. Cyclists, tasty eats and colourful houses scatter the streets in this design loving city. 

No trip to the city is complete without a saunter through its stunning design museums and Nordic interior design shops.

Get off the beaten track and visit Norrebro, one of Copenhagen’s most vibrant and hip neighbourhoods. Full of cafes, boutiques and hidden street murals, there’s a treat around every corner.

Further down the road is Norreport, home to the Torvehallerne food market with a wide range of rich pickings on offer. Tuck into a lavishly topped Smorrebrod of avocado and prawns, or feast on a selection of hot dogs with onions, pickles and sauces.

Whilst enjoying the colourful city of Copenhagen, Quirky Bee also got down to business, hunting out some bright new finds in the fabric section.  Geometric prints are proving ever so popular this year, and our popular cushions with a Scandi-esque theme are brightening up homes across the country.

Scandi cushion, quirkybee

Smorebrod, CopenhagenDenmark, quirkybee

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