JANUARY 17, 2017
If last year’s home improvement efforts were dominated by the clean-sweeping KonMari Method—the Japanese edict that dictates ridding your life of anything that does not bring you joy—this year belongs to The Little Book of Hygge. Written by Meik Wiking, the CEO of Copenhagen’s Happiness Research Institute, this twee tome explores the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-guh), which, depending whom you ask, translates roughly to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things, or delighting in coziness.
Creating your own hygge-ified lifestyle is as easy as burrowing under a blanket with a good book and a hot cup of tea. But if you threw out your thick woollen socks and your hyggebukser (sweatpants) in your KonMari purge last year, don’t fret. Here are the top Toronto sources to help put the coziness back into your life, Nordic style.
Therma Kōta Sigrún Coat
Canadian designer Linda Lundström looked to her Icelandic heritage when designing the first coat for Therma Kōta, her new line of outerwear. The reversible, made-in-Canada Sigrún style follows a high-fashion, high-performance ethos, featuring durable, weatherproof materials in an elegant cut. $690, thermakota.com.