If my birthday surprise wasn't already enough, my wonderful flatmate, Eunseong, also gave me the sweetest little gifts from a shop we both love - Designtorget.
We discovered this shop by accident, one sunny day, while we were wandering around the harbour here in Oslo. Scandinavia is quite well known for their quirky designs and Designtorget is no exception. I love these lovely iceberg icecubes and this fun tea strainer, for example. They're kind of impractical but very pretty and smart. But most of all, I love the two sweet gifts that dear Eunseong gave to me.
First of all, she gave me this sweet birdhouse for my keys. You attach the little bird keyring to your keys and stick the little birdhouse to the wall by the door. When you get home you can put the little bird in his house, to keep your keys safe. His tale is also a whistle, which is kind of random but kind of exciting too! It actually turned out to be the perfect gift because I am constantly late in the mornings because I can never find my keys!
She also gave me this sweet little bird which makes a little chirping sound. A while ago I bought a little bird feeder that sticks to the window because one of the bizarre things about this country is that you never seem to see any animals! I bought it to try to encourage the many birds I see hopping around to come up to my window so I could see them. Of course, it didn't work very well (I had a kind of Cinderella style these-birds-are-going-to-eat-from-my-hand-and-wake-me-up-and-tie-ribbons-in-my-hair sort of expectation) so Eunseong bought me this little bird to keep me company and to make up for the total failure my bird feeder turned out to be! She's very thoughtful :)
What do you think? Do you like the look of this store? I love funny little shops like this one, there are so many nice gifts to be found there. If I win the lottery you can be sure that I won't have any normal cutlery or appliances, everything I own will be novelty designs like these ones!