Nymla

I am something of a troll fanatic, and could have very easily blown everything in my bank on trolls from Norway's gift shops. When I found Nymla on Etsy, I almost had to ask my boyfriend to hide my wallet. Caroline Eklund from Northern Sweden creates beautiful Nordic forest trolls out of felted wool and… Continue reading Nymla

Wyrd Words & Effigies: The Definitive Interview List

Wyrd Words & Effigies has been in action since May 2013. In the months that have passed since then, many interviews have been conducted, with all sorts of creative beings who aren't afraid to explore the darkness and the treasures it hides. Underneath you’ll find all of our interviews to date, for you to browse… Continue reading Wyrd Words & Effigies: The Definitive Interview List

Tuesday’s Wyrd Findings

I would live my winter in this handmade Big Knit Dress by JULIAANDBEN. My new goal in life is to own this Tong Coat. It’s another creation by Berlin based label JULIAANDBEN.   Etsy is a treasure trove for Nordic inspired gifts. These custom made Elder Futhark Rune Necklace by The Stray Arrow are crafted… Continue reading Tuesday’s Wyrd Findings

Interview : Sisters of the Black Moon

I experience an almost overwhelmingly wonderful feeling when I wander through the Sisters of the Black Moon site. Click after click, view after view, my heart expands, and I find myself thinking; ‘these women must have slipped into my mind and rooted around until they found what I love most of all. They must have.’… Continue reading Interview : Sisters of the Black Moon

Interview : Heathen Harnow

I’ve been following the work of Swedish artist Heathen Harnow for quite some time now, and am regularly bowled over by the way in which his work clings to my consciousness for days after first setting my eyes on it. My body is in England, but my soul is in Scandinavia, and for me, his… Continue reading Interview : Heathen Harnow

Fires In The North

Please support my new project Fires In The North.   It was a common belief in Native American culture that the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) were the reflections of huge fires in the distant North. ‘Fires In The North’ is an on-line magazine which celebrates the North through multiple creative channels. Alongside the magazine, there… Continue reading Fires In The North

Theodor Kittelsen Worship

I was in Newcastle the other night for a gig at the Northumberland Arms when I got talking to Keith Stewart, a bloke so passionate about the work of Norwegian artist  Theodor Kittelsen, that he decided to have some of the great man’s creations tattooed onto his arm. Keith currently has half an arm’s worth… Continue reading Theodor Kittelsen Worship