Fall Means Fika - 405 Magazine

Fall Means Fika

A glimpse into the future at Swedish intentionality, the Kitchen at Commonplace and more treats in store in the fall 405 Home.


All good things must come to an end, like beautiful spring and glorious summer, but that only means that something new is knocking at the door.

As we contemplate the coming fall season and our October issue, we’ve decided to embrace the idea of being intentional. It’s a buzzword these days for sure, but not without merit. Enter Fika. Have you heard of it?  Last fall we explored the Danish concept of coziness, hygge. This fall, we’ve set our sights on this uniquely Swedish way of slowing down and taking time to enjoy a cup of coffee and pastry or small meal, but with intention. The Kitchen at Commonplace opens this spring, so by autumn, it will be in full swing — and we can’t wait to show you how owners Ben Nockels’ and Chris Castro’s intentional perspective on the importance of community has brought to fruition the perfect spot to grab a shared meal with friends … and maybe a book or two while you are at it. We’ll carry the spirit of Fika into our homes, as well. Fireside relaxing is more enjoyable with a well-appointed mantel, and who can resist the perfectly curated wallpaper to change the look and feel of a room?  Let’s meet up this fall!


Custom ceramics by Taylor Dickerson with Craig Proper are just one detail given full attention for “The Kitchen at Commonplace”.