Saturday, 1 December 2012

Barnhemmet i Udupi, Indien - Månadens kompisar, December 2012! Friends of the Month, December 2012!

Vi vill slå ett extra slag för vår julklappsinsamling till Barnhemmet i Udupi, Indien. Målet i år är att samla in 10 000 SEK till julklappar dvs en uppsättning kläder till alla 92 barn. Hoppas att du kan och vill bidra med några kronor så här i juletid. "Småkompisar Helps" har BG 225-1130. Märk inbetalningen "JULKLAPP". Alla pengar är öronmärkta för ändamålet och går oavkortat till barnen.
Läs mer om barnhemmet här. Tummen upp för Barnhemmet i Udupi, månadens kompisar i december 2012!

We raise extra money for Christmas presents for the children at the Orphanage in Udupi, India. Join us in helping to reach our goal 10 000 SEK. Donations can be made to "Småkompisar Helps" Swedish bank account no. 225-1130. To make a transaction from abroad our IBAN number is: SE2880000832799046193059. BIC is: SWEDSESS. Thanks for your contribution! Read more about the orphanage here. Thumbs up for the Orphanage in Udupi, India - our Friends of the month in December, 2012!

Monday, 26 November 2012

Our Advent Calendar this year - we send Friends to Friends in December! / Vår Adventskalender i år - vi skickar Kompisar till Kompisar i December!!

Gillar du överraskningar? Vi gillar i alla fall att överraska och vill därför SKICKA EN KOMPIS TILL EN KOMPIS, en varje dag från den 1-24 december! Vi vill sprida kärlek till någon du tycker om, någon som är sjuk eller behöver lite extra omtanke eller uppmuntran i Advent. Gillar du idén, så kan du gilla vår sida på Facebook och skicka ett mail med din väns namn och adress till oss på Kanske överraskar vi just din vän!

Do you like surprises! We like to surprise and would like to SEND A FRIEND TO A FRIEND, one every day from December 1st to 24th! We decided to spread some love to someone you care about, someone who is sick or needs a little extra attention or encouragement in Advent. If you like this, please like our Facebook page and send us an email incl. you friends name and address to Your friend might be the one we choose to surprise! Let's share some love in December!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Dad needs Friends too! Right? Give him a break, and a bunch of Big Friend, or Small Friend, on Sunday if you live in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia or Iceland! Happy Father's Day! Pappa behöver också kompisar! Ge honom ett gäng Storkompisar (eller Småkompisar) på söndag om du bor i Norge, Sverige, Finland, Estland eller Island! Grattis alla pappor på Farsdag!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Friend of the Month in November 2012!

Hi Friends! This is Maria from Trollhättan, Sweden! A woman who seems able to do just about anything. She is a truly passionate teacher and politician, with a genuine interest in people. She inspires hopes, dreams and self-confidence to both young and elderly alike. She is constantly facing the challenge of having to juggle many balls in the air at once. And she does it well, and full of enthusiasm! Thumbs up for Maria, our Friend of the month in November, 2012!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Send a Friend!

Now is the time to order Småkompisar/Storkompisar for Christmas! Why not send a Friend (Small Friend or Big Friend) as a business gift or Christmas card to promote your company and thank your clients? A Christmas Friend in a suitable colour, with or without message or logo. More info here:
Nu är det dags att beställa Småkompisar/Storkompisar till jul! Varför inte skicka en Kompis (Småkompis eller Storkompis) som julkort, företagspresent som tack till anställda och kunder? En Julkompis i passande färg, med eller utan meddelande eller logotyp. Mer information här:

Monday, 1 October 2012

Friend of the Month, October 2012

This is Gun! A truly great friend and our Friend of the Month in October! Gun has worked with children all her life. For many years as a kindergarten teacher, and so her own four children and seven grandchildren, her greatest joy in life. Today her heart beats a little extra for the 92 children living at the Orphanage in Udupi, India. She has overall responsibility for the orphanage and sponsor activities from Sweden. Thumbs up for Gun!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Friend of the Month, September 2012!

This i Maja - our Friend of the Month in September 2012! Maja invites as all to come and play in the playhouse! She piles all her little friends up and then we all end up on the floor. We simply put up with most things, and with a big smile - just like Maja! :)
Check out Maja's clothing: Onomak

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Countdown to the First Day of School - Bring a Friend Along!

Starting school can be both fun and exciting, but also a nerve-wreaking, stressful experience. It might be a good idea to bring a little friend along on this very first day to give a little extra support when it is most needed. School starts soon - so be prepared! No kid, pocket or bag should be without a Small Friend.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Friend Of The Month, August 2012!

This is Isak - our Friend of the Month in August, 2012! We decided to go on a trip with him and ended up at Torvsjö Kvarnar, an open-air museum in the south part of Lapland, Sweden. We walked along the forest path and learned about the life for the forestry workers during the 1800s and early 1900s century. We looked into the lumberjack huts from different times and saw the big load of timber a horse could pull. Inside the Museum building we found all the tools used when working in the woods. 
Despite being there on a rather cold and rainy day, we enjoyed it a lot. Isak is an enjoyable young man to spend an afternoon with. :)

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Friend Of The Month, July 2012!

This is Hironori! He is our Friend of the Month in July, 2012! We had the chance to spend a day with him. He's a very talented man and fun to be around. Amazingly good at cooking and always up to something exciting. He knows how to play and have fun! But we all know that time flies when you have fun, and this day will soon be over as the sun slowly sets. And not only time flies, all of a sudden balloons, soap bubbles and Småkompisar flies up in the sky. What a beautiful sight!
The night ends with a lovely and sweet strawberry caramel cake - Yummy, what a day! :)

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Småkompisar visited Artipelag!

We made our very first visit to Artipelag - the newly opened exhibition hall located in the Stockholm archipelago. Whether you love art or not, this is a must do if you are in the area. Stop by the museum to see the exhibitions or just to enjoy the surroundings, the views and architecture. We suggest that you make it a day trip, the museum - inside and outside - is inviting and fun to both children and adults. We, Småkompisar and friends, enjoyed our visit and hope to come back soon! 

3 June until 30 September 2012
"Platsens Själ" - The Spirit of the Place.  

Artipelagstigen 1, Gustavsberg

Friday, 1 June 2012

Friend Of The Month, June 2012!

We would like to introduce you to our dear friend, Malin! She is our Friend of the Month in June! Besides all her many good qualities, she is truly a lovely, warm-hearted person and a great friend!

We had a coffee the other day and a chance to catch up on life in general. We all need a break now and then and a good hearty laugh to relieve stress and tension in mind and body. Then times flies and we have to head on to all the must do's in our everyday lives, and it is only for us to say; Thank you Malin for good friendship, a coffee and a nice chat! Enjoy June, your month! :)

Grief shared is half grief, Joy shared is double joy...

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Graduation Time with Friends and Family

It’s graduation time! Traditions may vary between countries, but the joy is universal and mostly about celebration. One of the traditions in Sweden is to hang flowers and toys around the necks of the graduates. We suggest you decorate and surround your graduate with lots of Friends - Small Friends!
Find your nearest store here.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Being a Friend to Those Who Need It Most

We are pleased that so many BUP-clinics (Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics) are using Småkompisar to initiate a conversation with children, teenagers and parents.
It is important to us being a Friend to those who need it most.

A few comments from BUP-clinics on how they use their Småkompisar...

Children and teenagers coming here find them irresistible! When they are restless, they have something to do with your fingers. When they are sad, they hug them. When they are angry it might happen that they throw them around! In other words, they go with all their emotions!

We have given out our "Friends" to all clinical psychologists, so that they are available on the tables. We noticed that many children pick them up and hold them. Even adults.
They are good for many uses and
to stay focused. One or two usually ends up in someone's pocket on its way home! :) Many of my colleagues just love these little Friends!

I work as a psychotherapist with adolescents. I noticed that many children like to squeeze a "little friend" when they talk about any difficult subjects. 

You will find Småkompisar at BUP in Linköping, Karlshamn, Karlskrona, Mjölby, Hagfors, Örnsköldsvik, Bollnäs, Hudiksvall, Sollefteå...

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Friend Of The Month, May 2012!

Say hi to Niklas - our Friend of the Month in May 2012!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Spring is in the air!

A spring walk through Kungsträdgården, the best Cherry Blossom viewing in Stockholm!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Småkompisar to the World!

Småkompisar is not only a toy, it is a friend for hands and hearts! And not only that, it is quite an extraordinary friend that has become popular among all ages (0-100 years). A best seller in Sweden mainly sold through design-, museum- and children's stores.

And this is how we are presented to the world - 48 pieces in a display box with a choice of linseed or granules filling.
For individual orders, here's a list of stores near you:

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Friend Of The Month, April 2012!

This is Rut, a lovely two-year-old from Alingsås, Sweden and our Friend of the Month in April. Life is all about having fun! And no exception here, Rut spends most of her days playing with her toys, exploring her environment and constantly trying new things. On this very day we happens to be the center of attention. She takes all her Small Friends for a car- and a truck ride, and she loads and unloads a least a thousand times. Watching her having fun makes us all happy. She's the sweetest thing. 

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Earth Hour 2012 - Play hide and seek in the dark!

Don't forget to switch off for Earth Hour today at 8:30 pm. Anyone can participate, all you have to do is turn off the lights for an hour! Play hide and seek in the dark - we hide and you seek!

More about Earth Hour:

Friday, 30 March 2012

Lots of playful Friends for all ages!

Today we encourage free floor play and lots of Small Friends to play with.

"Småkompisar" is a Swedish word literally meaning 'little friend'. It's a soft, feel-good handful of fun inspired by the traditional Japanese toy 'Otedama'. Colourful balls, stress balls, stress reliever, comfort object... It is simply soft friends that encourages imagination and creativity, as well as sustainable values, friendship, love and kindness.

Today you can find Småkompisar in a variety of places, such as schools, offices and hotels. They are often used for pedagogical as well as therapeutic purposes, due to their simple yet playful design. With a little friend in hand just let your imagination run wild!

Småkompisar are handmade using a soft organic cotton fabric in colours that change with the seasons and trends. They are filled with linseed or plastic granules and can be washed. Production is based in Sweden and Latvia under strict quality control and testing procedures.

For corporate purchases or gifts your company's logo can be embroidered onto the fabric or appear on a little tag sewn on the side of the product. You can also order separate boxes decorated with your company's logo.

"The Naughty Spot" is a fun time corner playmat (rug) for all ages design by Åsa Ohlsson. Take advantage of all the benefits of using the corner for a play area. Encourage free floor play and a wider angle view into the room. Make it a safe and cosy corner and use the walls to lean on or attach some useful toy storage units to the walls.

"Hello!" can be put on walls, floors or ceilings and gives multiple possibilities for use - as a kind of reversed megaphone it absorbs sounds and things, and gives the illusion of having a depth that continues through the wall. Design by Design Dessert - Malin Palm and Åsa Ohlsson.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

International Women's Day Today!

Småkompisar och Storkompisar, Small Friends and Big Friends - we celebrate and recognise International Women's Day today! A global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Friend Of The Month, March 2012!

This is Isak - our Friend of the Month in March! He is 10 years old and an avid Lego builder since he was very young. We are happy to take part in today's fun. Småkompisar and Lego includes everything an imaginative builder needs to get started making lots of fun and fantastic creations.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

A Princess is born!

Congratulations and best wishes to the Swedish Royal Family. Enjoy a Princess cake today!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Småkompisar wishes everyone Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, Friends! Kompisar, ha en fin Alla Hjärtans Dag!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Friend Of The Month, February 2012!

We are happy to present our Friend of the Month in February - this is Andreas Valentin surrounded by lots of friends and a playful daughter.

Speaking of Mr Valentin, we should remind you that his (as well as many others) very special day, Valentine's Day, is soon coming up. Valentine's Day, 14th February, is celebrated in many places worldwide, a day to show love and appreciation to everyone in your life. Give someone special a luxury treatment, a few Small Friends gentle placed on the eyes - now, that is called love! :)

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Friend Of The Month, January 2012!

On this first day of the new year, we wish each and every one of you a Happy 2012.

Albert, he is our first "Friend of the Month" this year. He is a charming young man of 10. A true friend, someone you can trust and rely on in every situation and someone who is honest with you no matter what. That all together makes him a worthy Småkompisar "Friend of the Month". True friendship is definitely something we put high value on. Let's take care of each other in the new year!