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0 In Kennel/ Pomeranian

Cream colored pomeranian puppy girl

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So.. this happened.

This 9 weeks old pomeranian pup entered my life and became the center of cuteness.

Being an art director, there is an amount of phonyness that needs to be expressed here in the form of a logo. This is my dream client, I can’t help it.

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Millie of course has her own instagram. Or pomstagram if you wish, hehe. Wouldn’t you? Maybe you have it, despite not being a cotton candy ball of fluff.

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Anyways, say hi to Millie!

0 In Inspiration/ Video

The Handmaid’s Tale – a review

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This is a review of the first three episodes of MGM Televisions new drama, The Handmaid’s Tale.

!!MILD SPOILER ALERT!!

Big things can come from small beginnings. A single stone thrown can lead to an uprising. One persons political views can change the whole collective way of thinking. And looking back in history the roots of extremism can grow really strong before anyone notices its flower and makes sense of its true colors.
The same goes for the american society we see in Margaret Attwoods The Handmaid’s Tale.
In a very near future, US natality suddenly drops and desperation sets in, soon after someone kills the president and most of the government. A christian fundamentalist movement appears out of nowhere and promises to make America great again by taking away the peoples constitutional rights and introducing an old hierarchy, where women are at the very bottom.

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The serie follows Offred (Elisabeth Moss) who was captured by the secret police because she was married to a divorcee. Since all divorces where nullified by the new regime, she was now considered an adulteress and a criminal.
Since she was able to bear children she was captured alive and given to The Commander (Joseph Fiennes), a man of great political importance, to serve as a handmaiden, a surrogate mother. And thats where the story starts.

The tale jumps between the present where Offred spends her days doing errands and serving her purpose for the commander and his wife Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski), and the past, in which she lives with her own family and they witness the fall of the modern society with chaos, riots and waves of violence.

THE HANDMAID'S TALE -- "Offred" - Episode 101 - Offred, one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife. (Photo by: Take Five/Hulu)
The first three episodes are directed by Reed Romano who worked att the HBO serie Vinyl, and more notably, shot the Beyoncé-video Lemonade. And the serie is created by Bruce Miller, who also produced The 100.
The Handmaidens Tale is a well-directed drama with some incredible shots. The scenography is also perfect, standing somewhere between clean purism and marbled bauhaus, everything lit in a natural sunlight. The conservative beliefs of the new world-order is even shown in actors dress codes. Handmaids wear red dresses and Jane Austin-esque hoods, the wives green, and the men are all dressed in black.

The story takes its time painting up the setting for Offreds tale, but it never gets boring. Its intriguing how a society can become this bizarre. But where other works of dystopian science fiction blames a third world war or the collapse of global economy,
The Handmaids Tale is all about the growth of conservative powers, where Man uses religion and gender-oppression as tools of power.

The Handmaid’s tale is a must-see for everyone who likes a compelling TV-show, but it takes some stomach being able to watch it. Its scary and dark, but so incredibly cool at the same time.

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Review written by Kristian Didrik Laache.

0 In Graphic Design/ Inredning/ Inspiration/ Interior Design

Stureby Stadsvillor SOLD

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I höst har jag formgett och varit art director i skapandet av en säljfolder tillsammans med Nine Doors Properties. Objekten är fyra stycken helt utsökta, nyproducerade villor ritade av Liljewall Arkitekter i Stureby i Stockholm. Foldern ska på tryck inom kort och villorna ligger reda uppe Hemnet.

Ifall du vill ha mer information eller en folder i brevlådan, maila mig på katarina@lolitas.se

Bilderna är av Nadja Helminen, jag hittade hennes bilder på instagram och blev helt förtrollad. Hur duktig är inte hon på både styling och fotografi? Förresten så har föreningen möjlighet att förfoga över en egen Tesla 3… Villa, elbil och köksbänk i marmor, vad väntar en på?

Såhär kommer foldern se ut på ett ungefär:

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Translation

This is a project I’ve been working on as a art director and graphic designer this autumn. It’s a catalogue for a housing project in Stureby in Stockholm, and the apartments (which are currently up on the market) are created by Swedish architecture agency Liljewall and sold by Stockholm based real estater Nine Door Properties.

The text in the infographical presentation above is in Swedish but what it says is basically where on the map the apartments are located, that the kitchen island is built in marble, that they feature a large terrace and that they will be built and ready for moving into into in january 2018.

I found the photographer Nadja Helminen through instagram and I absolutely love her interior styling and photography style. Above are excerpts from the folder itself, along with her photos and a prototype of the finished product. Email me if you’d like a copy of it.

1 In Fashion/ Video

My fashion moodfilms for the Swedish Fashion Council


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Twice a year I collaborate with the Swedish Fashion Council in the making of short moodfilms for their seasonal seminars in which they present trends for buyers and industry folks for the upcoming two years. This spring season resulted in these three film, depicting the trends for autumn/winter 2017/2018. What do you think?

I’m not sure how much I’m allowed to reveal about the trends themselves, at least not yet, but you should be able to get a feeling of them just through the films :)


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Garbage Garage

More videos right here.

0 In Food Cooking/ Inspiration

Rosé frosé slushee, beach tents and cherries on top of it

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Umm, did you see that Rosé slushee over at A Beautiful Mess? It is just the prettiest looking (and probably tasting) thing ever. It’s ultimate for suppressing every last bit of autumn. And it follows the cherry on top-rule, you know; how nothing can fail with a cherry on top (like these cream sodas for example). Heck, I think the first photo on pinterest must have included something with a cherry on top of it.

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Speaking of rosé, I think these drinks would preferably be consumed near pink plants and a modest tent by the beach:

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0 In Fashion/ Food Cooking/ Inspiration

My top 3 fashion & food-instagrammers right now

You probably know by now that I’m an instagram-junkie. So, my likes on the the instagrammers photos below started piling up on @lolitasblog and I thought I would I might as well share my faves of the moment.

Here they go:

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Alexandra Machover

@spurofthemoments

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Nice photos, funny captions, a combination of food and fashion and great NYC restaurant and cafe-tips. She’s an associate producer at Popsugar AND founder of Current Creative, an influencer marketing agency. Girl’s just boss.

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Ann Wynn

@ann.wynn

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Pastels, palms, ruffles, pink hologram fabrics and puffy shoes. I love Ann Wynns fashion sense and the fact that she promotes self-love, acceptance and body confidence just makes it even better. She’s not only a blogger but also a co-owner of the Pink Plastic Babez brand, your go-to place for awakening your inner 90s princess (or just getting the best dress for you night out ever).

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Jasmine Dowling

@jasminedowling

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Light and dreamy photography, flowy lettering and great architectural snaps, Brisbane-based blogger and creative Jasmine Dowling captures the prettiest moments on her blog and instagram. She’s got a shop with really nice prints as well, perfect gifts (for youself). All in all an inspiring lady!

Thats my favs for now. Got any other tips?

0 In Travel

Where to stay in Dublin, The Dean Hotel

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So, initially I thought this edit would feature mostly dream-destinations but then I remembered The Dean Hotel in Dublin and thought I might as well start off with a dreamy hotel I actually stayed at. This hotel is in other words tried, tested and extremely approved! Why, you ask? Because if the front dosen’t do it for you, maybe the surrounding neighbourhood will:

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The Dean is basically boxed in between dreamy Irish brick houses with bright colored doors and windows covered in plants and blooms.

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The rooms are the size of small apartments with orange SMEG-refridgerators, LP-players with Marshall speakers and a selection of great tracks, a reasonable prized Munchies-selection with handmade fudges and iphone-chargers and, on top of it all: Netflix!

I think the only problem with this hotel is that you might not get out and see Dublin so much because of the amazing rooms.

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This house is opposite The Dean. You don’t have to go far to satisfy your instagram in other words.

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And on top of the hotel lies Sophie’s, a roof top bar with a great view and equally nice menu.

I think this hotel is great for both a city weekend with friends or a romantic getaway with your loved one. The price is around €200.00 for the SupeRoom of 26 sq.m which I stayed at and I would say it’s worth it considering the great location and all the comforts in the room (netflix and snacks, duh).

All in all, an inspiring stay!