This week, I was inspired thanks to gin. Oh, well who wouldn’t be is perhaps your first thought. Well, this time, I was inspired by the brand first and foremost, and that’s really not my usual starting point. This brand however consists of a gin distillery in the north of Sweden. A red tree barn in the beautiful forests of Ångermanland, full of snow clad landscapes and northern lights across starry skies. Yup, I’m a romantic. I’m also a major city child so nothing is as mystical to me as the above, and a good gin cocktail dosen’t exactly dull this fantasy of mine.
Anyways, I loved having a bottle of good (price-winning in fact) gin at home. I would think of random combinations throughout the days and then, come weekend, I was all about that gin!
Here are my experimentations:
1. Above: Lingonberry and rhubarb shot with funfetti donut on top
This is so simple and so tasty! Just mix a little lingonberry juice with a splash of gin and add some ice. Let the blender do the rest, just make sure to stack up on donuts..
2. Dark crimson, herby Blackberry cocktail with marjoram
Add 16 blackberries to a cocktail shaker, mash with a muddler. Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add gin and honey as well as lime juice. Shake, shake, shake. Now fill a fancy glass with ice. Strain blackberry mixture into glass, filling it 1/3 of the way. Tilt glass and carefully pour prosecco on top of the blackberry mixture. Garnish with everything nice. Who needs smoothies anyways?
3. Bright pink grapefruit delight with honey and thyme
This pretty in pink cocktail is so simple to make, just squeeze the juice out of a couple of grapefruits, mix with a splash of prosecco and a teaspoon of honey. Garnish with grapefruit peels and fresh thyme.
This cocktail is in fact marble-friendly, unlike the blackberry story above.
This is the inspiration behind it all and the only gin I will be buying from now on.
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 email@example.com
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:
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.
The trend Body Comfort
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 :)
Dwell in Darkness
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.
Speaking of rosé, I think these drinks would preferably be consumed near pink plants and a modest tent by the beach:
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:
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.
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).
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?
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:
The Dean is basically boxed in between dreamy Irish brick houses with bright colored doors and windows covered in plants and blooms.
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.
This house is opposite The Dean. You don’t have to go far to satisfy your instagram in other words.
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!
Hello perfect lightning..
I used to be so into the all white interior with no stuff at all. Don’t get me wrong, I still am. Afterall, I grew up in Stockholm, come on, the psych about white interior is for real here.. But lately I’m really feeling more bohemian quarters, what with plants and all that pinterest fuss.
For example, how can you not love this Beacon hills house front?
Can you think of an outfit without the location? I’ll usually start off with the place and plan thereafter. Or with a single piece of clothing. In this case, the sheepskin pants got me thinking. I love this model, with the side pockets and pleated details. The price is on the high side so I matched them down with some affordable pieces and finished of with playful YSL earrings. The background is the fabric detail from this gorgeous long denim bomber jacket.
Only thing needed is a pink wall to take your photo with! It’s 2016 afterall and the photo location of your #ootd is as important as your outfit right?