Some months ago, I went to Dublin for the first time for the blog travel blog Fantasiresor and made a small travel guide. I had read about the friendly spirit of the city and the beautiful landscapes but it totally blew me off my feet, I loved it! The people were just the nicest, most easygoing ever and the city was so exciting, full of creative energy.
There was suberb graphic design everywhere, from the street signs of small local business to beautifully layouted posters and restaurant menus, a possible outcome of companies like Google, Apple, Amazon och Facebook having their offices (and creatives) nearby, taking on challenges both on a digital and grassroot level. Dublin is actually the nr 1 tech hub in Europe, here’s a sweet map of where the offices are located in the city center if you feel like some millenial sightseeing.
We went to see the beautiful coastline and the infamous James Joyce tour one of the days. Pictured above is the genius french travel blogger Julie Sarperi of Carnet de Traverse, be sure to check out her blog if you love breath-taking photography.
I stayed at The Dean Hotel and it was just the loveliest experience, I’m getting back to this place in a separate post (because it deserves it obviously).
If you love beautiful house fronts with personal, quirky doors, this is the city for you! There is even a hashtag called #doorsofdublin which says something about the supply.
It’s very Diagon Alley all over the place, just sayin’.
The Dean Hotel facade.
If you read in Swedish, there are three posts on this city for you at Fantasiresor. To do in Dublin, The food & city and The Dublin oastline. If not, the photos tell quite alot about the city – if you think about going, I strongly recommend it!
My 3 top tips for a Dublin visit:
*Have lunch at Super Miss Sue, then stroll the neighbourhoods.
The trip was part of the blog campaign Dublin – a breath of fresh air, and was organized by Tourism Irland together with iambassador (partner with Nordic Travel Bloggers (NordicTB)). The campaing hashtag is #LoveDublin, check it out for lot’s of tips both on instagram and twitter.
Morning / evening / night dreamers. I don’t know your current time zone but whatever the clock is, here are some of my favorite dreams right now.
First off, that Marshmallow sofa by Kam-Kam tho. It looks relatively comfortable but moreover: SO pretty. This is the cloud emoji come to life in a sofa.
I love the droopy-heart crepe 2 piece by The Reformation above. And Emily Coxhead is my instagram-crush right now with her positive messages and dreamy snaps (like those shoes are *literally* candeey).
And of course, some random ink lettering with the important things in life like nutella and baths can never fail.
Finally, this font may be my new favorite since Avenir. It’s called Neuzeit and goes with anything.
Such an amusing concept: Gourmet mouse traps. It is what it sounds like. I think some human beings, myself included, would easily become victims (especially if it involved strawberry shortcake..).
As I’m currently attending courses in typography and graphic design, I’m suffering from slight tunnel vision which may explain some posters and stuff appearing on Lolitas from now. The calender above is set in the 18th-century font Clarendon (used in old western wanted posters among other things). I think it’s pretty in all it’s boldness, don’t you?
This kitchen is just too adorable with it’s dusty pink cupboards and diagonal checkered floor.. From a London studio I found right here.
So, saucy mouse traps, chunky typefaces and playful kitchens made for great meetings and delicious coffee breaks… These are some of the things in my inspiration-folders right now!
an invitation in different kinds of stacks. i love theses gifs and how the light changes in the different stages.. the colors are lovely as well – a combinaion of candy and 50s washing powder. by graphic design studio koehorst in’t veld.
inbjudningar i olika slags konstellationer som bildar mönster.. av den grafiska design byrån koehorst in’t veld.
i’ve always had a crush on the french vogue font. it’s so feminine and full of personality..
typsnittet ovan i franska vogue är en favorit!
just dots of color, as simple as that! by klas ernflo (thank you sofa!)
machine 2: foresees into the future of design 15 years from now.
machine 3: reproduces itself (just in smaller scale).
machine 1: produces Pantone 804 or magenta.
= tools you need to:
first day of work after the easter holidays.. not so fun. but the sun is shining, our graduation party is tomorrow (i don’t understand why it’s so early though) and it’s only a couple of weeks left until school is over. i am so excited about this!!
and i hope you’re having a nice day as well! :)
första skoldagen efter lovet.. känns sådär. men solen skiner, vår studentskiva är imorgon och det är bara några ynka veckor kvar till studenten! åh!
lovely handwritten type by andrew sliwinski