Hi there Blossa 14. I think I will call you…LAVANDE!
It’s that time of year again when you start wandering whether the anglo american tradition of interestingly awful Christmas Sweaters will ever reach Scandinavia… Doesn’t seem so unfortunately. But you can be sure that the ANNUAL BLOSSA GLÖGG will rock Christmas parties all over the world! The BLOSSA 14 , LAVANDE is inspired in blend and design by the billowing lavender fields of Provence in Southern France. We love the look and the taste with its slightly Parisian tingle. Yum and Merry Christmas!
YES! Two nominations in Svenska Designpriset
At the Stockholm office we are proud to announce two nominations in the Swedish Design Awards 2014. The first nomination is the visual identity for HTL. The brand new hotel concept HTL caters to demanding travellers who look for a top quality hotel experience at a modest price. We developed a strong visual identity to communicate that ambition. The second nomination is for Blossa Annual 2013 “Dalecarlia” for ALTIA. This year Blossa travelled to Dalarna in Sweden and found inspiration in the traditional kurbits paintings. Last year we won a Silver with the Japan-inspired “yuzy/ginger”-glögg. Help us reach gold this year! Like it? Vote at designpriset.se, starting September 15. You will be rewarded with great karma for the rest of the year!
Join us below the surface
These days we are working on a truly special project for Lundin Norway. Instead of keeping it a secret until the final result is ready, Lundin has decided to be open about the process and invite people to see how the project progresses. Right now we are prototyping the sensor floor in our offices. View the site here.
Last night we received gold for the Hansa specialty beer series at the Retail Awards. The award is given to work which both demonstrate creativity and achieve effect, so we are especially proud to receive this one. Congratulations to Hansa and to ourselves! (Image from kreativtforum.no , photographer: Tor Lie.)
These days we are putting the final touches on the events program for the SDG Tomorrow trip to New York City and Wobi on Innovation. We're looking forward to mixing up some great dining experiences, outstanding roof terrace views in between expanding our minds with speakers such as Viwek Wadhwa, Trish Gorman and Peter Sims. No doubt, its gonna be BIG!
One More Thing...
Get inspired by our Stockholm-office consultant Christian Sundgren's tale about his grandfather's passion here.
In the beginning of May, Hansa Borg Breweries are launching a new beer called "Østlandets Gull”. What's special about this beer is that it's the first one for many years to be brewed from locally farmed grains. The barley has been cultivated especially for this beer on Hvidsten farm, and it’s brewed at Borg Brewery, both located in Østfold, Norway. We are excited and proud to have been part of this process. At SDG we root for local food and we can't wait to find the product in the store shelves.
The art of untangling knots
We are now in the process of recruiting participants for our Trippel initiative, a collaboration between SDG and GreenNudge. The ambition is to untangle the major societal knots of our time, this time focused on reducing food waste. In order to succeed, non-competing actors representing the whole value chain will come together, in a co-creation process facilitated by SDG. This is a challenge we are really looking forward to take on - stay tuned for news as we untangle.