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!
Timeout for techies
Our creative technologist Bjørn Gunnar is currently in Belgrade to take in this year's Resonate Festival. Based on the photos he sent us, he seems to enjoy teaming up with fellow designers and electronic geeks to share and learn. Here's a view from above.
One More Thing...
Our consultant Anders Holm asks you "How Deep Is Your Love?" in this month's entry for One More Thing. Read his thoughts on love and design here.
An open treasure
One of our little gems, Hovelsrud Gård continues to receive praised from near and far. This time they are honored by Europa Nostra, a citizens’ movement for the safeguarding of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage. On May 5th, they receive their award in Vienna for the restoration of the renaissance villa and garden at Helgøya, for keeping it accessible to the public and for keeping their local products for sale. Congratulations!
3, 2, 1…Launch!
Finally, we're proud to announce the grand opening of Scandinavian Design Group, Stockholm. We congratulate ourselves, our Danish friends and the entire Swedish team, led by Johanna Smeds and Nils Jensen in becoming a truly Scandinavian Design Group. Please have a look around the site, to get to know them and their beautiful work.
One More Thing...
Let us present to you the second entry for One More Thing. To read what our planner Eirik Langås has to say about perfect branding, click here.
Today we could finally reveal TINE Partners stand at the Smak Exhibition 2014! Through innovation and collaboration TINE Partner creates new value for their customers and the stand environment focuses on the insights behind TINEs products and services. It is all about understanding what goes on in society, in terms of flows, trends and needs, and this is what we have focused on in the process of concept development and design of branded environments, - in cooperation with competent partners. Enough said – you have to see it for yourself. In the meantime, you can see behind the scenes clip here.