We asked everyone at the office to visualize their ultimate ice cream dream, and this is what we got. Yummy? On that note we conclude our work efforts for the first half of 2014. As of this afternoon we shut down our Macs, close the doors and splurge on ice cream until Monday July 28th. Until then, enjoy summer and make your ice cream dreams come true!
Listen up, early birds
Tomorrow we are hosting Breakfast Forward. To mark this occasion, we decided to engage in the recent debate over the absence of what some people call a ”proper” design criticism in the public debate. See what we have to say here (in Norwegian), and, by all means: drop by tomorrow morning at 08 AM for an inspirational set of short talks!
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.
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.