Happy New Year!

Since I am somewhat allergic to self-gloryfying year reviews where bloggers pile up their accomplishments - I will simply restrict myself to say that 2013 has been another amazing year filled with new adventures, quests and challenges. Tonight I will cheer for Max and the fact that we had a healthy and happy little baby during 2013 - who brought the concept of love a new dimension in my life. But from a more blogbased perspective I will raise the glass for many and brave decisions, for the fact that I finally learned how my camera works and last but not least because I found a new partner, colleague and friend during 2013. On the maternity hospital! Yes, that's true. I promise to tell you more about that later. My New Year's resolution for 2014 then? Writing. If 2013 was all about photography, my keyboard will get to work a lot more during the next 12 months. I'm not sure if that will be noticeable here, but I really miss the reflection and thought and hard work I put into my texts before I started blogging. Everything tends to become so brief and short in the blog format. And finally I will stop being so damn dutiful and "clever" and start to live a little more. Yes. Honestly and sincerely. I will put the quality of life and enjoyment über alles in 2014. And I wish you some of that too. Cheers and happy new year! See you on the other side of midnight.
Photo: Frida Ramstedt, Trendenser.com

Last issue of Trendensers iPad-magazine. At least for a while.

There is a fresh issue of Trendensers iPad magazine waiting to be downloaded in AppStore. And you know what? This will be the last one. At least for now. After a tough fall with lot's of hard work juggling a part-time parental leave with part time freelance dutys I have realized that I don't have time enough to do everything I want to do, with a great result. Therefore, I've had to prioritize for the upcoming 2014. And although the iPad project has been a great fone with over 70,000 downloaded apps, several "highlights of the month" in iTunes, loyal advertisers such as Orrefors, IKEA and Ellos, and last but not least the honouring award "App of the Year in Newsstand 2012 "thet we recieved from Apple - the equation has not gone down and I decided to take a break with the digital mag. instead I will do my best to translate my regular posts, on a daily basis - for you english speaking followers. I hope you'll like it. And that you will continue to follow me here on Trendenser.com Please let me know what you think about it!
Photo: screen print from iTunes

Weekly Sum Up No: 52 / 2013

It's time to sum up the last shivering news of 2013. Week 52 may have been a rather sleepy one, due to the holiday season, but I have found a few newsworthy blog posts, press releases and teasers of what's to come for 2014 that is worth mentioning. Let's have a look!
Let's start with Sandberg who sent out a fresh press kit the last days before Christmas Eve. Their new wallpaper collection Carl contains seven different kinds of stripes, all of which have been inspired in the Swedish winter landscape. I like Dawn. Launched in store January 2014!
Batik pattern with tone-on-tone-water colour effects seems to be the thing next year. Here a new pillow from Lagerhaus to be launched in their stores during January. Price 139 kr.Worth to look out for?
Patterns with plants and florals is another trend to come. Marimekko has shown their spring collection with several news on this theme. Kurjenpolvi (meaning Geranium in Finnish) is a patterned printed on everything from porcelain to bedspreads and fluffy towels.
 Just before Christmas, the Stockholm Furniture Fair, launched their trend themes (for the exhibition that will take place in February next year). Follow this link to read more about the colors and styles that their trend expert Jan Rundgren believes in for 2014!
Speaking of Stockholm Design Week and the Furniture Fair. Did you know that the design duo GamFratesi will be next years the Guest of Honours? They recently did the interior for restaurant "The Standard" in Copenhagen. More info at Lotta's blog, and here.
The blogosphere has been quite quiet the last week, with only a few exceptions. Yesterday the Swedish blog Helt Enkelt announced that she 1) has developed its own photo calendar that can be ordered on request 2) will take her blog from the web of Sköna Hem (Swedens most popular printed magazines) by the end of  December. Ooops? She's not comfortable in their context. A crucial question for the big publishers' blog portals next year? Well. Yes. I'm afraid so.
Let's round off with a great styling job from the last Plaza Interior. A nice home-tour that has recieved digital applause online during late December. The images are photographed by Therese Winberg, who also lives in the apartment. More and more photos can be found here.