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.

Weekly Sum Up No: 49 / 2013

For new readers I usually round off each week by scannig the interior blogs to sum up the latest news. This Sunday is no exception. The past seven days have served us with some Scandinavian exclamations! A Danish blog event, a Finnish company being bought by Vitra and a Swedish fashion project - to name some examples. Here you go, a brief overlook of week 49!
VIPP held a food styling battle event in Copenhagen for invited bloggers last tuesday. I love how the pictures turned out. You can find more info on these blogs: 70 precenture, Emmas designblogg and Stilinspiration!
Swedish fashion company Acne has made a limited edition of glass vases. I'd love to have more info on how you can get a hold of these pretty little collectibles!
Speaking of fashion and furniture. The Swedish company Prettypegs have launched a new collection of furniture legs with the slogan "shoe your funiture". Such a clever idea!
Did you know that Vitra has bought the Finnish company Arte? What year Artek have had during 2013, with the 80th anniversary for the 60-stool and the campaign "My Tea Trolley" in collaboration with stylist such as Lotta Agaton, Ilse Crawford, Ben Gorham, Terry Ellos and Keiko Kitamura.
 This week did not offer many home tours in the bloggosphere, however I found this inspiring image at Inredningshjälpen. I think it sums up the christmas decoration trend of 2013 quite well. Small trees, without ornaments, paper stars and branches with small cones. Love it!


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