Swedish Note Design Studio Designing Showing How it’s Done // FineFood Kärlek och Mat – Stockholm

I felt like giving a full on applause when I first saw this project by Note Design Studio. It’s such a good example of how more complex color palettes adds atmosphere and interest to a space that’s impossible to achieve when only using white, black and grey.

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OSLO: Orange is the New Black

Oslo is starting to get it’s colors on, and this year, a happy, fresh orange is popping up all over the place. The Astrup Fearnley Museum with it’s bright orange sun screening has gotten plenty of company.

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Color Trends – The IKEA Catalog 2015 + Party Pics From the Launch

Tuesday August 5th was the launch of the IKEA catalog 2015 for the Norwegian market, an event that I always look forward to. It’s a great kickoff for fall, where you meet many industry people, and see how 2015 is interpreted by one of the worlds biggest furniture brands (Scandinavian, of course ;)). These are the color trends from the 2015 catalog: 

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Sølve Sundsbø Makes Color Magic with Vogue Italia

Norwegian Fashion Photographer Sølve Sundsbø is completely nailing the colors in this short film for Vogue Italia. Aqua+Red is such an it-combo these days, and this is a really beautiful interpretation of the trend. Pay attention to how the model’s necklace has the same colors as the wall and floor.

The Colors of FW14 – 10 Ways to Kick Out Black, Grey and Beige

FW14 was pretty much like it always is, with colors being toned down and muted. Black and grey were dominant, which, from a color theory perspective makes absolutely no sense at all. Black, grey and beige are the last colors you need in fall and winter, especially here in Scandinavia.

There are two reasons for why you should ban black, grey and beige from your winter wardrobe:

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Norwegian Homes: Synne Skjulstad, Oslo

I remember vividly the first time I saw this home, on the cover of Norwegian Elle Decoration, August/September 2012. The use of colour is exquisite, and I have to be honest, I’ve never seen anything like it before or after.

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Doty Awards by Hunting&Narud and OK-RM

When I heard that Design Museum’s awards this year (with a slightly controversial winner) AND the exhibition design were designed by the talented Norwegian designers Hunting&Narud together with British graphic designers OK-RM, we had to chat with Amy and Oscar about the idea behind the colours  of the beautiful awards.

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New Woods by StokkeAustad and Andreas Engesvik

When three of Norway’s biggest designers, duo StokkeAustad and veteran Andreas Engesvik, decide to collaborate on a project, you know it’s going to be magic. The Woods first launched back in 2013 with rave reviews, and on Friday, a new color palette, made especially for StokkeAustad’s exibit for Vitra Norway, was launched.

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