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Det här blir det absolut sista inlägget här på Sköna Hem från och med idag
den 31/12 -2016 hittar ni mig på

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Tusen tack för den här tiden, men hörrni, jag vägrar säga hejdå, för ni följer förstås med mig dit!

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Självklart eller hur 😉

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Kram kram

DromhusHelena

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Queso fundidio, beer, chorizo, chilli & cheese dip

Helloooo, I thought it timely to share this recipe I put together for the gorgeous Dish magazine earlier in the year…I can’t think of anything better for an outdoor, southern hemisphere New Year’s get-together. (Actually it would be pretty bloody fabulous in the freezing north too). I have been making variations on this hot cheesy dip for years – as it’s perfect as a bite with a drink when camping. The beer keeps it smooth and ‘scoopable’, the chorizo, peppers, paprika and chilli give it a kick and the tomato and coriander add a touch of freshness. Best eaten with a massive mound of corn chips.

So this New Year’s will be a pretty quiet one for me, with just a few of my nearest and dearest gathered at mine for a few drinkies by the outdoor fire. I’ll be missing the boys, Rich at R&V and Henry in Melbourne, but I will be sending them my love and the traditional midnight text. Rich should be home tomorrow, (crazy that I miss him again after he’s only been home from uni for a bit) , and then I’ll be counting down the days to my quick trip to Melbourne to catch up with Pog – it’s been just four months since he was here for his birthday, but it feels like a lifetime.What a huge year for everyone – Henry establishing his new life starting interior design, changing flat 3x and meeting the darling Will in Melbourne, Rich getting through his first year at Vic with flying colours while philosophising up a storm, and me adjusting to life on my own – dammit it’s been hard. I am so over 2016, I’ve never been more ready to see the a new year. Wherever you are, wishing you fun and safe times with good friends – enjoy, have a few drinks, a sneaky snog at midnight and if you’re old enough sing Auld Langs Syne. But most of all I hope you get the chance to make some fabulous, happy memories tonight, that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?

2 cups grated mozzarella
1 cup grated tasty cheese
½ teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
1 tbsp flour
tablespoon olive oil 
100g chorizo, chopped into 1cm cubes
1 onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ – ½ teaspoon chilli flakes (reserve a few for garnish)
2/3 cup corona or other lager 
To serve:
¼  cup chopped cherry tomatoes
¼ cup chopped coriander
1 lime, quartered
corn chips

Mix mozzarella and tasty cheese with smoked paprika and flour. Heat oil in a ? capacity heavy based frying pan. Cook the chorizo, onion and green pepper together over a medium heat for 8 minutes. Add garlic and chilli and cook another 2 minutes. Add beer, then cheeses in two lots. Cook, while stirring until mixture is smooth and melted. Serve immediately topped with tomatoes and coriander with an optional squeeze of lime. Serves 4-6 with drinks.

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Concepts We Wish Were Real

As the new year approaches we’re celebrating all the concepts we wish were real! 


No Sh•t

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No Sh•t was a response to Design Bridge’s D&AD New Blood brief – to create a genderless beauty product. Our response was one that focused on health and honesty, rebelling against unnatural chemicals within products and the binary options of male and female, which are both advertised by major brands. 

Research revealed the increasing number of health products in the marketplace, while gender neutral products were on the rise too. With minimalistic design and transparent ingredients, it cuts through the standard complicated ingredient lists and is a statement to those who value health over beauty. 

Simply, no categories. No Chemicals. No Sh•t.

Designed by: Matthew Brownlee, Matthew Wallace
Location: Belfast/London

 


Green Necklace Handbags

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For this design, my main focus was to create something that harnessed the package’s contents to make a plastic bag both physically unnecessary and emotionally less desirable. Plastic bags are harmful to the environment and a less-than-appetising addition to our food-chain: the smallest plastic bags (the ones that are are too often used for jewelery) are too small to have a practical life after they have ferried their initial load home, making them both too damaging and too effete to survive. 

This packaging is light, strong, free-standing, requires no glue, ships flat, tessellates with little waste, recyclable and also, and I can’t stress this strongly enough, it protects necklaces by turning them into cute paper handbags.

Designed by: Mister Ames
Location: Portsmouth, UK

 


Mr. Lee’s Noodles

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Mr. Lee’s Noodles are a Bournemouth based start-up who specialise in gourmet noodles in a cup. Combining Eastern culture and Western convenience, Mr. Lee’s Noodles are the healthy alternative to other pot based snacks. 

We recently spent an intensive three days working with Mr. Lee’s Noodles to redesign their brand identity (a custom drawn word marque) and packaging design, which is now being developed by their in-house design team. 

Initially when drawing the new logo we wrestled with the use of the apostrophe in Mr Lee’s but later developed the ‘chopsticks’ as a fitting alternative.

Designed by: Mega
Client: Mr. Lee’s Noodles
Location: United Kingdom

 


The Vegetarian Butcher’s Packaging

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This project was an open contest for the third BNO PACKAGING TALENT AWARD 2016. The assignment was to design a packaging line for the already existing products and/or the new vegetarian smoked sausage of the “Vegetarische Slager” (Vegetarian butcher) in the Netherlands. 

This design won first prize and takes the taste of “smoked sausage” and the ingredients as core elements. The Art Nouveau-style illustration represents soybeans which is a main ingredient in most vegetarian products. These two elements create a good balance for the vegetarian sausage, and make you as a buyer feel this vegetarian smoked sausage tastes even better than normal.

As the jury stated: “The playful typography and Art Nouveau-style illustrations connect one-on- one with the logo of the Vegetarian Butcher and at the same time give its own subtle dimension to the package as a whole. The packaging is simple, inviting and evokes associations with a butcher.”

Designed by: Sean Valies
Client: The Vegetarian Butcher
Location: Netherlands

 


Bru

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This project is for tea-infused beer branding and packaging. 

The white artwork on the bottles are silkscreened, and the designs are inspired by traditional clothing from the teas’ countries of origin. The wood carrier is tea-dyed and laser-cut, and the design of the carrier is inspired by traditional architecture from the teas’ countries of origin.

Designed by: Jenny Yoo
Location: Brooklyn, NY

 

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Sista julbilderna och de sista bilderna ever

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Så då kör vi de sista julbilderna för i år. I morgon kör vi också de sista bilderna här för alltid…

Japp, det är dags att tacka för den här tiden på Sköna Hem och gå vidare.

Efter 3 år och 3 månader (och Gud vet hur många inlägg) är vi klara med varandra, lilla jag och stora Sköna Hem.

Det har varit en ära att få blogga för en så fin och ansedd tidning. Det har gett mig kunskaper, kontakter och en erfarenhet jag aldrig hade fått någon annanstans.

Som ett flertal andra influencers med mig, känner jag mig redo att stå på egna ben 2017, och jag tror att det kommer att gå väldigt bra! Jag har bloggat i drygt 8 år (gjorde mina första inlägg sep 2008) och snappat upp ett och annat längs vägen.

Det har varit en slingrig och spännande resa fram till dags dato, och jag kan faktiskt helt ärligt säga att jag är sjukt pepp av både nyfikenhet och spänning inför vad framtiden har att erbjuda.

 

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Men hörrni, vi snackar mer om det sedan. Nu måste jag göra mig iordning, strax kommer bästa datakillen hit för att hjälpa mig med det sista inför lanseringen av den nya sidan imorgon! Sa jag att jag alltid är ute i sista sekunden…

 

Kram kram

DrömhusHelena 

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En helt vanlig elefant och 2017 är snart här

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M kom hem med en bronselefants som hamnade i fönstret i tv-rummet. Ett ovanligt smutsigt fönster ser jag här… Burrr!

 

Hej hallå

 

Jodå, jag har börjat smyga undan julen lite här och var här hemma nu. 2017 är i antågande och jag vill gärna breda plats för det nya året. Ett år som för mig ska gå i friskhetens tecken.

Vet ni att jag har inte tagit en migräntablett eller en Treo på flera veckor nu. Alltså, det har inte hänt på kanske 20 år. Några dagar här och där har jag klarat mig utan, men sällan flera veckor i sträck. Det var urlänge sedan. Jag är så tacksam att min hypotyreos upptäcktes och att jag fått medicin som hjälper.

Kan hända börjar jag röra mer på mig också 2017. Jogga kanske eller träna lite tillsammans med M nere i vårt gym i källaren. Han är gammal elitidrottare och tränare så han kan lätt sätta ihop ett ”komma-igång-program” som passar mig. Bara jag ber honom…

Nåväl, 2017 innebär för mig även en del förändringar och stora utmaningar. Något jag verkligen ser fram mot. Det pirrar i kroppen och jag kan knappt bärga mig tills det drar igång. Jag har planerat det länge, men i vanlig ordning gör jag allt i sista sekunden så det känns stressigt ändå. Sådan är jag, presterar bäst under press, men mår inte särskilt bra av det, så DET är något jag ska ha som mål att få bukt med nästa år.

 

Kram kram

DrömhusHelena 

 

 

 

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Boxes, Bottles, and TetraPaks, oh my!

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E-40’s Malt Liquor is a Rapper’s Delight

This malt liquor is a rapper’s delight indeed. Auston Design Group and rapper E-40 collaborated to create a higher-end malt liquor. 

“Legendary rap artist, E-40, (AKA Earl Stevens) got his name from drinking 40-ounce beers in his hometown of Vallejo, California. So, when he approached Auston Design Group about doing his own 40 oz. malt liquor we knew it had to be special. With a slightly higher price than the mainstream competitors, the charge behind the design was to create branding and packaging that communicates that the product is a higher-end malt liquor.”

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“The package was designed, not only to attract E-40 fans, but to catch the eye of the long-time malt liquor consumer and present them with something new and different. Malt liquor drinkers are a different type of consumer than the typical craft beer aficionado. The craft enthusiast is likely to have a go-to brand, but is always exploring and eager to try something new or different. In contrast, the malt liquor consumer is very loyal and tends to wear their brand of choice as a badge. With this in mind, we developed a brand image that had strong E-40 branding and could be recognized from across the room. The branding had to channel the essence of its creator – successful, strong and bold, with a hint of refinement. We achieved this through a minimalist design approach that presents the brand name in large bold type on a metallic gold background. Application of the 40-ounce label design to the 24-ounce can was a smooth and natural extension.” 

“It’s not a craft beer, and it’s not a traditional malt liquor, but through a bold and refined design, Auston Design Group was able to help E-40 build a strong brand and carve out a new market for his malt liquor.”

 


Agency: Auston Design Group
Location: Emeryville, CA

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Koia Protein Drinks got a brand new look!

INTERACT partnered with Raw Nature 5, now Koia, to lead the repositioning, renaming and redesign of their plant powered protein drinks. The objective was to differentiate Koia in the emerging plant-based beverage category while celebrating it’s honest to goodness ingredients and brand story.

Koia whole heartedly believes in empowering people through plants, with this mission serving as the impetus for every brand touchpoint. The new brand name, Koia, serves as an empty vessel to be filled with meaning while eliciting a natural/exotic power and mystique. The brand identity is a direct translation of the positioning, forging the power of human individuality with the optimism and potential of a seedling, into an organic fingerprint leaf mark.

Koia’s commitment to using simple and uncompromised ingredients inspired the decision to show off as much of the product as possible. The brands previous packaging, while clinical and impersonal, conveyed a sense of efficacy that was then translated into the compartmentalization of flavor, ingredients and health benefits on the redesigned front panel. The new and cheerful color palette and hand drawn illustrations provide a nice accent of personality and humanistic elements to the rest of the packaging.

After completing our redesign, Koia was excitedly granted national distribution within Whole Foods Markets, and will begin to sprout on stores shelves September 1.

 


Agency: Interact Boulder
Client: Koia
Location: Boulder, Colorado

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Kollo Luxury Teas: Simple yet Elegant

Founded in Los Angeles, the KOLLO product range offers a thoughtfully curated & unprecedented collection of bottled brews, each of which combine the simplistic elegance of luxury tea leaves with bold flavors rarely seen outside of the private collections of discerning tea drinkers. 

KOLLO teas are brewed from skillfully cultivated and consciously farmed, whole, fresh, single-source seasonal tea leaves, each hand-selected for their unique flavor profile. 


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The twenty-four hour, small-batch cold-brewing technique ensures maximum sensory benefits are conserved without the addition of preservatives, flavorings or sweeteners. 

KOLLO celebrates showcasing teas in a sincere and restrained way that is intended to set a new refined standard in contemporary bottled teas.

 


Designer: Samuel Muir Studio
Client: KOLLO
Location: Los Angeles

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A hot cup of BAZAR coffee will definitely get your day going

Amsterdam based agency Sunshine and Sausages designed the packaging for BAZAR Coffee. BAZAR is the first Dutch hospitality brand to credibly claim its role as the ultimate conversation starter. 

“BAZAR Coffee needed an entirely new brand identity in order to revitalize its role in mainstream outlets all across the Netherlands. Competition was looming, while bar and restaurant owners seemed increasingly shifting towards brands with a spirited story and with credible relevance in connection to their consumers.” 

“Yet as a product that nor intrinsically nor in terms of history offered tools for strong storytelling, BAZAR needed to shift its focus from itself to its consumer. The all new BAZAR Coffee identity is the first coffee brand to firmly claim its role as your ultimate conversation starter.” 

“All design choices made, revolve around the creative concept that shaped the brand’s new and lighthearted identity. The overall impression and composition is peaceful, minimalistic and balanced. Chosen colors are earthly, modern and subtle. Fonts and materials are, again, about facilitating rather than asking for attention themselves. This scheme of design choices has been executed throughout all the brand’s identity carriers. From the logo (a coffee cup and a speech cloud in one), to packaging (staging product explanation, titles and numbers as actual design elements). From crockery (only reveiling the brand’s logo inside the cup) to website design (with photography staging consumers, pictured in right in the act of talking, as a center piece – while depicting product shots as a piece of art). From a brochure to side products’s packaging (milk, sugar, cookies, take-away cups).” 


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Agency: Sunshine and Sausages
Concept: Lennard Freij, Paul van Vliet
Design: Lennard Freij, Elmar Hamelink
Photography: Michiel Meewis
Client: Audrey Ceuppens (Bazar Coffee)
Location: Amsterdam

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Finally a pre-game beer that’s acceptable in the shower.

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“BACKGROUND
We’ve always wanted to have our own beer (like all hipsters do). But not any beer and certainly not just a regular creative agency brew saying “Snask Lager”. We wanted an idea, a concept, something bigger than just the actual beer. Something that could kickstart the night and act as your power up while fixing your hair and listening to “Dressed For Success” on repeat. We already work with the local genius brewer Fredrik “PangPang” Tunedal so it felt obvious that he would be the backbone of the brewing part.

THE CASE
We chose to create the Shower Beer. A sweet but strong pale ale in a 18 cl small bottle meant to gulp in three sips while standing in the shower getting ready for the night. It will of course also work to start the night in any bar alone or with your friends. Screen printed in pink on a brown small glass bottle we want the Shower Beer to be seen by being slender, elegant and different. The first batch sold out instantly at the first release party. The 2nd is in the brewery tanks.


Interested in ordering or selling Shower Beer for your living room table/local bar?

Give us a holler!


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