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Welcome Original Thinkers (AKA WOT QUIZ)

Folks at KimberlyClark recently created short and fun personality quiz that they call Welcome Original Thinkers or the WOT Quiz: www.wotquiz.com What did they say about this project: Kimberly-Clark thrives on original thinking and we are currently recruiting original thinkers to add to our teams. We’ve launched a new recruitment campaign, “Welcome Original Thinkers,” to find great talent that can help us solve problems and create solutions before consumers even know they need them. I’ve put all the info including videos, images and more on…

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Award winning designer Margrethe Odgaard designs rug for Muuto

MUUTO INTRODUCES ‘PLY’ BY AWARD WINNING DESIGNER MARGRETHE ODGAARD – A CONTEMPORARY RUG DESIGN BASED ON TRADITIONAL SCANDINAVIAN CRAFT The renowned Danish textile and color designer Margarethe Odgaard, with a background in Scandinavian weaving tradition, has created a timeless rug design, which adds a stylish, underplayed elegance to any home. The inspiration came from great Danish weavers, and the intention was to create a functional rug of high quality with a simple, yet animated pattern. PLY is therefore a rug, which functions as both a…

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Sustainability in House Design: New Innovation, or Long Legacy?

Practicality, simplicity, and comfort: all these elements are aesthetically tied into the composition of modern Scandinavian architecture, and they are as integral to the ethos of design value as they are to establishing sustainable real estate in the contemporary market. The demand for high-quality, streamlined products which are non-resource draining and exude longevity is not a new phenomenon, however – Scandinavians may be at the forefront of renewable energy and progressive thought towards redefining the construct of the home, but these principles have been around…

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Nudie Jeans Fall Winter 2013 Capsule collection

Tops are also made in the same black and blue spirit, but with streaks of Nudie orange to keep in line with our legacy.Black On Blue – This black on blue over-dye has a nice and smooth streakiness to it.All black stitches and twin needle pocket stitching all over.Black Carbon – Indigo over-dye on black; washed down for a basic, worn in look.Core visual pocket stitches with black threads and bleeding indigo back pocket embo.Navy threads and bleeding indigo back pocket embo and organic copper…

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Silence.

Silence – precisely what is coming first to the mind when do you spend here some period, and what’s associating with Finland as long as you’re abroad. Silence and tranquility, sometimes it’s so deep that you could even hear the noise of dropping snowflakes. This feeling of calmness and Peace spreads on every part of live here except the evenings from the pubs and Ice hockey matches. You see the idea all over the place: from the general public transport, from the residential blocks and…

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Hemtex and Marimekko plagiarism, some thoughts.

Recently the Finnish design House Marimekko faced number of plagiarism claims, some of them seem obvious and some of them less. This series of accusations provoked a harsh discussions across the globe. As a result, the image of Marimekko was clearly damaged, thus I assume, it will be visible in their sales figures. While reading the comments of the news articles, I saw some of the folks come up with feeling that somebody wants to fire down Marimekko as a business. The frequency of appearance…

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Why the World Loves all things Scandinavian

With Swedish food sales to the UK increasing by approaching a third over the last five years, and Norway and Denmark also reporting an increase in exports intended for Britain, not to mention the unstoppable rise of Scandinavian detective fiction, in TV, film and book form, from Wallander to The Killing, it’s starting to feel the world has an unquenchable thirst for all things Nordic. IKEA expansion But it’s furniture and furniture design that remain Scandinavia’s best-loved exports across the world. Swedish firm IKEA, for example, is on the search for…

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Hot Snow Design: New website

Hot Snow Design launched their face-lifted site, they have wrote in their blog: We are proud to present to you our renewed website. Over the past few months we’ve been working hard on building Hot Snow Design, taking the company to a different level having a new image, plan and business vision. We’ve got many competitors in this industry, so our main goal of the brand new site was to put us apart from the crowd – by means of showcasing our expertise and our…

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