Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective


Here it is! A new blog design! Jon from Unbottled was super kind and redesigned my blog for me, just the way I wanted it. I asked him to remove some features that I thought were unnecessary, so it would have a simpler look and feel to it, more back to basics. And less colours, to make the photos in my posts stand out more. Do you like it? I do! Thank you so much Jon!

By the way, check out Unbottled, it's Jon's photography studio where he shows some great work!


  • Michael says:

    I don't like the typewriter font so much :/ It feels like it is doing exactly the opposite of what you wanted to get with the fewer colours.

    but it's the content that matters anyway! :)

    2009-02-28 | 15:18:51
    URL: http://blog.arcademi.com
  • Sarah Badr says:

    Grattis Emma! The layout works well with the images featured. And Michael is right -- it's all about the great content!

    2009-02-28 | 15:33:49
    URL: http://shbadr.com
  • Anonym says:

    jag gillar det!

    2009-02-28 | 15:36:16
    URL: http://www.idaida.net
  • bonnie tsang says:

    I like it! I like anything simple/clean!

    2009-02-28 | 16:13:38
    URL: http://bonnietsang.bigfolioblog.com
  • lia dominique says:

    I like the monochromatic look, but the text on both sides take over. Maybe change the color of the text at the margins or make the text smaller or all lower case or have the heading be the only thing you see and if you want to get to the archives it takes you to a separate page. My eyes have gone mad wandering.


    2009-02-28 | 16:13:55
  • Sammy Rose says:

    I Love it!

    2009-02-28 | 16:25:06
    URL: http://sammyrose.blogg.se/
  • Anonym says:

    The font is terrible, the letters come out grainy and too small. Also too bright against the white background.

    Uncluttered is good, less is more.

    2009-02-28 | 18:31:35
  • Anonym says:


    2009-02-28 | 19:20:27
    URL: http://tval.blogg.se/
  • emma says:

    Thanks everyone for your input! It's great to get some fresh eyes and opinions, and I'll consider some of your suggestions.

    2009-02-28 | 19:48:53
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Sérgio says:


    I love the clear and retro look.

    Kisses from Portugal

    2009-02-28 | 20:40:11
  • linnea says:

    It looks great! I'm really enjoying your blog and all of your lovely finds!

    2009-02-28 | 21:42:44
    URL: http://linneapaulina.typepad.com
  • Nathalie says:

    Love your new banner!!!

    2009-03-01 | 01:57:06
    URL: http://anounceofcreativity.blogspot.com/
  • maria says:

    snygg ny look!

    2009-03-01 | 16:05:07
    URL: http://facesintheclouds.blogspot.com
  • Anniken Zahl Furunes says:


    Its always good to do somthing new... keep on!! :)

    2009-03-01 | 20:06:29
    URL: http://www.zahlfurunes.blogspot.com/
  • Frida says:

    Men åh så jättefint det blev Emma! (& Jon) :)

    Men jag är lite inne på Lias linje här ovan. Om du lånar lite av utseendet här i kommentarsfältet, = ljusare grå ton + mindre textstorlek (samma somm "posted by, datum & URL") till sidomenyerna så tror jag det sitter som en smäck sen!

    Och du, grattis i efterskott, Reykjavik verkar fantastiskt! Kram från en till 30-taggare.;)

    2009-03-01 | 23:33:00
    URL: http://fridasfina.blogspot.com
  • Gia says:

    Hi Emma.

    I love your blog and have been following it for a while but I have to agree with what someone said above, that the letters are too grainy and small. It´s much more difficult to read your blog now, I think. To be honest, I hate it! Sorry:-( I also agree with what Lia Dominique says about different colour for the text on the margins...

    Hope you are enjoying Reykjavik, my hometown:-)

    2009-03-02 | 00:12:21
  • Frida says:

    Vad fint det blev! Grattis till den nya looken!

    2009-03-02 | 00:42:41
    URL: http://husmusen.blogg.se/
  • emma says:

    Ok, I just looked at the new design on my boyfriend's computer, and realized it looks completely different. Crap. Would the people here who thinks it looks like shit please tell me if they are viewing it on a mac or a windows computer? Because on my mac it looks great. On my bf's windows computer, not so much. The text is too big, grainy and the font is just ugly, amongst other things...

    2009-03-02 | 00:56:30
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Wingpea says:

    Im on a mac and it looks like crap

    2009-03-02 | 02:24:16
  • Lena says:

    I like it! Mycket snyggt. Bravo!

    2009-03-02 | 13:05:35
    URL: http://losformos.wordpress.com
  • Stéphanie says:

    Look great!

    I like it

    2009-03-02 | 14:33:57
    URL: http://bibousp.over-blog.com
  • delikatissen says:

    This was a surprise. Nice change!

    2009-03-02 | 18:39:36
    URL: http://www.delikatissen.com/
  • LJT says:

    Very minimalist and architectural looking, cool.

    2009-03-02 | 19:53:59
    URL: http://lisetiffner.blogspot.com
  • Bess says:

    I like it! I'm not sure what some people mean about the grainy font or it being difficult to read... it looks great to me (on my mac). Anyway, congrats, and as always great content :) xx bess in vienna

    2009-03-02 | 21:13:38
    URL: http://www.englishmuffinblog.blogspot.com
  • Bess says:

    I just thought of something - it could be the web browsers that people are using to view the site that are causing the discrepancies. IE vs. Firefox vs. Safari, I've dabbled in web design and I know that somethings don't translate well in IE. Something you might want to look into.

    2009-03-02 | 21:16:36
    URL: http://www.englishmuffinblog.blogspot.com
  • gia says:

    I´m using Safari on a Mac and not impressed at all. Again, sorry:-( The letters in fx. posted by: and URL parts are VERY unclear and difficult to read. The letters in Guide to Stockholm under kategories are hardly visible, almost white and the letters on the margins on both sides are too small. Also the picture at the top is very bland and uninteresting, to me anyway. I´m so sorry, because I love your blog! But right now it´s very difficult for me to read. Not good....

    2009-03-02 | 23:35:23
  • Anonym says:

    muuuuuuuuch better

    2009-03-03 | 07:48:16
  • Weronica - En mammas dag says:

    Roligt med en ny design! Det sporrar alltid vidare när man får en liten uppdatering av formatet tycker jag. Den första fonten var fin på sitt sätt, men stod ut lite mycket. Nu känns det mer lättläst och texten blir ett med bakgrunden på ett annat sätt. All lycka framåt!

    2009-03-03 | 08:08:33
    URL: http://www.enmammasdag.com/weronica
  • karin says:

    i love your blog.


    2009-03-03 | 11:22:37
  • lia dominique says:

    YES YES YES!!!! Much better after the font change. Not as dominating anymore. The pictures run the show again.

    Good call.


    2009-03-03 | 15:21:17
  • Lily says:

    Woah congrat for the new design and happy birthday that's a new start !!

    2009-03-03 | 17:40:13
    URL: http://www.lescarnetsdudesign.com
  • Gia says:

    Now it´s better! The typo in Posted by and URL part for instance, is much clearer now!:-) NOW I can read it!

    2009-03-03 | 18:25:04
  • emma says:

    Gia, what typo? I don't see it.

    And thanks everyone else for letting me know what you think!

    2009-03-03 | 23:50:23
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Vita Lenta nel Bel Paese says:

    Cara Emma,

    I do think your blog photo stands out perfectly w this new grafic design. Brava! I have been following your blog for some time, a Swedish expat in Italy. Like your spotting and identify with your "findings". Bacione, Ingrid in Umbria

  • trinsch says:

    it's really nice! like the font, like the look very much. and now that i'm at it, in general i really like your blog, your findings and the displays. i'll be coming back a lot!

    2009-03-04 | 17:12:56
    URL: http://etlilleoejeblik.blogspot.com/
  • Annette says:

    Det er blevet super cool!!!

    2009-03-04 | 18:27:35
    URL: http://wallyspaper.blogspot.com
  • Gia says:

    The FONT (Courier?) in the former version, the part where it said Posted by...URL...and the part with the date (2009-03-04) was very thin and grainy, on my side anyway. I struggled to read it before, but now it´s much better:-)

    2009-03-04 | 20:17:52
  • jan says:

    Congrats Emma - i love it! Nice and clean. Makes me want to unclutter mine...

    : )


    2009-03-04 | 23:32:49
    URL: http://poppytalk.blogspot.com
  • fennymun says:

    Very lovely indeed. I enjoy visiting your blog as it's always so refreshing and inspiring.

    2009-03-06 | 03:15:45
    URL: http://www.sgfenlaw.blogspot.com
  • Lindsay says:

    I'm on a Mac, using both Safari and Firefox, and the blog looked quite chaotic with the courier, but it's much, much better now after the font change. I like it again. Just thought I'd put in my two cents' worth, in case it's helpful! The photos dominate again while the text recedes, and that's good.

    2009-03-06 | 09:22:51
    URL: http://blog.ounodesign.com
  • sammy says:

    loving the new blog design

    2009-03-08 | 09:59:07
    URL: http://pacha-design.blogspot.com/
  • madi says:

    emma- it looks great from here! (i'm on a mac and using firefox.) the idea of the photos standing out more is great, it really works well. great new look!

    2009-03-09 | 23:06:26
    URL: http://broadcastpoulet.blogspot.com
  • May says:

    Looking for a hanging lamp like this, or the ones below - one cut out (round) the other, round, white rings - where would I find them on the internet?

    Very nice blog.

    2009-05-14 | 02:54:45

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