Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Boldomatic - the Instagram for words - Giveaway!

If you follow me on pinterest or facebook, you may have noticed my love for graphic quotes and funny statements and wordings. Sometimes I find them online and other times I write them myself. I've been using the Boldomatic app for that for about two years now, and the other day, right after I shared the above words on fb, an email dropped into my mailbox with an introduction of this anti-social graphic text-only network. They hadn't seen my fb update and had no idea I was already using their app, but since I do so and love it, I couldn't resist their proposal for a collaboration.
If you haven't tried Boldomatic before, this is what it's all about: Go to Boldomatic.com or download the app in your app store. Write a short text and share it with the community. You can also find the most popular Bolds here, and if you see someone you think is writing really clever stuff, you can follow them. Of course you can also like and re-post other people's bolds. Basically, it's like Instagram, but for words.
Just last week Boldomatic launched a webshop, where you can get products with your favourite bolds printed on them. Or write your own, if that's what you fancy. Choose from apparel, mugs, pillows, tote bags, posters and canvases in different sizes. Create a special card for your friend, or decorate your home with a poster of your favorite quote. Or simply to say "Coffee, I'm nothing without you".
To celebrate the launch, we made a little competition for you!
To participate and have a chance to win a Boldomatic product of your choice, just make a bold of your own and tag it with #EmmasDesignBlogg. The bold with the most likes wins!
A winner will be crowned on Oct 30, and contacted by Boldomatic.
Good luck!

Giveaway: Tokyo Print by Studio Esinam

Giveaway time! This week three lucky winners will get a Tokyo art print by recently launched Studio Esinam, value €105/each. It's limited edition and the size is 100x65 cm, and as you can see the motif consists of five elevation drawings of modern Japanese architecture. Tokyo is the second print in the series, the first one was Paris.
To have a chance to win, just answer the following question:
Which city would you like to see in the print series Elevations, and why?
The competition is open for one week, until May 2, and the winners will be contacted directly. Good luck!
Styling: Sarah Widman
Styling assistant: Elin Kickén
Photography: Patrik Hagborg

Giveaway: Strap hanger by Mathilda Clahr

Long time no giveaway, right? Let's change that! Today three lucky persons have the chance to win a Strap leather hanger (value €30/$40) designed by Mathilda Clahr. Handmade from high quality Swedish leather, this is a multi purpose item that can be used to store many different things, only your imagination sets the limits...
You can choose between black, dark brown or light brown.
To enter, just answer these two questions in the comment section below:
1. Which colour would you like?
2. What would you use your Strap for?
Winners will be drawn in one week, March 27, and contacted directly so please make sure to leave your email address and/or url.
Good luck!
Photography: Elin Strömberg

Giveaway: Menu Pots from Triitme

It's the season of giving so let's do another giveaway! I know you will love this one, as the prize is 4 Menu Pots, designed by Benjamin Hubert! The collected value of all four is over €300, and it has been provided by Triitme, an online store and e-mag full of great design products.
1. Register on the Triitme website
2. Tell me what's your favourite product in their webshop!
Good luck! The competition will be open until Dec 12.

Giveaway: Envelope bag from One Must Dash

It's Monday and time for a new giveaway! This week I teamed up with London based Swedish designer duo One Must Dash to arrange a competition for their cool "Not Another Bag" canvas tote bag with high quality leather handles, value £75. The bag is lined, and features an envelope print that makes it look like a huge letter.
To have a chance to get your hands on this great bag, just do these two things:
1. Like One Must Dash on Facebook. Or if you don't have a Facebook account, subscribe to their newsletter.
2. Tell me in the comments below what is your favorite product from One Must Dash and why you like it.
The competition is open for one week, until Dec 9. Good luck!

Giveaway: 3 Marimekko Kuusikossa Bedlinen sets

New week, new giveaway! This time three of you will have a chance to win a set of Marimekko's new Kuusikossa bedlinen sets (2 duvet covers in each set, size: 150x210 cm + pillow covers 50x60 cm, value €178), with a wintery tree pattern in black and white. 
To enter, we would love to see your Holiday inspirations on Pinterest! So create a Pinterest board to show us your Holiday style, with a minimum of 10 pictures from the Marimekko site, and a maximum of 50 pics in total, and write the link in the comments below or on the blog's Facebook page
The competition is open for two weeks, until Nov 25th, and the 3 most inspiring boards will be chosen by me and Marimekko.
Good luck!
Ps. I started my own Holiday inspired Marimekko board, just for fun. Check it out here!

Giveaway: Frama E27 + Diamond Light + Vitriini box, from Foldoys

Giveaway time! A very stylish kit consisting of an E27 socket from Frama, a Diamond Light bulb and an Iittala Vitriini box in light grey and aluminium (total value €129) is up for grabs today, kindly provided by online shop Foldoys.
To have a chance to get your hands on this great kit, just do these two things:
1. Like Foldoys on Facebook. Or if you don't have a Facebook account, subscribe to their newsletter.
2. Tell me in the comments below what is your favorite product from Foldoys and why you like it.
This competition is open for one week, until Oct 29.
Good luck!

Giveaway: SPARE light from Plankton

Giveaway time! Enter the competition below to have a chance to win a SPARE light object (value 123€) from Plankton consisting of 26 light bulbs and measuring 26x26 cm.
One light-bulb burns, the other light-bulbs function as a lampshade, diffusing the light. When the bulb is burned out: simply screw the lamp-holder on to an other bulb. I have this in my own home, and used it for a styling job a couple of weeks ago, and I love it!
To have a chance to win, just answer these questions in the comment field below (or on my blog's fb page):
1. Who is the designer of the SPARE light?
2. Where would you put your lamp? Give me a short description or a picture!
Good luck!
(The competition is open for one week, until Monday 21 Oct)

The finalists have been chosen! Nordic Design Collective Competition

The 5 finalists in the Nordic Design Collective Pinterest competition have been chosen, and now it's your turn to choose the winning board! Do so by voting for your favourite on the Facebook page here. Which board do you think best represents the theme My Nordic Feeling? The board with the most votes wins a gift card of 2000 SEK / 220 € / 300 $!
Everyone who votes has a chance to win one of 5 gift cards with a value of 200 SEK / 22 € / 30 $, and you can vote once a day until September 30, 23.45 CET.
As an extra bonus, all my readers get a 10% discount on their first purchase from Nordic Design Collective by using the code "emma" at the checkout. (Valid once per person and only until Oct 2)

Pinterest Competition with Nordic Design Collective

I teamed up with Nordic Design Collective, an online market place for independent Scandinavian designers, for a fun pinterest competition, where I will be in the jury. Participate to have a chance to win a gift card for 2000 SEK / 300USD / 230 EUR to spend in their shop!

These are the rules:
1. Create a Pinterest board with the name My Nordic Feeling. Each board can contain a maximum of 30 pins, half of them should be from Nordic Design Collective, and they all need to be hashtagged #nordicdesigncollective in order for us to see them. Please also comment below this post with a link to your board.

2. The contest is open for submissions until September 23, and after that the jury will pick 5 finalists to be posted on Nordic Design Collective's Facebook page. We will mainly look at your visual interpretation of the theme "My Nordic Feeling", but extra credits will also be given to the boards with the most likes or followers.

The finalist who after 5 days has the most likes on Facebook wins the gift card!

(I will be back with another post about the finalists once they have been chosen, to give you a chance to vote for your favorites and spread the word if you are among the chosen ones.)

Ps. I started a board myself to give you a little inspiration, find it here.

Giveaway: Prints from Arte Limited

Giveaway time! Let's have some fun on Instagram with Arte Limited, an online gallery for photography and illustrations, working closely with their artists to produce the highest quality of fine art prints. They represent both established artists that you already know and new interesting names that are on the way forward.
To enter the competition, snap a photo of the space where you would like to hang one of their artworks, upload it on Instagram, write which print you would want there, and tag the picture with #artelimited. Three winners will be chosen by Arte Limited in one weeks time, July 9. 
I was looking through the images on their site the other day, in search for something to hang on the wall in my three years old daughter's room. I found quite a few suitable prints, with illustrations cool enough for adults and at the same time interesting for children. But then I saw the one. You know, the perfect one. It's the big print in the collage below, with the horned girl. Not only is it nice to look at and has plenty of attitude, but it when I read the name of the illustration I just knew it had to be this one. You see, my daughter recently invented an invisible friend, and this friend's name is Arietta. I've never heard this name before, and I don't know where she got it from. Can you believe the name of the print is Ariete?! It just has to be my daughter's pretend friend in the picture, don't you think?

Giveaway: Marimekko Oiva espresso cups and saucers

Time for a giveaway! This week you can compete for a set of 4 espresso cups and saucers from Marimekko (who just opened an online store with international shipping), with a total value of €122.
The espresso cup is the newest addition to Marimekko´s Oiva tableware collection designed by Sami Ruotsalainen. The cup comes in two color ways: solid white and in a black and white Räsymatto (rag rug) pattern by Maija Louekari. They are matched with little plates in different colors that are perfect for serving small delicacies.
To enter the giveaway, just write a comment about who you would like to invite for coffee and why.
The competition is open for one week, until Monday June 10.


Giveaway: Fog Linen cotton blanket from Babyssimo

This giveaway is closed! A winner will be announced soon.
Let's start this sunny week with a giveaway! The prize is a soft cotton blanket by the Japanese brand Fog Linen Work (130x205 cm, value €99.90), generously offered to you by my sponsor Babyssimo.
Babyssimo is a webshop, based in Germany, carrying a carefully selected range of baby and child products from all over the world. Many items are only available in small quantities, as they are handmade with love by small scale producers and independent designers. But it's worth a look even if you don't have kids because they also have a category for adults where you will find beautiful interior and spa products, as well as magazines and books like Kinfolk and Cereal.
To enter the competion, follow these two steps:
1. Subscribe to Babyssimo's newsletter. (You will find it at the top of their site.)
2. Tell me in the comments below which product from the Babyssimo webshop that is your personal favorite and why.

This competition is open for one week, until May 20.

Giveaway: NS2 Air Speakers from Nocs

Giveaway time! This week you have the chance to win a set of NS2 Air Monitors from Nocs worth $449. Designed in Sweden, and with a sound quality that matches it's great design, the speakers are available in a big range of colors to match your home. They are active speakers with AirPlay technology, allowing you to stream music wirelessly from your Mac, PC, iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. You can see them in the pictures below, which I styled in cooperation with Fantastic Frank.
To see the rest of this apartment, have a look here. I had a great afternoon in this sunny functionalist home together with stylist Thomas Lingsell and photographer Andy Liffner, and I hope to be able to work with them again in the near future!

To enter the competition and have a chance to win a set of Nocs NS2 Air Monitors in the color of your choice, follow these simple steps:
1. Follow Nocs on Instagram (username nocsdesign)
2. Snap a photo of the spot where you would place your new speakers, upload it to Instagram and tag the picture with #nocs
The competition will be open for one week, until April 14. Good Luck!

Giveaway: Ball Chairs from Smart Living Objects

Update! This giveaway is closed and a winner will be announced soon.
Let's have a giveaway to celebrate Easter! Two of these Ball chairs, designed by Finn Stone and made of recycled ABS, are offered up for grabs by online interior shop Smart Living Objects. Available in any color in the rainbow, in two different sizes, and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, I'm sure you can find one that suits you. One lucky winner can walk away with two of these chairs, in a colour and size of his/her choice, with a total worth of up to € 340! (PU-leather versions not included in the giveaway)
To participate in the competition, just answer these two questions in the comments below, or on the blog's Facebook page:
1. How many colours does the Ball Chair come in? (PU-leather versions excluded)
2. Where would you put your chairs? Inside or outside? What would you pair them with? Let me know how you would style them.
The competition is open for one week, until April 4. Good luck!


Giveaway: Twist a Twill plaid from Foldoys

This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Gosia, please contact me with your address so we can send the blanket to you!
For all of you who weren't lucky enough to win something in the Advent Calendar before Christmas, I thought I'd give you a new chance to win something nice for your home! This time you have a chance to make your home a little nicer with this bio dynamic merino wool plaid by Tina Ratzer, worth €100, sponsored by Foldoys, an international webshop for Scandinavian design.
To have a chance to get your hands on a dark gray Twist a Twill plaid, just do these two things:
1. Like Foldoys on Facebook. Or if you don't have a Facebook account, subscribe to their newsletter.
2. Tell me in the comments below how you would use this blanket or where you would put it!
The competition will be open until Friday January 18. Good luck!

Advent Giveaway Nr 4

Update! This giveaway is closed.
Congratulations to the winner of Giveaway Nr 4; Elisabetta Viganò, and the winner of giveaway Nr 3; Aina Lord! Please email your addresses to me so I can have all the goodies sent to you.
Ok guys, hold on to your hats, because here comes the biggest prize I have ever arranged a giveaway for... I proudly present, Advent Giveaway nr 4! I secretely wish I could have kept it all to myself, but I am sure that it will make the winner very happy, and that makes me happy too. Because you know, the reason I'm doing this advent calendar is to give something back to you, to thank you for your loyal support, and for making it possible for me to keep blogging. I have had so many great experiences because of this blog, somethings I could never have imagined when I started it 7 years ago. Thank you so much for that, and let's hope the next 7 years will be just as great!

What is in this treasure chest then, that will make someone so happy? Let me tell you: 2 Mingus P1 Nearly Black pendants from Lightyears. Never Look Back art print from Wonderwall. Fish cushion from Asplund. Stockholm scented candle by Astier de Villatte, Maison Martin Margiela Stylo Plume Autruche feather pen, David Ehrenstråhle's print 2013 Guide to Manhattan, Aesop: Geranium Leaf Body CleanserResurrection Aromatique Hand BalmParsley Seed Facial CleanserMandarin Facial Hydrating CreamParsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Eye Serum, all this from Artilleriet. Ferm Living Triangle shower curtain and 2 rolls of Vertigo striped wallpaper, all from Kaiku. And last but not least, a small black Hoof table from &tradition.
The total value of this prize is € 1631.
To win, just tell me why you should be the lucky one. Write a short motivation, a poem, a song or make a drawing, however you like to express yourself, just make sure I see it in the comments below or at the Facebook page.
I will draw the winner on January 1. Good luck everyone, and Happy Holidays! I will be taking some time offline and recharge my batteries, but I'll see you here in the new year.

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Advent Giveaway Nr 3 *CLOSED*

Sorry for being a day late, I had some problems with this post, but I hope you will find that it was worth waiting for. Today's theme of the advent calendar is Kitchen, so if you need a fresh update on your kitchen gear, don't miss this chance to win some of my favorite things!
One lucky winner will get: 1 tea pot, 4 tea cups and 4 plates from Marimekko's In Good Company series, from Finnish Design Shop. 1 big wooden tray, 2 Gradient tea towels and 2 Cold Forest tea towels from Hay, from La Maison D'Anna G. 1 white Sodastream Source to make your own sparkling water. 1 Geo Vacuum Flask, 1 Shoehorn, 1 Peeler and 2 Tea Eggs from Normann Copenhagen. The total value is € 679.
Now just tell my why you should be the lucky one! You can write in the comments below, or on the blog's Facebook page. (English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian is fine, but I won't be able to understand you if you write in any other languages, so please try to stick to any of these.) The competition will be open until Sunday 23/12. Good luck!
Ps. The winner of last week's giveaway is Ansgar Taschinski, who wrote me a beautiful fairytale. You can all read it in the comments here. Congrats Ansgar!
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Advent Giveaway Nr 2 *CLOSED*

Proudly presenting part two of my Advent Calendar! Just like last week, I have collected products from some of my favorite companies, and every Advent Sunday will have a different theme. Today is "Natural & Classic", a collection of beautiful high quality items in a classic contemporary style. 
This is what is up for grabs for ONE very lucky winner:  Black Bestlite Table lamp from Gubi, Monsieur DressUp hanger from Le Kiosk, big handmade Andrea Brugi choppingboard from Bolina, Candleholder String from Ferm Living and a solid maple L'Oiseau bird from Vitra.
All in all, the prize is worth € 1024!
To enter the competition all you have to do is tell me why you want to win this! You can enter your answer in the comment section below or on the blog's facebook page.
The winner will be drawn next Sunday. Good luck!

I also want to congratulate the winner of last week's competition. Congrats Karolina Wijkander, I really appreciate you taking the time to write your little poem! You have some pretty nice Christmas presents waiting to be sent...

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Advent Giveaway Nr 1

This giveaway is closed and a winner has been drawn.
It's finally time for the first giveaway in my Advent 2012 calendar, and I'm so excited to share today's competition! I have collected products from some of my favorite companies, and every Advent Sunday will have a different theme. Today is "Hall/Entrance", and I believe that the things you see below would be great additions to help organize, brighten and beautify your entrance area, but would certainly work just as well in any other room.
This is what is up for grabs for one lucky winner: A white Treetop Pendel light from Bolia. "Bisou" giclee print by Lina Ekstrand for Arte Limited. Strap Mirror and 2 grey Restore Storage felt bins from HipVilla. 6 Felt Wall Panels by Norm for Menu. All in all, the prize is worth € 1100!
To enter the competition all you have to do is tell me (in the comments below) why you should win this!
The winner will be drawn next Sunday. Good luck!
If you are having trouble commenting, you can leave your comment here on facebook instead.

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