Blog of Patterns

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A blog about changing bad patterns in life to more aware. I want to inspire you to create your own great life pattern. Be Aware.

~ Design Your Life ~
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Life:  Some of you might wonder why I write this blog, and what is it really about,…

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Nelson Mandela said it the best; I never lose. I either win or learn. A food for…

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Creative process is not easy to explain, especially to someone who doesn’t work in the creative field….

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Apr 26, 2016
BE ULTRA PRODUCTIVE!

Productive. Productive is such a boring word, but oh so important. And actually quite interesting when you…

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Grass.  “You may think the grass is greener on the other side, but if you take the…

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Apr 3, 2016

Life advice from Bill Watterson (creator of Calvin & Hobbes)     I’ve always been a fan…

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EASTER WISH.  WISH YOU ALL A CALM & TASTY EASTER Let’s go off work for a day…

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Inspiration: Inspiration – Every day Every morning I get the opportunity to spend some time with this…

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Typography:  Don’t forget these rules of typography Obeying the rules Knowing the basic rules of typography is the…

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Mar 17, 2016

Swedish design. This is the end. And the beginning. Swedish design believer. I have been a board…

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Mar 15, 2016
Stay creative!

CREATIVE  Creative tips & tricks 01 | Make creative lists 02 | Carry a notebook everywhere, just like…

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Mar 2, 2016
Sleep pattern

Sleep.  How’s your sleep? It’s overrated! I use to think so. Until I became a daddy. Now it’s…

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Feb 19, 2016
Enjoy the silence

Silence.   Silence the lost and forgotten sound SILENCE … feel the word. I don’t think I’m alone in…

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Feb 5, 2016
Bloody Mary

Bleeding: A bleeding headline It’s the best feeling ever when finishing a job. Especially when you’ve been…

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Fashion by PM Fashion passion It’s Stockholm Fashion Week and it reminds me of how important it…

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Storytelling: Does your home tell Your story? – If not, why not?   Storytelling your home should…

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Trendy colors outside my window Yesterday I took this pretty, colorful photo from my creative space at…

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Finally a forum for serious bloggers! For quite some time I’ve stopped reading others bloggers blogs due…

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Jan 15, 2016
Happy Hour 1.2

20+10+10+20=Happy I’ve developed my Happy Hour* routine. From today I’ve added 10 min of meditation and cut down on…

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Green design We live in a time where everything should be recycled and reused. Why not do so…

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10, 9, 8 … David Bowie has left the building! A icon has just left us. In a…

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Design color These design color palettes are the most aesthetically pleasing thing The world is a potpourri of…

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City of Light Last night I finally got to experience the Light Festival, in my city Norrköping. I’m…

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2015 CHRONICLE It’s been another jam packed year. Filled with joy and sorrow. Struggle and break throughs. What…

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Dec 30, 2015
It’s a Tomato Boy!

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree The other day I was looking through some old…

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Julmust or Coca-Cola? Did you know that Sweden is the only country in the world where Coca-Cola drops their…

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Dec 25, 2015
Crazy reality

I think I’m not the only one who can relate to this. I think especially creative people…

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Dec 20, 2015
LED THERE
BE LIGHT

LED – The magic of lighting There’s something magical about light. I couldn’t live without it. I…

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5+42=1 What do you get if you put a 5 year old son and a 42 year…

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  Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg – Queen of Rugs – R.I.P. Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg. It’s always sad when…

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Keep it simple! Is one of the basic design rules. Here’s a brilliant example of that! Cool…

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We are wildlife This wildlife WWF film clip sure says a lot about our way of life….

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Library architecture is magical! Architecture from the past are just that, don’t you think?  It’s sad we…

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Dec 6, 2015
Lighting strikes

Some ads are just works of art This one has the most beautiful lighting! The lighting in…

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There are so many cool and beautiful stuff that would look so much better if they just…

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Dec 5, 2015
ABSOLUT ELECTRIK

Absolut no pattern Absolut Vodka releases every year for christmas  a new limited edition bottle. This years design…

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Andreas Lundstedt! A well deserved recognition. Congratulations to this years Honor Prize at the Love4Life Gala! Who…

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Tonight’s the night. Love Gala night! Love4Life Gala to be exact (formerly know as WAD-galan). It’s a…

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Nov 30, 2015
Mood music

Music makes the world go around!  And I’m addicted to it. According to my wife. SO! It’s a…

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Sometimes you run in to smallest of things that saves the day! Like a note in a…

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In Sweden we have something we call Skyltsöndag, “Display Sunday”. It’s a sort of a christmas tradition…

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Nov 25, 2015
Mesmerizing Patterns

Mesmerizing. Some patterns are just that. You can look at them for ever! I like when you can…

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Inspiring women pt. 1 – Christina Saliba  I ran into this post this early morning when I…

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Nov 21, 2015
Daddys nightshift.

Me and my baby working the night shift. Life as a designer and a father is no…

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Nov 21, 2015
Design by nature

Icy patterns and palm trees in the sun The first frost appeared today here in Sweden. Even…

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Nov 17, 2015
Amazing architecture

Great urban patterns in architecture I’ve noticed that most of the architecture I like contains some kind of pattern….

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Nov 16, 2015
The best feeling

“The best feeling in the whole world is watching things finally fall into place after watching them…

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“Something’s wrong with the world today, I don’t know what it is … we’re living on the…

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Nov 13, 2015
Mind over pattern

Have You ever thought about mental training and changing your bad patterns? I have from time to…

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Nov 11, 2015
Good vibrations

Every morning I can feel how my body quivers with desire, almost like I can’t control my…

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Nov 7, 2015
Design vs. Wisdom

Design model In my opinion the best design has a substance, a depth to it. What do…

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Nov 7, 2015
Design beauty

ALVAR AALTO SAID IT THE BEST. /The Colleague #theman #themyth #thelegend  

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Nov 6, 2015
The simple truth

Steve was a man ahead of his time. He knew how to keep the job simple. As…

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Today I started a new routine. The 3 by 20 rule – aka the Happy Hour! Also called…

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  You just got to love the autumn patterns!  Well, I do at least. In my book…

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Oct 21, 2015
Changing patterns

It’s 4:30 in the morning, and I’ve just fed my newly born daughter. And I’m thinking about…

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