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Scandinavia Dreaming (Gestalten)

Scandinavia Dreaming (Gestalten)

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I am the author and editor of Scandinavia Dreaming: Nordic Homes, Interiors and Design, published by Gestalten, a book about inspiring interiors, architecture and design products that show the richness, variety and intensity of contemporary Nordic spaces. You can order this beautiful, dream-come-true book of mine here: http://shop.gestalten.com/scandinavia-dreaming.html

“The nuanced realm of Nordic design has two personalities. On one side, there sits the open, light, friendly, and democratic constituent. And, on the other hand, is its moody counterpart: sleek and sophisticated; timeless and traditional; and deeply rooted in the sensations and juxtapositions of nature.  Within the lines of tile-covered roofs born from the existence of nearby clay deposits and large windows that let in light during the shorter winter days, insight into this special thread of skilled craftsmanship awaits. Scandinavia Dreaming presents dazzling interiors, architecture, and products that show the richness, variety, and intensity of contemporary Nordic spaces.

Artisans fresh from design school breathe new life into the wonted usage of tile, wood, glass, ceramics, and other customarily Nordic materials. Profiles of brands and personalities that have influenced and, arguably, brought Nordic threads to the forefront of design conversations, tell an intriguing story: an aesthetic and historic journey through a vast world of style and heritage. Design firms such as Hay, Ferm Living, and Frama are highlighted and extolled for the new layer of warmth and energy that they bring to contemporary Danish design while honoring Scandinavian aesthetics and a space’s need to be both livable and logical.  Finnish home textiles by Klaus Haapeniemi and Kustaa Saksi prove that the categories of art and décor are not mutually exclusive. Be it the painstaking searches of Copenhagen’s Gubi design house for neglected furniture that needs a well-honed touch before becoming pieces of the current design narrative or the tantalizing sculptures of Oslo-based designers Kneip that illustrate and investigate the phenomena of nature whilst reflecting the gentle coexistence of Nordic architecture with its surroundings, there exists a seamless pairing of the aesthetic and the historical within this iconic tale of design. 

The projects within Scandinavia Dreaming translate to any four walls and readily invite transformation from page to reality. Told through anecdotes from those who live in them and from those who exist in other sectors of the creative community,Scandinavia Dreaming tells of a design school that has a worldwide reputation for its effortless combination of classical restraint and warm materials.” 

Keen On Walls

Keen On Walls

Keen On Walls presents sparkling interiors, design and spaces – with a penchant for design from the North. As founding editor, I created this online platform to showcase original and one-of-a-kind projects and designs, encouraging readers to take a closer look and discover a plethora of sparkling addresses, interiors, design and objects that make one’s heart beat faster. Spaces that make one dream, thrive and live.

Keen On Walls is also a creative communications and editorial agency. Combining high-quality journalistic writing with inspiring, creative and original content, I can bring character, inspiration and a sparkling story to your brand. I offer consultancy and editorial services, as well custom-made editorial and communication products:

Magazines
Book writing, editing and project management
Websites and blogs
Social media
Lookbooks and vision boards
Press releases
Communication and branding strategy

Let me know what you are looking for, and we can talk about the possibilities. Please send an email me at angelATangeltrinidad.me

www.keenonwalls.com

Night Fever 5 (Frame)

Night Fever 5 (Frame)

Night Fever 5: Hospitality Design unveils show-stopping hospitality interiors from across the globe, as an overview of design trends for bars, restaurants and hotels.

As much of a barometer of design as its successful predecessors, Night Fever 5 is a global overview of the prevailing trends in hospitality design. The luxurious volume consists of three chapters; the first covers bars and clubs, the second features restaurants, and the third is devoted to hotel interiors. This book offers readers 100+ fresh and exciting projects featured on a total of 496 pages. Interiors are featured on 2 to 8 pages that are filled with photos, drawings, sketches, floor plans and of course a description of the design.

Projects are selected based on their original concept, creativity, innovative approach or the project’s unmistakable wow-factor. An extensive index at the back of the book describes each featured design studio including their contact details and the addresses of each venue they have designed.

Release: 13 December 2016
Frame Publishers
English
Written by Evan Jehl, Angel Trinidad and Matthew Hurst

Read sample articles: http://www.frameweb.com/angel-trinidad

Order the book: http://store.frameweb.com/frame-publishers-night-fever-5.html

 

CITIx60 City Guide Stockholm

CITIx60 City Guide Stockholm

I am honoured to have been the Contributing Editor for Viction:ary’s beautiful Stockholm city guide, my dream city! I contributed to final editing, proofreading, corrections, writing of chapter of introductions and additional research and copy editing.

‘Stockholm combines a unique atmosphere of natural, rugged beauty with a vibrant city life. Creativity is found in every corner: just step inside the countless museums, restaurants, cafés, shops and nightclubs and see for yourself. Whether it’s a one-day stopover or a longer trip, CITIx60 Stockholm is your inspirational guide to places that only insiders of the stunning Swedish capital know and go.

A unique collaboration with local creatives from selected cities, each CITIx60 City Guide points you to 60 hangouts loved by 60 stars of the cities’ creative scene, covering architecture, art spaces, shops and markets, eating and entertainment. All featured artists and designers are at the cutting edge of what’s on and when, and known for their accomplishments from film making and culinary innovations to advertising and design.’

You can order your copy here.

A-Mag Amsterdam Magazine

A-Mag Amsterdam Magazine

The City of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Marketing asked me to create three issues of A-Mag especially for the Dutch EU Presidency, which is held in Amsterdam from January to June 2016. As editor-in-chief and writer, I created content for the mini magazines which featured EU-related projects, interviews, Q&As, as well as arts and cultural listings, events, exhibitions and eating and shopping pages.

Issue #1

Issue #2

Issue #3 

 

Holland Herald Magazine

Holland Herald Magazine

Presenting a world worth travelling for

From 2014-2015, I was editor of KLM‘s monthly in-flight magazine Holland Herald, I was in charge of the Hello World pages which features the latest trends in art and designarchitecture, music and going out, sports,fashion, gadgets, food, and events in Amsterdam and Holland. We present an inspiring world worth travelling for.

I also wrote, researched and produced content for the Best List pages, which presents the top locations in the world in different themes (Best design hotels, libraries, outdoor restaurants, winter destinations, etc.) with gorgeous visuals and unique, insider content.

I also wrote for the KLM Pages, which features the latest news and promotions of the airline.

The Green Gallery

The Green Gallery

The Green Gallery is an online magazine celebrating the beauty of plants and flowers. The Flower Council of Holland commissioned me to create articles, interviews and features, curating art, design, interiors, fashion and trends that are inspired by flowers and plants.

Enter a lush world of beautiful plants and flowers:

Issue #2

Green Treasures

The Gathering

Issue #3

Floral Treasures: “The return of Art Nouveau” presents floral-inspired art, design, fashion, photography and even music; “Blooming Melodies” explores the most beautiful album covers featuring flowers.

Floral Fever: Our shopping page presents a selection of romantic blossoms and exquisite flowers to wear, relish and love.

Portfolio: Parker Fitzgerald: Inspired by the all-encompassing and magnificent aspects of beauty in nature, American photographer Parker Fitzgerald created his stunning work “Overgrowth”.
Interview: Local Milk’s Beth Kirby: Discover the golden light and shadows of Beth Kirby’s wonderful prosaic and floral world.
The POD Sessions

The POD Sessions

De Vorm, a Dutch furniture company, asked me to produce and conduct video interviews with famous designers, architects and chefs during the What Design Can Do! 2015 conference in Amsterdam. The POD Sessions, named after their famous POD chair, is a series of inspiring discussions with the biggest names in design, art, architecture and culture. I asked them about their thoughts on workplace, creativity and innovation.

I did interviews with Stefan Sagmeister (designer), Alex Atala (chef), Ole Scheeren (architect), Sam Bompas (architectural foodsmith), and Charles Spence (neuroscientist) among many others.

Watch all the interviews here.