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.” 

Dezeen

Dezeen

Dezeen is the world’s most popular and influential architecture and design magazine, and the winner of numerous awards for journalism and publishing. As a contributor, I have written about design news and trends during Dutch Design Week. My article about Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Nienke Helder’s Sexual Healing project was a top story for several weeks.

Read: Nienke Helder designs therapy tools for women recovering from sexual trauma

Read: Dutch designers showcase furniture and products made from unusual textile

The Other Office 3 (Frame)

The Other Office 3 (Frame)

The latest volume in Frame’s series of books on workplace design, The Other Office 3 highlights inspirational interiors that are setting the trends in creative workplace design.

At its core are around 100 pioneering projects drawn from 86 practices all over the world. Featured offices include ad agencies, media outfits, technology firms and co-workspaces, ranging from compact offices and design hubs to large workplaces.

The Other Office 3 is divided into three chapters, each of which offers insight into the main factors driving contemporary office design: the role of the workplace as a brand asset, the growing concern for employee wellbeing, and the need to create inspiring and energising workspaces.

Projects are presented on four to six pages, including an in-depth description of both concept and design, illustrated by stunning photography. Outlined are the challenges that designers must overcome to be able to realize more efficient, modern and – all importantly – creative work environments. This book focuses on the current trends in office design, developed with a knowledge of what is at the heart of a creative workforce and its day-to-day requirements. The Other Office 3 highlights outstanding projects and inspirational spaces from across the globe.

Features
• This 512-page reference book, the latest in Frame’s workplace design series, offers a global overview of prevailing trends in office design
• It is filled with nearly 100 pioneering office designs, developed by 86 international studios in the past three years
• The book is divided into three chapters, each of which offers insight into the main factors driving contemporary office design
• The book’s chapters are contextualised through a brief introduction that sets the tone of the pages ahead.
• Featured projects are accompanied by descriptive text and stunning photography.

Publication details
Release: 30 January 2018
Frame
English
Written by Lauren Grieco, Jeanne Tan, Lauren Teague and Angel Trinidad
Graphic design by Superlarge
230 x 297 mm
512 pages / full colour / hardcover

Buy here: https://store.frameweb.com/the-other-office-3.html

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

FRAME

FRAME

Frame is the world’s leading media brand for interior design, with a focus on innovative and excellent spatial design. In addition to writing Night Fever 5: Hospitality Design, I also contribute articles to the website. I cover design festivals, events and the latest releases and trends on interior design, architecture and product design.

Read: Four DesignMarch highlights that put the cool on Nordic design

Read: Helsinki Design Week: a vibrant mix of Finnish icons and innovative young design

A list of articles: https://www.frameweb.com/angel-trinidad

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.

Trend Tablet

Trend Tablet

Trend Tablet is an online tool explaining how trends grow, evolve and flow; to help better perceive and understand how trends interact with daily life. It is founded by Lidewij Edelkoort, a highly-influential trend forecaster providing design and lifestyle analysis for the world’s leading brands.

As contributing writer, I write about inspiring trends in Scandinavia, art and design, architecture, film and travel.

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Fika: Sweden’s gift to the world

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Stockholm Metro: The longest art gallery in the world

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.

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Issue #2

Issue #3 

 

Angel Magazine

Angel Magazine

Angel Magazine is a personal newsletter and online magazine where I feature the world’s most sparkling trends. It is a diary of the things I’ve seen, been to and dreamt of (whether online or in “real life”). Art and design, architecture, photography, current projects and collaborations, playlists, travels, and events in Amsterdam and beyond. Things that inspire me, and make my heart beat faster.

It comes out every other Wednesday, straight from my heart, directly to your inbox. Subscribe and read all issues here.