Tech Tuesday

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It’s Tuesday, and I thought I would bring a fun new segment to the blog that I’m going to call Tech Tuesday. It will be apps or other tech stuff I’m loving brought to you, every Tuesday. I always love getting inspired by other people and which apps they use. Photo editing apps, fun video apps, apps to keep my life organized, so I would of course love to tip you guys about them too!

  1. VSCO – I might have mentioned this before, but this is my ultimate favorite app to edit my photos for Instagram. You guys probably know it already.. It has all sorts of filters, editing tools etc. I love it, and I don’t know how my Instagram-self would live without it!
  2. Kirakira+ – I actually can’t stop using this app for videos. You’ve definitely seen them on Instagram–it’s the app that makes videos super sparkly and pretty. Perfect for the festive season coming up!
  3. LiPix – I have been drawn back to my Scandinavian roots, and I’m loving everything simple and minimalistic. Therefore I’ve also been making my Instagram more simple, and I’m so inspired by white borders to brake up the grid. Simple white space that just makes my Instagram-self so happy. I actually also love making little collages like the above with a visual of a Picasso painting. Love, love, love.
  4. 8mm – I work in Online Marketing and that also includes taking care of brands’ social media platforms. For one of the brands I’ve developed a whole new visual and voice, and kept it all very down to earth and a bit vintage looking. This app is perfect for editing videos with lovely vintage-y filters. There are a few different ones, so you can find the one that’s just perfect.
  5. Glitché – It took me a while to get to know the interface of this app, but it’s quite cool. You can edit both images and videos with all sorts of cool looking filters f.x. broken mirror, VHS, glitch etc. This one is so fun for Instagram stories!

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Top 5 podcasts I’m listening to ATM #2

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Read former recommendations.

SMART the podcast

The two Danish bloggers Sidsel from FashionPolish.dk and Frederikke from FredesBlog.dk talk about everything and nothing in their newly-launched podcast named after their book SMART. They give advice on how to get into the fashion business (in Denmark, but also just in general), what they’ve been scrolling through in their social media feeds, and most important of all they ask “what’s SMART to wear?” There’s a good amount of humor and Danish hygge and I love it.

(Danish podcast, sorry to my non-Danish peeps out there, the 4 below are in English!)

Off the Vine

Kaitlyn Bristowe (best known from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette) invite a bunch of different personalities into her studio to discuss all sorts of subjects and drink some wine. Kaitlyn has a great humor (in my opinion) and just love how American/Canadian the podcast is.

In the Dark

This podcast investigates the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in 1989, which wasn’t solved until lately. I seem to be loving this documentary genre, because I finished the podcast in a few days. I just wanted to know the ending!

Optimal Living Daily

I just started listening to this one, but thought I would pop it onto the list as well. This podcast is made from different articles helping you live a smarter, more optimal everyday life. Today I listened to the one about organizing, and it offered little tips and tricks on how to make that big grey cloud of organizing your closet, kitchen etc. a little easier to overcome. Give it a listen, and let me know in the comments if you get anything out of it.

The Heart of It by Estée Lalonde

I’m already a big fan of Estée’s work with her entertaining youtube channel, gorgeous blog, and genius book ‘Bloom.’ So when I heard that she’s now hosting a podcast, I couldn’t wait to give it a listen. Estée takes up different subjects, and so far she’s discussed Feminism, Tattoos, and Make-Up. I love Estée’s approach to every subject as it’s as much about her own life and her telling us about her experiences, as it is about her interviewing a ’specialist’ who can teach us even more about the subject.

Okay guys… That’s it for now, but let me know in the comments if you have any podcast recommendations!

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MY FAVORITE MAGAZINES

love-magazineLove Mag

Always love the cover of this magazine. So fun and colorful. The editorials are always new-thinking, there are plenty of cool collages, and it just makes my creativity boom. On top of that it’s a huge magazine (perfect for a fashion work-out), so there are many hours of reading.

unconditional-magazineUnconditional

I love this women focused magazine. Made by women, for women, and primarily about women. It always tells some incredibly inspiring stories, about career and juggling being a girl boss and having a family. Also, they always come out with two different covers, so you can choose the one that pleases your eye the most. It comes out biannually, so I feel like I have something to look forward to every time. It’s page-heavy (which is not a bad thing!), and I have a tendency of reading this magazine like a book, which is very rare.

dansk-magazineDANSK

As the title says, this is a Danish creation, and obviously I love everything Danish. Especially when fashion expert Uffe Buchard & Kim Grenaa is behind. It’s esthetically pleasing and made in a thick paper material, which makes it feel very luxurious. I always get inspired reading DANSK, and open my eyes for something new.

Where to buy ‘em?

If you find yourself shopping magazines in Lower Manhattan, here are my favorite places to get my fix. They always have magazines from all over the world:

Casa Magazines, 22 8th Ave

Mulberry Iconic Magazines, 188 Mulberry St

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Top 5 Podcasts I’m listening to ATM

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For a while I’ve been enjoying listening to podcasts and recently also gave audio books a shot. I have an hour commute to and from work, and I like killing the time with learning something new or getting inspiration in some way. So when a physical book is a little too much for the tired morning-me, a podcast is perfect. As I’m writing this, I’m actually listening to a newly-found podcast, that might become a favorite (and appear on a future list, who knows?). I definitely found the podcast jungle a little confusing in the beginning, and therefore started looking towards recommendations from especially Mimi Ikonn, but also a few fashion bloggers. I figured some of you might be in the same boat, so here is a list of the podcasts I’m loving right now:

At Home With…
by Lily Pebbles & Anna Newton 

I have been watching Lily Pebbles for a long time on her YouTube channel, and I was so happy to hear that she, and her friend Anna Newton (from The Anna Edit), were launching a podcast. Lily and Anna visit different inspiring personalities, from the beauty and fashion industry, and get invited in to their homes. The podcast is a mix between a personal chat and “seeing” the home they are visiting. I’m so in love, and feel very inspired every time I listen to a new episode.

Hey, It’s OK…
by Glamour UK

Jo Elvin invites guests in to the studio to discuss different subjects beginning with the question “Is it okay to…?” This podcast has honestly saved my bad Monday mornings and way too long afternoons with conversations reminding me that it’s not just myself who don’t understand small talk, who’s boyfriend hates my new pants (that I love), and all those things I can build up in my head. This podcast definitely makes me commute shorter and I often catch myself laughing out loud (embarrassing in a filled up subway car).

The Daily
by The New York Times

Daily in-depth news in 25 minutes! I love listening to this podcast on my way to work, and I enjoy learning American politics for example. Michael Barbaro interview journalists who specialize in the certain happenings every day, and it makes it much easier to understand the news.

Hidden Brain
by NPR

In Hidden Brain is hosted by Shankar Vedantam who touch upon different subject in every episode. It’s a slightly heavier podcast, and I have both learned about why couples often go wrong when they argue, about the science of fear, about the classic Thanksgiving mistakes etc. This is a very eye opening podcast, and if you want to learn something new, this one is for you!

So Money with Farnoosh Torabi
by Farnoosh Torabi

I’ve never been good with numbers. Economy? Nope. I’ve always just avoided red numbers, but I’ve never invested nor have I started saving up for my pension. There’s so much I don’t understand, when it comes to money, and I really find this podcast useful. Farnoosh answer questions of many different character, and I love learning what to do. Often they apply somewhat to my own life, and so far I’ve learned a lot of financial words plus heard about many interesting personalities, their career, and how they’ve gone about their finances.

Which podcasts would you recommend? Let me know in the comments below.

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