Flipboard is a fantastic little app that you can download for your smartphone or tablet. They have recently made the platform available online as well, and I recommend that you swing by and take a look. I’ve been using Flipboard for some time now, and have put together several digital magazines – one which I think might be especially of interest to the readers here at 2sweden4love.
As a writer and a voracious reader, Flipboard allows me to organize news, articles of interest, and resources for work in one place – I love that. You can create your own custom interest magazines and “flip” articles and images from anywhere on the web using their +flipit widget for your browser – create specialized topics for home, garden, news, technology, lifestyle … whatever suits your fancy. You can choose to make your magazines public or private.
I have created a magazine called “All Things Swedish”. It contains news from Sweden, design, art, architecture, food … all things Swedish. Join me over there and keep up to date on daily news events and culture.
I’ve created additional magazines too – The Writer’s Corner, Art and Design, Home Style, and Health and Mind. You can follow all my magazines here.
Writer/photographer Lisa Mikulski. Available for print or online publications and business in the Nordic region, Europe, and the U.S. Editorial, features, marketing copy, and public relations. Contact me here or at lisa @ 2sweden4love.com
I could spend days (maybe even weeks) writing in complete isolation. The whole stereotype of the writer working away in his or her cabin appeals to me – like Johnny Depp in The Secret Window, but without the crazy part. I have never found that being alone equals loneliness.
But, while many writers treasure their solitude, it is imperative that we understand and embrace the world around us. That’s one reason why it is important for writers to read. It’s not just reading for the content and the style of writers who have come before us, but to make our minds work – to give us pause on notions and ideas compiled by others. It’s also important that we have a firm grasp of current events happening in our world.
There are two industries that I have always enjoyed. I am what my family used to call a “news junkie”. And for many years I have been a writer for the arts. So it is my great pleasure to share with you two new venues where you will find my words.Read More»
As I am now nearing my third year of residence in Sweden, new friends have asked me what it was I did for a living in my “old life”. This question always takes me a bit by surprise because I’m not sure which Old Life they refer to. The life which I lived in the US, or the one which I lived in a past life?
It does not escape me that Sweden is an old culture, so when someone asks me about a past life this might be a perfectly logical or even common question. This question is, however, one which I can not answer. Much easier is it for me to refer to my recent past and explain that I studied and loved art history and that I once made a living writing about such pleasures.
This need not be. The study of Scandinavia’s art and history, and also the study of ancient nordic runes, fairy tales, folk tales, and mythology is extremely rewarding and informs us in matters concerning a people, place, and time.Read More»
A monochrome gallery of Gothenburg.
As a graphic designer and artist, I have always been moved by deeply saturated hues and how color can play upon one’s emotions.
As a street photographer, I find a drama and intensity which can only be created in black and white photography. Details emerge and elements which might have gone unnoticed suddenly take on a focus and sharpness that might otherwise be missed in color.
Take a look and let me know what you think?