To adorn walls with good/wise/funny messages is not an altogether new trend. Grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s embroidered wall hangings are proof enough. It’s a part of our culture, though style has been updated and the phenomenon regained full strength. While the old hangings had messages about family, home and work – like the typical “home sweet home”, “self-quenching is worth gold,” “love is home, happiness and sunshine” with, of course, some peculiar variations – today’s messages fits the modern man: it’s mostly about self-fulfillment, freedom and the importance of joy and relaxation in the messages. One of my fav contemporary message-designers is Jen Renninger (pleasebestill) and speaking of a strong trend, isn’t it a cool fact that the old British ‘Keep Calm‘-message now has found its place even in many Swedish (chic) homes! Above is a brand new wall decor from Save the Children Sweden’s collection Design for Children’s Rights. In a forthcoming post I will show you how we have interpreted the trend at home, including both vintage and new wall decor, in our message-wall in the hallway.