27.08.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Ishtar X Tussilago


Longboarding isn’t my thing, but the cinematography here is beautiful. Maceo Frost’s film features downhill longboarder, Ishtar Backlund, the music of Swedish rock band Tussilago, and the mountains of Norway. Watch below!

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11.05.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Emilie Nicolas “Pstereo”


This video freaks me out! Maybe it’s the idea that one day I wake up and realise that the sky is not the sky, it’s miles of water, and I’ve been living on the ocean floor. Norwegian singer song-writer Emilie Nicolas put this song online back in 2013 and it’s taken till now for the song to make waves (pun intended) outside of Scandinavia.

Watch this stunning video for “Pstereo”, directed by Emile Rafael, below.

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14.10.14 by Jeff

Norwegian Designers Mesmerizing Kinetic Installation for Lundin Norway


“Breaking The Surface” is a collaboration between ctrl+N, Scandinavian Design Group, Kontur, Abida, and Intek for Lundin Norway. The installation is essentially a grid of plastic cyclinders that move up into the ceiling as people walk underneath it. The wave-like motions can be experienced from below, on the first floor, but also from above, on the second floor. Love to see this in person, watch the videos below.

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09.10.14 by Jeff

Norway’s Beautiful New Kroner Banknotes Designed by Architecture Firm Snøhetta

snohetta-norway-money01Architecture firm Snøhetta’s design submission.

Norway’s currency just got a beautiful makeover courtesy of Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and Norwegian graphic design firm The Metric System. The images you see here are Snøhetta’s designs but the final banknotes feature The Metric System’s designs on the reverse side. Norges Bank asked several firms to submit designs, all of which you can see here.

*Edit – Thanks to Helene Brox for the heads up about all the different designs (the version with the kids’ drawings is her favourite and maybe mine too now).

Snøhetta is the architecture firm currently working on the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion, and the designs they submitted are images of Norway’s coast pixelated according to the Beaufort wind scale.

See more of Snøhetta’s designs as well as the final design below.

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05.03.13 by Jeff

Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth
“Eyes as Big as Plates”, a photo series by Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth inspired by Norwegian folklore.

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13.11.12 by Jeff

Old Norse

Old Norse Conor Harrington paints in Norway
Conor Harrington teams up once again with filmmaker Andrew Telling, this time in Vardø, Norway. Beautiful stuff, watch below!

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28.05.12 by Jeff

Recycled chair legs become birds!

Re-turned recycled chair legs become birds by Beller
“I used to be a chair and the leg of a table” – Beautiful birds made of recycled wood, designed by Lars Beller Fjetland. Norway.

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23.04.12 by Jeff

Surfing in the Arctic Circle

Lars Musschoot surfs in Norway
Lars Musschoot travels 3,000 km in 3 days to surf Norway!

Watch the video below!

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