Among the fjords and mountain ranges of Norway’s great wilderness, design studio Livit introduces Birdbox — creating a unique atmosphere of calmness and freedom for travelers. Continue reading »
The Whale: A New Touristic Attraction In Norway, That Will Tell The Stories Of The Majestic Sea Creature Through Art, Science, And Architecture
The Danish architecture firm Dorte Mandrup A/S won the international competition to design “The Whale”, a new touristic attraction for northern Norway, that will tell the stories of the majestic sea creature through art, science, and architecture. Continue reading »
The aim of Rusopplysningen, a non-profit Norwegian organization, is to deliver accurate and science-based information about drugs without moralizing. By informing about the effects, risks and providing safety guidelines, we hope to minimise the harms of drug use. The original campaign is in Norwegian, but here are the English translation. Continue reading »
To see the world’s biggest bonfire you’ll have to visit Alesund, Norway, where wood pallets are stacked over 40 meters (131 ft) high on an artificial island. The occasion? Sankthans, or ‘Midsummer’, an annual festival in commemoration of John the Baptist’s birth. The day is celebrated on the 24th of June (around summer solstice) in Scandinavian countries and other parts of Europe. Continue reading »
According to Yann Philippe: “When I had the opportunity to visit Norway in 2014, 2017 and 2019, I took my infrared-converted camera with some prototype filters of what would later become KolariVision’s IRChrome filter. Continue reading »
The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) designed “The Twist”. Opened in Jevnaker, Norway, bridging a 10,700-square-foot art museum across two riverbanks in northern Europe’s largest sculpture park. Continue reading »
Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio has designed a concept for a boutique hotel within a cliff edge in Norway that includes a cantilevered glass swimming pool. Continue reading »
Wonderful travel landscapes by Bleron Çaka, a talented self-taught photographer, drone pilot, and outdoor enthusiast from the Republic of Kosovo. Bleron focuses mainly on landscape and travel photography. He shoots a lot of natural and urban landscapes. Continue reading »
Damselfrau is the myserious London-based artist creating masks that look like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Originally from Norway, the artist also known as Magnhild Kennedy is interested in the power and rituals behind disguise – and how they can be used to play with our identity and sense of place. Continue reading »
The world’s biggest moose sculpture was recently uncovered in Norway. The sculpture towers 32 feet (10 meters) above the ground, and stretches 39 feet (12 meters), and it’s located in the municipality of Stor-Elvdal in the county of Hedmark. Continue reading »
Carl Størmer (1872-1957) enjoyed a hobby that was very, very unusual at the time. He walked around Oslo, Norway in the 1890s with his spy camera and secretly took everyday pictures of people. The subjects in Størmer’s pictures appear in their natural state. It extremely differs from the grave and strict posing trends that dominated in photography during those years. Continue reading »
Fantastic travel landscapes by Julia Kivelä, a talented self-taught photographer who was born and raised St. Petersburg, Russia and currently lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Julia focuses mainly on landscape, adventure, lifestyle, and outdoor photography. Continue reading »
Britt Marie Bye is a Norwegian photographer who for the past couple of years has been exploring above the Arctic circle in Norway and taking pictures of the abandoned houses she found there. Her pictures have an eerie sense of calmness and serenity to them and they’re just what you need to take your mind off the everyday stress of the city. Continue reading »
At the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline by the village of Båly, Snøhetta has designed Europe’s very first underwater restaurant. With its immediate proximity with the forces of nature, the restaurant, which will also function as a research center for marine life, is a tribute to the Norwegian coast and to Lindesnes – to the wild fauna of the sea and to the rocky coastline of Norway’s southern tip. Continue reading »
Norwegian artist Rune Guneriussen moves elements of domestic life into the outdoors, producing large installations built from books, lamps, and other displaced objects. His works are placed in remote areas of Norway’s forest, and either balance precariously in a selected location or illuminate a particular patch of the surrounding wooded environment. Continue reading »
After a family found this wild deer injured, they nursed it back to health and saved it from certain death. Continue reading »
Located on coast of Stokkøya, Norway, just next to the water, overlooking the neighboring islands and the Norwegian Sea, is Hadar’s House, a small home for a chef, designed by Asante Architecture & Design. As part of the overall house design, the home owner wanted to make sure there would be sea views from all of the rooms throughout the house. Continue reading »
A worker opens the iced entrance door to storeroom 1 at international gene bank Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV) near Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen, Norway, October 20, 2015. Two consignments of crop seeds will be deposited next year in a “doomsday vault” built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global supplies. The vault, which opened on the Svalbard archipelago in 2008, is designed to protect crop seeds, such as beans, rice and wheat against the worst cataclysms of nuclear war or disease. (Photo by Anna Filipova/Reuters)
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Wherever you are in the world, looking at the ocean, coastline or nearby lake can often have a remarkably calming influence.
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“We are two tripletsisters from Norway that are passionate about photography and music. My sister Emilie Hamn (on instagram: @artphotographer17) is the one who takes the photos, and I Madeleine Hamn (on instagram: @birdmadeleine) is the model and musician and uses inspiration from music in the photos. The thing we have in common is our passion for art, nature, fairytales, and instagram.”, says Madeleine to Bored Panda. Continue reading »
If you want to get the best view of Aurora Borealis, it is best to be as far away from light pollution as possible.
The project for The Krystall hotel was initiated with a cooperation between Dutch Docklands International and Norwegian entrepreneurs. After a long intensive research on location and regulations the design has started. Key for the design was that it should be a simple glass building that would allow the guests to get the most view on the Northern light from there beds. Continue reading »
How do you adequately craft a memorial for one of the worst days in a country’s modern history? That’s the question that was posed to architects and artists as part of a competition for a dual-site memorial commemorating the attacks in Norway on July 22nd, 2011. On that day, 77 people were killed, eight by an Oslo car bomb and 69 in a massacre at a youth event on the island of Utøya. After holding an open competition, Norway has decided to install a pair of memorials designed by Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks. Continue reading »
A shoal of herring was swimming close to the surface in a Norwegian bay when the water suddenly froze after a harsh wind caused temperatures to suddenly dip. Continue reading »
The Seven Sisters is the 39th tallest waterfall in Norway. The waterfall consists of seven separate streams, and the tallest of the seven has a free fall that measures 250 metres (820 ft). The waterfall is located along the Geirangerfjorden in Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The waterfall is located just south of the historic Knivsflå farm, across the fjord from the old Skageflå farm. The falls are about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) west of the village of Geiranger. It is part of the Geiranger World Heritage Site. Continue reading »
Prison in Norway. From Flat-screen TVs to Jogging Trails, Here’s Where Norway’s Mass Murderer Could End Up.
Here’s how photographer Alex Masi introduces the project at his gallery on PhotoShelter:
Can luxury prisons and a more humane approach to detention be a deterrent for crime in modern society?
The answer lies in Halden, Norway.
About a 100 Km south of Oslo, a state of-the-art prison considered by many the World’s most ‘luxurious’ has opened in June 2010, in a country already boasting criminal and rehabilitation systems of the highest standards.
Individual cells come with an en-suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV and various comforts. They measure 12 square meters and are divided up into units (10 to 12) which share a living room and kitchen, similarly to a students’ dormitory. The windows are not fitted with bars, but thick glass is used instead.
The prison – the second-largest in Norway – costs 165m Euro and accommodates 248 male inmates. Some 760,000 Euro were spent just on artworks, some of which commissioned to Norway’s most renowned street artist, Dolk.
The inmates can attend a vast range of formative courses at a official high school located inside the prison. Subjects can include languages, IT, science, catering, music, (there is even a professional sound studio) art and handicraft and several sports.
Norway’s unrepentant mass killer, Anders Behring Breivik, is now under arrest. And he should count himself lucky for – if entirely undeserving of – a penal system in that country that is among the cushiest in the world. There’s no capital punishment, and the longest jail term allowed is 21 years (a caveat: if a prisoner is deemed to still be a threat, his sentence can be extended in five-year blocks indefinitely, though it’s highly unlikely, according to Norwegian officials). In Norway, rehabilitation is the guiding principle, not punishment – a somewhat difficult notion to swallow given the gravity and callousness of his crimes. Continue reading »
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