New designs by Norwegian interior designer Andreas Engesvik

The Norwegian interior designer Andreas Engesvik’s  studio is working in various fields of design ranging from furniture and tableware to industrial design for various international clients such as Iittala,...

The world’s first sustainable destinations

As the first nation in the world, Norway has implemented a system where destinations can be environmental certified at a national level. But Norwegian sustainability...

Cabin at Western Swedish Coast

A cabin has far more meaning than just a building when both its owners and the designer have deep connections to its location. Stockholm architect Mat...

In the Footsteps of Henrik Ibsen

Heard of Henrik Ibsen? The famous Norwegian dramatist of plays like The Wild Duck, Peer Gynt and A Doll’s House? Well, listen up... Ibsen spent his...

Sweden’s Kingdom of Crystal

Sweden has a world-class reputation for fine crystal and decorative glass, and the place to go to explore this art is a region of...

Listen to the Future

Kristian Aartun, a young Norwegian entrepreneur, is the driving force behind the annual international entrepreneur conference, NIEC. This year’s honorary chairman, Ryan Blair, an American...

In Bed With A Norwegian

That’s right. I’m opening my bedroom door. But let me warn you, it’s chilly….And I’m not just saying that to shake off porn-seekers. The temperature In...

The Vikings – Medieval Thugs or Merchant Traders?

The Vikings plundered their way into the annals of Scandinavian history. But archeology reveals there’s more to these raiders than meets the eye. At first...

Snapshots of Scandinavia

Fjords, Vikings, reindeer, colorful fishing villages, northern lights, maybe a stave church, that is the images many travelers already may have of Scandinavia. But...

Scandinavia Exports Urban Master Planning Expertise

Well-functioning cities require commitment from residents and strong architectural master planning. The capital cities of Scandinavia are role models for the rest of the...

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