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5 w ago
Crescent Viking Museums
The AART Architects Conceptual Building Design Opts for a Curved Aesthetic
The AART Architects recently put together a concept proposal for the viking museum located in Oslo that features a contemporary crescent shape to the building’s exterior. From an aerial view,...
8 w ago
Bike-Friendly Office Buildings
The Oslo Solar Building is Designed for Bike Storage and Repairs
‘Oslo Solar’ is a new high-rise that will cater to the needs of cyclists and those who drive electric cars. With more consumers turning to eco-friendly forms of transport, there is a...
30 w ago
Responsive Robot Arms
This Robotic Tool Respects People and Objects in Its Surroundings
This robot arm can sense where people and objects are located in its surroundings, and responds accordingly. The SEAMLESS robot arm was developed by SINTEF, a research center in Oslo. SINTEF...
32 w ago
Twisted Nordic Museums
This Stunning Art Gallery Will Be Built Across a Norwegian River
The ‘Bjarke Ingels’ design firm recently unveiled plans to build a stunning art gallery in the heart of the Kistefos Sculpture Park. While art galleries are known for housing some of the...
36 w ago
11 Urban Beekeeping Designs
From Gentle Beekeeping Projects to Sleek Urban Beehives
With the ever-diminishing number of bees worldwide, there has been an increase in urban beehives and a focus on beekeeping in cities where the insects normally suffer the most on their journeys....
38 w ago
Home Office Cottages
This Unconventional Workplace Provides a Wonderful View of Nature
This modern home office resembles more of a cozy cottage than a busy workplace. The cottage’s homeowner wanted a home office in his backyard to overlook the rural vistas of Oslo, Norway. As a...
39 w ago
Air Quality-Monitoring Sculptures
These Fabricated Objects Help to Measure Atmospheric Conditions
Stian Korntved Ruud and Jørgen Platou Willumsen designed a set of decorative sculptures that help to measure atmospheric conditions. While there are many high-tech devices that track urban air...
46 w ago
Insect-Infused Pop-Up Eateries
Rentokil's Traveling 'Pestaurant' Celebrates the Brand's 80 Years
Pest control brand Rentokil recently celebrated 80 years of business with a clever insect-themed pop-up eatery. The ‘pestaurant’ took place on June 3, also known as Global Pestaurant Day,...
19 w ago
Vibrant Norwegian Homes
This Cozy Cabin Boasts a Vibrant Red Exterior
‘Vigsnæs AS Architects’ designed a beautiful hillside cabin that is easy to spot thanks to its vibrant red exterior. While a bold paint choice may not be for everyone, this home...
20 w ago
Top 100 Regional Trends of 2015
From Pride Parade Livestreams to Experiential Japanese Feasts
The top 2015 regional trends highlight a number of innovations that speak to shifting consumer values and expectations. Livestreamed online this year for the first time, Amsterdam’s Pride...
47 w ago
Unique Cascading Saunas
The Bands is a Spa Experience Designed by a Group of Design Students
The Bands is not to be confused with anything musically-inspired. Instead, it refers to a unique sauna experience designed by Students from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Located by the...
48 w ago
Quaint Hybrid Cafes
Supreme Roastworks is a Hybrid Retail Concept Located in Oslo
Located in Oslo, Supreme Roastworks is a hybrid retail concept that fuses coffee, beer, wine and vinyl. One of many dual-purpose retail concepts that have emerged as of late, Supreme Roastworks is a...
57 w ago
Retro-Modern Landscape Portraits
Hebe Robinson's Photography Blends Contemporary and Vintage Snaps
Hebe Robinson’s landscape portraits fuse together vintage and contemporary imagery. The superimposed snaps capture modern landscapes that are accented with antique photos of that same landmark....
58 w ago
Dynamic Destination Branding
The New National Park Branding for Norway Was Created by Snohetta
The new national park branding for Norway’s 44 parks is a stunning range created by Snohetta. The Oslo and New York City-based architectural design firm launched its branding design division...
59 w ago
Native App-Building Tools
The Fuse App Development Platform Will Focus on the Designers' Process
Backed by Northzone and Alliance Venture, an Oslo and Palo Alto-based startup raised $2.8 million for a design-centered app development platform. Fuse will be releasing a beta version later in 2015...
61 w ago
Ski Jump Accommodations
This Breath-Taking Airbnb Oslo Penthouse Sits 200 Feet Off the Ground
In the latest contest run by the accommodation rental company, this Airbnb Oslo penthouse is located at the top of an iconic Norwegian ski jump. The utterly unique one bedroom property follows other...
66 w ago
Collaborative Art Shows
This Exhibit was Curated by the Munch Museum and Snohetta
The Munch Museum in Oslo recently opened an innovative new exhibition that was co-curated with acclaimed Norwegian design firm Snohetta, which also did the show’s catalog. The colorful...
78 w ago
Grassy Indoor Installations
Per Kristian Nygård's Grass Sculpture Challenges Spatial Limitations
Artist Per Kristian Nygård debuted his grass sculpture, titled ‘Not Red But Green,’ at Oslo’s No Place Gallery. Nygard grew a grassy landscape using seeds that had been planted...
13 w ago
Family-Owned Norwegian Distilleries
Balholm Handverkcider is a Norwegian Brewery and Cider Maker
Balholm Handverkcider is a family-owned brewery and cider maker located in Oslo, Norway. The family’s brew facilities are attached to their orchards, which are located in the gorgeous...
17 w ago
The Megakopter Superdrone is Capable Of Lifting 134 Pounds of Weight
The Megakopter is a gargantuan and heavy-lifting superdrone that is capable of lifting up weights of 134.5 pounds of weight, allowing it to claim the Guinness World Record for the feat. Conceived,...
38 w ago
Nectar-Rich Bee Highways
Oslo Planted Bee-Friendly Flowers to Support the Dwindling Bee Population
The city of Oslo, Norway is doing its part in sustaining the struggling bee population by creating a cross-city floral pathway for bees to safely travel along. “Insect hotels” line the...
58 w ago
Social Travel Extensions
momoondo's ClickTwo Travel Increases the Ease of Online Travel Booking
momondo first rocked the travel industry with a with a personality-based adventure app, and now it continues to make online travel booking effortless and fun with an extension called ClickTwo Travel....
66 w ago
Northern Lights Rockets
This Weather Rocket Aims to Unlock the Mysteries of the Northern Lights
A group of researchers from the University of Oslo are flying a weather rocket through the Northern Lights to better understand the phenomenon and use the resulting data to better predict space...
72 w ago
Tourist Simulator Billboards
This Travel Marketing Stunt Gives a Real-Time Tour of NYC
As part of a unique travel marketing stunt to promote Norwegian Airlines’ direct flights to major American cities, a Norwegian Red Cab was sent to the city of NYC to give people in Oslo the...
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