Food Story: Norwegian organic juices

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 18 August 2010

From rhubarb mimicking that infamous Marilyn Monroe pose, to cherries sweetly kissing, the quirky illustrations that adorn these bottles are brilliant and bold. Good thing too since Food Story, the Norwegian brand behind this new line of organic juices, is a concept café, boutique, and restaurant that aims to inspire through food. This series of ecological drinks does just that, having been developed in conjunction with local and organic farmers to produce a range of tasty fruity, all-natural flavors.

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The genius of Royksopp videos

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By Zolton in Video on Monday 19 July 2010

Norwegian duo Royksopp — Torbjorn Brundtland and Svein Berge — not only create the warmest, sublimely uplifting and melodic electronica, but their music videos are always stupendously creative, as reflected in this selection of some of their finest.

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Beach House’s Zebra

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By Michelle Wilding in New Music on Wednesday 10 March 2010

It’s soothing and sumptuous. It’s Zebra by Beach House. The harmonious opening track of Teen Dream is lovely and ridden with reverb. I don’t care if the album was leaked early. These songs will endure the test of time, just like their self-titled album has.

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World Beard and Moustache Championships

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By Zolton in New Events on Tuesday 19 January 2010

To be held in Trondheim, Norway, on May 14, 2011, the World Beard and Moustache Championships is a big deal. A BIG DEAL. Apparently, the United States is the ‘world’s new facial hair super power, having captured twelve world championship titles out of eighteen categories plus overall at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in […]

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Take On Me performed on Mario Paint Composer

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By Zolton in New Music on Sunday 17 January 2010

What’s this? Well, it’s Take On Me by A-Ha performed on Mario Paint Composer. Aha! Ok, so it doesn’t quite have the punch of the original version. But the melody will still stay ingrained in your head for hours.

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Anders Malmø’s dog art

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By Zolton in New Art on Tuesday 6 October 2009

My wife and I have a little black puppy, a furry bundle of mischief called Selma Lou. Perhaps one day we’ll have her immortalized in an artwork by Anders Malmø. The Norwegian artist has a thing for mutts. And it’s very fun thing indeed.

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Röyksopp’s This Must Be It video

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By Zolton in Video on Friday 2 October 2009

For the video for their latest single, This Must Be It, Norwegian uber-producers Röyksopp ditched the futuristic stylings and went back to their … ah … roots. Or at least, the roots of a motley collection of tribal dancers. Interesting.

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Kings of Convenience’s 24-25

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By Zolton in New Music on Tuesday 29 September 2009

I saw Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience play the other week in New York. As a long time fan of the group, this was a much anticipated show. And while I was a little disappointed that they opened the set playing their entire new album — Declaration of Dependence — from beginning to end (which […]

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Wardruna

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Monday 11 May 2009

I may not have a drop of Viking blood in me, but when I hear bands like Wardruna, I feel like lighting a fire and breaking out the cask of mead. A side project of occasional Gorgoroth drummer Kvitrafn and featuring Gorgoroth frontman Gaahl on vocals, the band attempts to capture the lost sounds of […]

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Celine Clanet’s Maze photo essay

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By Zolton in New Photography on Tuesday 20 January 2009

There’s a sense of beautiful unease about Celine Clanet’s photo essay, Máze, the icy environment creating a gentle juxtaposition against the subtle warmth of the colors. Of the series, she says: ‘I lived for several months in Máze, up to the north of the Arctic Circle, in Norway. There, I met these quiet people, melancholic, captivating, very proud of their Sami village and territory, proud of these landscapes. They are constantly gazing at it with binoculars which they never separate from, even at home. I have captured these Sami people, along with houses and reindeers that should not be here today as they are flooded with waters from a dam project that the Norwegian government planned in early 70s, but fortunately aborted. This series is all about capturing the perfect moment, when time doesn’t exist anymore and night is gone, at which point they immerse themselves in tasks such as fishing through an ice hole in Suolojarvi Lake, or riding the snowscooter across the tundra; talking, or laying down, doing nothing, saying nothing. Just being’.

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Glorious Ski Jump

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By Snell in Architecture on Tuesday 2 September 2008

We have reported on Danish firm, JDS Architects, before. And here their memorable work continues. This glorious design for the Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo is the result of an international competition and is to be completed in time for the 2011 World Championships.

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Transplant Community

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By Snell in New Trends on Wednesday 9 July 2008

A new idea has emerged in Norway that we think could be the precursor to things to come in the way our societies interact and develop. The general gradual demise of traditional gathering places such as town halls, community centers and churches has seemingly gone in hand with a generational shift and sharp increase in online virtual communities. However, humans still need to rub shoulders at some point to get things done, until, say, we perfect the sensitive hologram.

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Christina Magnussen

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By Casper Johansson in New Design on Thursday 10 April 2008

Norwegian illustrator and designer Christina Magnussen studied at the Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo and Central Saint Martins in London.

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Grandpeople

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By Kate Barnett in New Illustration on Friday 29 February 2008

The Norwegian design studio Grandpeople produce a range of graphic design, illustration and art direction that is varied and always interesting. Clients are based in fashion, music, art and culture, which make for engaging projects plus cool illustration and design techniques. Plus, their logo is one of the best I’ve seen in ages.

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The Doomsday Vault

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By Snell in New Trends on Monday 28 May 2007

Do the Norwegians know something we don’t? On a remote island near the North Pole they’re going to build a seed vault that is able to survive future cataclysmic events such as asteroid strikes, nuclear war or climate change.

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