Drager i kamp, ormer som biter og kveiler seg rundt hverandre og seierrike løver. Jeg befinner meg utenfor en av de mange stavkirkene i Norge. I det siste har jeg reist land og strand rundt og latt meg fascinere av disse trebygningene der både dragehoder og kors vises i skjønn forening og markerer overgangen mellom […]
Nytenkende arkitekter og byggherrer med fete lommebøker, var det som kom til å betegne oppstarten av den norske, arkitektoniske stilen funksjonalismen på begynnelsen av trettitallet. – Bygg et hus over min kones flygel, lød ett av oppdragene. – Bygg et hus for kunstsamlingen min, lød et annet. Arne Korsmo (1900-1968) og Sverre Aasland (1899-1990) som […]
Located in the midst of Grimstad, a small city down south in Norway, you find this charming and nostalgic, American café called Platebaren. Originally it opened as a record store in 1979, but was transformed into a Diner in 2012 when Internet more or less took over the music business. The café has elements from […]
Graphic design: Cathleen Røddig Rønning I love this poster that shows Norwegian design from the modern era of 1940–1975. Quite easily I spot my Ingmar Relling chair Siesta to the right, and to the left my childrens’s beloved Tripp Trapp chair from their childhood. It was designed by Peter Opsvik in 1972 and has the most intelligent […]
Photos: Kristin Bae Mysen Vacation, finally 🙂 I love it !! The best thing is that it gives me more time to do what I love such as writing on my new book, taking pictures, making blog post on things that interest me and dig in my garden. The garden plan for today is to fill a […]
The 1970s were an interesting time for style and design. I was a teenager at that time, and remember with joy my new decorated room. A brown corduroy sofa and chair, a green table next to a couple of orange plastic furniture. From the ceiling a macramé with a green plant, and on the brown […]
Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I am the proud owner of this beautiful chair “Siesta” from 1965 made by the Norwegian designer Ingmar Relling (1920 – 2002). Relling was an impassioned designer, who created a series of functional furniture designs during his long career. Today he is considered as one of the greatest contributors to the […]
Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen The furniture designer, sculptor and philosopher is a favorite of mine. You’ll find more of his work here!