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wallpaper* reveals norway


Winning this year’s Eurovision Song Contest was clearly just the beginning; it seems Norway is taking the world’s cultural stage by storm. – Wallpaper*

I just received my replacement October Wallpaper* issue with guest editor Philippe Starck’s translucent Evolution cover. This issue includes a special section called Norway Revealed, chronicling the country’s emerging contemporary design scene, cultural and inspiring destinations and creative outbursts of Norwegian designers on the international stage.


The inauguration of the Norwegian Opera House last year was just the tip of the iceberg of a huge regeneration project transforming Oslo’s former Bjørvika container port. Projects in line include Oslo’s new business district, a new national museum, a new Central Station, a new Deichman Library and a new Munch Museum. The new Holmenkollen Ski Jump will provide a great bird’s eye view of the harbour once completed in 2011. These projects reflect the country’s increasing design awareness, something that is truly exciting.



The Norwegian fjords and valleys not only bring national pride and a memorable experience to visitors, but is also apparently home to hundreds of small, family-run furniture companies with big ideas. Here are Georg Stokke’s Varier Furniture best known for its classic (and much copied) “Planet” chair of 1965; Stordal with its simple, functional and beautiful range of sofas, stools and tables; and Fora Form’s eye-catching range of Furniture including the Johan Verde-designed bright-red “Loop” armchair among others.


It also names Norway’s new generation of creative talents, including Petter Skogstad who created the “Hay” modular sofa which I love to have in my living room and rearrange the bale-sized pieces according to my mood.


The feature is capped with a four-page anthem of what’s interesting and hot in the country’s gastronomy, shopping, accommodation and attraction fronts, from the picturesque peninsular Ålesund (pictured) to the always vibrant Karl Johan Street.

There has never been a better time to visit Norway.


what’s in my bag: under the weather edition


I went home early from work today as I was not feeling so well. I’ve been under the weather the last few days and I was already having the chills despite wearing a jacket in my office. Coming home, I managed to put together this composite shot with my dying Panasonic Lumix camera. As some of you might have gotten whiff of it, my camera suffered a fatal fall a few weeks back. It keeps on asking me to shut off the camera and on again. Bummer. That means I have to buy a new one before the Madonna concert in less than three weeks.

Here’s what’s inside my Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Ieoh.

LV x Stephen Sprouse Graffiti Pareo, Ricola Swiss Herb Candy, Vitamin C fizz tablets, Nokia 6300 office phone, black umbrella, Wallpaper* July 09, LV Black Mulitcolore Wapity containing my meds and mints, Swarovski crystal bear on wheels, Swarovski notepad holder with crystal studded button clasp, LV Damier Graphite 6 Keys Holder, Nokia E71 personal phone.

Related:  What’s in my Tanger Sac Plat? // What’s in my Naxos Cabas?

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