OASIS Self-Watering Pots

Beautiful two-tone ceramic pots were created by young Norwegian designer Ann Kristin Einarsen. Continue Reading ➝  

These two-tone ceramic pots, called ‘Oasis’, were created by young Norwegian artist Ann Kristin Einarsen. The self-watering set consists of two interlocking pots: a glazed water container on bottom and a natural terracotta planter on top, which leads the water into the soil that it holds.

The lower pot is available in green, white or dark brown finish, while the upper one kept its natural terracotta color. The set is produced by Norwegian lighting and furniture manufacturer Northern.

Ann Kristin Einarsen is a young artist and designer originally from Northern Norway, with a background in wood-working and pottery. She is currently working in Oslo.

 

Images © Chris Tonnesen, Kristofer Johnsson / Northern.no AS

FANTASTIC Norway

This four bedroom vacation home, designed by Fantastic Norway, is located in Sør-Trøndelag county in Central Norway. Continue Reading ➝

This four bedroom vacation home, designed by Fantastic Norway, is located in Sør-Trøndelag county in Central Norway. Basic requirements for this project were to provide good shelter from the harsh coastal weather, and to create connection with the natural surroundings and the scenic views of the fjord. These two functions are clearly visible on the house as well by the distinctive black and white painting.

Fantastic Norway was a one-of-a-kind, community based architect studio and travelling workshop. It was founded by Håkon Matre Aasarød and Erlend Blakstad Haffner and operated successfully between 2003-2013.

Images © Håkon Matre Aasarød & Sveinung Bråthen

JUVET Landscape Hotel

The story takes place at a forest hideout, in a minimalist luxury villa somewhere in the mountains. Continue Reading ➝

Alex Garland’s science fiction drama Ex Machina features some stunning interiors and beautiful adjoining landscape. The story takes place at a forest hideout, in a minimalist luxury villa somewhere in the mountains. Many of the scenes were actually shot at Juvet Landscape Hotel in Norway, which was designed by Oslo based Jensen & Skodvin Architects.

The cabins at the Juvet Hotel superbly display the environmentally conscious approach of the client and the architects; no trees were cut down and no rocks were destroyed during the construction. As characteristic of Scandinavian design, the interior and exterior are in very close relationship, visitors remain part of the nature even when inside.

All images © Knut Bry / Per Eide / Juvet Landscape Hotel