If you've seen the Academy Award-winning movie Ex-Machina, you'll know just how beautiful the main house in it is. In reality, the house is actually a hotel situated within a nature reserve in north-western Norway. Check out some more of the hotel below and if you want to find out more, head to the Juvet Landscape Hotel website.
All images © courtesy of Marit Roland / SKMU – Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand / MRK – Møre og Romsdal Kunstsenter, Molde / Prosjektrom Nordmanns, Stavanger / Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo / MAGO, Eidsvoll / Sandefjord Kunstforening / Hunsfoss Paperfactory
Andreas Lie (Instagram) makes animal art via the effect that scared anyone who has ever had a film camera – double exposure. His work combines pictures of animals with their natural surroundings, resulting in fox, wolf or bear shaped windows into the forests that they inhabit. It’s an interesting idea, getting you to consider not just the animals themselves, but also their surroundings. It could be considered as a take on “forest for the trees”, illustrating that we usually don’t think about the animals when we see landscape shots of forests. You can buy some of his art on Society6 store
Mir is a creative studio that specialises in portraying unbuilt architecture. They are dedicated to what they call a Natural Visualisation.
Natural visualisation is our way of honouring each architect and each piece of architecture. Our design process is based on four guiding principles.
Poster designs made by Jorgen Grotdal, designer and lettering specialist from Trondheim Norway. Grewing up in a rougher surrounding and handcrafted area, he is inspired by vintage accessories and ideaful simple inverted letterings. Made with pens and chalk his style expands in a set of interesting goods.
Seems Norway can't stop being the most expensive country in Europe they need more attention. Last time they drew it with innovative Money Banknotes design and not long ago they released a new update of the National Passport design.Oslo based studio Neue won the competition by giving a modern, simple, but still attractive new design as a result. Titled ”The Norwegian Landscape,” this design shows nature as the “essential part of the Norwegian identity and tradition” as Neue Design Studio puts it.
Last week it was revealed that Oslo-based design agency Snøhetta had jointly won a competition to redesign the Norwegian banknote. The Central Bank of Norway announced on October 7 two winner proposals for the design of the new banknotes. Snøhetta’s design will be the foundation for the backsides of the notes, while The Metric System’s design will be the starting point for the fronts.
Backsides by Snøhetta
"When contrasts come together, as when soft meets hard or digital meets analog, a dynamic is created. Our cubical pattern first of all represents pixels; our times visual language."
Frontside by The Metric System
Impressive surreal paintings by Norway-base self-taught artist Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen. The atmosphere in his subject matter is often depict in a limbo or dream-like state. Despite his realistic approach, photographic accuracy is not what he seeks to achieve.
Rune Guneriussen, born 1977, in Norway. Education from Surrey Institute of Art & Design in England. Live and work in eastern Norway. He is an artist working in the transition between installation and photography. As a conceptual artist he works site specific, primarily in nature.The work on objects started in 2005, and has been photographed on locations all over Norway.