Egg Decor and Creative Climbing

Egg Decor and Creative Climbing

The best thing about Easter is the time spent together in the cabin doing things like board games, drawing, cooking, and last but not least, decorating Easter eggs! A box of eggs and a painting kit is all that is needed to bring out the creativity in us all. But afterwards we must go outdoors and move our bodies! The toughest of us actually go ice bathing, accompanied by proper … Continue reading

Inspiration – What is it and How To Induce It?

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You are watching a pretty picture while listening to some music that moves you. Suddenly it is as if time stands still and you enter into a different state of mind. You are inspired! We all experience flashes of inspiration from time to time. Time stands still and somehow we enter a state of inspiration. But what exactly is inspiration? Inspiration is characterized by the urge to create! You are … Continue reading

The Definition of Architecture

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Architecture is… difficult to define, and even architects get confused when asked to come up with an unambiguous definition. If you are looking for an answer with two lines underneath, you might find it here (or not). Whether your first association is: “architecture is… fancy modern building-design”, or “… the collective human heritage of built environments throughout the world” you might reconsider. This is an attempt to explore the wealth … Continue reading

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

What started out as a structural blunder turned out to be the pride and joy of Pisa (partly reposted). It’s always nice to reminisce about bygone experiences, and especially when the Norwegian winter is lurking around every corner and seems everlasting. Last year the family lived in Pisa, Italy, and we had the magnificent bell tower of marble five minutes away from our home. (There were taken a few pictures … Continue reading

We’re building a new house, how do we make it our dream home?

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Ask the architect: Hello, we’re a family of six planning to move out of our current home once we’ve built a new house in the garden. Could you give us some advice on what we should be aware of in this situation? How do we turn it into our dream home? Answer: Planning and building a house from scratch gives you a unique opportunity to get it just the way … Continue reading

What do you do for a living?

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Recently I’ve met a lot of interesting people. Just last week I was inspired by Lucky Linda who lectured on finding your life purpose. I’ve met an interior designer who organizes self-improvement courses, a graphic designer who works as inspirator for her colleagues, a doctor who recently published book about diet and nutrition, a hairdresser working as a musician, and an architect who paints pictures. It may say something about … Continue reading

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