All posts and stories tagged with 'Oslo'

05 Feb

Maameo has not only put Norway on the culinary map, the two star Michelin restaurant has helped raise awareness of organic produce across the country. “It’s been tremendously satisfying to think that we are able to play a small part in changing Norway’s culinary landscape for the better”, says head chef Esben Holmboe Bang.

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24 Sep

Mikal Strøm
art director

For art director Mikal Strøm growing up didn’t turn out exactly as expected. At 31, he’s happy to have settled in Oslo, a city without flying cars, but a blooming coffee scene. “Over the last 5 years, small niche coffee shops and roasteries have been popping up in Oslo’s short streets and hidden alleyways, roasting and brewing the world’s finest coffee.” Read the story…

31 Jul

Owner of the fabulous clothing and interior store Mitt Lille Hjem, Julie Ann Seglem, says she fell in love with Oslo right away, but it wasn’t until she moved to Grunerløkka she felt like home. “What I truly love, coming from a smaller city on the south coast, is the feeling of a local neighborhood surrounding me, where people take the time to stop, chat and mingle.”

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14 May

You can only imagine the nightmare food blogger and -caterer Julie Chiku must have felt when finding out she was allergic to everything she was basing her living on. “I was in a state of shock, and had to take some time off from cooking, while taking strong medications and finding out, on a day-to day-basis, what I could actually eat”, she says. Luckily, she used the bad luck to her advantage, embracing allergy-friendly foods as a way of strengthening her business.

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28 Apr

The girls behind Minsk got their name on a trip to Moscow, but the heart of their design-bureau lays in Oslo. Still, they continue to travel, like going to Taiwan to become bicycle designers. When in Oslo you’ll find them at Mucho Mas where they all used to work “serving beers and quesadillas, while dreaming big about our future.” Read the story…

17 Apr

Illustrator and animator Nina Nordal Rønne tells the story of old Oslo, and how “a walk between old tree trunks, and then entering an open landscape, is refreshing” in a way that inspires her daily creative work. “When I draw or write, I work with a small-scale world under my hands. When I go for a walk and stop in front of a view, the perspective changes.” Read the story…

08 Apr

Way back when “the coffee shop concept was very new and unexplored”, some of Tim Wendelboe’s customers knew more about coffee than he did. Fast forward 16 years and he’s one of the main reasons why “Oslo … is one of the best cities in the world if you want to get a great cup of coffee”.
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27 Mar

Ola Refsnes, co-owner of much beloved Liebling, tells that Oslo-dwellers have missed his café without even realising it. And although he knew it would take some time until customers would embrace the communal table, they now seem to accept that “Liebling is a part of the European continent, and that Norwegian laws on ‘personal space’ don’t apply anymore”. Read the story…