Norway's New Currency Design Is Perfectly Pixelated High-Concept Art

With last week's news that Oslo had pulled out of the 2022 Winter Olympics, I got really sad—mostly that we wouldn't see the beautiful identity from the architects at Snøhetta brought to life. But here's a consolation: Snøhetta won a competition to redesign Norway's currency. And the pixelated landscapes they designed… » 10/08/14 1:47pm 10/08/14 1:47pm

Time Capsule of Unpublished Books Won't Be Opened Until the Year 2114

Sadly, you won't be able to read Margaret Atwood's new book. When it's finally published you'll be dead. Well, you'll probably be dead. Because her latest work is going to be placed in a time capsule that won't be opened until the year 2114. And hers isn't the only book. » 9/10/14 2:40pm 9/10/14 2:40pm

How to Design a Smarter Olympics Bid

The Olympic Games are often a bittersweet milestone for a city, filled with economic and political ups and downs. But it would appear that Oslo's 2022 aspirations are set for success in the hands of Norwegian design firm Snøhetta, which has executed one of the most elegant Olympic bids in history. » 4/08/14 5:40pm 4/08/14 5:40pm

The Weirdest Thing on the Internet Tonight: Presenting

Oh wow, this is wonderfully psychedelic. Oslo based illustration agency, byHands, shows off its wide variety of illustrative styles in this excellently eclectic, experimental animation. I only wish there were more of it. » 2/08/14 12:00am 2/08/14 12:00am

Why Norway Might Have to Tear Down These Massive Picasso Murals

Norway finds itself in a tough conundrum after a terrorist attack crippled a pair of Brutalist buildings in downtown Oslo. Tearing down the buildings is one thing—they're crumbling, controversial and, well, brutal. Destroying the Picasso murals carved into the concrete, however, is an entirely different matter. » 10/18/13 12:00pm 10/18/13 12:00pm

Oslo's So Good at Recycling that It's Run Out of Trash

Norway's capital city has a serious waste management issue—they're way too good at it. Half of Oslo's 1.4 million residents rely on a steady stream of refuse to power their appliances and heat their homes. Problem is, there just isn't enough trash to go around. » 5/01/13 3:48pm 5/01/13 3:48pm

Oslo Killer Was a Microsoft Word Fanatic

In his 1500-page manifesto—spammed to one thousand people more than one hour before the massacre—Norewegian killer Anders Breivik devoted pages and pages about how to read his deadly boring tome, including why he chose Microsoft Word: » 7/27/11 1:37pm 7/27/11 1:37pm

Oslo Killer Emailed Plan to More Than 1000 People One Hour Before…

That bloody bastard Anders Breivik sent his plan to kill people in Oslo and Utoya to more than one thousand recipients one hour and 17 minutes before the first explosion. His deadly spam even contained a 1500-page attachment. » 7/27/11 11:17am 7/27/11 11:17am

Citizen Journalism From the Oslo Blast and Utoya Shootings

We're using Storify to keep up with citizen journalism breaking on social media channels from the Oslo blast and Utoya shootings. Warning: some of the images are extremely disturbing. We'll update this in real time. » 7/22/11 2:57pm 7/22/11 2:57pm

Video Footage of Aftermath of Oslo Bombing

There's been a massive, horrifying bomb blast, followed by a shooting spree directed at a youth group in Oslo, Norway. At least 7 were killed. This video provides a powerful scope of the devastation. » 7/22/11 2:15pm 7/22/11 2:15pm

Get Blown Away By This Architectural Music Light Show

I love what happens when you put technology in the hands of very creative people like André Chocron. Using only time-lapse photography, the Norwegian director created one of the best music light shows I've seen. » 6/10/11 1:41am 6/10/11 1:41am

This Is What Wi-Fi Networks Really Look Like

Long exposure photography is plenty awesome on its own. But pair it with a staff that lights up according to how strong Wi-Fi signal is and you get something even more illuminating: a picture of what Wi-Fi networks really look like. » 2/28/11 10:00am 2/28/11 10:00am

80 Buses in Oslo Will Be Powered by Raw Sewage

This might be the most disgusting use of green technology I've ever seen, but yes, Norweigan fecal matter will keep their Buses up and running. » 2/05/09 7:20pm 2/05/09 7:20pm

Oslo Celebrated New Year's Eve with More Fireworks Than You

This incredible photo was taken two minutes after midnight in Oslo, Norway. While some cities might set off fireworks from one location to celebrate the ringing in of 2008, the people in Oslo went crazy, setting off fireworks pretty much everywhere. But hey, when you're a city where spending over $10 on a beer is… » 1/02/08 11:05am 1/02/08 11:05am

His Royal Steveness a Late Entry for 2007's Best-Dressed Lists

Dear Steve, I knew you could do it— get away from that zen-inspired "one single look means one minute in the closet" sartorial philosophy. But a shirt and tie? Oh, my son, you look positively ravishing. Look how the silver tie brings out the distinguished saltiness of your hair, puts a ruddy fairness in your cheeks, … » 12/11/07 6:16am 12/11/07 6:16am