DogBuddy, the European dog sitting marketplace, scores €5M Series A

DogBuddy, a pan-European online marketplace for dog sitting, has closed €5 million in Series A funding, money it plans for further expansion. Backing the London-headquartered startup in this round is existing investor Sweet Capital, the investment fund started by the founders of King.com, and a number of new unnamed private investors. It brings total raised by DogBuddy to €10 million. Read More Read More

Tesla Superchargers coming to city centers

Over the five years since its launch, Tesla has expanded its Supercharger network to include more than 5,400 outlets across the globe, but city folks looking to charge up their rides still aren’t exactly flush with options outside their own home. The company has now announced plans to fit out downtown centers with Supercharger stations, to help ease the range anxiety for urban dwellers… Continue Reading Tesla Superchargers coming to city centers Category: Automotive Tags: EV Charging Tesla Related Articles: Charging for charging: UK EV drivers to lose free power privileges “World’s largest” EV charging station opens in Norway Messenger bag doubles as wireless charger HP backpack provides backup power Juice to go: The best portable chargers Logitech tempts gamers away from cables with charging mouse mat Read More

Nina Beier at STANDARD (OSLO)

Artist: Nina Beier Venue: STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo Exhibition Title: Man Date: June 2 – July 1, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of the artist and STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo. Photos by Vegard Kleven. Press Release: STANDARD (OSLO) is proud to present an exhibition of new works by Nina Beier entitled “Man”. “Look down upon my shame, The cruel wrong that racks my frame, The grinding anguish that shall waste my strength, Till time’s ten thousand years have measured out their length! He hath devised these chains, The new throned potentate who reigns, Chief of the chieftains of the Blest. Ah me! The woe which is and that which yet shall be I wail; and… Read More

The Villa Terminus: A Quiet Balance of History & Modernity

Many hotels we’ve come across for our Destination Design column have some kind of wow factor that really catches your eye, but every now and then a boutique hotel comes along that’s more demure and subtle in its beautiful, modern aesthetic. The Villa Terminus is one of those. Located in Bergen, Norway, this 18-room hotel is a part of the hotel group De Bergenske, a collection of five historic properties in the city that’s known for being different (in a wonderful way) from other hotels. Villa Terminus was recently rejuvenated by Swedish architecture and design firm, Claesson Koivisto Rune, and the results are quintessentially Bergen: contemporary, detail-focused, and quietly alluring. Claesson Koivisto Rune breathed new life into the building without stripping away its history, which dates… Read More

Emily Wardill at Bergen Kunsthall

Artist: Emily Wardill Venue: Bergen Kunsthall Exhibition Title: Matt Black and Rat Date: January 20 – March 26, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Bergen Kunsthall. Photos by Thor Brødreskift. Press Release: “Matt Black and Rat” is Emily Wardill’s first solo exhibition in a public institution in Norway and her largest solo exhibition for some years. It includes two new film works, as well as a new series of sculptural reliefs and framed rayograms. For this exhibition, Bergen Kunsthall (in association with the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon) has commissioned a new film, No Trace of Accelerator (2017), which takes as its starting point the mysterious incident of a series of apparently spontaneous… Read More

Two Interior Design Fairs, A/D/O Design Academy’s Launch Festival and Analyzing Pattern and Repetition in Art

Jumpstart your week with our insider’s guide to events in the design world. From must-see exhibitions to insightful lectures and the competitions you need to know about—here’s the best of what’s going on, right now. MondayLast Chance to Visit: Maison & ObjetThe major French interior design trade fair returns this year, featuring exciting exhibitors and a program filled with speakers from the industry. Tomorrow is the last day to attend the show—you don’t want to miss out!Paris, France. On view through January 24, 2017.TuesdayEvaluate Design’s Affect on the Medical Industry at: Measured SummitThe social design process is being used by a growing number of funders, designers and social sector practitioners as an approach to solving complex social problems, yet no comprehensive effort has been undertaken to … Read More

Moyra Davey at Bergen Kunsthall

Artist: Moyra Davey Venue: Bergen Kunsthall Exhibition Title: Hemlock Forest Date: October 28, 2016 – January 8, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of the artist and Bergen Kunsthall. Photos by Thor Brødreskift. Press Release: “Hemlock Forest” is the first exhibition in Scandinavia by the New York-based, Canadian artist Moyra Davey. The exhibition takes its title from Davey’s most recent film, co-commissioned by Bergen Kunsthall and La Biennale de Montréal, and presented here for the first time. Initially known for her work in photography – which she has been making over the last three decades – Davey in recent years has developed a series of essayistic film works that layer intimate personal narratives onto… Read More

Brand Identity for Flygl & Bille by Kind“Kind is behind the…

Brand Identity for Flygl & Bille by Kind“Kind is behind the concept development, name and visual identity for ‘Flygl & Bille’, an exclusive brand of cream, coffee and aquavit-based liqueur that is both medicine and nectar for refined palates. ‘Flygl & Bille’ combines the best Norway has to offer as regards coffee and aquavit. The cream of Norwegian aquavit and coffee are brought together in F&B’s exquisite coffee aquavit.”Kind is a large and diverse group of individuals who together create unique identities and concepts. Their creative team has wide-ranging experience of the design and advertising industry, and over the years its members have created and managed brands and concepts for several big Norwegian and international clients. Their work shall be differentiated and One… Read More

Lisa Tan at Galleri Riis

Artist: Lisa Tan Venue: Galleri Riis, Oslo Exhibition Title: Sunsets, Notes from Underground, Waves Date: October 29 – November 20, 2016 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of video, images, press release and link available after the jump. Video: Lisa Tan, Sunsets, 2012, video, 22 minutes 30 seconds Lisa Tan, Notes From Underground, 2013, video, 23 minutes 45 seconds Lisa Tan, Waves, 2014-15, video, 19 minutes 12 seconds Images: Images and videos courtesy of Galleri Riis, Oslo Press Release: These days I live in Stockholm. A place surrounded by water. So I think about the desert a lot. I grew up in one. As a child, the high elevation would set off repeated murder scene-like nosebleeds. I’d lie flat on the kitchen floor waiting for the metallic flavor to stop coating my throat. Now that I… Read More

Sheryl Sandberg admits Facebook messed up its handling of ‘Napalm Girl’ photo

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has expressed regret over her company’s oversight in regards to its removal of an iconic Vietnam War photo. She made the statement in a letter addressed to Norway’s Prime Minister. The post Sheryl Sandberg admits Facebook messed up its handling of ‘Napalm Girl’ photo appeared first on Digital Trends. Read More

A man just got rescued from a toilet tank after trying to retrieve a friend’s smartphone

Cato Berntsen Larsen recently entered a rarely emptied toilet tank in a bid to retrieve his friend’s phone. It sounds like “Trainspotting’s” infamous toilet scene, but whereas Ewan McGregor’s character could get back out again, 20-year-old Cato could not. The post A man just got rescued from a toilet tank after trying to retrieve a friend’s smartphone appeared first on Digital Trends. Read More

This is Not a Hoth Base from Star Wars, Just the Svalbard Global Doomsday Seed Vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, better known as the Doomsday Seed Vault, is basically a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, 810-miles from the North Pole. Approximately 1.5 million distinct seed samples of agricultural crops are thought to exist. The variety and volume of seeds stored will depend on the number of countries participating – the facility has a capacity to conserve 4.5 million. The first seeds arrived in January 2008. Five percent of the seeds in the vault, about 18,000 samples with 500 seeds each, come from the Centre for Genetic Resources of the Netherlands (CGN), part of Wageningen University, Netherlands. By 2013, approximately one-third of the genera diversity stored in gene banks globally was represented at the Seed Vault. Click… Read More

Northern Landscapes by Daniel Kordan

Discover the beauty of northern landscapes on Instagram with breathtaking shots taken by Daniel Kordan. Since his early days, Daniel Kordan is fascinated by the various possibilities of photography. He grew up near Moscow in a natural region with numerous lakes and wildlife. As a child, he spent most of his time outside exploring the nature. Despite his love for nature, Daniel Kordan decided to study at Institute of Physics and Technology. But there was always this passion for the outdoors, pathless woods and fascinating mountainscapes. Besides his studies at Institute of Physics and Technology, Daniel Kordan gained experience in climbing and hiking. He also started to work as a guide for tourists. Later he organized photo workshops and he started to work as chief editor at … Read More

Nancy Lupo at 1857

Artist: Nancy Lupo Venue: 1857, Oslo Exhibition Title: The Third Badger Date: September 4 – November 11, 2015 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of 1857, Oslo. Press Release: In America, Rubbermaid® BRUTE® containers are ubiquitous, meaning that they can be found all over the place, in malls, hospitals, parks, and prisons. For this reason they are also hard to see. Factually speaking, this is the opposite of a hallucination. A hallucination is where you see things that are not there, in this case however, you omit from vision things that are there. Through The WooferTM, a dog coat with stereo speakers built into it, we are presented with the following image: You enter a room. You have… Read More