IN LOVE

The Oslo Opera House was completed in 2008 and still after so many years I find it breathtaking. When I am in Oslo I always take the time to visit the building which is seated by the ocean covered with Italian marble and constructed by Snøhetta. I do as the rest of the visitors; walk up […]

LAYER UPON LAYER

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I live in a white, traditional wooden house which is typical for this region in the southern part of Norway. My house was originally built in the late 1800s, but has of course been remodeled many times since. When we had a new window put in in our living room, we […]

SALAMANCA – THE GOLDEN CITY!

I am in Salamanca this week with my students who are studying Spanish all taken by this small and stunningly beautiful student-filled city in northwestern Spain close to Portuguese border. It has an incredible architecture, actually it is considered one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe, and thanks to its clear and pure […]

IN LOVE WITH THE LIBRARY IN SALAMANCA

  Today I visited the old library at the University of Salamanca which is considered to be one of the most beautiful libraries in the western world. This picture is taken by the Turkish architect and fine art photographer Ahmet Ertug based in Istanbul, and the photo is one out of many in his famous […]

MAXXI

After being diving into the wonder of ancient Rome for some time, it was actually rather refreshing to visit MAXXI, the National Museum of Contemporary Art and Architecture (Il MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo) where we enjoyed this major architectural work. MAXXI was built in 2009 and is designed by the Iraqi-British […]

LITTLE EUROPE

  Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen One of my absolute favorite items in my living room is this tiny set of traditional buildings from all over Europe handmade by the American artist Laurie Poast. She has been living in different countries in Europe in order to reproduce theses architectural pearls down to the very detail. Currently […]

APARTAMENTO
MY NEW DISCOVERY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Apartamento is an everyday life interiors magazine which tells the story of personal experiences and lives through the spaces where we live and work. The articles document everyday stories, seen without the usual masks of look-a-like interiors, decorated to perfection down to the last millimeter.  Because in real life, every environment has […]