Archive | February, 2012

Putting old books to good use II

29 Feb

More ‘hard-back book’ tile color combinations.

As I said before… I love the shades of brown :). Here it has been mixed up with blue. The motif on the tiles brings the nature into the room where these are used.

Shades of brown

This is a more masculine color combination.

Shades of green.


Putting Old books to good use.

26 Feb

A combination of elements put together to create a 'green wall'

This is a very creative way of using old hard-back covered books. This wall was decorated by the redesign department of Fretex in Oslo. It was done in the Fretex Unika shop on Markveien 51.

interesting color coding.

I wrote about Putting a twist on wall paper last year and showed some pictures of multicolored color-coded wall here. I personally prefer this though and can visualize more monochromatic combinations to go with different types of interior color schemes. For example a selection of various shades of brown tiles against a coffee brown wall!

reminders of the past

some futuristic elements.

I really love this wall because it not only looks good, it also tells a story . It is a green wall. Very environment friendly.

hard-back book wall tile installation inside the Fretex Unika shop in Oslo.

Fretex Unika

So if you happen to be in Oslo, check this out.

If I were you I would order me some book cover tiles from Fretex for your House/home/cafe/shop.

Get with the program people green design is the trend!!!


Ultimate Norwegian experience 3

10 Feb

Cross country skiing. Langrenn ski

My Norwegian Friend Siw took Valeria and I on yet another Typical Norwegian experience; Langrenn ski. I did not want to take chances with the cold so I had on 3 layers of ull/wool underwear and properly insulated ski trousers and jacket. We also all had Lunch packs that had to include a thermos flask with something hot(a must have for Norwegians). With all in place we made our way to a place called Songsvann and the skiing begun….

This was one of the most unique experiences I have had so far. I must point out though that I do not remember falling on my back side that much…ever! I thought I had great body-balance until I had my first fall like five seconds after putting on the skiis…..yup….it didn’t take me long.

I have to thank Siw though, she helped me a lot.  She was Like my ski Mama 🙂 . I managed to enjoy gliding down many slops only because I was clutching onto her arm.

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