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Modern Nordic

MODERN Nordic pieces from Our Home: minimalist ergonomic Springfield sofa with wooden legs and wooden top Ezra side and center tables

Scandinavian design emerged in the 1950s in the Nordic countries Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland—a movement characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Earth-friendly hotel

THE DRIVE to Taos Pueblo past the Rio Grande

Today’s houses and buildings, including hotels, are built to be earth-friendly. But the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Sante Fe, New Mexico, in the US, has been green for the past 24 years.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Ex-honorary consul of Norway feted


Ambassador Knut Solem of Norway was in Cebu recently to decorate Sabino Dapat with the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit. Dapat, Ben to family and close friends, is the former honorary consul of Norway in Cebu.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Giant mirrors bring winter sun to Norwegian village

Three giant mirrors erected on the mountainside above Rjukan, Norway, reflect sunshine towards the center of the town, on October 18. AFP

Residents of a remote village nestled in a steep-sided valley in southern Norway are about to enjoy winter sunlight for the first time ever thanks to giant mirrors.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The witches at the ‘Gates of Hell': Norway’s darkest hour


Four centuries ago in the remote Norwegian Arctic, a region known as the “Gates of Hell” for its harsh climes, dozens of women were prosecuted for witchcraft and killed.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »