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Norwegian Art, Design & Architecture

Norwegian Inspiration

I got back from my trip to Norway and Denmark still feeling a little jetlagged. But before I get back into the normal swing of my busy days, I thought I’d share a little more Norwegian inspiration I found during my travels.

I got to see a lot in Norway, especially things I’m passionate about. From traditional furniture and inspiring landscapes to crazy architecture and unique designs, that country has it all. Seriously.

This traditional Norwegian structure is 300 years old… and it doesn’t look a day over 25, right?

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This rest stop is the highest point in Norway along a Norwegian highway. We had our head stuck in the clouds for a bit there.

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Another amazing rest area along the highway. Beat those truck stops, huh?

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The Juvet Landscape Hotel, was designed to blend into the surrounding nature. No trees were removed when the hotel was being built. Amazing.

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Oslo Opera House was just enormous and I loved the way they incorporated the natural elements into the interior design.

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Modern sculpture in the Oslo Harbor.

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The viewing area at the top of the ski jump from the Winter Olympics in 1994.

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Traditional Norwegian kitchen.

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Original coffee grinder. Manual machinery. Does anybody want a cup o’ Joe?

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Ty Pennington

Ty Pennington is best known as the Emmy-award winning host of "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" and as the co-host of ABC Daytime's "The Revolution." He has been recognized as a home design expert, carpenter and leader in the field of volunteerism. TyPennington.com is a space to share his inspiration, design tips, daily musings and more. Ty can currently be seen on TLC's Trading Spaces.

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