Road authorities launch Donâ™t Hit an Elk campaign

Originally published at Nordic Design Blog. Please leave any comments there. Image: swedish viper From Schlockholm: Swedish road authorities are set to position model elks along Swedenâ™s roadsides in an attempt to yet again remind drivers that theyâ™re at risk from elk wandering into the road. Swedish police, SOS Alarm and Vägverket (the Swedish Road Administration) are all involved in the week-long project which is set to last until September 3, reports Dagens Nyheter. Police are set to question drivers who pass the model elk…

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The Creativity conference in Trondheim

How are the culture industries getting on in the Nordic Region? What potential do they have? What policy instruents and other measures exist and what contribution is culture capable of making to economic development in the Nordic countries? A Nordic conference on all these themes will be held in Trondheim 4-5 October, as part of the Norwegian Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers 2006. From Norden.org, an official site of Nordic Council and Nordic Council of Ministers: “The Nordic Region as a common domestic…

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JR design, Sweden

Originally published at Nordic Design Blog. Please leave any comments there. JR design is a one-man illustration and art studio specializing in web and print media. Johan Röstwall studied in both Sweden and the US and he is curently based in VästerÃ¥s, Sweden. His experience and creativity spreads through different areas of visual arts and design. He has worked for local and international clients, producing illustrations, identities, storyboards, websites and other media. I loved to see his drawings and photos especially, and he has own…

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Vasa Museum in Stockholm: 50 th anniversary of ship's discovery

Originally published at Nordic Design Blog. Please leave any comments there. Stockholmâ™s Vasa Museum celebrated the 50th anniversary of the shipâ™s discovery on the last Thursday, August 24, 2006. The royal warship Vasa is a major tourist attraction of Stockholm, it sunk in 1628, 378 years ago and was found in 1956 by Anders Franzén. The ship was lifted from a depth of 32 meters and moved to shallower water, where it fas finally lifted on April 24, 1961, after which it was put in…

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Turning Torso Base Jump on You Tube

Originally published at Nordic Design Blog. Please leave any comments there. Via SFTE We have wrote already about Turning Torso building. This notable structure become a landmark of Malmö, Sweden. It's also used as a field for extreme activities as well, as you can learn from this article, written by Richard from storm from the east blog: You can see the video of Felix Baumgartner base jumping from the beautiful Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden here. The video also includes some very nice aerial shots…

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Thousands supporters of Israel march in Helsinki today

Originally published at Nordic Design Blog. Please leave any comments there. Image: YLE YLE uutiset More than 2 500 people gathered on Sunday evening to demonstrate their solidarity with Israel. Many of participants were transported to starting point of the event by buses from different parts of Finland. Demonstators showed their opinion that Israel has the right to defend its citizents against Hizbullah's terror attacks. The March gone through the center of Helsinki to Aurora place, where audience continued the celebration. All the route of…

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Reykjavik Reflection

Originally published at Nordic Design Blog. Please leave any comments there. Reykjavik Reflection Originally uploaded by LiseMac. LeMac from Nordic Design pool on flickr taken this very creative picture, I love the whole composition and colours. These houses on background representing the true spirit of Reykjavik. Well done LiseMac!

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