Nils Fredrik Øyen

20 Flips | 2 Magazines | 2 Likes | @NilsFredrikyen | Keep up with Nils Fredrik Øyen on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nils Fredrik Øyen”

Top Floor Dutch Apartment Gets a Modern Renovation

Located on the top floor of a Dutch mansion, this apartment presented challenging issues for Global Architects who renovated the space. Wanting to …

Dining Rooms

The Evolution Of Violin Design: How Stradivarius Won The PR War

Using techniques used to study plants, a scientist charts the evolution of violin design over the last 500 years.<p>To talk about a Stradivarius is to talk about the highest standard of craftsmanship an object can attain. Never mind the fact that studies have shown that many professional violinists …

Piano

Evernote Rolls Out Its New “Work Chat” Feature

Evernote has rolled out a new “Work Chat” feature to its web and mobile applications which allows users of its online note-taking and collaboration software to discuss ideas and projects directly in the Evernote interface itself, instead of having to shift those conversations over to email. …

How Your Office Became a Middle School Chat Room

The instant messaging system Slack, a favorite among offices, is now worth $1 billion. It has helped alleviate needless email and keep employees in closer touch than ever before. But what happens when we get too comfortable and casual with a service designed to be just that?<p><b>Most white collar</b> …

What does a £495 pair of socks feel like?

The other day I received an invitation to come and review “the latest luxury sock to come to London”. Released in a limited edition of only 10 by German knitwear designers Falke, each pair costs a staggering £495 and is made of the vicuña wool once favoured by Incan royalty. Could they possibly be …

Century-old notebook from Antarctic expedition found - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Explorer Robert Falcon Scott died in 1912 while crossing Antarctica, but his story lives on in artifacts that continue to be discovered on the frozen continent at the bottom of the world.<p>The most recent find: a century-old photographer's notebook in the ice at one of Scott's expedition …

Awkward Home Spaces & How To Decorate Them

Here, we give you Pinterest-found inspiration to solve all your clumsy interior issues.<p>While we're in a constant pursuit of the perfect pad, when reality strikes, we're often left with spaces in our home that simply register as <i>awkward—</i>New Yorkers especially. Your barely-there bedside space? The …

Can A Bike Be Both Cheap And Beautiful?

The Epo hopes to bring bike manufacturing back to the Netherlands by using the same techniques car makers use to keep costs down.<p>You’d be hard pressed to find a more bike crazy country than the Netherlands. Not only are bicycle paths ubiquitous, but there’s more than one bicycle for every single …

Automotive Industry

Sites of the Week: Glassy Pro, Cuberto, SearchGPS and more

I love smartwatches and surf, this is the reason I'm featuring two awesome sites about that, take a look at SearchGPS by Rip Curl and Glassy Pro, …

Web Design

Carla & Carlo: Dressing Tables by Florian Schmid

We first checked out the work of Florian Schmid a few years ago, loving his furniture that looked like stitched concrete. Now he’s back with new …

Furniture

Let’s Not Pretend This Is The First Time Frank Gehry Has Sounded Like A Jerk

98% of architecture is “shit,” the starchitect said recently. That’s far from the worst thing he has said about cities.<p>Frank Gehry is probably the most quotable architect working today. At 85 years old, with enough star power to blind the sun (and get Brad Pitt to show up uninvited to his parties), …

Architecture

In the Details: Making a 'Folding Sawhorse on Steroids'

Based in Tahoe City, California, Barclay Moore has been making custom furniture in his tiny one-car garage since 1986. Working in the small space, …

Woodworking

WOO Toys from Vrtíška Žák

Created by Czech design and architecture outfit Vrtíška Žák, WOO toys are a boy's dream come true. "We wanted to design something just for ourselves without any client. So we decided to design these three toys," describes Vladimír Žák. He and his partner Roman Vrtíška have run their design and …

New Hand-Cut Layered Glass Sculptures of Ocean Waves by Ben Young

Sydney-based artist Ben Young, whose gorgeous, handcrafted glass sculptures of ocean waves brought him to the forefront of Australia's budding glass art scene, recently unveiled a new collection of aquatic pieces to be displayed at the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in …

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

Fitbit's new 'Surge' fitness watch — blunderfully announced by Brookstone

Only yesterday I met the nice people at Fitbit to check out their new fitness watch, the $250 Fitbit Surge. I tried it on. I punched some buttons. I liked that the screen tilts up at me from my wrist.<p>I liked that it had a GPS radio inside (more room was created for that by the tilted screen — good …

Porsche and Mercedes want electric cars that can fight Tesla

German automakers aren't strangers to high-end electric cars, but they've typically focused on supercars instead of sedans -- a problem when Tesla is rapidly encroaching on their business. At last, though, it appears that <i>die Deutschen</i> are gearing up to fight Tesla on its home turf. <i>Manager Magazin</i> …

23 Seldom-Used Ideas for Utilizing Twitter Lists

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve read any lists on Twitter tips, whether for beginners or for experts, you’ve likely come across the common advice to use Twitter lists.<p>Twitter lists are useful, helpful, and effective for managing and optimizing your Twitter experience. …

The ChronodeVFD Resurrects Old Displays For A Cool New Watch

I am, as you may know, a sucker for watches that use older display technologies (see also Nixie tubes). For example, this cool watch by freelance engineer John De Cristofaro uses a vacuum fluorescent display tube, an early form of digital display that cast a bright blue light and was first used in …

Google’s New Skybox For Good Program Gives Real-Time Satellite Imagery To Non-Profits

On the heels of acquiring satellite startup Skybox in August, Google and Skybox have announced the Skybox for Good program, which will provide real-time satellite imagery to organizations and programs that save lives, protect the environment, promote education and positively impact humanity, …