New Nordic Colour

Decorating with a vibrant modern palette

Author: Antonia af Petersens

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small


Category: Design

Page: 160

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Scandinavian style has long been associated with light, clean-lined spaces or pared-down monochrome interiors. However, in recent years the colour palette has seen a dramatic shift away from pale, cool shades and dramatic, darker and more characterful hues have begun to appear in stylish Nordic homes. Why have the Scandinavians suddenly welcomed colour in this way and how is it being used? As well as discussing the theories behind this shift and analysis of the most popular colour schemes, in New Nordic Colour interiors writer Antonia af Petersen offers expert advice on choosing colour for your home. She goes on to visit 10 Nordic homes that are divided into three different types. Dark Eclectic schemes feature deep, intense hues: dusk blue, storm grey, forest green and indigo, all inspired by the more dramatic tones of the Nordic landscape. Bold Accents focuses on the details that stand out and add character – think deep red berry bushes or the russet tones of the northern birch forests in Fall. Finally, in Majestic Pastels Antonia provides a glimpse into interiors decorated in strong but subtle pastels for a remarkably modern effect. These unique Nordic homes all have one thing in common—plain white walls and monochrome palettes have been replaced with rich, complex, and vibrant hues.

Towards a new Nordic textile commitment

Collection, sorting, reuse and recycling

Author: David Palm

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers



Page: 187

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This report is the primary outcome from Part I of the project “Towards a new Nordic textile commitment - Collection, sorting, reuse and recycling” initiated by the Nordic Waste Group (NAG). The report for Part 2 will be published in December 2014. This report summarizes the work carried out in 2013. The four subreports will be the basis for the work to be performed in 2014 with the aim of creating a Voluntary Commitment and a Code of Conduct. The reports for 2013 are: • Mapping of current actors in the collection, sorting, reuse and recycling of used textiles and the management of textile wastes • Literature review of the traceability of global textile flows. • Definition and documentation of operational and best practice standards in the collection, sorting, reuse and recycling of used textiles and management of textile wastes. • Comparison with waste management of other waste streams. The report is part of the Nordic Prime Ministers’ overall green growth initiative: “The Nordic Region – leading in green growth.” Read more in the web magazine “Green Growth the Nordic Way” at www.nordicway. org or at

The emergence of a new nordic food culture

Final report from the program New Nordic Food II, 2010–2014

Author: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers



Page: 70

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New Nordic Food (NNF), based on the New Nordic Kitchen Manifest, has strived in the last eight years to raise the profile of the Nordic cuisine and the meal experience both in the Nordic Region and internationally. Since the signing of the kitchen manifest, New Nordic Food has evolved into a Nordic social movement. Today, the challenge lies in taking that movement to a new level, so that the Nordic Region can become one of the most outstanding and innovative food regions in the world.

Locating Nordic Noir

From Beck to The Bridge

Author: Kim Toft Hansen

Publisher: Springer


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 313

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This book is a comprehensive study of Nordic Noir television drama from the 1990’s until today. The authors introduce the history of contemporary Nordic Noir from the perspective of place, production and location studies. The chapters include readings of well-known television crime dramas such as Beck, The Killing, Trapped and The Bridge as well as a range of other important Nordic Noir cases. The authors position the development of Nordic Noir in the global market for popular television drama and place the international attention towards Nordic crime dramas within regional development of drama production in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. Consequently, Nordic Noir is read as both a transnational financial and creative phenomenon and as a local possibility for community building. Offering a comprehensible, scholarly and methodologically original approach to the popularity of Nordic television crime dramas, this volume is aimed at readers with an interest in crime drama as well as scholars and students of television drama.

Semantic Fields in Sign Languages

Colour, Kinship and Quantification

Author: Ulrike Zeshan

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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Typological studies require a broad range of linguistic data from a variety of countries, especially developing nations whose languages are under-researched. This is especially challenging for investigations of sign languages, because there are no existing corpora for most of them, and some are completely undocumented. To examine three cross-linguistically fruitful semantic fields in sign languages from a typological perspective for the first time, a detailed questionnaire was generated and distributed worldwide through emails, mailing lists, websites and the newsletter of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD). This resulted in robust data on kinship, colour and number in 32 sign languages across the globe, 10 of which are revealed in depth within this volume. These comprise languages from Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region, including Indonesian sign language varieties, which are rarely studied. Like other volumes in this series, this book will be illuminative for typologists, students of linguistics and deaf studies, lecturers, researchers, interpreters, and sign language users who travel internationally.

Nordic Health Care Systems

Recent Reforms and Current Policy Challenges

Author: Vrangb K Karsten Saltman Richard B Magnussen Jon European Observatory on Health S

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)


Category: Medical

Page: 357

View: 149

This book examines recent patterns of health reform in Nordic health care systems, and the balance between stability and change in how these systems have developed.

Rapala: Legendary Fishing Lures

Legendary Fishing Lures

Author: John E. Mitchell



Category: Sports & Recreation


View: 346

Rapala - the very name evokes quiet mornings on a mist-shrouded lake, family expeditions in a well-worn rowboat, and - best of all- the thrilling moment when a fish explodes out of the water. This richly illustrated book tells the story of a remarkable company and the iconic angling products they produce. Rapala lures are now sold in 140 countries and are more world-record fish than any other lure. It is the dominant company in a hugely popular sport enjoyed by 44 million recreation anglers in the U.S. alone - more people than play golf or tennis combined.


Create Your Nordic Interior

Author: Katrine Martensen-Larsen

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers



Page: 272

View: 560

* A visually powerful and practical book for creating the perfect Nordic-inspired home* A complete primer for decorating your home in the Nordic style, based on Scandinavian mood boards and examples* The author is a well-known Scandinavian designer and TV personality "A good starting point in designing beautifully, is to adapt to your surrounding architecture and nature - the materials and colors and decorate with your own personal style. Truly knowing your own style is tantamount to interior designing with that ever-important personal touch. And finding your own individual style can be a difficult and confusing journey," - Katrine Martensen-Larsen.The (New) Nordic Style is here to stay. The use of rich Scandinavian materials, pure colours, and a distinctive graphic style turn out to be timeless. Yet many people who are looking to create the Scandinavian look at home do not find it easy to match these common elements of Nordic style. Step by step and using different mood boards, themes, materials, light, furniture and floor coverings, Katrine Martense-Larsen explains how to create your own ideal Scandinavian interior.

7 Nordic Stories

The Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers annual report 2013


Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers



Page: 34

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