Author: Bronte Aurell
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 9781781317389
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: House & Home

‘Why are Scandinavians constantly topping the happiness table?’ ‘How do you get more Scandi-style in your life?’ ‘Just how do you use lagom?’ Like her viking ancestors before her, Brontë Aurell left Denmark to explore the world beyond home shores and in her travels has come to understand the fascination with her kinfolk, as well as seeing the idiosyncrasies of the Scandinavian lifestyle that locals take for granted. Whether you want your apartment to look like it belongs in Copenhagen, to workout like a Norwegian or adapt to saunas like a Swede, this is the ultimate insider’s guide to the countries of the Nørth. Full of inspiration and ideas, how tos and recipes to help you experience the very best of Scandinavian design, philosophy, cookery and culture. With a signature wit and a keen eye for detail, travel alongside Bronte through fjords and mountains, farmlands and cities to better understand these three nations and what makes each one so unique. So get outdoors, learn the life lesson that there's no such thing as bad weather (only bad clothing) and you may discover your inner Scandi sooner than you think.

55 Degrees North

Author: Patrick Sundqvist
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1856693163
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Design

In the last five years a new wave of designers have put Scandinavia at the forefront of graphic design. Their prolific output, especially on the web, has influenced designers and design audiences worldwide. Many are now working abroad in cities such as London and New York. Scandinavian designers are producing cult sites, for example the Danish (designed by Toke Nygaard and Michael Schmidt) and Swedish collective Acne's online gaming community At the other end of the scale is Norwegian illustrator Kim Hiorthoy, an important and original new voice in graphic design whose work is distinguished by its seeming rejection of the perfection of digital design in favour of painting, collage and photography. Through a sequence of varied work, 55 degrees] North reveals what contemporary Scandinavian graphic design is, who produces it, where they live, which media they use, and what influences them in their work.

Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking Scandilicious

Author: Signe Johansen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444734652
Release Date: 2011-11-24
Genre: Cooking

We've long looked south for our food inspiration - but what about our neighbours to the north? We share a climate, a history (those Vikings got everywhere) and a love of cool, from sleek Nordic design to clear frosty November mornings. We also share our love of the outdoors - bracing autumn days, bright spring mornings, lazy summers by the water and long winter walks - and the pleasure of sharing good food with friends around the kitchen table. Discover the secrets of Scandinavian cooking - from delicious healthy breakfasts and leisurely brunches to tasty suppers and plenty of stress-free crowd-pleaser puddings. Learn the knack of putting together the perfect smorrebrod for a speedy Scandi lunch, and discover some very more-ish cakes and biscuits to accompany your afternoon cuppa.From cinnamon chestnut bread, cardamom cream buns and home-made gravadlax to soups, salads, smoothies and much more, Signe Johansen, a young cook steeped in the traditions of Scandinavia and trained by the best British chefs, shows us that it's not all herrings and meatballs... although you will find them in here too. Fresh, light, surprisingly indulgent, this is food to lift your spirits - it's quite simply Scandilicious!

The Growth of Scandinavian Law

Author: Lester B. Orfield
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781584771807
Release Date: 1953
Genre: History

Orfield, Lester Bernhardt. The Growth of Scandinavian Law. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press for Temple University Publications, 1953. xx, 363 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2001023454. ISBN 1-58477-180-1. Cloth. $90. * A study in comparative law that examines the legal systems of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden and the forces that influenced their development. According to Orfield, the Scandinavian states are a useful area for study due to their democratic traditions, high rates of literacy, commitment to progressive social legislation, and unique examples of law based largely on custom and usage that owe little to Anglo-American or Continental models.

Vikings and the Danelaw

Author: James Graham-Campbell
ISBN: 9781785704550
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: History

A selection of papers from the 13th Viking Congress focusing on the northern, central, and eastern regions of Anglo-Saxon England colonised by invading Danish armies in the late 9th century, known as the Danelaw. This volume contributes to many of the unresolved scholarly debates surrounding the concept, and extent of the Danelaw.

The Idea of North

Author: Peter Davidson
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861895639
Release Date: 2005-04-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

North is the point we look for on a map to orient ourselves. It is also the direction taken throughout history by the adventurous, the curious, the solitary, and the foolhardy. Based in the North himself, Peter Davidson, in The Idea of North, explores the very concept of "north" through its many manifestations in painting, legend, and literature. Tracing a northbound route from rural England—whose mild climate keeps it from being truly northern—to the wind-shorn highlands of Scotland, then through Scandinavia and into the desolate, icebound Arctic Circle, Davidson takes the reader on a journey from the heart of society to its most far-flung outposts. But we never fully leave civilization behind; rather, it is our companion on his alluring ramble through the north in art and story. Davidson presents a north that is haunted by Moomintrolls and the ghosts of long-lost Arctic explorers but at the same time, somehow, home to the fragile beauty of a Baltic midsummer evening. He sets the Icelandic Sagas, Nabokov's snowy fictional kingdom of Zembla, and Hans Christian Andersen's cryptic, forbidding Snow Queen alongside the works of such artists as Eric Ravilious, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Andy Goldsworthy, demonstrating how each illuminates a different facet of humanity's relationship to the earth's most dangerous and austere terrain. Through the lens of Davidson's easy erudition and astonishing range of reference, we come to see that the north is more a goal than a place, receding always before us, just over the horizon, past the last town, off the edge of the map. True north may be unreachable, but The Idea of North brings intrepid readers closer than ever before.

Live Work in Scandinavia

Author: Victoria Pybus
Publisher: Vacation Work Publications
ISBN: 185458121X
Release Date: 1995
Genre: British

A reference for those interested in finding temporary or permanent work, starting a business or buying a home in Australia and New Zealand. This book features information on the way of life, laws, health and education systems, as well as on types of job available, and how to get them.

The Almost Nearly Perfect People

Author: Michael Booth
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448192281
Release Date: 2014-02-06
Genre: Travel

The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes. 'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen. 54 per cent of Icelanders believe in elves. Norway is the richest country on earth. 5 per cent of Danish men have had sex with an animal. Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic and hygge that has engulfed the rest of the world. He leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterised by suffocating parochialism and populated by extremists of various shades. 'The next Bill Bryson.’ New York Times Winner of the Best Narrative Travel Book Award from the British Guild of Travel Writers

Nordic Dance Spaces

Author: Professor Petri Hoppu
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409470014
Release Date: 2014-03-28
Genre: Performing Arts

Dance has been connected to the practices and ideologies that have shaped notions of a Nordic region for more than a century and it is ingrained into the culture and society of the region. This book investigates different dance phenomena that have either engaged with or dismantled notions of Nordicness. Looking to the motion of dancers and dance forms between different locations, organizations and networks of individuals, this book opens a rare window into Nordic culture seen through the prism of dance.

Medieval Scandinavia

Author: Phillip Pulsiano
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0824047877
Release Date: 1993
Genre: History

This classic resource on the world of the Sagas is now back in print. With full-page maps and useful supplementary photos, this acclaimed encyclopedia covers every aspect of Scandinavia during the Middle Ages, including rulers and saints, overviews of the countries, religion, education, politics and law, culture and material life, history, literature, and art. A valuable and absorbing volume for students of the Norse sagas, the Viking age, and Old English history and literature, and for anyone interested in the cultural and historical heritage of Scandinavia. Includes cross-references and comprehensive index.