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Road Trip – Fjord Norway

Vertical cliffs dropping 600 meters right into the sea. Mountain peaks 1500 meters above the sea. Flowing roads along the coastline and in the valleys. Unspoiled nature. The Norwegian Fjords are unique in the world and an experience everyone should…

Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S Review – The People’s Car of Norway

There’s much that can be said about how conservative Norway is and that they as a people are somewhat reluctant to change. The stores are closed on Sundays and the Norwegians get positively furious when spare ribs are served any…

Oyster emulsion at Maaemo.

Maaemo Oslo Restaurant Review

Maaemo is an old Finnish word for “Mother Earth” that together with sommelier and co-owner Pontus Dahlstr√∂m is the restaurants only connections to Finland. Everything else is about Norway and bringing the Norwegian nature to the plate. Maaemo takes ideas…

Dessert at Restaurant Santi Taura

Restaurant Santi Taura Review

Mr. Santi Taura is a native of Mallorca who grew up in Lloseta and now works out of the house that used to belong to his grand mother. He lives on the upper floor and the restaurant is at ground…

Sidecar, Cable Car and Dinghy

The Sidecar and Variations

My favorite drink is the Sidecar. The story goes that it was invented by an American army captain at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris during or just after World War I. He used to show up in a motorcycle…

De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono

The Five Most Beautiful Machines of 2014

As it turns out, 2014 was a spectacular year for usable and beautiful machines – what I like to call Functional Mechanical Art. The last couple of years have each been pure vintage years for the future and 2014 stands…

Porsche Design P'3110 Tec Flex Rollerball Steel and Gold

Porsche Design P’3110 Tec Flex Rollerball Review

When I first started getting interested in finer mechanical objects Porsche Design was one of the first companies that stood out. Porsche Design Studio was founded by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, grandson of Ferdinand Porsche and designer of the Porsche 911,…

Dealers at the 2008 WSOP

Playing the World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker is held in Las Vegas during early summer each year. It’s quite a large collection of tournaments gathering the world’s top pros and amateurs alike and what makes this special is that anyone can end…

UR-110 Torpedo ST Dial

Urwerk UR-110 Torpedo Review

One of the very first pieces that caught my eye when I first got interested in watches was the Urwerk UR-103. Just the shape was so different from every other watch I’d seen and then to top it off with…

Prometheus Alpha Pen in titanium

Prometheus Alpha Pen in Titanium Review

Jason Hui made a name for himself as a master machinist creating hand-made LED flashlights under the names Dark Sucks and Prometheus Lights. He then branched out into creating pens through a very successful Kickstarter campaign (Prometheus Writes) and has…