Monthly Archives: March 2011

Oslo – Bristol Hotel

This is a delightful grande dame of a hotel, located within easy walking distance of most of central Oslo. It was built in the 1930s and looks like it. The entrance lobby is welcoming in dimension and has a very unique bar off of the main space. The staff were very helpful when challenged to be so. I would advise never to be on the #87 side of the hotel. It faces the street with a nice view during the day. But this street side also is home to a loud bar that pumps music out till about 0300. The 504 side is really perfect. I would definitely return.

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Design in Norway

Design in Norway is very much alive and thriving. Just spent the past two days here in Oslo. Arrived Tuesday evening after a very long day of flying, and went to the design center which is located in an old transformer factory. Great space. Yesterday was the Design Council’s Awards Day. This has been going on since 1965, and now it is a full-blown event with guest talks, awards being presented by a local TV personality and buffet dinner to top it all off. I presented a brief summary of the Drivers of Change. We conducted a first for me during the ‘show’ – that was an SMS voting pole which was then projected live on screen. It was fun. I look forward to coming back!

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