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Nordic Lifestyle

We just ordered this book for the office today and wanted to share it. Scandinavian design and simplicity has always inspired us here at Modern Asheville Real Estate and was part of the inspiration for our listings seen here. Real Nordic Living celebrates the impact that Scandinavian culture has had internationally on art, design, fashion, food, and interiors, while seeking out the creatives and tastemakers who are bringing this covetable lifestyle to the general public. And, of course, we are thinking of you Kristen. Cheers!

Sunday Morning Modern | Danish Living

Less Charlotte More Copenhagen | As a designer, realtor and resident of Asheville I have had fantasies that the development of our city was influenced by more European lifestyle models, as opposed to, American ones.
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I’m not alone in this thinking given multiple conversations with business partners, friends and neighbors. I’m particularly drawn to the design, cultural and sustainable influences of Scandinavian countries. Many times I’ve attempted to capture these thoughts over the years, but have found these articles by Build LLC out of Seattle that seem to pick up on the spirit of our combined thinking.

“The principles that the Danes operate with and the philosophy that they exude seem to make for an ideal environment — a deliberate environment. What we learned about life and design while living in Scandinavia influences every house we design and every dinner party we throw”

As you read through these two articles, Studies, Scandinavia & Schnapps & 10 Things We Learned in Scandinaviathink about how it could apply to both the environment, culture and spirit of the city we love and the evolution into our shared future. How do you want to live and what do you want us to become? And for some cool visuals visit our Pinterest page here. Proost!BUILD-051-500x375

Designing Our Future | 010

Less Charlotte | More Copenhagen

As a designer, realtor and resident of Asheville I have had fantasies that the development of our city was influenced by more European lifestyle models, as opposed to, American ones.
BUILD-111-500x375

I’m not alone in this thinking given multiple conversations with business partners, friends and neighbors. I’m particularly drawn to the design, cultural and sustainable influences of Scandinavian countries. Many times I’ve attempted to capture these thoughts over the years, but recently found these articles by Build LLC out of Seattle that seem to pick up on the spirit behind these thoughts.

“The principles that the Danes operate with and the philosophy that they exude seem to make for an ideal environment — a deliberate environment. What we learned about life and design while living in Scandinavia influences every house we design and every dinner party we throw”

As you read through these two articles, Studies, Scandinavia & Schnapps & 10 Things We Learned in Scandinaviathink about how it could apply to both the environment, culture and spirit of the city we love and the evolution into our shared future. How do you want to live and what do you want us to become? Proost!BUILD-051-500x375

 

Modern in the Movies | Ex Machina

Contributed by MATT ALLEN Ex

Being an avid movie buff I find there is much to admire in Ex Machina, the directorial debut of author/screenwriter Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later). From Oscar Isaac’s powerhouse performance as a shady, machismo Steve Jobs-type (in a perfect world he’d be a shoo-in for all major best supporting actor nominations come the end of the year) to little touches, like the fictional beer imbibed by Isaac’s character throughout the film, called “Keikaku” (which means “plan” or “scheme” in Japanese, a clever reference to some third-act plot developments), the film is chock-full of heady ideas and arresting imagery.Untitled-1

Perhaps the most important contributing factor to the success of the overall mood and look of the film is the setting. Taking place almost exclusively at Isaac’s character’s estate, the movie was filmed at the Juvet Landscape Hotel in Norway. Opened in 2007, the hotel’s rooms, which were conceived by the inimitable architects at Norwegian firm Jensen & Skodvin, are breathtaking examples of modern design. The sustainable architecture of this Scandinavian hotel was designed so that the interior mirrors the experience of the landscape — blurring the lines between inside and outside. To dig deeper go here.Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 5.31.16 AM