Category: Features

Celebrate Norsk (!) Halloween

Barneblad: A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall Most Norwegian Americans will be fast to say that Halloween is not a Norwegian holiday—and they are...

Gudrun Sjödén

Fashion in living color

Designer Gudrun Sjödén conquers a sea of black with fantastical clothes for real people Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. In a world where fashion influences quickly travel across borders, it’s no wonder that Swedish designer...

For Hovden, history and value are key

Slow fashion Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American It’s no secret that The Norwegian American and Hovden Formal Farm Wear have a close relationship. We’ve been covering the return of the busserull since the...

Leiren Designs

Clothing with an adventurous spirit

European Viking itinerary inspires Norwegian-American designer to go in new direction Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Madison Leiren has always had the Viking spirit in her blood. Born into a Norwegian immigrant family,...

An emigrant journey in fashion

A Venezuelan-Norwegian fashionista in NY Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Born in Venezuela and raised in Norway, Jhan-Carlo David Herrera Ferrando studied fashion design at the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London and ESMOD in...

Bergen’s Oleana looks to the future

Founder Signe Aarhus visits the “ideal venue” of Gig Harbor’s Chalet in the Woods Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American When Signe Aarhus, co-founder of Bergen’s Oleana, first came to visit Laura Almaas, her...

Working well and looking good

Work Wear Inc. outfits today’s modern worker with quality, dignity, and pride Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Only 33 years old, Ivy League graduate Jake Dixon was already well situated as an investment...

Leif Bar

Leif has a few drinks

Some explorers cross oceans, and some visit bars Leif Larson Brooklyn, N.Y. New York City’s “R” train, the “Norwegian-American Line,” extends from Queens to Brooklyn traversing through Manhattan along the way. It is a...

Minnesota students teach in Norway

Conclusion: Impressions of a whirlwind experience Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American The three students who traveled to Norway to student teach (“Minnesota students teach in Norway,” Sept. 7, 2018: www.norwegianamerican.com/features/minnesota-students-teach-in-norway) have returned to...

Nøkk

Spirits and witches and trolls, oh my!

Barneblad: A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall Thick green forests, rugged mountains, rushing blue waters: this is Norway’s magical landscape. It’s no wonder that...