Beauty of the Nordic Way / Preview

Two Latvians – Gustavs and Marta – set out on a journey to learn something about the Nordic people's sense of beauty. To get the issue set, they jam with the Nordic jazz master Bugge Wesseltoft, get a crash course in visual language from the Latvian-Swedish architect Andrejs Legzdins and listen to the story of a lawyer and a chef, who decided to start designing light for dark places in the form of lamps. To top it all, Marta and Gustavs travel to Iceland to find out how the magnificient, transparent musical landscapes of the band Sigur Ros are created. After a visit to their studio our heroes sit down for a beer with the band's bass player Georg Holm.