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First graders at FH Aachens design program - fantasy submarine models...

The folding balcony and the Dieter Rams coffee maker

A couple of calm days at school, and high time I update the blog. We are finally done with the first of two projects in aesthetics this term, and I am eager to show you a picture of that! The project was to redesign the Nespresso category of coffee-machine into a product that clearly communicates … Continue reading

Rock and roll youth on their way to a concert back in 2005. Me on the right. Most of us met again this weekend:)

Distant Close Friends

Hello Blogosphere! I just felt like blogging a little before going to bed. My rythm is off after two long nights with good old friends in Oslo, so it will take some to fall asleep anyway. You see, I got an invite to a former colleague’s 40th birthday outside Oslo, and since I really like … Continue reading

How I felt after seeing yachts being built and designed in Holland

Happy New Year!

It’s already 2015! I hope you all had a good few days with your loved ones. Maybe even some time for your hobbies? I had such a good time with friends and family this christmas. I think it helped to have that long school holiday. I managed to get the most pressing tasks out of … Continue reading

A copper pipe from dip within the warship HMS Belfast - photographed when Julie and I did a tour


Good evening readers! Here is a quick summary of what has happened since last time: + Travelled to London with Julie – none of us had been there before! — Lost our fantastic cat – he got very ill and had to be euthanised by the vet:( ) + Finished everything except for the exams … Continue reading

Finalized composition


Dear Blog… School has been, and is, super busy. Especially now that we are approaching end of semester. But I am having a lot of fun, and one subject in particular has let me dig into one of the core topics of design. I am talking about aesthetics. For me, this is where some of … Continue reading

Viev from the hotel room over the old shipyard area. The crane is a hotel!

Going to Amsterdam to see boats and boatpeeps

In the beginning of september – 5th to 8th, Julie and I were in Amsterdam for their big annual “on the water” boat show – HISWA. The decision to go was made just 10 days in advance, because I felt I needed to keep more in touch with my main design subject. There are many … Continue reading

Tross middle spread

Back to school

Welcome back to trulsblog! Tuesday august 12th I went back to university to study design. It had been 13 years since last time I started and 8 years since I graduated. I was younger than most of my colleagues at DNB, now I am “the old guy”. It is challenging, but I do feel that … Continue reading


Othilienborg film festival 2014 – SCIFI!

Tomorrow I start my studies at NTNU! Be assured, there will be blog. But first, I want to tell you about something special. Friday and saturday 1st and 2nd august the annual movie festival in our apartment took place! We have a 71 square meter (765sq.ft.) apartment, so that sounds quite pretentious, right? Well it’s … Continue reading


YES – Now finally I know what to do!

The decision has been made. I will study Industrial Design at NTNU (where we already live) over the next four years. It will be great! Bergen art school is a very impressive school with a great program for furniture design and interior architecture, but I need a more broad design education. If NTNU cannot provide … Continue reading

Suggestions for group task in Bergen


The story of how coaching made my choice of study program very very hard


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