Escape to Norway and Hang in These Bespoke Cabins: Here’s What We’re Reading Today

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1. Holidaying at Fordypningsrommet is a lot easier than pronouncing it

“This remote archipelago north of Norway has no shops, cars, or noise—but is home to Fordypningsrommet, an eco-friendly hideaway with nine unique timber structures.The creator of the unusual resort is owner Håvard Lund, a Norwegian musician and composer who grew up in the area and dreamed of bringing people closer to the awe-inspiring landscape.

“Each of the retreat’s nine bespoke houses has a different function. In addition to the four cabins for sleeping, there are separate cabins for the kitchen, bath, studio, and sauna—and a cabin on stilts serves as the ‘tower for big thoughts’.”

– Dwell

2. Watch walking menswear encyclopedia Simon Crompton show you how to take care of your shoes

“This is the first in a series of videos that we will be doing over the coming months, looking at caring for good clothes.

“This first one was done with Edward Green in the Jermyn Street shop. It looks at the basics – not wearing shoes every day, using shoe trees, and brushing daily.”

– Permanent Style

3. John Malkovich joins Zac Efron and Lily Collins in film about 70s serial killer Ted Bundy

“John Malkovich has joined the cast of the thriller ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ as Judge Edward Cowart about the 1979 murder trial of serial killer Ted Bundy.

“The story is told from the point of view of Kloepfer, who had no knowledge of the murders while she was with Bundy. Production is set to begin on Jan. 18 with Joe Berlinger directing from a screenplay by Michael Werwie. The script won the Nicholl Fellowship prize and was named to the Black List.”

– Variety

4. Skip the campfire and watch the new trailer for these three ghost stories

“Like the original stage show, the film revolves around the stories of three different people who claim to have experienced supernatural encounters, as investigated by one Philip Goodman, professor of psychology and legendary ‘belief buster’.

“The film premiered at the London and Busan International Film Festivals last fall, and was largely well received by critics upon its showings on the festival circuit.”

– Screen Rant

5. One of Land Rover’s most important ancestors has been mossin’ in a Welsh field for 20 years

“One of the first-ever Land Rovers is to be restored and put on display – after spending 20 years rotting in a Welsh field.

“The prototype appeared at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show which launched the iconic 4×4 vehicle. Jaguar Land Rover described it as its ‘most historically-significant’ un-restored vehicle.”