About Mari
Mari Kanstad Johnsen is an artist and freelance illustrator based in Oslo. She has a Bachelor in Visual Communication from the National Academy of Arts in Oslo as well as an MA in storytelling from Konstfack in Stockholm. Lately she has been involved in illustrating children books.
http://www.marikajo.com
Current city: Oslo
Mari Kanstad Johnsen is an artist and freelance illustrator based in Oslo. She has a Bachelor in Visual Communication from the National Academy of Arts in Oslo as well as an MA in storytelling from Konstfack in Stockholm. Lately she has been involved in illustrating children books.
 
Perfect place for a slow Sunday morning, good food and nice atmosphere. It´s sometimes full, but you can hang in the little store until a table is available.
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Strangest second hand store in Oslo, run by two blind elderly ladies, and only open on Mondays and Thursdays. The store is tiny and crammed, you can do a scoop, but the prices are fairy unpredictable, the ladies have a very independent pricing-system.
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One of the nicest places to have an outside beer in the summer. Sits right along Akerselva (river that goes through parts of Oslo east, nice for walks).
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Oslo / Bar
Excellent bar, nice music in warm red interior (with original Pushwagner on the wall). It´s small and usually full, but somehow I always get a table quickly.
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Very nice record shop, with a good selection of records, and some books and merch. Very friendly staff who likes helping visitors find music they might like.
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I love how this Vietnamese restaurant has decided to keep the interior and exterior of the Greek restaurant that was there before it. Also: good food for a reasonable price.
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Maybe my favourite Oslo-street. Lots of nice vegetable stores, and if you start from Grønland and walk up the street, you end up at the botanical garden, which is lovely, and houses the Zoological museum.
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