This is a design I had started a while back and never finished. I happened to find it the other day and it really wasn't working for me till I turned it 45º. I think it has a Nordic feel.
I guess there is a lesson there in that sometimes we need to look at things from a different angle or perspective. My friend Dale McWilliams would always turn things upside down and evaluate the design for that point of view and very often he would pick up on something that was right.
Adobe Illustrator CS2, Apple G5 Power Mac, OSX Tiger. Based on a hand drawn sketch.