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Monthly archive March, 2011

RFF ❘ Vera Thordardottir

Yet another RFF name to keep an eye out for, London based Vera Thordardottir’s homecoming is one to look forward to! Freshly graduated from Instituto Marangoni, her designs have already been sported by no less than the lady that is Gaga – and not just on one red carpet. A/W 2011-2012… Read more

RFF ❘ Hildur Yeoman

Another interesting pick from the RFF program, llustrator Hildur Yeoman has previously designed accessories, but this year, for the first time, she is bringing out a clothing collection too. Known for her passion for craftsmanship, her accessories “take me back to my childhood where I played with my grandmothers jewellery”,… Read more


RFF starts tomorrow, and while waiting for it, I took a closer look at the designer list. Oh, sweet anticipation! The young and talented Yr Thrastardóttir has taken the local scene by storm. Having graduated in 2010, her second collection FALL2011 is inspired by eighties shoulder pads, see-through materials, Mugler and… Read more

DesignMarch 2011 Greatest Hits

What a weekend! The dust is slowly settling after four hectic days of design and architecture. We asked some of the designers and festival goers, what was the high point of their DesignMarch.   “What I enjoyed the most was on the one hand to experience how the Iceland Design… Read more

DesignMarch 2011 | Attikatti

When we visited Attikatti they allowed us to play with their instruments and feed the chickens.

Reykjavik Fashion Festival is upon us!

The dust has barely settled after DesignMarch, and now, the party is set to start all over again. The second annual Reykjavik Fashion Festival kicks in on Friday, April 1!   Running on April 1-2 at Reykjavik Art Museum, the program features Fall 2011 collections from 22 of Iceland’s most… Read more


Premiered during designMarch, SHAKE is a short film on Icelandic fashion by the Icelandic Fashion Council together with Saga Film and Inspired by Iceland Initiative. They just released it online – without further ado, enjoy!    

DesignMarch 2011 | Skyr Konfekt Came to Town

The brand new Skyr Konfekt confectionary was launched during DesignMarch. To celebrate the occasion, the designers set up shop in the old towery pavilion of a kiosk on Laekjartorg, downtown Reykjavik.   Shaped like the udder of a cow, filled with organic skyr from the Erpsstadir farm and covered with… Read more

DesignMarch 2011 | At the President’s

To celebrate DesignMarch, The President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson alongside First Lady Dorrit Moussaieff invited a house full of creative minds and foreign press to the official presidential residence Bessastadir.   Photos by Valgardur Gíslason  

LECTURE ❘ Krishan Patroo: From Design To Manufacture in China

Got no lunch plans for tomorrow? In the University of Iceland, journalist Krishan Patroo of the Chinese design magazine Casa International will be sheading light on the history and current situation within design and architecture in China, as well as giving pointers upon entering the Chinese market and working with… Read more