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Monthly archive March, 2011

Aurora Design Fund allocates over 11 million ISK to design and architecture

Aurora Design Fund has allocated over 11,000,000 ISK (EUR 70,000/USD 95,000) to Icelandic architecture and design.   Having received a record 80 applications this year the Aurora Funds’ grants go to… Anton Kaldal, Gunnar Vilhjálmsson and Steinar Farestveit: Research project and a book on the origin, history and evolution of… Read more

The LEGO has entered the building

The Icelandic-Danish architecture agency KRADS got a delivery of their building materials today: For a sneak peak on what to expect during the opening on Saturday 26.3. at 13 in Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhús, take a look here.

DesignMarch 2011 | Navigation Tips for the Foreign Aesthete

DesignMarch: Navigation Tips for the Foreign Aesthete Reykjavik Design March is here! Are you excited? Here at the Glamour HQ we are excited. Looking at the official program with it’s pretty pictures just gets us even hotter under the collar. But with two thirds of the team currently in the… Read more

Q&A with Sigga Heimis

Just returned to Iceland after years abroad, running her own design studio and working with the likes of Ikea, Indiska and Vitra, Sigga Heimis let us pull her aside from the DesignMarch 2011 preparations to ask a few questions.   What will you be up to during DesignMarch? I will… Read more

Ready, set…

When I looked out of the window this morning, an enormous DesignMarch eye logo poster, freshly glued on the gallery window opposite my house, stared back at me. During lunch, I bumped into the Vík Prjónsdóttir gang carrying their Scarf Factory down Laugavegur. Even late in the night there are some… Read more

DesignTalks 2011 | Jerszy Seymour

Based in Berlin, designer Jerszy Seymour (1968-) grew up in London where he studied engineering at South Bank Polytechnic and industrial design at the Royal College of Art. While living in Milan, Seymour embarked upon his experimental work, balancing the line between art and design. He has also designed for… Read more

DesignMarch 2011 | Just a couple of days to go

The good news is that the full program for DesignMarch 2011 is finally out, and you can check it here. The bad news: There are only four days and over one hundred exciting things to see and do. I posted a few highlights of the program last week. Here are… Read more


Opened in 2007, Fishmarket is run by 29-year-old local star chef Hrefna Rósa Saetran of the Icelandic national culinary team. The menu is Icelandic-Asian fusion – think sushi, meat from the Japanese robata grill and a notoriously tasty tasting menu featuring the best Icelandic ingredients with a modern twist. The… Read more

Friday Candy | Tasty DesignMarch!

DesignMarch is upon us, so this week’s candy bag is full of tasty designs from next week’s program – verði ykkur að góðu!* Available at KIOSK, HönnunarMarsipan is colorful liquorice by designers Arna Rút Thórleifsdóttir and Rán Flygenring and produced by candy factory Sambó. Design studio HAF by Hafsteinn Juliusson… Read more

DesignMarch 2011 | 2 x Siggi Eggertsson

One of the brightest stars of Icelandic design, Siggi Eggertsson’s original, colourful works have garnished hundreds of design blogs, magazines from Wallpaper and Wired, even t-shirts by H&M. During DesignMarch 2011, get a double shot of Eggertsson at Tjarnarbío: Polyfónía’s Crests is an exhibition of the series of crests designed… Read more