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Monthly archive March, 2011


Reykjavik Design Guide is the series for the best hotels, restaurants, galleries and anything else we love. To start things off, an excellent place for an overnight stay: Grettisborg. Tucked away amidst the 101 courtyards, Grettisborg Apartments are run by product designers Roshildur Jonsdóttir and Snaebjörn Thór Stefánsson of studio… Read more

Friday Candy: Wind Knitting Factory

On Fridays, we dig through our bookmarks and surf the net to find fun and exciting projects from the world of design. To kick things off, some wind powered wool Studio Merel Karhof way! The London based studio created Wind Knitting Factory, a knitting machine operating on wind power. Each… Read more

The Reykjavik Grapevine Design Awards: And the winners are…

The Reykjavik Grapevine, the local English language newspaper, just handed out the first annual Design Awards. And the winners are… Photo: Marinó Thorlacious, The product of the year 2011: SMART, CRAFT and SHARP by Andrea Maack Based on visual artist Andrea Maack’s drawings and produced in collaboration with AFP… Read more

Closing Soon – Secret Shop at SPARK

Secret Shop by Finnish Johan Olin and Korean Aamu Song is closing on March 15, go see it here!

Winy Maas coming to DesignMarch!

The “M” of acclaimed Dutch architecture firm MVRDV, architect, professor Winy Maas,will hold a lecture during DesignMarch 2011.   For 20 years, MVRDV has been a leading agency within architecture. Maas also runs the future-of-cities focused think tank The Why Factory.   Together with Mole Architects, commissioned by Living Architecture Maas designe the holiday home… Read more

Öskupokar at SPARK Design Space

An exhibition of 36 Öskupokar (”ash bags”) made by Icelandic artists and designers opens at SPARK Design Space today, March 7 at 4 pm. The ash bags are an old Icelandic tradition. Ash is collected in small bags, which are then pinned onto innocent people’s clothing as an Ash Wednesday… Read more