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Monthly archive April, 2011

i Saloni ❘ Negroni Time!

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The opening of Superfarm at Satellite today was a great success. The main response from visitors was to ask why we chose to present an ideological concept instead of new furniture. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Saloni, Marva Griffin, curator of the Satellite, set the brief: What will be… Read more

SHOWTIME!

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Buon Giorno! This is Hafsteinn Juliusson writing from Milan. During the design week I will do a mobile blog here at Iceland Design Centre. It’s 11 o’clock and the Fiera is filling up with design-craving people from all over the world. The press conference is in two hours so we… Read more

RFF ❘ Day Two Schedule


Good morning y’all! How is RFF treating you? I hope you’ve had as much fun as we have. Here is the schedule for tonight:   Andersen & Lauth REY Shadow Creatures DísDís BIRNA Hildur Yeoman Kron by KRONKRON Kalda Áróra HANNA felting YR MUNDI The first show starts at 20.45… Read more

RFF | Just a quick word from Glamour


Wow, we just saw the first night of Reykjavik Fashion Festival. Wow. We are heading to the party at Austur in a couple of minutes but we have just stopped quickly at home to charge the camera batteries and our own batteries by way of coffee and donuts. But while… Read more

DesignMarch 2011 Highlights


Now that the dust has settled, we turned to some of the DesignMarch visitors and designers and, well, ourselves and asked, what did you enjoy most? Designer Hrafnkell Birgisson What I enjoyed the most was on the one hand to experience how the Iceland Design Center has managed to establish… Read more

Playtime by KRADS


Icelandic-Danish architecture practice KRADS put up a marvelous show during DesignMarch, bringing their installation PLAYTIME – and some 65 kg of LEGO – to Reykjavik Art Museum. Have you seen the clip they made of it yet? KRADS PLAYTIME AT REYKJAVÍK DESIGN MARCH 2011 from KRADS on Vimeo.

RFF ❘ It’s On


You can almost taste the excitement in the air – with today’s opening party, RFF has officially begun! I popped by the party at Hótel Borg, where ex-Sugarcube, current head of cultural affairs for the city of Reykjavik, Einar Örn Benediktsson gave the real lowdown on Iceland to the foreign… Read more