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Monthly archive March, 2012

DesignMarch 2012 I Birkiborð by Róshildur Jónsdóttir

Róshildur Jónsdóttir is an Icelandic product designer that has been inspired by childhood memories of playing in the woods in Kinn and the beauty of the birch trees. She used this material to create Birch dining – organic minimal merger – a part of the NE10 project that will be shown in Epal… Read more

BÚ Barnagull

Edda and Helga are two product designers of Björg í bú that have just released their latest product, BÚ-barnagull. The charming woodcut products are fun decorations for adults and classic toys for children. The product will be presented in the SAMSUÐA exhibition at Brim house from Thursday to Sunday.

DesignMarch 2012 Sneak Peek I Mundi

Our wonderfully talented photographer Hulda Sif made a little Journey to Mundi‘s studio to see what’s cooking for DesignMarch. Mark your calendar – Saturday 24.3. at 16.30! These are her last Sneak Peek images – DesignMarch starts tomorrow! Images by Hulda Sif, huldasif at gmail dot com

Blue Lagoon

In the midst of an untainted lava field in Svartsengi, Grindavík hides the Icelandic treasure, the Blue Lagoon Spa. The porous lava around the lagoon was formed in 1226 and has an overwhelmingly powerful feel. Architect Sigríður Sigþórsdóttir established a harmonious relationship between that rough landscape and a soft made-made environment. There… Read more

Rán Flygenring

Rán Flygenring is a big deal in Reykjavík. She is, after all, the Official Illustrator of Reykjavík. Since her graduation from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2009, she has been covering the city with her hand-drawn perspectives. This past winter, a book of her official city illustrations was produced… Read more

DesignMarch 2012 Sneak Peek I HönnunarMarzipan

“Hmmm…. HönnunarMarzipan is very good!” our photographer Hulda Sif reported back after taking a sneak peek to the candy factory. Just two days to DesignMars…ipan. Verði ykkur að góðu!


The Geysir Shop was once a bit of a “tourist-y” store, but has since changed direction and is now much more designer-orientated. They carry a combination of icelandic and foreign brands like; Vík Prjónsdóttir, Farmers Market, Blik, Gudrun&Gudrun, Barbour, Pendelton, Hunter, Royal Republiq and Fjallräven, They also produce their own… Read more

DesignTalks 2012 | Hjalti Karlsson

Hjalti Karlsson founded the design studio Karlssonwilker Inc with partner Jan Wilker in 2000. Originally from Iceland and Germany respectively, the NYC based studio works on a variety of projects with a diverse list of clients. Karlssonwilker’s work has appeared in numerous design publications and have received much acclaim from… Read more

DesignTalks 2012 | Marije Vogelzang

Dutch designer Marije Vogelzang specializes in Eating Design. She explores the ways food directly impacts our memory associated with the taste or smell, ways to communicate differently with food, and to change negative associations to positive ones. She uses the universal language of food to pose and elicit questions internationally. Watch this TedTalk… Read more

DesignTalks 2012 I Tuomas Toivonen

DesignMarch is almost here! Tuomas Toivonen is a talented architect and musician from Helsinki. He runs NOW for Architecture and Urbanism. Here is a beautiful video portrait made by the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012.   NOW from Antti Seppänen on Vimeo.