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Monthly archive October, 2012

Discover The Body by Halla Sigga

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The book Discover the body by Halla Sigga is a three dimensional, 3D-printed textbook about the body for blind and visually impaired children aged 6 to 8. The book is divided up into layers of the body: the first is the skin, next the muscle, bone and inner organs. In… Read more

Gísli B. Retrospective at the Museum of Design and Applied Arts


The Museum of Design and Applied Art recently opened an extensive retrospective of works by graphic designer, professor Gísli B. If you are interested in Icelandic design, this is a must see! Upon his return from his studies Germany in 1961, he founded first an advertising agency and then a… Read more

Blue Lagoon 2.0

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Blue Lagoon is Iceland’s most popular travel destination. It is an Icelandic institution – and as such, it provides an interesting platform for the local designers. We asked 8 of them with various backgrounds ranging from graphic design to jewelry, ceramics to food design what they would do, if they… Read more

Fashion Fridays at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

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  Did you know that Reykjavik Concierge hosts Fashion Fridays every Friday at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura? What better a place for a weekly fashion show (at 5 pm at their restaurant Satt, conveniently colliding with the happy hour…) than Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura that used to serve as the… Read more

5 x Bathing design

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Bathing in warm geothermal waters is an essential part of the Icelandic lifestyle, and thereby it is also common work ground for the local designers. Here are a few bathing-related design projects for you to enjoy, happy bathing and good weekend!     1. Blue Lagoon The Blue Lagoon spa… Read more

Ihanna at Maison & Objet

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Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadóttir showed her latest Ihanna http://ihanna.net/ products at Maison & Objet in Paris earlier this fall. Dwell saw them too – and selected them as one of their highlights! Here are a few snapshots from Ingibjörg Hanna’s album, enjoy.                  … Read more

Friday Candy ❘ ADC*E Grand Prix winner “The Bear”


The 21st Grand Prix went to BETC for “The Bear”, a TV commercial created for CANAL+ and we thought what better a post during the Reykjavik International Film Festival than the ad featuring a speaking bear skin rug explaining what it takes to become a great Hollywood director. It was… Read more

Something to Write Home About

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Visiting Iceland and into design? Curious about Icelandic design? We cannot recommend this exhibition enough. Something to Write Home About by The Museum of Design and Applied Arts (one of the few things NOT located within walking distance, which is a bummer, but trust us – this one is worth… Read more

Hydro Morphosis by Gardar Eyjolfsson

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Hydro Morphosis by Gardar Eyjolfsson is a bridge concept, consisting of a self-generated system located in the middle of nowhere in Icelandic nature. A  hydro turbine generates electricity from running water. It powers a heat-pump mechanism, which sucks all the heat out of the aluminum structure of the bridge, resulting in… Read more