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Monthly archive December, 2012

Shoe in the Window | Poster by Goddur

Tonight, the last of the yule lads, Kertasníkir or Candle Stealer comes to town – the expectation is almost over! As the last item in the Shoe in the Window campaign, SPARK design space hands out this beautiful, Christmasy red poster by Goddur. Professor in graphic design at Iceland Academy… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Sharp by Andrea Maack

Tonight, it is Window-Peeper, Gluggagægir that comes to town. On the occasion, SPARK gives out the perfume Sharp by Andrea Maack. Here is a little more on the scent:   Sharp was made for the Arnhem Mode Biennale where my concept of shape art turned into Sharp. For this exhibition I worked… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Gjöf by Megan Herbert

There are not many yule lads left to arrive to town! Tonight, it is Sausage-Swiper’s (whose name in Icelandic is a real tongue twister  – try for yourself: Bjúgnakrækir) turn. The good people at SPARK design space celebrate the day by handing out a set of gift wrapping papers and cards by Megan Herbert to… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Skyr Konfekt

Tonight, it is skyr gobbler, Skyrgámur, the yule lad with an affinity for skyr that is coming to town. On the occasion, SPARK is hiding skyr konfekt in the shoe.   An outcome of Designers and Farmers project, Skyr Konfekt is a confectionary made of white chocolate and the Icelandic… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Reykjavik Letterpress

It is Hurðaskellir, door-slammer that arrives to town tonight, and for good Icelandic design fans he leaves Eplakver, a leaflet by Hundahólmi, printed by the ACD*E award winning Reykjavik Letterpress in the shoe. Good luck! In the Icelandic folklore, there is not just one Santa – there are 13! Starting on December 12… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Scintilla Limited

Today, it is Askasleikir, the bowl licker that arrives in town. At Spark Design Space, it means a new gift in the shoe: A limited edition print by Scintilla. Created by fashion designer Linda Björg Arnadóttir, Scintilla stands for bespoke home textiles with beautiful colours and patterns. They work beautifully as a… Read more

Shoe in the Window | GrowMe

The fifth yule lad to come to town is called Pottaskefill, pot-licker. To good Icelandic design fans, he brings GrowMe, a self-watering pot for herbs, designed by Embla Vigfúsdóttir.       The lower bowl is filled with water once in a while and the wick conducts the water to the roots… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Rabarbía

Tonight, it is Stúfur, Stubby, the shortest of the Icelandic Yulelads, that will arrive to town from the mountains. To Icelandic design fans and friends of SPARK design space, it brings Rabarbía rhubarb candy by Designers and Farmers.   One of the few vegetables that grow in Iceland, rhubarb is… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Calendar by Snaefrið and Hildigunnur

  Tonight, it is Giljagaur, Gully Gawk that will arrive to town. Hiding in the gullies, it waits for an opportunity to steal milk. The Icelandic design gift by SPARK design space is the beautiful 2013 calendar by Snaefrið Thorsteins and Hildigunnur Gunnarsdóttir. Did you see Text Page that they introduced during DesignMarch… Read more

Christmas Creatures by Hafsteinn Júliusson

In the Icelandic folklore, thirteen Christmas Lads – sons of ogres Grýla and Leppalúði – come to town from the mountains one by one, starting 13 days before Christmas, performing all sorts of mischief. The local Christmas stories also feature the evil Christmas Cat that eats naughty children and the… Read more