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Monthly archive December, 2012

Shoe in the Window | Nátthrafn by Vík Prjónsdóttir

In the Icelandic folklore, there is not just one Santa – there are 13! Starting on December 12 through to December 23, they arrive to towns from the mountains, one by one, playing little tricks along the way.   Their names give hints to the mischief they perform: Þvörusleikir (Spoon-licker)… Read more

Aurora Design Fund allocates 6.5 million ISK to designers

The most important design fund supporting Icelandic design, Aurora allocated 6.5 million ISK to design projects last Tuesday. This time, special emphasis was put on the research phase of the design process. “Carefully performed research is an important part of the design process and essential for successful outcomes”, the board stated…. Read more

On Iceland’s Creative Industries and Design Policy | Q&A with Minister Katrin Jakobsdóttir

Iceland’s Minister of Culture, Education and Science Katrin Jakobsdóttir wants to build a better bridge between research, education and business in the creative industries.   What are your thoughts on the newly released report on creative industries? The report gives us a better insight into where our efforts in supporting… Read more

Akkeri by Orri Finn + Q&A

There is so much going on in the Icelandic jewellery design scene at the moment! Have you already seen the Finnish-Icelandic jewelry exhibition Water and Earth currently on display in World Design Capital Helsinki 2012? The latest addition  is Orri Finn who recently released his first collection Akkeri, inspired by… Read more

Christmas party!

Happy Monday everybody! We lit our Christmas lights last Thursday and threw a little party to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. We turned one empty corner of our office into a mini gallery. We are so proud to announce the first exhibition, Nátthrafn by Vík Prjónsdóttir. Nátthrafn is… Read more