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Monthly archive January, 2013

SOS Children’s Village in Harare, Zimbabwe by Rán Flygenring

Illustrator Rán Flygenring visited a SOS Children’s Village in Zimbabwe in October 2012. There are three SOS Children’s Villages in the country. Flygenring visited the one localted in the southern part of the capital Harare. During her visit, she toured the village facilities, met mothers, children and staff and taught a couple… Read more

Forget Me Knot by Sruli Recht

Here is more Sruli Recht – did you see the fantastic collection Concentrated that we posted about yesterday?   The collection features one more item that is definitely interesting, without doubt unique: Forget Me Knot. In a documented one-time surgery-performance (that you can see here), a plastic surgeon removed a 110mm x 10mm… Read more

Sruli Recht AW2013 Concentrated

Sruli Recht showed his fifth complete menswear line, AW2013 Concentrated in Paris a couple of weeks ago. Not surprisingly, it is full of beautifully designed, bespoke items of highest quality materials, consisting of fantastic cuts and first class crafting. The collection also features a shocker, Forget Me Knot, which deserves its own… Read more

Twin Within

Hi hi, Here is something inspiring for a Thursday afternoon: Yet another project from the blooming Icelandic jewellery design scene, Twin Within is a collaboration between sisters Áslaug Iris and Kristin Mariella Fridjónsdóttir, who both have a background in art, music and design. Handmade from fishing ropes, shock cords, latex and rubber… Read more


Happy Wednesday! Here are a few inspiration images by the Icelandic fashion designer YR, have a good day!        

Reykjavik Harbor Path

Hi there, Here is a wonderful project to inspired you this lovely Tuesday morning: Harbor Path by architect Massimo Santanicchia, assisted by Mattia Gambardella and Ragnar Már Nikulásson. It is a rare treat to have an operating fishing harbor right in the centre of the capital, and in recent years, the… Read more

Friday Candy I Umbrella Raincoat

Good morning! This weeks’ Friday Candy is a functional one – considering the weather over here in Reykjavik over the past few days, it is hard to think of a more useful design than this one:       Greek Athanasia Leivaditou combined an umbrella with rain gear. Outcome: You’ll… Read more

Cod II by Kria Jewelry

Happy Wednesday all! Icelandic jewelry design is on the rise (take a look at From the Coolest Corner and Water and Earth, for example). I wanted to share an absolutely beautiful example of using local culture and materials in a new, interesting, original way. Designer Jóhanna Methusalemsdóttir started working with… Read more

Life in the Vatnsmýri

Last September-November, the Nordic House exhibited Life in the Vatnsmýri. The exhibition tells the story of the diverse life and history of the moorland Vatnsmýri surrounding the building, offering visitors the opportunity to learn more about the interplay between the city and the nature. Did you see it? I did, and was so… Read more

The Weird Girls Project | Blue Lagoon Special Episode

Happy New Year! We here at the Iceland Design Centre will be starting the year in style – by heading to the Blue Lagoon together on Friday! While waiting for it, here is something to get you in the mood:   Mermaids in mist, pallets and flirty lashes – welcome… Read more