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Monthly archive April, 2013

Friday Candy | Kristjana S. Williams

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It’s Friday! Here is a little eye candy to start off the weekend: Kristjana S. Williams is a London-based Icelandic illustrator. Growing up in Iceland has been the real inspiration for my work. When I was growing up I found nature there stark and unforgiving; I never saw trees or… Read more

Marcos Zotes | Pixel Cloud


The current financial situation has left a landscape of obsolete scaffolding structures scattered across the city; urban scars that remind us of the fragility of our current society. PIXEL CLOUD is an architectural installation that addresses this condition by transforming an ordinary scaffolding structure into a fully immersive environment of… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 | Floating in Gljúfrasteinn

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The Icelandic author Halldór Laxness (who was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1955) wrote in Heimsljós, 1940,  You can take everything from me except the freedom to look up at the sky occasionally. There is hardly a better way to do so than floating in a hot pool. During DesignMarch, designer Unnur Valdís… Read more

unZip at Milan 2013

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unZip, a ompression-packaged cover designed to slip over classic wooden dining chair by HAF by Hafsteinn Juliusson, Rui Pereira and Ryosuke Fukusada was introduced in Milan last week. Here is a little information about the project from the designers: Nowadays, distribution and production plays a huge role when one thinks about developing… Read more

Sequences VI Identity by Arnar Freyr Guðmundsson

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The visual Idenitity of the currently running Sequences VI Festival was designed by Arnar Freyr Guðmundsson. Here are some words by Arnar on his work for Sequences and his work in general: The brief was making a visual identity for Sequences VI real time art festival which is a biannual festival… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 | Steinunn

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Studio STEiNUNN recently relocated to a beautiful space by the harbor, formally used by a netting factory. During DesignMarch, they set up an installation that is the result of a collaboration between fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir and illustrator Laufey Jónsdóttir. Here are a few images from the exhibition by Hulda… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 | Skúrinn

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During DesignMarch, Erling Jóhannesson showed silver jewelry inspired by fish skeletons in the most surprising of design galleries – a tiny backyard shed in the Western part of the town in Reykjavik. Here are a few images from the exhibition by Hulda Síf, enjoy!            … Read more

DesignMarch 2013 Identity | M by Mundi

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This year’s festival identity featured a real wooden grid that formed the words ‘HönnunarMars’, Icelandic for DesignMarch. Four letters were handed over to designers to work on. We made little videos in which the designers explain their inspirations behind the letters, and finally have the subtitled versions too. Here M… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 Identity | H by Hafsteinn Juliusson


Hi there, Did you catch the festival identity letters by Jónas Valtysson and Armann Agnarsson around the town? This year’s festival identity featured a real wooden grid that formed the words ‘HönnunarMars’, Icelandic for DesignMarch. Four letters were handed over to designers to work on. We made little videos in which the… Read more

DesignMarch 2013 | Design Forum Finland at Kronkron

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DesignMarch offered a great opportunity to see some Finnish design in Iceland when Design Forum Finland opened a Pop up Shop in KronKron. Our guest blogger, Finnish design aficionado Piia Susanna from Kahden Vaiheilla  dived in – here are her picks from the pop-up store: Twelve Finnish design labels, Mirkka Metsola,… Read more