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Monthly archive November, 2013

Kelp Bath by Sljím

Creative collective Sljím opened a kelp bath in Grotta, a stone throw away from the Reykjavik city centre last summer. It is relaxing just to look at these images, isn’t it? The bath only includes natural kelp, hot water and sea water. Kelp is rich in iodine, which is good for… Read more

Behind The Scenes | Nordic Fashion Biennale 2014

Nordic Fashion Biennale 2014 will be held in the heart of Europe, Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt next March. Launched by the Nordic House, Reykjavik in 2009, including more than 60 designers, artists, musicians and speakers from the Nordic countries, the second NFB was held in Seattle, US in 2011. The 2014… Read more

Friday Candy | Reykjavik House by Moo Moo

Happy Friday everybody! While we usually focus on works by Icelandic designers, this Friday we wanted to share a beautiful project by a Polish architecture practice Moo Moo, enjoy!     The house respects surrounding landscape – sides directed to the stunning views are fully glazed and other 2 walls… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 Bag by Siggi Odds

Tadaa – may we present: The coolest accessory in town, the DesignMarch tote bag 2014! According to Greipur Gislason, project manager for DesignMarch, it’s both a promotional effort and yet another chance to bring the Icelandic designers to make their mark on the festival. The bag is by graphic designer… Read more

Loft Hostel

There is a new kid on the block! Loft hostel is located right in the heart of downtown in Reykjavik, in a former bank building (that gave name to street Bankastræti), which has been recovered and completely refurbished. It has also a great concern with trying to create a welcoming atmosphere for… Read more

Life in the Vatnsmyri

Do you remember the beautiful exhibition Life in the Vatnsmyri that we featured a while ago? 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…. Read more


PyroPet by Thorunn Arnadottir and Dan Koval is a family of animal shaped candles that each reveal a surprise within as they burn. Their first product is a cute little kitten Kisa (Icelandic for kitty). As it burns, the cute kitten shaped candle reveals a devilish metal skeleton from within.  The idea… Read more

Let’s Strenghten the Heart Threads by Einar Guðmundsson

Graphic designer Einar Guðmundsson of H:N Markaðssamskipti designed Let’s Strenghten the Heart Threads for a fund raising event to support the purchase of medical equipment for the Landspitali University Hospital. The client was the Icelandic Association of Heart Patients.   The name is a word play in Icelandic. The campaign was… Read more

Reykjavik Lights Hotel by TARK and HAF

Reykjavik Lights is a new concept hotel in Reykjavik, managed by Keahotels. The hotel design is a collaboration between architecture studio Tark and HAF.   Team HAF developed the concept, interior and visual design of the hotel. The concept revolves around Iceland’s ever-changing light conditions and how they reflect Icelandic… Read more