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Monthly archive December, 2013

Shoe in the Window

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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

Most Beautiful Christmas Window in Reykjavik

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The most beautiful Christmas windows in Reykjavik were selected earlier in December by Midborgin Okkar, the association of shopkeepers in the city centre. Here are a few snapshots of the winning window displays. We hope you will get a chance to walk down the streets of Reykjavik yourself, though –… Read more

Christmas GIF by Siggi Odds

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Happy Christmas! We hope you are enjoying your holidays. Just a quick hi and a little wink, designed by graphic designer Siggi Odds for Christmas gifs project, an international showcase of Christmasy gifs by a group of illustrators, graphic designers and animators directed by Ryan Todd. Now off you go… Read more

Happy Christmas!

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Happy, happy Christmas from all of us to all of you! Thank you for all the good moments, collaboration and inspiration over the past year and best of luck for the year ahead. See you soon, enjoy the holidays!

Christmas Calendar 24 | Max Dager

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Every day up in December, we have asked one of our international friends – journalists, designers, curators and other wonderful folks – to select something that relates to Iceland and/or Icelandic design and architecture, and to tell us, who they would like to give it to. We turned to Max… Read more

Christmas Calendar 23 | Jenni Juurinen

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Every day up until the 24th, we will ask one of our international friends – journalists, designers, curators and other wonderful folks – to select something that relates to Iceland and/or Icelandic design and architecture, and to tell us, who they would like to give it to. Today, we’ll hear Finnish… Read more

Christmas Calendar 22 | Brandon Presser

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Every day up until the 24th, we will ask one of our international friends – journalists, designers, curators and other wonderful folks – to select something that relates to Iceland and/or Icelandic design and architecture, and to tell us, who they would like to give it to. Today, we are… Read more

Christmas Calendar 21 | Birgitta Ramdell

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Every day up until the 24th, we will ask one of our international friends – journalists, designers, curators and other wonderful folks – to select something that relates to Iceland and/or Icelandic design and architecture, and to tell us, who they would like to give it to. Over to Birgitta Ramdell from… Read more

Christmas Calendar 20 | Thomas Pausz

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Every day up until the 24th, we will ask one of our international friends – journalists, designers, curators and other wonderful folks – to select something that relates to Iceland and/or Icelandic design and architecture, and to tell us, who they would like to give it to. Today, we’ll hear Thomas… Read more

Christmas Calendar 19 | Svava Atladóttir

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Every day up until the 24th, we will ask one of our international friends – journalists, designers, curators and other wonderful folks – to select something that relates to Iceland and/or Icelandic design and architecture, and to tell us, who they would like to give it to. Today, we called… Read more