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Monthly archive January, 2014

The Making of DesignMarch 2014 Festival Identity


This year’s DesignMarch identity combines the Victorian toy thaumatrope and vintage electronics to portray the interactions that lie in the heart of the festival.   Designed by experience designer Friðrik Steinn Friðriksson and fashion designer Laufey Jónsdóttir, the identity features a graphics, photographs and video that explore the power and interaction in design and the festival itself:… Read more

Omnom Chocolate


Chocolate lovers, ahoy! Omnom Chocolate  is a new bean-to-bar chocolate producer in Iceland, whose chocolate bars are hand made in Iceland from the highest quality organic cacao beans. The only other addition is raw cane sugar and Icelandic milk that is added to milk varieties. And believe you me, the name Omnom rings true!… Read more

Hlín Reykdal


Hlín Reykdal’s bespoke jewelry pieces are a Reykjavik phenomenon. Featuring unique colour palettes and silhouettes, each bead is hand painted and hand threaded – no two pieces are the same. A daughter of two artists passionate about fine art, Reykdal applies a painters’ point of view in designing her accessories…. Read more

The Harpa Trilogy, Part 3


Good morning! We posted about the exteriors and the interiors of Harpa yesterday, did you see the beautiful photos already? Today, we will end the trilogy with beautiful images of Eldborg, the main hall of Harpa that seats some 1 800 guests. Our talented photographer Adriana Pacheco good a chance… Read more

The Harpa Trilogy, Part 2


Hi there, how are you all? Did you see the striking photos of Harpa from the morning? That’s not all, folks – here are some more images of the interiors by Adriana Pacheco. enjoy! The home of the Icelandic symphony orchestra and Icelandic Opera, it also hosts wide array of other… Read more

The Harpa Trilogy, Part 1


Opened in May 2011, the Reykjavik Concert hall and conference centre Harpa became an immediate Reykjavik landmark. The home of the Icelandic symphony orchestra and Icelandic Opera, it also hosts wide array of other concerts and cultural events, including our upcoming DesignTalks among other DesignMarch 2014 events. The building was… Read more

Chocolate Mountains by Brynhildur Pálsdóttir


      For this Friday, we wanted to bring you a wonderfully – and literally – sweet project by designer Brynhildur Pálsdóttir (whose better known works as part of Vík Prjónsdóttir that we covered here and here).   Pálsdóttir developed a series of iconic Icelandic mountains in collaboration with… Read more

The Silent Village by Brynjar Sigurdarson


The Silent Village by Brynjar Sigurðarson is a collection of furniture made using ropes and traditional craft methods of Icelandic fishermen. The collection is currently on display at Galerie Kreo in Paris, France.   The pieces of machined wood are held together by brightly coloured ropes that also firmly bind… Read more