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DesignTalks Spotlight: Studio Folder

In our DesignTalks Spotlights, we’re going into the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of what you should know about each of our DesignTalks speakers and why we are so excited about their work. We covered Christien Meindertsma in our first post, Alexander Taylor in our second post, Ersin Han Ersin in our… Read more

HA, the new magazine on Icelandic design and architecture

Madames et monsieurs, drum roll, please! May we present HA, our new magazine on Icelandic design and architecture, published by yours truly. The biannual magazine, published both in Icelandic and English, brings together articles and columns by leading experts and professionals, foreign and domestic, with analysis, overviews and updates. HA aims to brings… Read more


Design Forum Finland and Iceland Design Centre, the two national design promotion agencies join forces and “move to Stockholm” for Stockholm Design Week. The pilot project WE LIVE HERE explores new, collaborative ways to promote Nordic design on international venues. After meeting regularly – “dating” – for the past few… Read more

Torg í biðstöðu | Óðinstorg

As the autumn rain keeps pouring down, we thought it was a good moment to look back and reminisce to last summer. Here is a wonderful project from the Torg i Biðstöðu program (Read more here) :Óðinstorg. A work by artists Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir and Bjarki Bragason along with product designer Rúna Thors, the… Read more

KRÁS Street Food Market

KRÁS Street Food Market opened in Fógetagarður for the first time this summer. Yet another showcase of the buzzing food culture of Reykjavik, KRÁS was a part of Torg i Bidstödu. Run by the city of Reykjavik, through the program, the city has assigned areas that have been sidelined in the planning process… Read more

Mengi Apartments

Combine bespoke interior design with Icelandic art, furniture and product design, and you have Mengi Apartments. Operated by and connected to Mengi, a collective of artists running an art store and hosting art exhibitions. Mengi Apartments opened in the Spring of 2014 in the heart of Reykjavik. The three apartments… Read more

Hverfisgata 71A by Studio Granda

Photography and studio gallery on Hverfisgata 71a is the ingenious result of a recent extension project by Studio Granda. Studio Granda is a practice of award winning architects based in Reykjavik, Iceland. It was founded by Margrét Hardardóttir and Steve Christer in 1987, after completing their studies at the Architectural… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Rebekka Kristín Morrison

Rebekka Kristín Morrison  is one of the BA Architecture graduates 2014 of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. According to the architect, My client is a 34 year old single mother of an 8 year old boy. Her son has Cerebral Palsy, mentally he´s like a 10 month old baby. He… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Berglind Erika Hammerschmidt

Berglind Erika Hammerschmidt is one of the BA-Architecture-Design graduates 2014 of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. Her project is called The Icelandic dream: The sustainable home and the clients for this project are a married couple around 50 with two grown up daughters.       According to the architect, The… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Ágúst Skorri Sigurðsson

Ágúst Skorri Sigurðsson is one of the BA-Architecture graduates 2014 of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. According to the architect, If a young couple gets a chance to build a house, where should the priority be set for it to be their dream house? The house serves as a core… Read more