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HA, the new magazine on Icelandic design and architecture

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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

SLOWTREAT – ask yourself

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Unique to Iceland, the askur, or wooden bowl with a hinged lid, was the traditional serving utensil. The soup or porridge was put in the bowl, and the bread or meat was placed on the open lid. Each person had his or her own askur, which was made from driftwood… Read more

WE LIVE HERE | In bed with Harri, Katrin & Monica

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We got up close and personal with the hosts of the evening, Harri Koskinen, Katrin Olina and Monica Förster. Check the photos! See more at WE LIVE HERE Images by Milis SMith

WE LIVE HERE | Housewarming Party

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​​In case you haven’t heard our Icelandic designers got new roomies from Finland during Stockholm Design Week 2015! To celebrate our moving in together, we threw a party and invited all our friends to see our new home. See more at WE LIVE HERE Images by Milis Smith

WE LIVE HERE | Nordic Design Lunch


Lunch to discuss practical level Nordic design co-operation. The curators of WE LIVE HERE, Marika Tesolin, Elina Aalto and Hlin Helga Guðlaugsdóttir will speak about the project, and the discussion on the future prospects of collaboration will be moderated by Ewa Kumlin, managing director of Svensk Form. See more at… Read more

WE LIVE HERE | Japanese Wazuka-Cha Tea Party

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Svensk Form hosts an exclusive Japanese Tea ceremony, as well as an exhibition with Kutani-yaki ceramics in the presence of the Japanese ceramicists. There will also be a presentation of calligraphy, Japanese music and Sake! See more at WE LIVE HERE Images by Milis Smith

WE LIVE HERE | Three Tea Tower


Brynhildur Pálsdóttir of Vik Prjónsdóttir, Aamu Song and Johan Olin of Company, Katja Pettersson and John Astbury join their drinking powers to serve a tea made from Finnish trees and Icelandic Flora mixed with Swedish ingredients. Each of the designers brought a local ingredient from their country of origin. In… Read more

WE LIVE HERE

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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

DesignMarch 2014 | The Medusa Design Projects

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On DesignMarch 2014, Swedish designer Petra Lilja presented a design project inspired by the myth of Medusa. Various items adorned the exhibition, including a bedspread by Vík Prjónsdóttir and Petra Lilja in which they collaborated on an expedition to discover new worlds of knitting. Petra Lilja gets inspired when she… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | Sunday


Day Four: DesignMarch 2014 is all over town. Here’s a video from Sunday March 30: Enjoy!