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Christmas Calendar

Shoe in the Window | Gjöf by Megan Herbert


There are not many yule lads left to arrive to town! Tonight, it is Sausage-Swiper’s (whose name in Icelandic is a real tongue twister  – try for yourself: Bjúgnakrækir) turn. The good people at SPARK design space celebrate the day by handing out a set of gift wrapping papers and cards by Megan Herbert to… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Skyr Konfekt

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Tonight, it is skyr gobbler, Skyrgámur, the yule lad with an affinity for skyr that is coming to town. On the occasion, SPARK is hiding skyr konfekt in the shoe.   An outcome of Designers and Farmers project, Skyr Konfekt is a confectionary made of white chocolate and the Icelandic… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Reykjavik Letterpress


It is Hurðaskellir, door-slammer that arrives to town tonight, and for good Icelandic design fans he leaves Eplakver, a leaflet by Hundahólmi, printed by the ACD*E award winning Reykjavik Letterpress in the shoe. Good luck! In the Icelandic folklore, there is not just one Santa – there are 13! Starting on December 12… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Scintilla Limited


Today, it is Askasleikir, the bowl licker that arrives in town. At Spark Design Space, it means a new gift in the shoe: A limited edition print by Scintilla. Created by fashion designer Linda Björg Arnadóttir, Scintilla stands for bespoke home textiles with beautiful colours and patterns. They work beautifully as a… Read more

Shoe in the Window | GrowMe


The fifth yule lad to come to town is called Pottaskefill, pot-licker. To good Icelandic design fans, he brings GrowMe, a self-watering pot for herbs, designed by Embla Vigfúsdóttir.       The lower bowl is filled with water once in a while and the wick conducts the water to the roots… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Rabarbía


Tonight, it is Stúfur, Stubby, the shortest of the Icelandic Yulelads, that will arrive to town from the mountains. To Icelandic design fans and friends of SPARK design space, it brings Rabarbía rhubarb candy by Designers and Farmers.   One of the few vegetables that grow in Iceland, rhubarb is… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Calendar by Snaefrið and Hildigunnur


  Tonight, it is Giljagaur, Gully Gawk that will arrive to town. Hiding in the gullies, it waits for an opportunity to steal milk. The Icelandic design gift by SPARK design space is the beautiful 2013 calendar by Snaefrið Thorsteins and Hildigunnur Gunnarsdóttir. Did you see Text Page that they introduced during DesignMarch… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Nátthrafn by Vík Prjónsdóttir

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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

Christmas Calendar 23 | Linda Björg Arnadottir


    What is your favorite Icelandic design and who would you like to give it to this Christmas? My favorite Icelandic designs are the carpets by Katrin Ólina, recently shown at Spark Design Space. I would like to give one to my best friend, fashion designer and mountain guide… Read more

Christmas Calendar 22 ❘ Steinunn Sigurðardóttir


    What is your favorite Icelandic design? The grey Scintilla blanket by Linda Björg Árnadóttir. Who would you like to give it to this Christmas? I would love to be the one who receives it. And who should be the next to answer these questions? Linda Björg Árnadóttir  … Read more