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Friday Candy | Reykjavik House by Moo Moo

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Happy Friday everybody! While we usually focus on works by Icelandic designers, this Friday we wanted to share a beautiful project by a Polish architecture practice Moo Moo, enjoy!     The house respects surrounding landscape – sides directed to the stunning views are fully glazed and other 2 walls… Read more

Friday Candy | Aalto + Aalto

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Hi hi, happy Friday! The fantastically talented Finnish design agency Aalto + Aalto has designed the beautiful new Vakka box for Iittala, have you seen it already? We were almost equally impressed by Mr. Aalto’s look in the official PR images – he’s wearing a traditional Icelandic lopapeysa!   Aalto… Read more

Friday Candy | First images of Colony Collapse Disorder: Postoperative Ethics of Terraforming by Sruli Recht

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Happy Friday! Here is something interesting to start off your weekend: This is the first image of Sruli Recht’s new collection Colony Collapse Disorder: Postoperative Ethics of Terraforming, showing terraforming particle clouds as they float over Mars. It is a collaboration with zeitguised.com. We cannot wait to see more!     Images… Read more

Friday Candy | _Scape

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Happy Friday! Here is something interesting to start of the weekend: _Scape by Leslie Borg and Anita Silva is a concept for an onboard experience created especially for Icelandair. The project includes Iceland-inspired sensory elements which have been packaged into a tactile, soft, organic shape. The shape, an exact replica… Read more

Friday Candy | Kristjana S. Williams

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It’s Friday! Here is a little eye candy to start off the weekend: Kristjana S. Williams is a London-based Icelandic illustrator. Growing up in Iceland has been the real inspiration for my work. When I was growing up I found nature there stark and unforgiving; I never saw trees or… Read more

Friday Candy | Rocking Knit

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This week’s Friday Candy is a fun take on the Icelandic staple wool. While knitting is lots of fun, we here at Iceland Design Centre are all for multitasking: “Rocking-Knit” by ECAL/Damien Ludi, Colin Peillex is a new interpretation of the rocking chair. It offers its user productive moments of… Read more

Friday Candy I Umbrella Raincoat

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Good morning! This weeks’ Friday Candy is a functional one – considering the weather over here in Reykjavik over the past few days, it is hard to think of a more useful design than this one:       Greek Athanasia Leivaditou combined an umbrella with rain gear. Outcome: You’ll… Read more

Friday Candy ❘ ADC*E Grand Prix winner “The Bear”


The 21st Grand Prix went to BETC for “The Bear”, a TV commercial created for CANAL+ and we thought what better a post during the Reykjavik International Film Festival than the ad featuring a speaking bear skin rug explaining what it takes to become a great Hollywood director. It was… Read more

Friday Candy ❘ Bear by BETC

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Reykjavik International Film Festival RIFF began yesterday. Remember, they received the ADC*E award for their 2011 mascot Filmund Reel, created by Reykjavik Design Laboratory? The gold award winning ad by BETC for Canal+ fits the moment, if you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you will – 1.19 minutes very… Read more

Friday Candy ❘ WDC Helsinki 2012 Pavilion

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Halla recently visited the World Design Capital 2012 Helsinki to partake in Design Round Table alongside other Nordic design experts, movers and shakers to discuss internationalisation of design. Interesting topic, don’t you think? The discussions took place in Pavilion, which looked so swell to us that we thought we would… Read more