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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

The very first issue of HA

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The first issue of HA magazine is HERE! On March 10th we welcomed the very first issue of Design&Architecture based magazine. We spent an inspiring and relaxing evening in Matur og Drykkur. The event was full of enthusiasm and cheering up to the new member of the Icelandic design community.

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 | 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

Christmas Calendar 6 | Studio Granda

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Hello there! Today’s Christmas Calendar features  Studio Granda, chosen by jewelry designer Fiona Cribben. They would like a chair from product designer Dögg Guðmundsdóttir of Dögg Design and Rikke Arnved.   ” Fifty Chair by Dögg Guðmundsdóttir and Rikke Arnved is very nice and light and breaks the rules in a very good… Read more

Grýtan Creative Collective

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Grýtan is a new studio and a creative collective of 20 artists, designers, musicians, photographers and other makers, who opened their studio doors for our wonderful intern Marta. Previously a run-down Laundromat, Ingó Egils, product designer and creator of Nogi, moved to the space a few years ago. Since expanding the space in… Read more

Mengi Apartments

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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

ION Hotel

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ION is a new hotel located less than an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, set against a backdrop of mountainous lava fields, next door from the Nesjavellir geothermal area. All of the 45 rooms have a view across infinite lava fields towards Thingvellir National Park. In addition to the interesting design,… Read more