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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 Graduates | Corto Jabali

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Corto Jabali is a recent product design BA graduate from theIceland Academy of the Arts. His final project is Gazabrick, an attempt to work around present embargos on importing building materials into Gaza by experimenting with a building material that can be produced locally. A 3rd generation Palestinian, Jabali may be disassociated with… 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 | Stockholm Design Week

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Icelandic and Finnish designers move in together to Stockholm during Stockholm Design Week 2015. The new home is located downtown Stockholm at Regeringsgatan 86, and is decorated with an exhibition of Icelandic and Finnish design curated by Hlin Helga Gudlaugsdottir, Elina Aalto and Marika Tesolin. WE LIVE HERE is produced… 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

Torg í biðstöðu | Vitatorg


Happy Monday! It may be cold outside, but we are taking another look back at this summer’s Torg í Biðstöðu project. During the summer, Vitatorg was transformed into a vibrant square filled with exciting events, such as Culture Night, Gay Pride, Pop-up Yoga and Restaurant Day, organized by graphic designer Krista Hall… Read more

Icelandic Wool by Ístex

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Many Icelandic designers like Vík Prjónsdótir, Farmers Market or Geysir use Icelandic wool for their design – in garments, accessories or other form of art. But where does this Icelandic wool come from? In Mosfellsbaer, 12 kilometers from Reykjavík, wool processing has been a trade since 1896. 1991 took Ístex… Read more

Torg í biðstöðu | Óðinstorg

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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

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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

Kjarvalsstadir Play Area

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The Kjarvalsstadir play area was recently redesigned by Gudfinna Mjöll Magnusdóttir (whose work you might just know) to create a unique space within the museum for the youngest guests to stimulate creativity by exploring, experimenting and to discover new things.  I didn’t want to make classroom, I think kids get… Read more